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  • - TONIGHT FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE,
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  • CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTIST MATTHEW WEST
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  • AND AUTHOR, PASTOR MAX LUCADO NEXT ON PRAISE!
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - MAX LUCADO: HI, EVERYBODY.
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  • MAX LUCADO HERE.
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  • WHAT A TREAT TO BE A PART OF THIS SPECIAL
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  • EPISODE OF PRAISE.
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  • WHAT A SPECIAL TREAT TO INVITE YOU RIGHT HERE TO
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  • MY HOME CHURCH IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
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  • I'VE GOT TO KNOW MANY OF YOU THROUGH THE YEARS AND
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  • MAYBE YOU KNOW ME AS A WRITER OR A SPEAKER.
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  • I'M SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT
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  • I'M A PASTOR, BUT I HAVE BEEN.
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  • I'VE BEEN A PASTOR ALL OF MY LIFE.
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  • I FELT THE CALL TO GO INTO MINISTRY WHEN I
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  • WAS 20, AND SOON THEREAFTER FOUND MYSELF
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  • IN MIAMI, FLORIDA.
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  • SOON THEREAFTER FOUND MYSELF IN BRAZIL, AND
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  • THEN IN 1988 I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE CALL
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  • TO COME TO THIS CHURCH.
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  • WELL, NOT THIS VERSION OF THE CHURCH.
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  • THIS IS A NEW SANCTUARY WE'RE IN TODAY, BUT I'VE
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  • BEEN A PART OF THE OAK HILLS CHURCH IN
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  • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS SINCE 1988.
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  • IT'S A GREAT HONOR, GREAT CHURCH.
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  • AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN SAN ANTONIO, PLEASE COME AND
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  • CHECK US OUT.
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  • TODAY WE FIND OURSELVES IN OUR NEW SANCTUARY
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  • WHERE JUST TODAY MY GOOD FRIEND MATTHEW WEST CAME
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  • AND LED US IN WORSHIP.
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  • WHAT A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IT WAS.
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  • ALL THE SERVICES WERE FULL OF JOY AND HOPE AND
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  • PEOPLE, AND WELL, YOU'LL LOVE MATTHEW WEST AS MUCH
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  • AS I DO.
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  • SO HE WAS SO GRACIOUS TO HANG AROUND A LITTLE BIT
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  • AND LET US HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY.
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  • IN JUST A FEW MINUTES, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A
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  • CLIP OR TWO FROM THE SERVICE AND FROM HIS
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  • MUSIC AND THEN ALSO FROM MY PREACHING.
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  • SO WE JUST WANT YOU TO ENJOY THAT.
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  • BUT WHEREVER YOU ARE MAY GOD BLESS YOU, MAY HE
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  • STRENGTHEN YOU.
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  • AND LET ME TAKE A MOMENT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO
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  • MATTHEW WEST.
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  • - WELL-KNOWN FOR COMMUNICATING STORIES
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  • THROUGH SONG, MATTHEW WEST IS A FOUR TIME
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  • GRAMMY NOMINEE AND MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER.
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  • BEING NAMED BILLBOARD'S HOT CHRISTIAN SONGWRITER
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  • OF THE YEAR IN 2016, HE HAS SOLD OVER A
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  • MILLION ALBUMS.
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  • HE HAS OBTAINED NUMEROUS NUMBER ONE SINGLES MOST
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  • RECENTLY WITH GRACE WINS.
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  • HIS SONG, HELLO, MY NAME IS, WAS NUMBER ONE FOR A
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  • RECORD SETTING 17 STRAIGHT WEEKS ON RADIO.
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  • IN ADDITION TO HIS OWN RECORDING CAREER, MATTHEW
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  • HAS MORE THAN 100 SONG WRITING CREDITS TO HIS
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  • NAME INCLUDING CUTS BY AMY GRANT, MICHAEL W. SMITH,
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  • RASCAL FLATTS AND CASTING CROWNS JUST TO
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  • NAME A FEW.
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  • NOT ONLY A SINGER, SONGWRITER AND ACTOR,
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  • HE'S ALSO WRITTEN FOUR BOOKS TO DATE WITH HIS LATEST
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  • ENTITLED HELLO, MY NAME IS, DISCOVER YOUR
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  • TRUE IDENTITY.
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  • ALONG WITH HIS FATHER, MATTHEW FOUNDED A
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  • NONPROFIT MINISTRY THAT HELPS OTHERS TO CRAFT,
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  • SHARE, AND LIVE A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE.
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  • HE'S PASSIONATE ABOUT PROVIDING HOPE AND
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  • HEALING THROUGH THE POWER OF PRAYER AND A STORY.
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  • HERE IS MATTHEW WEST.
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  • - HELLO, MATTHEW.
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  • - MATTHEW WEST: HEY, MAX.
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  • GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.
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  • - GREAT TO HAVE YOU.
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  • THANKS FOR COMING OUR WAY.
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  • - THIS IS EXCITING.
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  • THIS HAS BECOME A CHURCH AWAY FROM HOME FOR ME.
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  • I'VE BEEN COMING VISITING YOUR CHURCH FOR THE LAST
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  • SEVERAL YEARS NOW.
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  • - YOU HAVE BEEN, YEAH.
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  • - AND EVERY TIME I COME AND VISIT YOU HAVE SOME
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  • OF THE SWEETEST PEOPLE, AMAZING STAFF AND COMING
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  • IN AND LEADING WORSHIP WITH YOUR WORSHIP PASTOR
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  • AND WORSHIP TEAM, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES YOU
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  • TRAVEL AND BOY, YOU JUST GET EXHAUSTED.
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  • BUT WHEN I COME HERE I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A LIFE
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  • GIVING PLACE, SO I MAY BE A SAN ANTONIO RESIDENT
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  • WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE.
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  • - WELL, WE'LL SAVE YOU A SPOT.
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  • YOU CAN LIVE HERE.
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  • - ALL RIGHT.
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  • - GET OUT OF THAT HORRIBLE TOWN CALLED NASHVILLE.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - YES, IT'S TERRIBLE.
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  • - HAVE YOU LIVED IN NASHVILLE A LONG TIME?
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  • - YES, I MOVED TO NASHVILLE IN 1999
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  • STRAIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE AND SIGNED A SONG WRITING
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  • CONTRACT, SO I ORIGINALLY GREW UP IN THE SUBURBS OF
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  • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS WHICH IS WHY I'VE BEEN FILLED
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  • WITH JOY EVER SINCE THE CUBS, YOU KNOW, PROVED
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  • THAT GOD REALLY IS A GOD OF MERCY AND HE ALLOWED
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  • THE CUBS TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES.
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  • - DID YOU GROW UP A CUBS FAN?
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  • - OH, JUST A DIE HARD CUBS FAN.
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  • IN FACT, THE CUBS USED TO ONLY HAVE DAY GAMES.
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  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE LIGHTS AT THE STADIUM FOR YEARS
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  • SO I HAVE MEMORIES OF MY DAD, THE PREACHER,
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  • CALLING ME OUT OF SCHOOL SICK [ LAUGHTER ] TO GO
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  • CATCH A BALL GAME, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
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  • AND THEN WHEN YOU LOST YOU REALLY WOULD BE SICK.
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  • - EXACTLY.
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  • SO REALLY SPECIAL MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN
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  • CHICAGO, BUT YES, I'VE BEEN IN NASHVILLE FOR
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  • SEVERAL YEARS NOW AND WE CALL THAT HOME.
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  • - HOW DOES A PERSON IN CHICAGO DETERMINE IF
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO BE A SOX FAN OR A CUBS FAN?
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  • IS THERE SOME TYPE OF LOTTERY ON THAT?
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  • - WELL, YOU'RE TYPICALLY BORN INTO IT, SO IT'S
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  • NORTH SIDE OR SOUTH SIDE, AND YOU KNOW, THE ONLY
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  • DIFFICULTY WE HAD WAS GROWING UP THERE WERE A
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  • COUPLE OF SEASONS WHERE MY SEASONS AS A PASTOR
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  • SOME OF THE WHITE SOX PLAYERS FAMILIES CAME
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  • TO OUR CHURCH, SO FOR THOSE TWO SEASONS I
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  • MIRACULOUSLY BECAME A WHITE SOX FAN BECAUSE THE
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  • GUY WAS SITTING NEXT TO ME AT CHURCH AND WE GOT
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  • TO SEE SOME GAMES, BUT THEY SAY YOU CAN'T REALLY
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  • BE CHEERING FOR BOTH OF THEM.
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  • YOU GOTTA PICK ONE AND GO WITH IT, SO I GUESS
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  • THAT'S A GOOD LESSON FOR LIFE.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • YOU GREW UP IN CHICAGO.
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  • - I DID.
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  • - DOWNTOWN? SUBURBS?
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  • - YEAH, I GREW UP IN THE SUBURBS IN THE MEAN
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  • STREETS OF DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • AND MY PARENTS ARE AMAZING, AND MY DAD HAS
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  • BEEN A PASTOR FOR 38 YEARS.
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  • YOU'VE MET MY DAD.
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  • - I HAVE.
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  • - HE'S COME WITH ME TO THE CHURCH.
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  • - TENDER HEARTED MAN.
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  • - HE'S AWESOME.
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  • SO I'M A PREACHER'S KID.
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  • SOMETIMES I JOKE THAT I'M STILL IN RECOVERY FOR
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  • THAT, YOU KNOW, BUT I REALLY LOVE MY UPBRINGING.
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  • IT WASN'T WITHOUT ITS CHALLENGES, AND YET I
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  • HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF GROWING UP -- THE CHURCH
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  • FELT LIKE AN EXTENSION OF MY FAMILY.
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  • A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH WATCHED ME
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  • GROW UP.
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  • NOW THEY COME AND SEE MY CONCERTS AND KIND OF FEEL
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  • LIKE THEY'VE GOT SOME STOCK IN IT, YOU KNOW
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  • WHAT I MEAN?
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  • SO THOSE ARE SOME REALLY GREAT MEMORIES.
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  • NOW MY PARENTS LIVE IN NASHVILLE WITH ME, AND MY
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  • DAD AND I HAVE A NONPROFIT MINISTRY THAT
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  • REALLY IS IN THE BUSINESS OF REACHING BACK OUT TO
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  • THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO OUR CONCERTS.
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  • MANY OF THEM ARE HURTING JUST LIKE THE ONES THAT
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  • PEOPLE WALK INTO YOUR CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY, AND
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  • A LOT OF TIMES WE DO CONCERTS AND THEN IT'S
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  • THANK YOU, GOODNIGHT, AND YOU ALMOST FEEL LIKE DOES
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  • THE MINISTRY STOP THERE?
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  • BUT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO START THIS MINISTRY.
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  • NOW MY DAD TRAVELS ON THE ROAD WITH US, AND HE'S
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  • -- MANY NIGHTS OUR CONCERTS WILL BE LONG OVER, AND
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  • HE'S IN THE FRONT PRAYING WITH PEOPLE, AND WE'RE
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  • WATCHING PEOPLE COME TO CHRIST.
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  • SO HE PASTORED FOR 38 YEARS.
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  • NOW HE'S HIT A WHOLE NEW STRIDE BEING OUR PASTOR.
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  • HE KEEPS MY BAND OUT OF TROUBLE, TOO, WHICH IS
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  • PRETTY GOOD.
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  • - WHAT'S THAT LIKE TRAVELING WITH YOUR DAD?
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  • DOES YOUR MOM TRAVEL, TOO?
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  • - MY MOM, SHE'LL TRAVEL SOME, BUT SHE STAYS HOME
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  • AND HELPS MY WIFE WITH OUR DAUGHTERS.
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  • WE HAVE A REALLY NEAT, YOU KNOW, EQUATION GOING
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  • ON, BUT TRAVELING WITH MY DAD, YOU KNOW, MY DAD HAS
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  • A HEART FOR PEOPLE LIKE FEW THAT I'VE MET.
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  • AND I STILL ADMIRE THAT AND ASPIRE TO BE THAT,
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  • YOU KNOW, SO IT'S BECOME A REAL JOY OF MY LIFE TO
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  • GO, YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • WHAT IF WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS THERE'S STILL SOME
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  • WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
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  • AND I HAD FELT THAT FOR A LONG TIME FROM THE STAGE,
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  • THIS NAGGING FEELING THAT MAYBE THERE'S SOME
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  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
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  • EVEN IF WE GAVE AN INVITATION AND PEOPLE
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  • MAYBE RAISED THEIR HAND TO ASK JESUS INTO THEIR
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  • HEART, THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN LEAVING GOING,
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  • WELL, NOW WHAT?
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  • AND SO WE WANT TO TAKE THESE CHRISTIAN CONCERTS
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  • EVEN BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT, SO MY DAD,
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  • IT'S PRETTY NEAT THAT I CAN SAY HEY, IF YOU'RE
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  • HERE TONIGHT AND YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO TALK TO, IF
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  • YOU WANT TO PRAY WITH SOMEBODY, MY DAD'S HERE.
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  • AND HE COORDINATES VOLUNTEERS NATIONWIDE,
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  • AND WE'RE REALLY SEEING SOME PRETTY COOL THINGS,
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  • SO YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WOULD PINCH MY CHEEKS AS A KID,
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  • THE LADIES IN THE CHURCH WOULD SAY, YOU'RE GOING
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  • TO BE A PREACHER JUST LIKE YOUR DAD.
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  • AND I SAID, NO WAY.
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  • AND NOW SOME NIGHTS I'M ON STAGE AND I GO OKAY,
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  • LORD, I GUESS I DIDN'T FALL TOO FAR FROM THE TREE.
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  • - NOT TOO FAR.
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  • WELL, HERE'S A PIECE OF TRIVIA FOR THOSE OF YOU
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  • WHO EVER FIND YOURSELF IN A TRIVIA GAME AND SOMEONE
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  • SAYS, WHAT WAS THE ASPIRATION OF MATTHEW
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  • WEST THAT WAS NEVER REALIZED?
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  • THE HINT HAS TO DO WITH WHAT WE DISCUSSED EARLIER.
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  • YOU WANTED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER.
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  • - THAT WAS MY DREAM, MAX.
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  • THAT WAS WHAT I CARED ABOUT WAS SPORTS.
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  • MAN, THAT WAS MY THING. A LOT OF PEOPLE --
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  • - YOU MUST HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD.
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  • - WELL, THIS IS NOT A SHOW ABOUT BRAGGING, RIGHT?
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  • - IT'S NOT? OKAY.
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  • ALTHOUGH I DID ON YOUR -- DROPPED A POP FLY.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - OH, YEAH.
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  • HIT IT TO A DOUBLE PLAY.
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  • I PLAYED FIRST BASE AND WAS JUST PASSIONATE
  • 00:08:48.090 --> 00:08:49.220
  • ABOUT SPORTS.
  • 00:08:49.240 --> 00:08:51.020
  • MY DAD LOVED SPORTS SO HE REALLY HANDED THAT DOWN
  • 00:08:51.040 --> 00:08:53.110
  • TO ME, AND HE COACHED US ALL THE WAY UP.
  • 00:08:53.130 --> 00:08:54.270
  • YOU KNOW, THE PINNACLE FOR ME WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL
  • 00:08:54.290 --> 00:08:58.110
  • I WAS SURE THAT I WAS GOING TO GET DRAFTED OR
  • 00:08:58.130 --> 00:09:00.270
  • GO TO COLLEGE, AT LEAST GET A SCHOLARSHIP, AND I
  • 00:09:00.290 --> 00:09:02.280
  • GOT -- MY SENIOR YEAR THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES LISTED
  • 00:09:03.000 --> 00:09:08.060
  • ME AS ONE OF THE TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTS, AND SO
  • 00:09:08.080 --> 00:09:11.230
  • I CUT THAT OUT, THAT ARTICLE OUT AND I TOOK IT
  • 00:09:11.250 --> 00:09:14.270
  • WITH ME INTO ALL MY CLASSES, AND WHEN MY
  • 00:09:14.290 --> 00:09:17.120
  • TEACHER SAID HEY, MATTHEW, WHY AREN'T YOU
  • 00:09:17.140 --> 00:09:19.290
  • DOING YOUR WORK, I'D JUST KIND OF SLID IT ACROSS
  • 00:09:20.010 --> 00:09:21.280
  • AND SAY, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEE THAT.
  • 00:09:22.000 --> 00:09:23.230
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:09:23.250 --> 00:09:25.240
  • AND ONE TEACHER THAT KICKED MY FEET OFF MY
  • 00:09:25.260 --> 00:09:27.120
  • DESK, AND SHE SAID HEY, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A
  • 00:09:27.140 --> 00:09:29.280
  • SLIGHT CHANCE YOU MIGHT NOT GO TO THE PROS.
  • 00:09:30.000 --> 00:09:32.150
  • AND I WAS LIKE [SCOFFS] YEAH, RIGHT, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:09:32.170 --> 00:09:34.070
  • AND LO AND BEHOLD, SHE WAS RIGHT.
  • 00:09:34.090 --> 00:09:37.020
  • I NEVER GOT ONE SCHOLARSHIP OFFER.
  • 00:09:37.040 --> 00:09:39.180
  • - REALLY? NO PHONE CALL?
  • 00:09:39.200 --> 00:09:40.280
  • - NO.
  • 00:09:41.000 --> 00:09:42.050
  • I GOT ONE LETTER FROM THE WHITE SOX.
  • 00:09:42.070 --> 00:09:43.260
  • - FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
  • 00:09:43.280 --> 00:09:45.090
  • - THE SOUTH SIDE, AND THEN I FOUND OUT HALF MY
  • 00:09:45.110 --> 00:09:46.290
  • TEAMMATES GOT IT AND IT WAS MORE JUST -- I THINK IT
  • 00:09:47.010 --> 00:09:49.000
  • WAS TO SIGN UP FOR THEIR NEWSLETTER.
  • 00:09:49.020 --> 00:09:50.010
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:51.180
  • SO I KIND OF LOOK AT THAT AND ONE OF THOSE, IT'S
  • 00:09:51.200 --> 00:09:54.270
  • LIKE THE BEST THING THAT NEVER HAPPENED TO ME.
  • 00:09:54.290 --> 00:09:57.010
  • AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS, WHEN WE HAVE A DREAM -AND
  • 00:09:57.030 --> 00:09:59.230
  • I'M THANKFUL FOR A MOM AND A DAD THAT WERE IN MY
  • 00:09:59.250 --> 00:10:02.040
  • LIFE AT THE TIME SAYING HEY, MATTHEW, YOU'VE GOT
  • 00:10:02.060 --> 00:10:04.130
  • DREAMS, BUT GOD'S DREAMS ARE MUCH BIGGER, RIGHT.
  • 00:10:04.150 --> 00:10:07.090
  • YOU'VE GOT PLANS, BUT GOD ALREADY KNOWS THE PLANS,
  • 00:10:07.110 --> 00:10:09.140
  • SO YOU'VE GOT TO PUT YOUR DREAM ASIDE AND START
  • 00:10:09.160 --> 00:10:12.110
  • TAKING UP AND ASKING GOD, LOOKING UP AND ASKING HIM
  • 00:10:12.130 --> 00:10:15.100
  • WHAT HIS DREAM IS.
  • 00:10:15.120 --> 00:10:16.280
  • AND THAT'S REALLY WHERE MUSIC STEPPED IN.
  • 00:10:17.000 --> 00:10:19.020
  • - HOW DID THE MUSIC THING SURFACE?
  • 00:10:19.040 --> 00:10:21.090
  • - WELL, IT WAS CRAZY BECAUSE ALL THE SUDDEN I
  • 00:10:21.110 --> 00:10:24.020
  • LOOKED BACK OVER THE COURSE OF MY CHILDHOOD,
  • 00:10:24.040 --> 00:10:26.220
  • AND THERE WERE PEOPLE IN MY PATH THAT I JUST
  • 00:10:26.240 --> 00:10:28.280
  • DIDN'T NOTICE AT THE TIME, ONE BY ONE THAT
  • 00:10:29.000 --> 00:10:31.090
  • WERE ENCOURAGING ME THAT I HAD A GIFT FOR MUSIC,
  • 00:10:31.110 --> 00:10:33.100
  • AND THEN A GIFT FOR WRITING.
  • 00:10:33.120 --> 00:10:35.090
  • I HAD, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT TEACHERS IN
  • 00:10:35.110 --> 00:10:37.090
  • HIGH SCHOOL THAT WOULD SAY MATTHEW, YOU'VE GOT A
  • 00:10:37.110 --> 00:10:39.080
  • GIFT FOR WORDS HERE.
  • 00:10:39.100 --> 00:10:41.100
  • AND I NEVER REALLY PAID ATTENTION. WHY? BECAUSE I
  • 00:10:41.120 --> 00:10:43.100
  • WAS JUST WORKING ON HOW TO HIT THE CURVE BALL RIGHT.
  • 00:10:43.120 --> 00:10:45.090
  • SO I LOOKED BACK AND I THOUGHT WELL, MAYBE THIS
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:48.090
  • MUSIC THING IS SOMETHING FOR ME.
  • 00:10:48.110 --> 00:10:53.030
  • AND ON A WHIM I AUDITIONED FOR A COLLEGE
  • 00:10:53.050 --> 00:10:55.230
  • SCHOLARSHIP BECAUSE IF YOU SAW MY GRADE POINT
  • 00:10:55.250 --> 00:10:58.200
  • AVERAGE, A SCHOLARSHIP WAS GOING TO BE THE ONLY
  • 00:10:58.220 --> 00:11:01.020
  • WAY I WAS GOING TO GET TO SCHOOL AND IT WASN'T
  • 00:11:01.040 --> 00:11:03.130
  • GOING TO BE AN ACADEMIC ONE AND I KNEW IT WASN'T
  • 00:11:03.150 --> 00:11:05.110
  • GOING TO BE A SPORTS ONE, SO MUSIC WAS BASICALLY MY
  • 00:11:05.130 --> 00:11:07.200
  • FINAL LIFELINE, AND I GOT A SCHOLARSHIP, AND WOUND
  • 00:11:07.220 --> 00:11:11.050
  • UP STUDYING MUSIC FOR FOUR YEARS.
  • 00:11:11.070 --> 00:11:12.220
  • - IS THAT RIGHT?
  • 00:11:12.240 --> 00:11:15.030
  • - AND IT WAS THERE THAT I REALLY DISCOVERED MY
  • 00:11:15.050 --> 00:11:17.030
  • PASSION NOT JUST FOR MUSIC BUT FOR THE CRAFT
  • 00:11:17.050 --> 00:11:19.060
  • OF SONG WRITING AND THE THOUGHT THAT I COULD TELL
  • 00:11:19.080 --> 00:11:23.160
  • THE STORY OF WHAT GOD'S DOING THROUGH MY LIFE
  • 00:11:23.180 --> 00:11:26.170
  • THROUGH THE SONGS THAT I WOULD WRITE AND SEND OUT
  • 00:11:26.190 --> 00:11:28.130
  • THESE LITTLE THREE MINUTE MESSAGES INTO THE WORLD.
  • 00:11:28.150 --> 00:11:30.200
  • WHEN I SAW THAT, THE LIGHT BULB WENT ON AND I
  • 00:11:30.220 --> 00:11:33.020
  • KNEW WHAT I WAS MEANT TO DO.
  • 00:11:33.040 --> 00:11:35.060
  • - DO YOU HAVE ANY EARLY RECOLLECTIONS OF PLAYING
  • 00:11:35.080 --> 00:11:36.290
  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OR SINGING?
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:38.090
  • ANY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES?
  • 00:11:38.110 --> 00:11:41.180
  • - YEAH, ONE OF MY FAVORITES WAS REALLY MY MOM.
  • 00:11:41.200 --> 00:11:46.080
  • MY MOM HAS A BEAUTIFUL VOICE.
  • 00:11:46.100 --> 00:11:48.100
  • SHE WOULD NEVER ADMIT IT, BUT I STOOD IN THE FRONT
  • 00:11:48.120 --> 00:11:50.250
  • ROW OF MY PARENTS' CHURCH SUNDAY AFTER SUNDAY, AND
  • 00:11:50.270 --> 00:11:54.060
  • MY MOM HAD THIS ABILITY LIKE NO MATTER WHAT SONG
  • 00:11:54.080 --> 00:11:56.180
  • WE WERE SINGING, HER EAR WOULD ALWAYS HEAR THE
  • 00:11:56.200 --> 00:11:59.170
  • HARMONY, YOU KNOW, TO THE MELODY, AND SHE WOULD HOP
  • 00:11:59.190 --> 00:12:03.040
  • UP TO THAT HIGH HARMONY.
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:06.110
  • SO I LEARNED MUSIC BY EAR.
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:08.040
  • I'VE ALWAYS STRUGGLED TO LEARN IT FROM A
  • 00:12:08.060 --> 00:12:10.000
  • TECHNICAL STANDPOINT.
  • 00:12:10.020 --> 00:12:11.210
  • IF YOU SHOW ME NOTES ON A PAGE, YOU KNOW, I RUN
  • 00:12:11.230 --> 00:12:14.270
  • FROM THE HILLS, BUT IF I CAN HEAR IT, I CAN
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:17.230
  • FIGURE IT OUT.
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:18.270
  • - REPRODUCE IT.
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:20.060
  • - YEAH, AND I LEARNED THAT FROM MY MOM.
  • 00:12:20.080 --> 00:12:21.280
  • I REMEMBER STANDING IN CHURCH AND HEARING HER
  • 00:12:22.000 --> 00:12:23.140
  • SING THE HARMONIES SO I WOULD LEARN TO SING
  • 00:12:23.160 --> 00:12:25.000
  • THE HARMONIES.
  • 00:12:25.020 --> 00:12:27.160
  • SOME OF MY OTHER MEMORIES, FAVORITE ONES
  • 00:12:27.180 --> 00:12:29.010
  • WERE BACK WHEN THEY'D HAVE THESE KARAOKE
  • 00:12:29.030 --> 00:12:31.180
  • TRACKS, RIGHT?
  • 00:12:31.200 --> 00:12:33.050
  • SO I'M A BIG STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN FAN, SO I
  • 00:12:33.070 --> 00:12:35.020
  • GET MY STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN CASSETTE TAPE,
  • 00:12:35.040 --> 00:12:37.170
  • AND IT HAD THE DIFFERENT KEYS, AND I WOULD LEARN
  • 00:12:37.190 --> 00:12:40.010
  • HOW TO SING I WILL BE HERE, AND HIS FAMOUS LOVE
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:43.100
  • SONG, AND THEN I'D GET BOOKED TO SING AT 50 WEDDINGS.
  • 00:12:43.120 --> 00:12:46.280
  • IN FACT, IN MY MUSIC ROOM TODAY I HAVE A BUSINESS
  • 00:12:47.000 --> 00:12:49.110
  • CARD THAT MY WIFE FRAMED FOR ME.
  • 00:12:49.130 --> 00:12:53.110
  • IT'S MY FIRST BUSINESS CARD WHEN I DECIDED TO
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:55.120
  • STEP OUT AND DO THIS PROFESSIONALLY.
  • 00:12:55.140 --> 00:12:56.270
  • IT SAYS MATTHEW WEST, AND THEN IT HAD MY PARENTS'
  • 00:12:56.290 --> 00:13:00.260
  • PHONE NUMBER WHERE THEY COULD CALL MY MOM AND MY
  • 00:13:00.280 --> 00:13:02.210
  • DAD TO BOOK ME, AND THEN AT THE BOTTOM IT SAID, I
  • 00:13:02.230 --> 00:13:05.150
  • PERFORM WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, ET CETERA.
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:08.200
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:13:08.220 --> 00:13:10.050
  • AND GUESS WHAT I GOT BOOKED FOR?
  • 00:13:10.070 --> 00:13:13.130
  • WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, ET CETERA.
  • 00:13:13.150 --> 00:13:15.000
  • ALL THREE.
  • 00:13:15.020 --> 00:13:16.120
  • - HOW OLD WERE YOU AT THAT TIME?
  • 00:13:16.140 --> 00:13:17.250
  • - I WAS JUST IN COLLEGE ACTUALLY.
  • 00:13:17.270 --> 00:13:19.190
  • - WERE YOU DOING A LOT OF THOSE?
  • 00:13:19.210 --> 00:13:21.190
  • - OH, YEAH.
  • 00:13:21.210 --> 00:13:22.210
  • - JUST ONE AFTER THE OTHER.
  • 00:13:22.230 --> 00:13:24.000
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:13:24.020 --> 00:13:25.170
  • I STARTED WRITING MY FIRST SONGS, AND THEN I
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:27.070
  • STARTED TO BOOK MY OWN CONCERTS.
  • 00:13:27.090 --> 00:13:29.020
  • I'VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY ENTREPRENEURIAL SO I WAS
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:30.240
  • PRINTING MY OWN POSTERS, AND I'LL NEVER FORGET I
  • 00:13:30.260 --> 00:13:33.180
  • DREW UP A LETTER FROM MY DORM ROOM AND TRIED TO
  • 00:13:33.200 --> 00:13:39.220
  • MAKE IT REAL PROFESSIONAL, AND --
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:41.250
  • - THIS IS MILLIKIN COLLEGE, RIGHT?
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:43.030
  • - MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY, YEAH.
  • 00:13:43.050 --> 00:13:44.110
  • AND I SENT THIS LETTER TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY,
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:48.210
  • DEAR SO AND SO, I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT AN
  • 00:13:48.230 --> 00:13:50.170
  • EXCITING OPPORTUNITY, RIGHT?
  • 00:13:50.190 --> 00:13:51.290
  • AND IT WAS LIKE I WAS SELLING AM WAY
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:53.030
  • OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:13:53.050 --> 00:13:54.270
  • - YEAH. YEAH.
  • 00:13:54.290 --> 00:13:56.160
  • - BUT THE IDEA WAS THAT THEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:13:56.180 --> 00:13:58.250
  • TO PREORDER MY DEBUT PROJECT.
  • 00:13:58.270 --> 00:14:01.030
  • WHAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW IS THAT IF THEY DID NOT
  • 00:14:01.050 --> 00:14:03.110
  • PREORDER I WOULD NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO ORDER THE
  • 00:14:03.130 --> 00:14:06.040
  • PRE, SO FORTUNATELY I HAD ONE UNCLE WHO SAID I'M
  • 00:14:06.060 --> 00:14:09.270
  • GOING TO BUY 100 CASSETTE OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:14:09.290 --> 00:14:12.230
  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:14:12.250 --> 00:14:14.080
  • - AND HE SINGLE HANDEDLY FUNDED MY FIRST EVER
  • 00:14:14.100 --> 00:14:16.030
  • PROJECT FROM MY DORM ROOM.
  • 00:14:16.050 --> 00:14:18.040
  • - ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:14:18.060 --> 00:14:19.120
  • - AND WE WERE OFF TO THE RACES FROM THERE.
  • 00:14:19.140 --> 00:14:20.250
  • - SONG WRITING, YOU KNEW YOU COULD GET THE MUSIC,
  • 00:14:20.270 --> 00:14:24.150
  • BEGAN TO GET THAT PART AND PERHAPS PICK UP THE
  • 00:14:24.170 --> 00:14:27.040
  • INSTRUMENTS, BUT THE SONG WRITING YOU REALLY ARE
  • 00:14:27.060 --> 00:14:29.070
  • A MASTER.
  • 00:14:29.090 --> 00:14:30.250
  • I THINK I'VE READ YOU'VE WRITTEN LIKE 150 SONGS.
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:34.120
  • AM I ANYWHERE CLOSE?
  • 00:14:34.140 --> 00:14:36.100
  • - WELL, I'LL TYPICALLY WRITE ABOUT 75 TO 100
  • 00:14:36.120 --> 00:14:39.280
  • SONGS A YEAR.
  • 00:14:40.000 --> 00:14:41.130
  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:14:41.150 --> 00:14:42.270
  • - BUT MAYBE LIKE TWO GOOD ONES.
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:44.100
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:14:44.120 --> 00:14:46.040
  • THEY CAN'T ALL BE KNOCKED OUT OF THE PARK LIKE
  • 00:14:46.060 --> 00:14:47.210
  • YOUR BOOKS.
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:48.260
  • - GET OUT OF HERE.
  • 00:14:48.280 --> 00:14:50.190
  • - BUT I'M VERY PROLIFIC IN THAT I'M ALWAYS
  • 00:14:50.210 --> 00:14:53.080
  • WRITING SONGS.
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:55.050
  • - ALWAYS WRITING SONGS.
  • 00:14:55.070 --> 00:14:56.230
  • - BUT I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE SONGS
  • 00:14:56.250 --> 00:14:58.060
  • RECORDED BY OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL.
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:14:59.280
  • - TELL US SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECORDED--
  • 00:15:00.020 --> 00:15:02.020
  • - THAT'S KIND OF HOW MY CAREER STARTED.
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:03.120
  • IT WAS FUNNY BECAUSE I COULDN'T GET ARRESTED AS
  • 00:15:03.140 --> 00:15:05.160
  • A SINGER, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:15:05.180 --> 00:15:07.160
  • THEY SAID AH, NOT THE RIGHT LOOK OR MAYBE YOU
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:09.250
  • SHOULD BE IN A BOY BAND.
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:11.230
  • I'M LIKE, HAVE YOU SEEN ME DANCE?
  • 00:15:11.250 --> 00:15:13.070
  • [ LAUGHTER ] SO PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE AN IDEA OF
  • 00:15:13.090 --> 00:15:17.170
  • WHAT YOU SHOULD BE, SO MY FIRST OPPORTUNITIES WERE
  • 00:15:17.190 --> 00:15:19.110
  • BEHIND THE SCENES.
  • 00:15:19.130 --> 00:15:20.190
  • I MOVED TO NASHVILLE AND I'M WRITING SONGS, AND
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:22.280
  • THEY SAID WELL, WE'RE NOT SURE YOU'RE AN ARTIST BUT
  • 00:15:23.000 --> 00:15:24.270
  • WE'D LIKE TO TAKE THIS SONG AND GIVE IT TO
  • 00:15:24.290 --> 00:15:27.090
  • SOMEBODY ELSE, AND AT THE TIME IT WAS A REAL BRUISE
  • 00:15:27.110 --> 00:15:29.220
  • TO MY EGO, BUT NOW I LOOK BACK AND I SEE THE LORD
  • 00:15:29.240 --> 00:15:32.100
  • WAS PREPARING ME FOR SOMETHING AND REALLY
  • 00:15:32.120 --> 00:15:34.270
  • HELPING ME GET THAT TIME TO DEVELOP THE CRAFT OF
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:36.270
  • WRITING, SO I'VE HAD SOME SONGS RECORDED BY LOTS OF
  • 00:15:36.290 --> 00:15:39.220
  • DIFFERENT ARTISTS IN CHRISTIAN MUSIC.
  • 00:15:39.240 --> 00:15:40.240
  • - RASCAL FLATTS.
  • 00:15:40.260 --> 00:15:42.190
  • - RASCAL FLATTS, A COUNTRY GROUP, SCOTTY
  • 00:15:42.210 --> 00:15:45.100
  • MC CREERY, AN AMERICAN IDOL SINGER, CASTING CROWNS.
  • 00:15:45.120 --> 00:15:51.070
  • I'VE WRITTEN A LOT OF SONGS WERE MARK HALL FROM
  • 00:15:51.090 --> 00:15:53.210
  • CASTING CROWNS WHO I LOVE.
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:55.130
  • SO A LOT OF DIFFERENT ARTISTS LIKE THAT.
  • 00:15:55.150 --> 00:15:57.100
  • I'VE GOTTEN TO SEE SOME DREAMS COME TRUE, HAVING
  • 00:15:57.120 --> 00:16:00.050
  • SONGS RECORDED BY SOME OF MY FAVORITE SINGERS
  • 00:16:00.070 --> 00:16:02.100
  • IS PRETTY NEAT.
  • 00:16:02.120 --> 00:16:03.200
  • - PEOPLE SOMETIMES ASK ME, MAX, WHAT'S YOUR
  • 00:16:03.220 --> 00:16:06.280
  • FAVORITE BOOK OUT OF ALL THE BOOKS YOU'VE WRITTEN?
  • 00:16:07.000 --> 00:16:08.210
  • AND I UNDERSTAND WHERE THAT QUESTION COMES FROM.
  • 00:16:08.230 --> 00:16:11.140
  • IT'S AWFULLY HARD TO ANSWER, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:16:11.160 --> 00:16:13.160
  • AND SO I'M ASKING YOU THAT KNOWING THIS IS HARD
  • 00:16:13.180 --> 00:16:16.090
  • TO ANSWER, BUT DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE OF YOUR SONGS?
  • 00:16:16.110 --> 00:16:18.060
  • - I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO ASK IF I HAVE A
  • 00:16:18.080 --> 00:16:19.220
  • FAVORITE OF YOUR BOOKS BECAUSE I CAN ANSWER
  • 00:16:19.240 --> 00:16:21.050
  • THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:22.280
  • IN FACT, I HAVE TO VEER OFF COURSE FOR ONE SECOND
  • 00:16:23.000 --> 00:16:25.220
  • BECAUSE MY DAD HIRED ME ONE SUMMER.
  • 00:16:25.240 --> 00:16:29.080
  • I DON'T KNOW IF I EVER TOLD YOU THIS, BUT SO I
  • 00:16:29.100 --> 00:16:31.020
  • WAS HOME FROM COLLEGE AND WE WERE IN BETWEEN YOUTH
  • 00:16:31.040 --> 00:16:35.000
  • PASTORS AT THIS SMALL CHURCH WHERE MY DAD
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:37.250
  • PASTORED, AND HE SAID, YOU GOT THE JOB.
  • 00:16:37.270 --> 00:16:39.230
  • I SAID, I DON'T WANT THE JOB.
  • 00:16:39.250 --> 00:16:41.140
  • HE SAID YOU'RE MY INTERIM YOUTH PASTOR, SO FOR
  • 00:16:41.160 --> 00:16:44.060
  • THREE MONTHS I WAS A YOUTH PASTOR.
  • 00:16:44.080 --> 00:16:45.210
  • FIRST DAY ON THE JOB I SAID WHAT DO I DO FIRST?
  • 00:16:45.230 --> 00:16:49.100
  • HE'S LIKE, YOU SPEND TIME WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:16:49.120 --> 00:16:51.150
  • I'M LIKE, ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:52.220
  • OKAY. NOW WHAT DO I DO?
  • 00:16:52.240 --> 00:16:55.030
  • HE GOES, HANDS ME A STACK OF BOOKS, YOUR BOOKS, AND
  • 00:16:55.050 --> 00:16:58.160
  • HE SAID GO SPEND SOME TIME IN YOUR NEW OFFICE
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:17:01.120
  • WHICH WAS THE NURSERY.
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:02.280
  • I MEAN, IT SMELLED LIKE DIRTY DIAPERS, BUT I SAT
  • 00:17:03.000 --> 00:17:04.260
  • IN THERE AND I READ YOUR BOOKS, YOU KNOW, IN THE
  • 00:17:04.280 --> 00:17:08.080
  • GRIP OF GRACE, YOU NAME IT.
  • 00:17:08.100 --> 00:17:09.210
  • AND JUST BEEN A HUGE FAN OF YOUR WRITING.
  • 00:17:09.230 --> 00:17:13.160
  • - BEEN TO THERAPY EVER SINCE?
  • 00:17:13.180 --> 00:17:15.100
  • - [ LAUGHTER ] NO.
  • 00:17:15.120 --> 00:17:16.270
  • BUT AS FAR AS MY FAVORITE SONGS, I TEND TO SAY MY
  • 00:17:16.290 --> 00:17:20.290
  • FAVORITE SONGS THAT THE ONES THAT SEEM TO
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:23.240
  • RESONATE THE LOUDEST WITH THE AUDIENCE, SO WHEN
  • 00:17:23.260 --> 00:17:26.170
  • SOMEONE ASKS ME THAT, I ALWAYS WELL, WHAT'S
  • 00:17:26.190 --> 00:17:28.000
  • YOUR FAVORITE?
  • 00:17:28.020 --> 00:17:29.120
  • WELL, THEN THAT'S MY FAVORITE.
  • 00:17:29.140 --> 00:17:30.210
  • SO THESE DAYS IT'S LIKE WHEN I GET UP AND I SING
  • 00:17:30.230 --> 00:17:33.010
  • HELLO, MY NAME IS, THERE'S A SPECIAL MOMENT
  • 00:17:33.030 --> 00:17:36.100
  • THAT HAPPENS WHERE I LOOK OUT IN THE CROWD AND I
  • 00:17:36.120 --> 00:17:39.220
  • SEE A LITTLE KID, AND AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:44.130
  • THEY'RE SINGING, I'M A CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE
  • 00:17:44.150 --> 00:17:46.060
  • KING, AND I JUST GET EMOTIONAL SEEING THAT
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:47.270
  • BECAUSE THAT USED TO BE ME IN THE CROWD AT THESE
  • 00:17:47.290 --> 00:17:51.120
  • -- I WOULD GO TO CHRISTIAN CONCERTS.
  • 00:17:51.140 --> 00:17:52.180
  • MY PARENTS BROUGHT ME TO THEM, AND I NEEDED THAT.
  • 00:17:52.200 --> 00:17:56.270
  • I NEEDED THAT MUSIC AND LOOKING AT THAT ARTIST
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:58.150
  • AND JUST BEING INSPIRED, AND I SEE THAT KID, AND I
  • 00:17:58.170 --> 00:18:02.090
  • WONDER IF A LIGHT BULB IS GOING ON FOR THEM LIKE
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.160
  • THAT THEY KNOW, THE HEY, THE WORLD IS GOING TO
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:06.250
  • TELL ME SOME LIES ABOUT MYSELF, BUT I KNOW I'M A
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:08.250
  • CHILD ONE OF THE ONE TRUE KING, SO THOSE ARE
  • 00:18:08.270 --> 00:18:10.080
  • SPECIAL MOMENTS.
  • 00:18:10.100 --> 00:18:11.250
  • - THERE'S A GREAT STORY BEHIND THAT SONG THAT I
  • 00:18:11.270 --> 00:18:13.270
  • WANT YOU TO SHARE IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT FIRST, I
  • 00:18:13.290 --> 00:18:15.180
  • WANT YOU TO HEAR IT.
  • 00:18:15.200 --> 00:18:17.060
  • MATTHEW SANG THAT SONG TODAY AT OUR SERVICE, AND
  • 00:18:17.080 --> 00:18:19.020
  • SO TAKE A LISTEN TO MATTHEW AS HE'S
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:21.130
  • PRESENTING HELLO, MY NAME IS.
  • 00:18:21.150 --> 00:18:26.180
  • OH, OH, OH...
  • 00:18:26.200 --> 00:18:34.090
  • COME ON, SING IT OUT...
  • 00:18:34.110 --> 00:18:36.220
  • OH, OH...
  • 00:18:36.240 --> 00:18:39.160
  • OH, OH...
  • 00:18:39.180 --> 00:18:45.100
  • HELLO, MY NAME IS REGRET...
  • 00:18:45.120 --> 00:18:49.250
  • WELL, I'M PRETTY SURE WE HAVE MET...
  • 00:18:49.270 --> 00:18:54.080
  • EVERY SINGLE DAY OF YOUR LIFE...
  • 00:18:54.100 --> 00:18:56.190
  • I'M THE WHISPER INSIDE THAT WON'T LET YOU FORGET ...
  • 00:18:56.210 --> 00:19:03.030
  • HELLO, MY NAME IS DEFEAT...
  • 00:19:03.050 --> 00:19:07.210
  • I KNOW YOU RECOGNIZE ME...
  • 00:19:07.230 --> 00:19:12.160
  • JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN...
  • 00:19:12.180 --> 00:19:15.080
  • I'LL DRAG YOU RIGHT BACK DOWN AGAIN...
  • 00:19:15.100 --> 00:19:17.240
  • UNTIL YOU'VE LOST ALL FEELING...
  • 00:19:17.260 --> 00:19:22.000
  • OH, THESE ARE THE VOICES...
  • 00:19:22.020 --> 00:19:27.080
  • OH, THESE ARE THE LIES...
  • 00:19:27.100 --> 00:19:32.040
  • AND I HAVE BELIEVED THEM...
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:36.240
  • FOR THE VERY LAST TIME...
  • 00:19:36.260 --> 00:19:41.090
  • HELLO MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:19:41.110 --> 00:19:46.020
  • I'LL BE SAFE, I'LL BE CHANGED...
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:48.120
  • I HAVE BEEN SET FREE...
  • 00:19:48.140 --> 00:19:51.110
  • AMAZING GRACE IS THE SONG I SING...
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:55.120
  • HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:19:55.140 --> 00:19:59.230
  • COME ON!
  • 00:19:59.250 --> 00:20:00.280
  • WHOA...WHOA...WHOA!
  • 00:20:01.000 --> 00:20:09.170
  • I AM NO LONGER DEFINED...
  • 00:20:09.190 --> 00:20:14.090
  • BY ALL THE WRECKAGE BEHIND...
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:17.030
  • THAT'S GOOD NEWS, AMEN?
  • 00:20:17.050 --> 00:20:19.010
  • BECAUSE THE ONE WHO MAKES ALL THINGS NEW...
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:21.230
  • HAS PROVEN IT'S TRUE...
  • 00:20:21.250 --> 00:20:24.030
  • JUST TAKE A LOOK AT MY LIFE...
  • 00:20:24.050 --> 00:20:27.280
  • HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:20:28.120 --> 00:20:32.250
  • I'VE BEEN SAVED, I'VE BEEN CHANGED...
  • 00:20:32.270 --> 00:20:35.100
  • I HAVE BEEN SET FREE...
  • 00:20:35.120 --> 00:20:38.070
  • AMAZING GRACE IS THE SONG I SING...
  • 00:20:38.090 --> 00:20:42.060
  • HELLO MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:20:42.080 --> 00:20:46.260
  • WHOA...WHOA...WHOA...
  • 00:20:46.280 --> 00:20:53.290
  • COME ON, LET'S PUT OUR HANDS TOGETHER.
  • 00:20:54.010 --> 00:20:56.030
  • WE'VE GOT A VICTORY SONG TO SING.
  • 00:20:56.050 --> 00:20:58.100
  • SAY WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS LAVISHED...
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:21:02.240
  • UPON US THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED HIS CHILDREN...
  • 00:21:02.260 --> 00:21:09.150
  • I AM A CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:21:09.170 --> 00:21:13.050
  • WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS LAVISHED...
  • 00:21:13.070 --> 00:21:16.110
  • UPON US...
  • 00:21:16.130 --> 00:21:19.080
  • THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED HIS CHILDREN...
  • 00:21:19.100 --> 00:21:22.260
  • I WANT YOU TO TELL ME WHO YOU ARE, SAY
  • 00:21:22.280 --> 00:21:24.270
  • HELLO MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:21:24.290 --> 00:21:29.140
  • I'VE BEEN SAVED...
  • 00:21:29.160 --> 00:21:30.270
  • I'VE BEEN CHANGED...
  • 00:21:30.290 --> 00:21:32.070
  • I'VE BEEN SET FREE...
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:34.260
  • AMAZING GRACE IS THE SONG I SING...
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:38.220
  • HELLO MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:43.080
  • COME ON!
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:44.150
  • WHOA, WHOA, WHOA...
  • 00:21:44.170 --> 00:21:51.020
  • I'M A CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:21:51.040 --> 00:21:53.080
  • SAY WHOA, WHOA, WHOA...
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:59.250
  • PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER.
  • 00:21:59.270 --> 00:22:01.190
  • SING IT ONE MORE TIME LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
  • 00:22:01.210 --> 00:22:04.030
  • SAY WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS LAVISHED...
  • 00:22:04.050 --> 00:22:08.110
  • UPON US...
  • 00:22:08.130 --> 00:22:10.270
  • THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED HIS CHILDREN...
  • 00:22:10.290 --> 00:22:15.140
  • I AM A CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:22:15.160 --> 00:22:18.290
  • WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS LAVISHED...
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:22.140
  • UPON US...
  • 00:22:22.160 --> 00:22:25.050
  • THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED HIS CHILDREN...
  • 00:22:25.070 --> 00:22:29.110
  • WELL I AM A CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
  • 00:22:29.130 --> 00:22:34.180
  • WHOA!
  • 00:22:34.200 --> 00:22:38.140
  • DO YOU BELIEVE THAT?
  • 00:22:38.160 --> 00:22:40.090
  • [CHEERING]
  • 00:22:40.110 --> 00:22:43.290
  • MAX LUCADO: THAT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:22:44.010 --> 00:22:45.130
  • CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING. WOW.
  • 00:22:45.150 --> 00:22:48.080
  • SO THERE'S A STORY THERE, RIGHT?
  • 00:22:48.100 --> 00:22:50.020
  • - THERE IS A STORY THERE.
  • 00:22:50.040 --> 00:22:51.210
  • IT'S FUNNY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, I HAD THIS
  • 00:22:51.230 --> 00:22:56.280
  • IDEA TO START WRITING SONGS INSPIRED BY
  • 00:22:57.000 --> 00:22:59.280
  • PEOPLE'S STORIES, MAX.
  • 00:23:00.020 --> 00:23:02.190
  • AND I KNOW YOU'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE
  • 00:23:02.210 --> 00:23:04.000
  • POWER OF A STORY, THE STORY THAT IS BEING
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:06.230
  • WRITTEN THROUGH ALL OF OUR LIVES AS WELL, AND
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:10.000
  • IRONICALLY THE IDEA CAME OUT OF A PERSONAL TRIAL
  • 00:23:10.020 --> 00:23:12.150
  • IN MY LIFE WHERE MY CAREER SEEMED LIKE IT WAS
  • 00:23:12.170 --> 00:23:15.110
  • TAKING OFF MUSICALLY, RIGHT, WHEREAS THE SPORTS
  • 00:23:15.130 --> 00:23:18.190
  • FELL BY THE WAY SIDE, MUSIC WAS TAKING OFF.
  • 00:23:18.210 --> 00:23:21.130
  • RIGHT ABOUT THAT TIME, MY VOICE TOOK OFF AND I
  • 00:23:21.150 --> 00:23:23.180
  • WOUND UP HAVING TO HAVE SURGERY ON MY VOCAL CORDS.
  • 00:23:23.200 --> 00:23:26.070
  • AND THE DOCTORS MADE IT VERY CLEAR THERE WAS A
  • 00:23:26.090 --> 00:23:29.090
  • CHANCE THAT I WOULD ONCE AGAIN BE IN SEARCH OF
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:31.190
  • ANOTHER PROFESSION.
  • 00:23:31.210 --> 00:23:34.100
  • AND I SPENT TWO MONTHS IN RECOVERY FROM
  • 00:23:34.120 --> 00:23:36.070
  • THAT SURGERY SILENT.
  • 00:23:36.090 --> 00:23:39.020
  • I HAD A DRY ERASE BOARD THAT SOMEONE GAVE ME
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:41.040
  • AS A JOKE, AND THAT'S HOW I COMMUNICATED.
  • 00:23:41.060 --> 00:23:43.290
  • AND DURING THAT TWO MONTHS, I FELT GOD SPEAK
  • 00:23:44.010 --> 00:23:47.180
  • TO MY HEART IN A POWERFUL WAY THAT HE WASN'T DONE,
  • 00:23:47.200 --> 00:23:50.260
  • THAT HE WAS GONNA GIVE MY VOICE BACK TO ME, BUT
  • 00:23:50.280 --> 00:23:53.170
  • THAT HE WAS GONNA USE MY VOICE TO GIVE A VOICE TO
  • 00:23:53.190 --> 00:23:55.250
  • OTHERS. AND I REMEMBER I LITERALLY WROTE THAT DOWN
  • 00:23:55.270 --> 00:23:58.270
  • ONE DAY AS I WAS PRAYING.
  • 00:23:58.290 --> 00:24:01.140
  • AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANT BUT A LOT OF
  • 00:24:01.160 --> 00:24:03.070
  • TIMES WE GET JUST A GLIMPSE SO WE TAKE A STEP
  • 00:24:03.090 --> 00:24:06.040
  • OF OBEDIENCE THEN WE GET ANOTHER GLIMPSE OF THE
  • 00:24:06.060 --> 00:24:08.160
  • FURTHER THE BIGGER PICTURE OF GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:24:08.180 --> 00:24:12.250
  • SO I BEGAN ASKING PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR
  • 00:24:12.270 --> 00:24:14.120
  • STORIES WITH ME.
  • 00:24:14.140 --> 00:24:16.030
  • PEOPLE AT MY CONCERTS, ONLINE, JUST SAYING HEY,
  • 00:24:16.050 --> 00:24:18.280
  • I WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY. YOUR STORY MATTERS.
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:21.040
  • IF NOBODY'S EVER TOLD YOU THAT, IT MATTERS, IT
  • 00:24:21.060 --> 00:24:23.030
  • MATTERS TO ME, SEND IT TO ME, I'LL READ IT.
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:25.140
  • TELL ME YOUR TESTIMONY, WHATEVER,
  • 00:24:25.160 --> 00:24:27.070
  • NO RESTRAINTS, NO PARAMETERS.
  • 00:24:27.090 --> 00:24:29.270
  • THEN PEOPLE STARTED ANSWERING THE INVITATION
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:33.070
  • SO MUCH SO THAT NOT A SINGLE DAY HAS PASSED IN
  • 00:24:33.090 --> 00:24:37.040
  • THE LAST SIX YEARS THAT A STORY HASN'T COME IN.
  • 00:24:37.060 --> 00:24:39.200
  • OVER 40.000 AND COUNTING.
  • 00:24:39.220 --> 00:24:41.220
  • AND I'VE READ THESE STORIES, AND THEY'VE
  • 00:24:41.240 --> 00:24:43.280
  • TOUCHED MY LIFE IN SUCH A POWERFUL WAY.
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:46.270
  • ONE OF THOSE STORIES THAT CAME IN WAS A GUY NAMED
  • 00:24:46.290 --> 00:24:51.030
  • JORDAN WHO WAS DRIVING IN HIS CAR AND HE HEARD ME
  • 00:24:51.050 --> 00:24:53.110
  • ON KLOVE RADIO, AND I WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW THERE'S
  • 00:24:53.130 --> 00:24:56.130
  • POWER IN OUR STORY.
  • 00:24:56.150 --> 00:24:57.290
  • HIS WIFE NUDGED HIM AND SAID IT'S TIME YOU TELL
  • 00:24:58.010 --> 00:24:59.260
  • YOURS. YOU NEED TO WRITE TO MATTHEW.
  • 00:24:59.280 --> 00:25:01.190
  • AND I'M SO GLAD HE DID.
  • 00:25:01.210 --> 00:25:03.110
  • HE SAID THE FIRST LINE OF HIS STORY, HELLO, MY NAME
  • 00:25:03.130 --> 00:25:05.260
  • IS JORDAN, AND I'M A DRUG ADDICT.
  • 00:25:05.280 --> 00:25:07.240
  • VERY FIRST SENTENCE.
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:09.090
  • I REMEMBER SITTING ON MY TOUR BUS READING THE
  • 00:25:09.110 --> 00:25:10.200
  • STORY. HE SAID FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS OF MY LIFE,
  • 00:25:10.220 --> 00:25:14.020
  • THAT'S HOW I'VE IDENTIFIED MYSELF.
  • 00:25:14.040 --> 00:25:16.050
  • HE SAID I DIDN'T START OFF WITH THAT IDENTITY.
  • 00:25:16.070 --> 00:25:18.110
  • I WAS A GOOD PREACHER'S KID.
  • 00:25:18.130 --> 00:25:19.290
  • WELL RIGHT AWAY, I RELATED WITH JORDAN
  • 00:25:20.010 --> 00:25:22.050
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WAS ME, THE GOOD PREACHER'S KID.
  • 00:25:22.070 --> 00:25:23.240
  • I HAD THAT IDENTITY.
  • 00:25:23.260 --> 00:25:25.060
  • HE SAID THEN I GREW UP AND BECAME A GIFTED
  • 00:25:25.080 --> 00:25:26.280
  • ATHLETE AND GOT A SCHOLARSHIP, A SPORTS
  • 00:25:27.000 --> 00:25:29.110
  • SCHOLARSHIP. WELL, THAT'S WHERE OUR
  • 00:25:29.130 --> 00:25:31.130
  • SIMILARITIES ENDED, RIGHT?
  • 00:25:31.150 --> 00:25:33.050
  • HE BECAME A SEVEN TIME ALL-AMERICAN IN TRACK AND
  • 00:25:33.070 --> 00:25:35.020
  • FIELD, BUT HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR AS THE BIG MAN ON
  • 00:25:35.040 --> 00:25:38.020
  • CAMPUS, HE SEVERELY INJURED HIMSELF AND
  • 00:25:38.040 --> 00:25:40.080
  • HIS SEASON WAS OVER.
  • 00:25:40.100 --> 00:25:43.000
  • THE DOCTORS GAVE HIM A PRESCRIPTION FOR
  • 00:25:43.020 --> 00:25:44.110
  • OXYCONTIN, A PAIN MEDICATION, AND WITHOUT
  • 00:25:44.130 --> 00:25:47.050
  • BEING THE BIG MAN ON CAMPUS ANYMORE, HE SAID
  • 00:25:47.070 --> 00:25:49.010
  • HE JUST FELT LOST, DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE WAS, AND HE
  • 00:25:49.030 --> 00:25:51.150
  • BEGAN HIS JOURNEY OF ADDICTION WITH THESE PAIN
  • 00:25:51.170 --> 00:25:55.010
  • PILLS, SO MUCH SO, HE SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL,
  • 00:25:55.030 --> 00:25:58.070
  • GOT KICKED OUT OF THE COLLEGE.
  • 00:25:58.090 --> 00:25:59.250
  • SO HERE HE GOES FROM THE BIG MAN ON CAMPUS TO KIND
  • 00:25:59.270 --> 00:26:02.100
  • OF THE DISGRACE OF HIS SMALL TOWN IN TENNESSEE
  • 00:26:02.120 --> 00:26:04.110
  • WHERE HE GREW UP.
  • 00:26:04.130 --> 00:26:06.120
  • HIS PARENTS BEGGED HIM TO GO TO RECOVERY, AND HE
  • 00:26:06.140 --> 00:26:08.150
  • WOUND UP AT A PLACE THAT WE ALL KNOW AND
  • 00:26:08.170 --> 00:26:10.250
  • LOVE THE WORK THEY DO, TEEN CHALLENGE.
  • 00:26:10.270 --> 00:26:12.290
  • AND AT TEEN CHALLENGE, GOD GOT AHOLD OF JORDAN'S
  • 00:26:13.010 --> 00:26:15.200
  • LIFE IN A POWERFUL WAY.
  • 00:26:15.220 --> 00:26:16.290
  • HE SAID YOU KNOW, I USED TO THINK I WAS DEFINED BY
  • 00:26:17.010 --> 00:26:20.030
  • MY SUCCESSES, THEN THOSE WERE WIPED AWAY; THEN I
  • 00:26:20.050 --> 00:26:23.210
  • THOUGHT WELL, NOW I'M ALWAYS GONNA BE KNOWN AS
  • 00:26:23.230 --> 00:26:25.290
  • THE ADDICT, THE DISGRACE, HE SAID, BUT GOD SHOWED
  • 00:26:26.010 --> 00:26:28.190
  • ME THAT I'M NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS, THAT I AM
  • 00:26:28.210 --> 00:26:30.190
  • WHO HE SAYS I AM.
  • 00:26:30.210 --> 00:26:32.070
  • GOD CHANGED MY LIFE, HE SAID, I GRADUATED FROM
  • 00:26:32.090 --> 00:26:34.230
  • RECOVERY, THEN I WENT BACK AND GOT A SECOND
  • 00:26:34.250 --> 00:26:37.030
  • CHANCE FROM THE SCHOOL, GRADUATED WITH A MASTER'S
  • 00:26:37.050 --> 00:26:39.240
  • DEGREE, AND TODAY JORDAN IS A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
  • 00:26:39.260 --> 00:26:42.170
  • AND A BASKETBALL COACH, A HUSBAND AND A FATHER.
  • 00:26:42.190 --> 00:26:45.240
  • AND THE LAST SENTENCE OF HIS STORY LITERALLY MADE
  • 00:26:45.260 --> 00:26:48.020
  • ME PICK UP THE GUITAR AND WRITE THIS VICTORY SONG.
  • 00:26:48.040 --> 00:26:50.070
  • HE SAID I NO LONGER CALL MYSELF AN ADDICT, INSTEAD
  • 00:26:50.090 --> 00:26:52.190
  • I SAY HELLO, MY NAME IS JORDAN AND I'M A CHILD OF
  • 00:26:52.210 --> 00:26:55.030
  • THE ONE TRUE KING.
  • 00:26:55.050 --> 00:26:57.020
  • - POWERFUL. OUR IDENTITY MATTERS, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:26:57.040 --> 00:27:01.010
  • YOU KNOW, I THINK THIS IS MAYBE IT'S DANGEROUS TO
  • 00:27:01.030 --> 00:27:05.000
  • SAY THAT THIS IS THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE, BUT IF
  • 00:27:05.020 --> 00:27:07.180
  • YOU CAN MAKE A CASE FOR THE FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE
  • 00:27:07.200 --> 00:27:13.010
  • DO NOT KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
  • 00:27:13.030 --> 00:27:15.170
  • MOST PEOPLE SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW.
  • 00:27:15.190 --> 00:27:17.250
  • IT'S NEVER DAWNED ON THEM THAT THEY WERE MADE IN
  • 00:27:17.270 --> 00:27:20.230
  • THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:27:20.250 --> 00:27:22.150
  • IF WE KNEW NOTHING MORE THAN THAT SIMPLE FACT
  • 00:27:22.170 --> 00:27:26.030
  • THAT WE ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, THAT IS TO
  • 00:27:26.050 --> 00:27:28.250
  • SAY WE HAVE THE SPARK OF GOD OR THE ESSENCE OF GOD
  • 00:27:28.270 --> 00:27:32.030
  • INSIDE OF US, AND THAT WHEN I LOOK IN THE
  • 00:27:32.050 --> 00:27:34.160
  • MIRROR, WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, YOU SEE
  • 00:27:34.180 --> 00:27:36.190
  • THERE'S SOMETHING OF GOD WANTING TO COME OUT,
  • 00:27:36.210 --> 00:27:39.190
  • ASPIRING TO COME OUT, AND THAT WILL CHANGE
  • 00:27:39.210 --> 00:27:42.190
  • THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF.
  • 00:27:42.210 --> 00:27:44.170
  • - IT CAN'T HELP IT.
  • 00:27:44.190 --> 00:27:45.260
  • AND YOU KNOW, WE KNOW WE HAVE AN ENEMY.
  • 00:27:45.280 --> 00:27:49.050
  • WE KNOW THAT HE COMES TO STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY
  • 00:27:49.070 --> 00:27:52.060
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS HIS THREE-POINT PLAN
  • 00:27:52.080 --> 00:27:54.170
  • TO DESTROY OUR IDENTITY.
  • 00:27:54.190 --> 00:27:57.030
  • WHAT'S HIS NAME, THE FATHER OF LIES.
  • 00:27:57.050 --> 00:28:00.030
  • HE WANTS TO GET US TO BELIEVE A LIE ABOUT WHO
  • 00:28:00.050 --> 00:28:02.150
  • WE ARE BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT IF HE CAN GET
  • 00:28:02.170 --> 00:28:04.200
  • SOMETHING ATTACHED TO US, IF WE START TO OWN A
  • 00:28:04.220 --> 00:28:07.130
  • FALSE IDENTITY, THEN THAT FALSE IDENTITY IS GONNA
  • 00:28:07.150 --> 00:28:10.070
  • OWN US. AND THE FARTHER HE CAN KEEP US AWAY FROM
  • 00:28:10.090 --> 00:28:13.040
  • DISCOVERING THE POWER, WHICH REALLY IS.
  • 00:28:13.060 --> 00:28:15.200
  • THAT'S POWER.
  • 00:28:15.220 --> 00:28:16.260
  • WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED, REALIZING WAIT,
  • 00:28:16.280 --> 00:28:18.190
  • I'M MADE IN THE IMAGE OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:28:18.210 --> 00:28:21.050
  • - AND I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING.
  • 00:28:21.070 --> 00:28:23.020
  • I DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING.
  • 00:28:23.040 --> 00:28:24.190
  • I DON'T HAVE TO GET A TATTOO, OR A NEW CAR OR A
  • 00:28:24.210 --> 00:28:26.170
  • HAIRDO, I DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, THAT GOD
  • 00:28:26.190 --> 00:28:29.260
  • LOVES ME JUST WHERE I AM.
  • 00:28:29.280 --> 00:28:32.060
  • - AND THAT'S A DANGEROUS PLACE AS FAR AS
  • 00:28:32.080 --> 00:28:34.020
  • THE ENEMY IS CONCERNED.
  • 00:28:34.040 --> 00:28:35.140
  • BECAUSE IF WE START TO LAND IN THE CENTER OF OUR
  • 00:28:35.160 --> 00:28:38.040
  • AWARENESS OF WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST THEN WE BECOME
  • 00:28:38.060 --> 00:28:40.150
  • DANGEROUS IN GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:28:40.170 --> 00:28:42.010
  • - ABSOLUTELY. AND WE BECOME SECURE.
  • 00:28:42.030 --> 00:28:44.190
  • WE'RE NOT DEPENDENT UPON SOMEONE'S APPROVAL OR
  • 00:28:44.210 --> 00:28:49.240
  • SOMEONE'S AFFECTION OR SOMEONE'S DEVOTION.
  • 00:28:49.260 --> 00:28:52.170
  • YOU TALK TO PEOPLE, AND WE'VE ALL GONE THROUGH
  • 00:28:52.190 --> 00:28:54.220
  • IT, IF SOMEBODY BREAKS UP WITH US, OR SOMEBODY
  • 00:28:54.240 --> 00:28:57.030
  • FIRES US, OR IF SOMEBODY CRITICIZES, THERE'S A
  • 00:28:57.050 --> 00:29:00.210
  • TENDENCY JUST TO GO OFF THE EDGE BECAUSE OUR
  • 00:29:00.230 --> 00:29:04.170
  • IDENTITY WAS CONTINGENT UPON THAT PERSON'S APPROVAL.
  • 00:29:04.190 --> 00:29:08.220
  • AND IF YOU MAKE YOUR IDENTITY CONTINGENT UPON
  • 00:29:08.240 --> 00:29:10.250
  • ANOTHER PERSON, YOU'RE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR
  • 00:29:10.270 --> 00:29:12.180
  • A BROKEN HEART, RIGHT?
  • 00:29:12.200 --> 00:29:14.060
  • - IT'S AS IF WE'RE EACH GIVEN A NAME TAG LIKE I
  • 00:29:14.080 --> 00:29:19.140
  • ALWAYS THINK OF IT LIKE IT'S ALMOST AS IF THE
  • 00:29:19.160 --> 00:29:21.180
  • NURSE SLAPS IT ON OUR ONESIE, DAY ONE.
  • 00:29:21.200 --> 00:29:24.040
  • AND THEN GO MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF.
  • 00:29:24.060 --> 00:29:26.220
  • AND SOMEHOW WE GET FOOLED INTO THINKING THAT, LIKE
  • 00:29:26.240 --> 00:29:30.000
  • YOU SAID, WE'RE SO DEPENDENT ON EVERYBODY ELSE'S VIEW
  • 00:29:30.020 --> 00:29:31.260
  • OF US, IT'S AS IF WE'RE HANDING THEM THE PEN
  • 00:29:31.280 --> 00:29:33.290
  • AND SAYING HERE, YOU FILL IT IN.
  • 00:29:34.010 --> 00:29:36.070
  • DO YOU THINK I'M ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH?
  • 00:29:36.090 --> 00:29:37.270
  • DO YOU THINK I'M TALENTED ENOUGH?
  • 00:29:37.290 --> 00:29:39.180
  • DO YOU THINK I'M A GOOD ENOUGH PERSON?
  • 00:29:39.200 --> 00:29:41.240
  • DO YOU LIKE ME? AM I SIGNIFICANT?
  • 00:29:41.260 --> 00:29:45.190
  • AND FOR SO MUCH OF MY LIFE, AND THAT'S WHY
  • 00:29:45.210 --> 00:29:47.200
  • INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH HERE I AM WRITING A SONG
  • 00:29:47.220 --> 00:29:50.100
  • INSPIRED BY A GUY NAMED JORDAN, BUT AS I'M
  • 00:29:50.120 --> 00:29:52.190
  • WRITING THAT SONG, GUESS WHO I'M THINKING ABOUT?
  • 00:29:52.210 --> 00:29:54.280
  • THE LORD'S USING JORDAN'S STORY FOR ME TO START TO
  • 00:29:55.000 --> 00:29:58.190
  • DIVE INTO MY OWN IDENTITY AND SAY
  • 00:29:58.210 --> 00:30:00.080
  • WHO ARE YOU, MATTHEW?
  • 00:30:00.100 --> 00:30:02.120
  • BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT'S POSSIBLE TO BE ON A STAGE
  • 00:30:02.140 --> 00:30:05.040
  • LIKE THIS IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AT
  • 00:30:05.060 --> 00:30:07.000
  • YOUR CHURCH SINGING SONGS AND BEING LOOKED AT AS AN
  • 00:30:07.020 --> 00:30:11.040
  • AUTHORITY IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, AND YET
  • 00:30:11.060 --> 00:30:14.120
  • STILL NOT KNOW WHO YOU ARE, RIGHT?
  • 00:30:14.140 --> 00:30:16.200
  • BECAUSE I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS SUCCESS LIKE
  • 00:30:16.220 --> 00:30:19.100
  • JORDAN, ALL AMERICAN.
  • 00:30:19.120 --> 00:30:21.160
  • WHO WOULDN'T WANT ALL AMERICAN? BUT WE PUT TOO
  • 00:30:21.180 --> 00:30:24.240
  • MUCH WEIGHT ON OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINIONS.
  • 00:30:24.260 --> 00:30:27.180
  • OUR NAME TAGS CAN GET PRETTY CROWDED WHEN WE
  • 00:30:27.200 --> 00:30:29.230
  • HAND THE PEN TO THE WRONG PEOPLE AND
  • 00:30:29.250 --> 00:30:31.140
  • LET THEM FILL IT IN.
  • 00:30:31.160 --> 00:30:32.230
  • - THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:30:32.250 --> 00:30:34.030
  • SO SOME OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS INCLUDED
  • 00:30:34.050 --> 00:30:37.040
  • IN THIS NEW BOOK THAT YOU'VE WRITTEN CALLED
  • 00:30:37.060 --> 00:30:38.270
  • HELLO MY NAME IS, RIGHT?
  • 00:30:38.290 --> 00:30:41.010
  • - YEAH, AND YOU KNOW IT'S FUNNY, TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:30:41.030 --> 00:30:44.170
  • A BOOK WITH MAX LUCADO, TALKING ABOUT MY BOOK
  • 00:30:44.190 --> 00:30:49.230
  • WITH MAX LUCADO MAKES YOU FEEL A LITTLE
  • 00:30:49.250 --> 00:30:52.080
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, LIKE I ALMOST FEEL LIKE MINE IS
  • 00:30:52.100 --> 00:30:54.080
  • JUST A PICTURE BOOK COMPARED, BUT MY MOM
  • 00:30:54.100 --> 00:30:57.170
  • CALLED ME, MY MOM IS A PRAYER WARRIOR, AND I'M
  • 00:30:57.190 --> 00:31:00.220
  • THANKFUL FOR HER IN MY LIFE, AND SHE ACTUALLY
  • 00:31:00.240 --> 00:31:02.100
  • CALLED ME YEARS AGO ONE DAY AND SAID YOU KNOW THE
  • 00:31:02.120 --> 00:31:04.220
  • LORD 'S PUT IT ON MY HEART THAT IT'S NOT JUST
  • 00:31:04.240 --> 00:31:06.280
  • SONGS YOU'RE GONNA BE WRITING, BUT SOMEDAY
  • 00:31:07.000 --> 00:31:09.080
  • YOU'RE GONNA BE GOING DEEPER THAN THOSE THREE
  • 00:31:09.100 --> 00:31:12.070
  • MINUTE SONGS, AND HE'S GONNA GIVE TO YOU THE
  • 00:31:12.090 --> 00:31:14.150
  • ABILITY TO WRITE BOOKS.
  • 00:31:14.170 --> 00:31:16.180
  • AND WE HAD A GOOD LAUGH AS I REMINDED HER OF
  • 00:31:16.200 --> 00:31:18.160
  • WHAT MY GRADE POINT AVERAGE WAS.
  • 00:31:18.180 --> 00:31:20.260
  • AND I'VE LEARNED THAT, MAN, GOD CAN USE ANY OF US.
  • 00:31:20.280 --> 00:31:24.270
  • SO THIS BOOK IS JUST REALLY IT WAS AN AWESOME
  • 00:31:24.290 --> 00:31:28.060
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR AGAIN FOR ME TO DIVE INTO SOME OF
  • 00:31:28.080 --> 00:31:31.080
  • THE LIES I'VE BELIEVED ABOUT MYSELF, AND TO GO
  • 00:31:31.100 --> 00:31:35.240
  • DEEPER AND TO DISCOVER, MAN, THIS AWESOME GOD
  • 00:31:35.260 --> 00:31:38.120
  • THAT I SERVE AND WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT ME TRUMPS ANY
  • 00:31:38.140 --> 00:31:41.010
  • OF THE LIES OF THE ENEMY.
  • 00:31:41.030 --> 00:31:42.210
  • SO I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK, AND I
  • 00:31:42.230 --> 00:31:44.150
  • BELIEVE IT'S SOMETHING THAT ALL OF US NEED A
  • 00:31:44.170 --> 00:31:47.110
  • REMINDER OF IN OUR LIVES TO JUST GO WAIT A MINUTE;
  • 00:31:47.130 --> 00:31:50.200
  • NO, I'M NOT WHO THEY SAY I AM, I'M NOT WHO MY PAST
  • 00:31:50.220 --> 00:31:53.180
  • SAYS I AM, I'M NOT WHO MY SUCCESSES OR FAILURES SAY
  • 00:31:53.200 --> 00:31:56.040
  • I AM. I AM WHO GOD SAYS I AM.
  • 00:31:56.060 --> 00:31:58.200
  • AND THIS BOOK REALLY DIVES INTO SOME OF THE
  • 00:31:58.220 --> 00:32:00.150
  • FALSE IDENTITIES THAT WE TEND TO OWN, AND IT'S A
  • 00:32:00.170 --> 00:32:03.260
  • CHAPTER BY CHAPTER REMINDER THAT THOSE NAME
  • 00:32:03.280 --> 00:32:06.050
  • TAGS WILL ALL FALL TO THE GROUND IF WE JUST SAY YES
  • 00:32:06.070 --> 00:32:09.160
  • AND TAKE UP OUR TRUE IDENTITY AS CHILDREN
  • 00:32:09.180 --> 00:32:11.230
  • OF THE ONE TRUE KING.
  • 00:32:11.250 --> 00:32:14.070
  • - THIS BOOK HAS A RELEASE DATE OF APRIL 2017.
  • 00:32:14.090 --> 00:32:18.240
  • THIS BOOK MAY BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO SOLIDIFY
  • 00:32:18.260 --> 00:32:23.090
  • YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST.
  • 00:32:23.110 --> 00:32:26.170
  • YOU CAN PICK IT UP ANYWHERE, ORDER IT ONLINE.
  • 00:32:26.190 --> 00:32:30.010
  • I HOPE YOU'LL PICK IT UP.
  • 00:32:30.030 --> 00:32:32.020
  • EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, WE HOPE YOU'LL GET THIS
  • 00:32:32.040 --> 00:32:34.120
  • MESSAGE, THIS MESSAGE OF YOUR IDENTITY IS BASED IN
  • 00:32:34.140 --> 00:32:38.130
  • NOT WHAT YOU OWN, WHAT YOU DRIVE, WHO LOVES YOU,
  • 00:32:38.150 --> 00:32:42.160
  • OR WHO YOU LOVE, OR HOW YOU LOOK; BUT YOUR
  • 00:32:42.180 --> 00:32:45.010
  • IDENTITY IS FIRMLY ROOTED IN THE SIMPLE FACT THAT
  • 00:32:45.030 --> 00:32:47.240
  • YOU'VE BEEN CREATED BY GOD FOR GOD'S GLORY
  • 00:32:47.260 --> 00:32:51.030
  • FOR AN ETERNAL PURPOSE.
  • 00:32:51.050 --> 00:32:53.070
  • GOD HAS HIS SIGHT SET ON YOU.
  • 00:32:53.090 --> 00:32:55.210
  • THIS MAY BE THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE EVER HEARD THIS.
  • 00:32:55.230 --> 00:32:58.000
  • ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SAY YES TO CHRIST.
  • 00:32:58.020 --> 00:33:00.200
  • SAY YES TO JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:33:00.220 --> 00:33:02.090
  • HE CAME WITH THIS MESSAGE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING
  • 00:33:02.110 --> 00:33:04.240
  • WAITING FOR YOU BEYOND THIS LIFE.
  • 00:33:04.260 --> 00:33:07.190
  • AND OUR RESPONSE IS SIMPLY TO SAY YES.
  • 00:33:07.210 --> 00:33:10.250
  • AND WE CALL THAT GIVING OUR HEARTS TO CHRIST.
  • 00:33:10.270 --> 00:33:13.040
  • I HOPE YOU'LL DO THAT.
  • 00:33:13.060 --> 00:33:15.020
  • WE TALKED TODAY IN OUR CHURCH SERVICE ABOUT
  • 00:33:15.040 --> 00:33:18.100
  • WHY PRAYER MATTERS AND WHY GOD WANTS TO
  • 00:33:18.120 --> 00:33:20.130
  • HEAR OUR PRAYERS.
  • 00:33:20.150 --> 00:33:22.060
  • SOMETIMES I CAN'T GET THE PLUMBER TO CALL ME BACK.
  • 00:33:22.080 --> 00:33:24.110
  • WHY WOULD GOD WANT TO LISTEN TO MY VOICE?
  • 00:33:24.130 --> 00:33:27.250
  • WELL, THE TRUTH IS BECAUSE I'M HIS CHILD AND
  • 00:33:27.270 --> 00:33:30.200
  • YOU'RE HIS CHILD, AND HE'S EQUIPPING YOU,
  • 00:33:30.220 --> 00:33:33.000
  • CALLING YOU, AND ENLISTING YOU TO BE A
  • 00:33:33.020 --> 00:33:34.180
  • PART OF HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM.
  • 00:33:34.200 --> 00:33:36.100
  • IT'S SO EXCITING WHAT GOD IS UP TO.
  • 00:33:36.120 --> 00:33:38.240
  • AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS TODAY.
  • 00:33:38.260 --> 00:33:40.170
  • MAYBE THIS CLIP FROM TODAY'S MESSAGE WILL
  • 00:33:40.190 --> 00:33:42.160
  • BRING SOME ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUR HEART.
  • 00:33:42.180 --> 00:33:45.020
  • I'M SO HAPPY TO TELL YOU GOD DELIGHTS IN YOUR
  • 00:33:46.030 --> 00:33:49.180
  • PRAYER AS WELL.
  • 00:33:49.200 --> 00:33:51.280
  • WHEN YOU STAND FIRMLY ON THIS PROMISE, YOU ARE
  • 00:33:52.000 --> 00:33:54.190
  • NEVER WITHOUT HOPE BECAUSE YOU ARE
  • 00:33:54.210 --> 00:33:57.150
  • NEVER WITHOUT PRAYER.
  • 00:33:57.170 --> 00:33:59.210
  • YOU ARE NEVER WITHOUT HOPE BECAUSE YOU ARE
  • 00:33:59.230 --> 00:34:03.250
  • NEVER WITHOUT PRAYER.
  • 00:34:03.270 --> 00:34:07.110
  • THAT SAME PASSAGE FROM JAMES IS TRANSLATED
  • 00:34:07.130 --> 00:34:09.270
  • ANOTHER WAY. WHEN A BELIEVING PERSON PRAYS,
  • 00:34:09.290 --> 00:34:14.010
  • GREAT THINGS HAPPEN.
  • 00:34:14.030 --> 00:34:17.290
  • SOMEONE HEARING MY VOICE IS WITHOUT HOPE.
  • 00:34:18.010 --> 00:34:23.140
  • YOU THINK YOU'RE OUT OF SOLUTIONS.
  • 00:34:23.160 --> 00:34:26.020
  • YOU'RE AT THE END OF YOUR ROPE.
  • 00:34:26.040 --> 00:34:28.210
  • YOU DON'T HAVE ANYMORE PATIENCE.
  • 00:34:28.230 --> 00:34:31.010
  • YOU'RE BEATING YOURSELF UP.
  • 00:34:31.030 --> 00:34:33.200
  • YOUR LIFE IS MARKED BY DESPAIR AND DISCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:34:33.220 --> 00:34:37.210
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE ELSE TO TURN.
  • 00:34:37.230 --> 00:34:41.100
  • YOU DON'T THINK YOU HAVE ANY HOPE,
  • 00:34:41.120 --> 00:34:43.290
  • BUT YOU DO, MY FRIEND.
  • 00:34:44.010 --> 00:34:45.230
  • YOU DO BECAUSE YOU'RE NEVER WITHOUT HOPE
  • 00:34:45.250 --> 00:34:49.050
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE NEVER WITHOUT PRAYER.
  • 00:34:49.070 --> 00:34:52.210
  • GOD HAS EQUIPPED YOU AND INVITED YOU, EVEN
  • 00:34:52.230 --> 00:34:56.110
  • ENLISTED YOU TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT THE AFFAIRS OF
  • 00:34:56.130 --> 00:35:00.040
  • MANKIND, AND HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU.
  • 00:35:00.060 --> 00:35:04.020
  • WHY? WHY WILL HE LISTEN TO YOU?
  • 00:35:04.040 --> 00:35:07.210
  • YOU CAN'T GET THE PLUMBER TO CALL YOU BACK.
  • 00:35:07.230 --> 00:35:09.240
  • WHY WOULD GOD PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:35:09.260 --> 00:35:13.120
  • HAVING TO SAY, WHAT YOU'RE THINKING?
  • 00:35:13.140 --> 00:35:15.220
  • THERE'S ONE REASON.
  • 00:35:15.240 --> 00:35:17.020
  • YOUR PRAYERS MATTER TO GOD BECAUSE
  • 00:35:17.040 --> 00:35:19.120
  • YOU MATTER TO GOD.
  • 00:35:19.140 --> 00:35:22.240
  • YOUR WORKERS MAY THINK YOU'RE JUST A NORMAL GUY
  • 00:35:22.260 --> 00:35:25.270
  • AS YOU SIT THERE AT YOUR CUBICAL TAPPING AWAY
  • 00:35:25.290 --> 00:35:28.120
  • AT YOUR KEYBOARD.
  • 00:35:28.140 --> 00:35:30.080
  • HE IS CHANGING YOU INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST
  • 00:35:30.100 --> 00:35:33.070
  • BECAUSE HE HAS AN ETERNAL ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU.
  • 00:35:33.090 --> 00:35:36.120
  • WHEN YOU GAVE YOUR HEART TO CHRIST, HE FORGAVE
  • 00:35:36.140 --> 00:35:40.180
  • YOUR SINS, YES, BUT HE DID MORE.
  • 00:35:40.200 --> 00:35:43.130
  • HE ALSO GAVE YOU AUTHORITY IN THE PRESENT,
  • 00:35:43.150 --> 00:35:47.200
  • AND HE GIVES YOU AN ASSIGNMENT FOR THE FUTURE.
  • 00:35:47.220 --> 00:35:51.150
  • YOU HAVE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS, BY ALL MEANS.
  • 00:35:51.170 --> 00:35:54.220
  • YOUR SINS ARE WASHED AWAY.
  • 00:35:54.240 --> 00:35:56.080
  • YOU HAVE BEEN MADE RIGHT BY THE SACRIFICE
  • 00:35:56.100 --> 00:35:58.050
  • OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:35:58.070 --> 00:36:00.190
  • BUT EQUALLY IMPORTANT IS THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE
  • 00:36:00.210 --> 00:36:02.250
  • BEEN GIVEN AUTHORITY IN THE PRESENT.
  • 00:36:02.270 --> 00:36:05.230
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHAT YOU BIND ON EARTH
  • 00:36:05.250 --> 00:36:08.050
  • IS BOUND IN HEAVEN;
  • 00:36:08.070 --> 00:36:09.250
  • WHAT YOU LOOSE ON EARTH IS LOOSED IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:36:09.270 --> 00:36:12.160
  • JESUS SAYS YOU CAN TALK TO A MOUNTAIN, TELL THE
  • 00:36:12.180 --> 00:36:14.230
  • MOUNTAIN TO MOVE, AND THAT MOUNTAIN WILL BE
  • 00:36:14.250 --> 00:36:16.160
  • MOVED. YOU HAVE AUTHORITY.
  • 00:36:16.180 --> 00:36:18.290
  • YOU CAN SPEAK, YOU CAN PRAY, YOU CAN ENGAGE.
  • 00:36:19.010 --> 00:36:22.010
  • YOU HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF GOD GIVEN AUTHORITY.
  • 00:36:22.030 --> 00:36:25.070
  • THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO MAKE YOU PROUD OR MAKE
  • 00:36:25.090 --> 00:36:27.170
  • YOU SWAGGER, BUT IT IS TO MAKE YOU HUMBLE BEFORE
  • 00:36:27.190 --> 00:36:31.000
  • GOD AND REALIZE THE POWER THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PRAY.
  • 00:36:31.020 --> 00:36:36.110
  • AND THE REASON GOD GAVE YOU THIS ABILITY IS
  • 00:36:36.130 --> 00:36:39.150
  • BECAUSE--LISTEN TO ME, HE IS EQUIPPING YOU FOR
  • 00:36:39.170 --> 00:36:42.200
  • AN ETERNAL ASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:36:42.220 --> 00:36:44.140
  • EVERYTHING IN THIS LIFE ONLY MAKES SENSE IF
  • 00:36:44.160 --> 00:36:47.240
  • VIEWED WITH THE LIFE TO COME.
  • 00:36:47.260 --> 00:36:51.130
  • IF YOUR VIEW OF LIFE ONLY INCLUDES WHAT HAPPENS
  • 00:36:51.150 --> 00:36:54.220
  • BETWEEN YOUR BIRTH AND YOUR GRAVE, THERE'S A LOT
  • 00:36:54.240 --> 00:36:57.130
  • IN LIFE THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:36:57.150 --> 00:37:00.040
  • HANDICAPS DON'T MAKE SENSE, DISEASE DOESN'T
  • 00:37:00.060 --> 00:37:02.230
  • MAKE SENSE, RACISM DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:37:02.250 --> 00:37:06.040
  • HOW IN THE WORLD COULD YOU LET THIS HAPPEN, GOD?
  • 00:37:06.060 --> 00:37:08.170
  • IF YOUR VIEW OF LIFE IS JUST THIS LIFE, I DON'T
  • 00:37:08.190 --> 00:37:10.230
  • HAVE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS.
  • 00:37:10.250 --> 00:37:12.210
  • BUT IF YOU WILL BELIEVE BY FAITH THAT THE BEST
  • 00:37:12.230 --> 00:37:14.290
  • PART OF LIFE IS THE NEXT PART OF LIFE IN WHICH GOD
  • 00:37:15.010 --> 00:37:18.260
  • HIMSELF WILL RETURN WITH HIS BRIDE AND INHABIT
  • 00:37:18.280 --> 00:37:21.230
  • THIS PLANET AND HAVE HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM AS HE
  • 00:37:21.250 --> 00:37:25.000
  • PROMISED HE WOULD AND HE WILL, THEN LIFE BEGINS TO
  • 00:37:25.020 --> 00:37:28.160
  • MAKE SENSE, AND WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS
  • 00:37:28.180 --> 00:37:31.060
  • PART OF LIFE IS JUST A TINY FRACTION OF THE
  • 00:37:31.080 --> 00:37:33.270
  • ETERNITY THAT AWAITS US.
  • 00:37:33.290 --> 00:37:37.050
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENS IN THIS LIFE
  • 00:37:37.070 --> 00:37:40.050
  • IS WE SAY YES TO CHRIST AND HE DEPOSITS WITHIN
  • 00:37:40.070 --> 00:37:43.200
  • HIMSELF HIS PRESENCE, AND THAT PRESENCE GROWS AND
  • 00:37:43.220 --> 00:37:47.160
  • GROWS AND GROWS UNTIL AT THE RIGHT TIME CHRIST
  • 00:37:47.180 --> 00:37:50.070
  • EITHER RETURNS FROM HEAVEN OR HE TAKES US TO
  • 00:37:50.090 --> 00:37:52.290
  • HEAVEN. BUT BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, WE ARE IN ON-THE-JOB
  • 00:37:53.010 --> 00:37:56.140
  • TRAINING BECAUSE SOMETHING WE ARE DOING
  • 00:37:56.160 --> 00:37:59.190
  • NOW IS PREPARING US FOR SOMETHING WE WILL DO THEN.
  • 00:37:59.210 --> 00:38:03.010
  • YOU'RE LOOKING AT ME LIKE I'M MAKING THIS UP,
  • 00:38:03.030 --> 00:38:05.140
  • BUT I'M NOT.
  • 00:38:05.160 --> 00:38:08.130
  • JUST A COUPLE OF VERSES, 2 TIMOTHY 2:12,
  • 00:38:08.150 --> 00:38:11.140
  • IF WE ENDURE, WE WILL ALSO WHAT?
  • 00:38:11.160 --> 00:38:14.110
  • REIGN WITH HIM.
  • 00:38:14.130 --> 00:38:16.190
  • I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP.
  • 00:38:16.210 --> 00:38:19.120
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION SAYS WE SHALL REIGN ON
  • 00:38:19.140 --> 00:38:22.080
  • THE EARTH, WE SHALL HAVE ROYAL ASSIGNMENTS.
  • 00:38:22.100 --> 00:38:24.230
  • AMY CARTER HAS NOTHING ON YOU.
  • 00:38:24.250 --> 00:38:27.190
  • YOU SHALL HAVE A ROYAL ASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:38:27.210 --> 00:38:30.040
  • WHAT IS YOUR ASSIGNMENT?
  • 00:38:30.060 --> 00:38:31.170
  • I DO NOT KNOW, BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL
  • 00:38:31.190 --> 00:38:35.000
  • HAVE SOME ASSIGNMENT IN THE ETERNAL KINGDOM.
  • 00:38:35.020 --> 00:38:39.160
  • AND SOMETHING IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW TO
  • 00:38:39.180 --> 00:38:42.000
  • PREPARE YOU FOR THAT, AND PART OF WHAT GOD IS
  • 00:38:42.020 --> 00:38:45.040
  • USING TO PREPARE YOU AND ME IS PRAYER.
  • 00:38:45.060 --> 00:38:49.100
  • TALKING TO GOD, INTERACTING WITH HIM,
  • 00:38:49.120 --> 00:38:53.050
  • BRINGING OUR REQUESTS, NOTING WHEN HE SAYS YES,
  • 00:38:53.070 --> 00:38:56.210
  • NOTING WHEN HE SAYS NO, WONDERING WHY HE SAID
  • 00:38:56.230 --> 00:38:59.080
  • YES, WONDERING WHY HE SAID NO.
  • 00:38:59.100 --> 00:39:01.290
  • THE POWER OF UNIFIED PRAYER, THE POWER OF
  • 00:39:02.010 --> 00:39:04.050
  • PASSIONATE PRAYER.
  • 00:39:04.070 --> 00:39:05.250
  • WHAT MATTERS TO GOD, WHAT DOESN'T MATTER TO GOD.
  • 00:39:05.270 --> 00:39:08.240
  • PRAYER, LISTEN, PRAYER IS SO MUCH MORE THAN ASKING
  • 00:39:08.260 --> 00:39:11.050
  • GOD TO GIVE YOU A PARKING PLACE.
  • 00:39:11.070 --> 00:39:13.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:13.150 --> 00:39:15.220
  • AND ASK HIM. THAT'S ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:39:15.240 --> 00:39:18.270
  • BUT PRAYER IS THIS PRIVILEGE, THIS ACCESS
  • 00:39:18.290 --> 00:39:22.140
  • THAT YOU HAVE TO THE HOLY OF HOLIES IN THE
  • 00:39:22.160 --> 00:39:24.250
  • NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:39:24.270 --> 00:39:27.220
  • WHEN YOU COME TO GOD AND YOU SAY GOD,
  • 00:39:27.240 --> 00:39:32.020
  • BLESS OUR COUNTRY IN THE NAME OF CHRIST.
  • 00:39:32.040 --> 00:39:35.190
  • WE'VE GOT DIVISIONS THAT WE CANNOT FIX.
  • 00:39:35.210 --> 00:39:37.270
  • WE'VE GOT PROBLEMS WE CANNOT SOLVE.
  • 00:39:37.290 --> 00:39:40.020
  • WE'RE ABORTING BABIES.
  • 00:39:40.040 --> 00:39:41.250
  • WE'RE HURTING EACH OTHER.
  • 00:39:41.270 --> 00:39:43.080
  • WE'RE SO DIVIDED.
  • 00:39:43.100 --> 00:39:44.280
  • WE'RE TROUBLED, BUT I'M NOT GIVING INTO ANXIETY BECAUSE
  • 00:39:45.000 --> 00:39:47.250
  • I'M BRINGING THIS TO YOU, LORD.
  • 00:39:47.270 --> 00:39:50.030
  • I BELIEVE YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER LISTENS, AND
  • 00:39:50.050 --> 00:39:52.280
  • SOMETIMES I THINK THAT HE PERMITS DIFFICULT SEASONS TO
  • 00:39:53.000 --> 00:39:57.100
  • COME UPON A COUNTRY SO THAT THE CHURCH WILL RISE UP AS
  • 00:39:57.120 --> 00:40:01.140
  • PEOPLE OF FAITH AND PEOPLE OF PRAYER.
  • 00:40:01.160 --> 00:40:03.220
  • WE DON'T GIVE INTO THE CYNICISM, AND WE DON'T GIVE
  • 00:40:03.240 --> 00:40:06.110
  • INTO THE ANGER AND HOSTILITY.
  • 00:40:06.130 --> 00:40:08.030
  • WE GET DOWN ON OUR KNEES, AND WE SAY, LORD, PLEASE,
  • 00:40:08.050 --> 00:40:11.280
  • WE'RE STANDING ON YOUR PROMISES BECAUSE WE'RE
  • 00:40:12.000 --> 00:40:14.180
  • PRAYING FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD TO COME.
  • 00:40:14.200 --> 00:40:19.180
  • - I'M HERE WITH MATTHEW WEST.
  • 00:40:19.200 --> 00:40:21.130
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS.
  • 00:40:21.150 --> 00:40:23.040
  • AT THE TOP OF THE LIST, THOUGH, IS HIS BOOK "HELLO,
  • 00:40:23.060 --> 00:40:25.110
  • MY NAME IS...",
  • 00:40:25.130 --> 00:40:27.130
  • AND YOU CAN ORDER THAT BOOK RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:40:27.150 --> 00:40:29.010
  • THERE'S A NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.
  • 00:40:29.030 --> 00:40:30.240
  • JUST CALL IN, PICK UP A COPY FOR YOURSELF AND MAYBE FOR
  • 00:40:30.260 --> 00:40:32.240
  • YOUR 50 BEST FRIENDS.
  • 00:40:32.260 --> 00:40:34.170
  • - I LIKE THAT, MAX.
  • 00:40:34.190 --> 00:40:36.160
  • YOU SHOULD BE MY AGENT.
  • 00:40:36.180 --> 00:40:38.280
  • - IT'S A TOPIC THAT WE ALL NEED, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:40:39.000 --> 00:40:40.230
  • - IT IS.
  • 00:40:40.250 --> 00:40:42.190
  • - WHAT WAS THE WRITING PROCESS LIKE FOR YOU.
  • 00:40:42.210 --> 00:40:44.130
  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, SO MUCH OF MY MINISTRY HAS NOW
  • 00:40:44.150 --> 00:40:47.090
  • BEEN JUST STEEPED IN STORY, RIGHT?
  • 00:40:47.110 --> 00:40:50.270
  • AND SO I REALLY FEEL LIKE I TAKE THESE
  • 00:40:50.290 --> 00:40:52.290
  • PEOPLE'S STORIES WITH ME.
  • 00:40:53.010 --> 00:40:55.000
  • THEY COME TO CONCERTS, AND THEY PLACE THEIR STORIES IN
  • 00:40:55.020 --> 00:40:57.090
  • MY HANDS NOW, AND WE'VE BEGUN A REALLY SPECIAL
  • 00:40:57.110 --> 00:41:00.060
  • RELATIONSHIP THROUGH THAT.
  • 00:41:00.080 --> 00:41:02.140
  • AND SO THE STORIES ARE NOW A PART OF THIS BOOK, AND
  • 00:41:02.160 --> 00:41:07.080
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THE SONG WRITING PROCESS IS VERY
  • 00:41:07.100 --> 00:41:13.020
  • COMMUNAL, RIGHT?
  • 00:41:13.040 --> 00:41:16.000
  • AND SO LAST WEEK, STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN JOINED ME,
  • 00:41:16.020 --> 00:41:19.290
  • AND WE WROTE A SONG TOGETHER, AND WE'RE HANGING
  • 00:41:20.010 --> 00:41:22.040
  • OUT AND DRINKING COFFEE.
  • 00:41:22.060 --> 00:41:24.000
  • AND THEN TURNING TO WRITE THE BOOK, I DON'T KNOW HOW
  • 00:41:24.020 --> 00:41:26.160
  • YOU FEEL, BUT I FOUND IT TO BE INCREDIBLY
  • 00:41:26.180 --> 00:41:28.060
  • ISOLATING AT TIMES.
  • 00:41:28.080 --> 00:41:30.030
  • IT'S JUST ME AND THE CLICKING SOUND OF MY LAPTOP,
  • 00:41:30.050 --> 00:41:33.280
  • OR WHEN I DON'T HAVE ANY IDEAS, THAT DREADFUL SILENCE.
  • 00:41:34.000 --> 00:41:38.210
  • NO CLICKING MEANS NO TYPING, HAPPENING.
  • 00:41:38.230 --> 00:41:41.030
  • SO I FOUND THAT TO BE SOMEWHAT ISOLATING.
  • 00:41:41.050 --> 00:41:44.100
  • - NOTHING WORSE THAN THAT EMPTY SCREEN.
  • 00:41:44.120 --> 00:41:46.010
  • - THAT EMPTY SCREEN, RIGHT?
  • 00:41:46.030 --> 00:41:48.160
  • SO WHAT I DID FIND -- AND I HAVE TO THANK MY WIFE EMILY
  • 00:41:48.180 --> 00:41:51.090
  • BECAUSE JUST LIKE SHE ALLOWS ME TO PLAY SONGS THAT I'M
  • 00:41:51.110 --> 00:41:54.120
  • WRITING IN PROCESS, I WOULD TAKE A CHAPTER TO BED WITH
  • 00:41:54.140 --> 00:41:58.000
  • ME, AND I'D SAY, HEY, CAN I READ THIS TO YOU?
  • 00:41:58.020 --> 00:42:00.060
  • DOES THIS SOUND LIKE MY VOICE?
  • 00:42:00.080 --> 00:42:02.050
  • AND SO REALLY JUST KIND OF TAPPING INTO MY
  • 00:42:02.070 --> 00:42:04.190
  • VOICE AS A WRITER.
  • 00:42:04.210 --> 00:42:06.200
  • AND AGAIN, I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOUR BOOKS HAVE
  • 00:42:06.220 --> 00:42:11.080
  • ACTUALLY INFLUENCED ME; YOUR GIFT WITH WORDS, YOUR GIFT
  • 00:42:11.100 --> 00:42:14.090
  • WITH COMMUNICATION, THAT WAS A BIG PART FOR ME WAS
  • 00:42:14.110 --> 00:42:16.260
  • LOOKING AT, SO, OKAY, WHAT ABOUT THIS MAX LUCADO BOOK?
  • 00:42:16.280 --> 00:42:20.190
  • I KNOW THAT MIGHT SOUND AWKWARD TO BE SITTING HERE
  • 00:42:20.210 --> 00:42:23.150
  • WITH YOU TO SAY THAT, BUT I LITERALLY WOULD THINK, WHY
  • 00:42:23.170 --> 00:42:26.080
  • IS THIS RESONATING WITH ME SO DEEPLY?
  • 00:42:26.100 --> 00:42:27.260
  • THERE'S NO MUSIC SOUND TRACK HERE.
  • 00:42:27.280 --> 00:42:29.240
  • USUALLY MUSIC IS WHAT YOU'D THINK WOULD CONJURE THE
  • 00:42:29.260 --> 00:42:33.060
  • EMOTION OR WHATEVER, BUT MAN, JUST STRAIGHT
  • 00:42:33.080 --> 00:42:34.250
  • OFF THE PAGE.
  • 00:42:34.270 --> 00:42:36.250
  • AND SO THIS WAS A REAL CHANCE FOR ME TO ALMOST BE
  • 00:42:36.270 --> 00:42:39.190
  • STRIPPED AWAY OF MY GO-TO METHODS OF LINES THAT RHYME
  • 00:42:39.210 --> 00:42:42.170
  • AND MESSAGES IN THREE MINUTES, AND BEGIN TO DIG
  • 00:42:42.190 --> 00:42:45.230
  • DEEPER AND UNPACK.
  • 00:42:45.250 --> 00:42:47.210
  • AND I'M GLAD THAT I FOUGHT THROUGH THE SOLITUDE OF THAT
  • 00:42:47.230 --> 00:42:49.280
  • WRITING PROCESS BECAUSE THERE, IN THAT SOLITUDE, I
  • 00:42:50.000 --> 00:42:52.270
  • REALLY FELT LIKE I WAS IN GOD'S PRESENCE, AND I WAS
  • 00:42:52.290 --> 00:42:56.100
  • MORE ATTENTIVE TO WHAT HE WANTED ME TO COMMUNICATE
  • 00:42:56.120 --> 00:42:59.020
  • THROUGH THIS BOOK AND THIS MESSAGE OF IDENTITY.
  • 00:42:59.040 --> 00:43:01.120
  • AND THESE PEOPLE'S STORIES, WHAT I BEGAN TO SEE IS
  • 00:43:01.140 --> 00:43:03.120
  • THOUSANDS OF STORIES, AND IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, EVERY
  • 00:43:03.140 --> 00:43:06.120
  • SINGLE ONE OF THEM WAS ABOUT WHAT? IDENTITY, RIGHT?
  • 00:43:06.140 --> 00:43:09.000
  • THEY MIGHT BE WRITING ABOUT A TRIAL, BUT THEY'RE REALLY
  • 00:43:09.020 --> 00:43:12.030
  • WRITING ABOUT THE WORD ANXIETY ON THEIR NAME TAG.
  • 00:43:12.050 --> 00:43:14.130
  • THEY MIGHT BE WRITING ABOUT THEIR
  • 00:43:14.150 --> 00:43:16.060
  • BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION.
  • 00:43:16.080 --> 00:43:17.280
  • THAT'S ON THEIR NAME TAG.
  • 00:43:18.000 --> 00:43:19.210
  • THEY MIGHT BE WRITING ABOUT THE ABUSE
  • 00:43:19.230 --> 00:43:21.080
  • THAT THEY SUFFERED.
  • 00:43:21.100 --> 00:43:22.220
  • THAT'S ON THEIR NAME TAG.
  • 00:43:22.240 --> 00:43:24.160
  • AND ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL IMAGES THAT I'VE HAD, MAX,
  • 00:43:24.180 --> 00:43:26.180
  • IS WE DO A LOT OF WORK WITH RECOVERY GROUPS, AND WE
  • 00:43:26.200 --> 00:43:29.180
  • BRING THEM TO OUR CONCERT IN EVERY CITY.
  • 00:43:29.200 --> 00:43:32.180
  • AND THERE WAS ONE NIGHT WHERE THERE WAS A GROUP OF
  • 00:43:32.200 --> 00:43:37.020
  • ABOUT 200 WOMEN WHO WERE CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH THIS
  • 00:43:37.040 --> 00:43:39.250
  • INTENSIVE CHRISTIAN RECOVERY PROGRAM.
  • 00:43:39.270 --> 00:43:41.280
  • THEY HAD BEEN RESCUED FROM ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF
  • 00:43:42.000 --> 00:43:46.290
  • UNTHINKABLE AND CHALLENGING TIMES IN THEIR LIFE,
  • 00:43:47.010 --> 00:43:48.290
  • ADDICTIONS AND ABUSE.
  • 00:43:49.010 --> 00:43:51.180
  • AND THEY HAD EACH BEEN GIVEN A BIG POSTER WITH THE IMAGE
  • 00:43:51.200 --> 00:43:54.000
  • OF A NAME TAG, "HELLO, MY NAME IS...",
  • 00:43:54.020 --> 00:43:56.000
  • AND I GAVE IT TO THEM.
  • 00:43:56.020 --> 00:43:59.050
  • AND THE IDEA WAS THAT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AT THE
  • 00:43:59.070 --> 00:44:00.260
  • CONCERT, THEY WOULD MAYBE THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE LIES
  • 00:44:00.280 --> 00:44:02.240
  • THEY BELIEVED ABOUT THEMSELVES, BUT BY THE END
  • 00:44:02.260 --> 00:44:05.120
  • OF THAT CONCERT, THEY WOULD DARE TO BELIEVE THAT THOSE
  • 00:44:05.140 --> 00:44:08.180
  • NAMES COULD BE CROSSED OFF, AND IN ITS PLACE, THEY WOULD
  • 00:44:08.200 --> 00:44:12.100
  • KNOW WHO THEY WERE.
  • 00:44:12.120 --> 00:44:14.110
  • AND I REMEMBER STANDING IN A SIDE ROOM OFF STAGE, AND I'M
  • 00:44:14.130 --> 00:44:16.070
  • STANDING WITH 200 WOMEN, THESE GIRLS, AND I BEGAN TO
  • 00:44:16.090 --> 00:44:19.020
  • SEE WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON THEIR POSTERS, AND I BEGAN
  • 00:44:19.040 --> 00:44:22.080
  • TO CRY BECAUSE THE WORDS THAT THEY USED TO DESCRIBE
  • 00:44:22.100 --> 00:44:27.010
  • THEMSELVES, MAYBE DAMAGING WORDS THAT HAD BEEN SPOKEN
  • 00:44:27.030 --> 00:44:29.180
  • OVER THEM IN THEIR LIFE, EXPERIENCES THAT THEY HAD
  • 00:44:29.200 --> 00:44:32.020
  • HAD, IT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING, THE LIES THAT
  • 00:44:32.040 --> 00:44:35.080
  • SATAN HAD MADE THESE GIRLS BELIEVE WHO THEY WERE.
  • 00:44:35.100 --> 00:44:37.270
  • BUT I BEGAN TO SEE WITH TEARS IN THEIR EARS, THEY
  • 00:44:37.290 --> 00:44:40.050
  • WERE CROSSING THEM OFF.
  • 00:44:40.070 --> 00:44:42.010
  • BY THE END OF THAT NIGHT, I BELIEVE THEY WERE RELIEVED
  • 00:44:42.030 --> 00:44:44.020
  • AND SAYING, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:44:44.040 --> 00:44:45.270
  • I'M NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THOSE LIES ANYMORE.
  • 00:44:45.290 --> 00:44:47.190
  • I'M GOING TO LEAVE THAT NAME TAG ON THE FLOOR OF THIS
  • 00:44:47.210 --> 00:44:49.250
  • ARENA, AND I'M WALKING HOME, GOING HOME, KNOWING WHO
  • 00:44:49.270 --> 00:44:51.200
  • I AM IN CHRIST, AND IT ALL STARTS OVER NOW.
  • 00:44:51.220 --> 00:44:55.040
  • SO I TOOK THOSE EXPERIENCES WITH ME, I TOOK THE FACES OF
  • 00:44:55.060 --> 00:44:58.110
  • THOSE GIRLS, I TOOK THE STORIES THAT I READ, AND I
  • 00:44:58.130 --> 00:45:01.200
  • WENT AND I WROTE THIS CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER HOPING,
  • 00:45:01.220 --> 00:45:04.240
  • PRAYING AND BELIEVING ONE-BY-ONE, THESE OLD NAME
  • 00:45:04.260 --> 00:45:08.090
  • TAGS WOULD BE GONE FOR GOOD.
  • 00:45:08.110 --> 00:45:10.140
  • - WERE THERE ANY NAMES, MISTAKEN IDENTITIES, THAT
  • 00:45:10.160 --> 00:45:14.090
  • SURFACED MORE THAN OTHERS?
  • 00:45:14.110 --> 00:45:16.090
  • - ABSOLUTELY. I THINK I WOULD PICK UP ON DEPRESSION.
  • 00:45:16.110 --> 00:45:24.130
  • ANXIETY WAS A BIG ONE.
  • 00:45:24.150 --> 00:45:27.010
  • IN FACT, ONE OF THE STORIES THAT BREAKS MY HEART TO THIS
  • 00:45:27.030 --> 00:45:30.290
  • DAY WAS DOWN AT THE FRONT OF THE STAGE OF THE CONCERT,
  • 00:45:31.010 --> 00:45:36.070
  • AND WE DO A LITTLE Q AND A WITH ABOUT 100 OR 50 PEOPLE
  • 00:45:36.090 --> 00:45:42.030
  • OR SO, AND THERE WOULD BE AN EMCEE THAT TAKES THE
  • 00:45:42.050 --> 00:45:44.010
  • MICROPHONE AROUND.
  • 00:45:44.030 --> 00:45:46.040
  • PEOPLE CAN ASK A QUESTION, AND THIS LITTLE 8 YEAR-OLD
  • 00:45:46.060 --> 00:45:48.280
  • KID RAISED HIS HAND, AND THEY TAKE THE MICROPHONE
  • 00:45:49.000 --> 00:45:50.220
  • OVER TO HIM -- THIS WAS JUST LAST YEAR -- AND I SAID,
  • 00:45:50.240 --> 00:45:54.090
  • "WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION, BUDDY?"
  • 00:45:54.110 --> 00:45:56.090
  • AND HE SAID, "CAN I HAVE A HUG?"
  • 00:45:56.110 --> 00:45:58.040
  • AND EVERYBODY IN THE CROWD GOES A COLLECTIVE AW.
  • 00:45:58.060 --> 00:46:00.190
  • AND I SAID, "SURE."
  • 00:46:00.210 --> 00:46:02.260
  • SO HE RUNS DOWN THE AISLE, COMES UP AND GIVES ME A
  • 00:46:02.280 --> 00:46:04.290
  • GREAT BIG HUG, HUGS MY LEG.
  • 00:46:05.010 --> 00:46:06.240
  • SO I KNEEL DOWN TO GIVE HIM A HUG, AND HE DIDN'T LET GO.
  • 00:46:06.260 --> 00:46:11.120
  • SO I KIND OF KNELT DOWN CLOSER TO HIM, AND HE
  • 00:46:11.140 --> 00:46:13.150
  • WHISPERS IN MY EAR, THIS LITTLE 8 YEAR-OLD KID, HE
  • 00:46:13.170 --> 00:46:15.140
  • SAYS, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I REALLY STRUGGLE
  • 00:46:15.160 --> 00:46:19.070
  • WITH ANXIETY, AND SOMETIMES IT'S HARD FOR ME TO GO TO
  • 00:46:19.090 --> 00:46:23.200
  • SCHOOL, BUT ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL, MY GRANDMA PLAYS
  • 00:46:23.220 --> 00:46:26.250
  • 'STRONG ENOUGH' WHICH IS A SONG OF MINE, AND THERE'S A
  • 00:46:26.270 --> 00:46:30.110
  • LINE IN 'STRONG ENOUGH' THAT TALKS ABOUT THE HANDS OF
  • 00:46:30.130 --> 00:46:33.000
  • MERCY, WON'T YOU COVER ME? HANDS OF MERCY.
  • 00:46:33.020 --> 00:46:35.030
  • HE SAID, WHEN I HEAR HANDS OF MERCY COVER ME, IT HELPS
  • 00:46:35.050 --> 00:46:37.140
  • ME, AND I CAN GO TO SCHOOL.
  • 00:46:37.160 --> 00:46:40.290
  • AND I WENT TO BED THAT NIGHT AFTER THE SHOW THINKING AND
  • 00:46:41.010 --> 00:46:43.040
  • PRAYING FOR AN 8 YEAR-OLD KID WHO'S TOO YOUNG TO EVEN
  • 00:46:43.060 --> 00:46:47.090
  • KNOW WHAT THE WORDS ANXIETY MEANS, RIGHT?
  • 00:46:47.110 --> 00:46:49.290
  • HE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT BASEBALL OR VIDEO
  • 00:46:50.010 --> 00:46:51.280
  • GAMES OR WHATEVER.
  • 00:46:52.000 --> 00:46:53.260
  • AND I WAS DESPERATE TO KNOW WHAT WAS IT THAT HAD CAUSED
  • 00:46:53.280 --> 00:46:56.280
  • SUCH ANXIETY, BUT I NEVER WOULD KNOW, BUT I WAS GOING
  • 00:46:57.000 --> 00:47:00.100
  • TO PRAY FOR THAT LITTLE BOY AND THEN TAKE THAT, AND I
  • 00:47:00.120 --> 00:47:03.070
  • WOUND UP WRITING A CHAPTER ABOUT FEAR AND ANXIETY.
  • 00:47:03.090 --> 00:47:07.070
  • WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:47:07.090 --> 00:47:09.110
  • AND SO ON AND ON THEY WENT, THE MOST COMMON STORIES THAT
  • 00:47:09.130 --> 00:47:14.090
  • I WOULD GATHER AND THEMES, THOSE ARE THE NAMES AND THE
  • 00:47:14.110 --> 00:47:17.170
  • LIES THAT I WANTED TO HELP DISPEL ONE-BY-ONE.
  • 00:47:17.190 --> 00:47:20.270
  • - IT'S AMAZING HOW ANXIETY HAS GRIPPED OUR CULTURE.
  • 00:47:20.290 --> 00:47:23.250
  • WE ARE THE MOST ANXIOUS NATION ON THE PLANET.
  • 00:47:23.270 --> 00:47:29.000
  • - IS THAT RIGHT?
  • 00:47:29.020 --> 00:47:31.040
  • - WE ARE THE MOST ANXIOUS NATION ON THE PLANET.
  • 00:47:31.060 --> 00:47:33.040
  • I'M NOT QUITE SURE HOW THEY MEASURE THAT, BUT
  • 00:47:33.060 --> 00:47:35.140
  • PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN MEASURE EVERYTHING.
  • 00:47:35.160 --> 00:47:37.180
  • AND I CAME ACROSS A STUDY, BECAUSE WE RECENTLY DID A
  • 00:47:37.200 --> 00:47:40.020
  • SERMON SERIES ON ANXIETY.
  • 00:47:40.040 --> 00:47:43.230
  • I'VE BEEN WORKING ON A BOOK ON ANXIETY, AND FOUND OUT
  • 00:47:43.250 --> 00:47:45.290
  • THAT CITIZENS OF THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES HAVE FAR FEWER
  • 00:47:46.010 --> 00:47:49.280
  • INDICATORS OF ANXIETY THAN THE MORE ADVANCED NATIONS.
  • 00:47:50.000 --> 00:47:54.120
  • ISN'T THAT INTERESTING?
  • 00:47:54.140 --> 00:47:56.110
  • AND THAT WHEN PEOPLE MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES FROM LIKE
  • 00:47:56.130 --> 00:48:00.070
  • NIGERIA OR EVEN PARTS OF MEXICO, THEIR ANXIETY LEVEL
  • 00:48:00.090 --> 00:48:03.270
  • INCREASES, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD FAR FEWER OF THE
  • 00:48:03.290 --> 00:48:07.150
  • COMFORTS, MAYBE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL PROVISIONS,
  • 00:48:07.170 --> 00:48:12.000
  • THAT WE THINK.
  • 00:48:12.020 --> 00:48:14.030
  • SO HERE WE ARE LIVING IN THE MOST ADVANCED NATION IN
  • 00:48:14.050 --> 00:48:17.110
  • HISTORY, AND YET, WE'RE THE MOST ANXIOUS
  • 00:48:17.130 --> 00:48:20.040
  • PEOPLE IN HISTORY.
  • 00:48:20.060 --> 00:48:22.070
  • AND WHAT I READ, TOO, IS THAT THE MOST ANXIOUS PEOPLE
  • 00:48:22.090 --> 00:48:26.080
  • IN OUR GENERATION, IN OUR NATION, ARE YOUNG PEOPLE.
  • 00:48:26.100 --> 00:48:29.190
  • ONE PSYCHOLOGIST COMPARED THEM TO PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS
  • 00:48:29.210 --> 00:48:35.240
  • IN WORLD WAR II.
  • 00:48:35.260 --> 00:48:37.200
  • HE SAID THAT THE AVERAGE COLLEGE STUDENT TODAY HAS
  • 00:48:37.220 --> 00:48:40.260
  • THE ANXIETY LEVEL OF A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT
  • 00:48:40.280 --> 00:48:43.180
  • IN WORLD WAR II.
  • 00:48:43.200 --> 00:48:45.160
  • AND IT'S LIKE WE'RE SHIPPING THEM OFF TO COLLEGE
  • 00:48:45.180 --> 00:48:47.230
  • WRAPPED TIGHTER THAN EGYPTIAN MUMMIES.
  • 00:48:47.250 --> 00:48:49.270
  • THEY'RE ANXIOUS, THEY'RE ANXIOUS, AND I WONDERED WHY.
  • 00:48:49.290 --> 00:48:52.160
  • I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT WE'RE
  • 00:48:52.180 --> 00:48:55.270
  • BOMBARDED WITH INFORMATION, BOMBARDED WITH
  • 00:48:55.290 --> 00:48:59.070
  • THE INFORMATION.
  • 00:48:59.090 --> 00:49:01.010
  • EVEN BEFORE THIS INTERVIEW CAME, MY PHONE BEEPED,
  • 00:49:01.030 --> 00:49:02.250
  • AND THERE WAS A NEGATIVE HEADLINE.
  • 00:49:02.270 --> 00:49:04.240
  • I THOUGHT, WELL, I DIDN'T NEED TO KNOW THAT.
  • 00:49:04.260 --> 00:49:07.080
  • - THINGS WE DON'T EVEN REALIZE ARE
  • 00:49:07.100 --> 00:49:09.290
  • IMPACTING OUR VIEW.
  • 00:49:10.010 --> 00:49:11.230
  • - AND INFORMATION THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE RECEIVED UNTIL
  • 00:49:11.250 --> 00:49:14.210
  • I GOT HOME AND MAYBE EVEN DID SOMETHING PHYSICAL LIKE
  • 00:49:14.230 --> 00:49:17.030
  • OPENED A PAPER, NOW IT POPS ON MY PHONE, AND I LOOK
  • 00:49:17.050 --> 00:49:19.110
  • DOWN, AND THERE IT IS.
  • 00:49:19.130 --> 00:49:21.010
  • - IT FINDS US.
  • 00:49:21.030 --> 00:49:22.200
  • - IT FINDS US, AND SO WE'RE BOMBARDED WITH THIS ANXIETY,
  • 00:49:22.220 --> 00:49:25.040
  • WITH THESE ANXIETY-PRODUCING IMAGES.
  • 00:49:25.060 --> 00:49:27.070
  • SO YOU CAN IMAGINE IF YOU'RE AN 8 YEAR-OLD.
  • 00:49:27.090 --> 00:49:29.070
  • - IMAGINE THAT LITTLE BOY, WHAT WAS HE SEEING AT HOME?
  • 00:49:29.090 --> 00:49:32.130
  • WHAT WAS GOING ON?
  • 00:49:32.150 --> 00:49:34.160
  • WHAT KIND OF HOME LIFE DID HE HAVE?
  • 00:49:34.180 --> 00:49:36.110
  • AND HONESTLY, AGAIN, THIS COMES BACK TO WHEN WE
  • 00:49:36.130 --> 00:49:40.120
  • HAVEN'T TAKEN HOLD OF OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST, THEN
  • 00:49:40.140 --> 00:49:44.030
  • WE'RE WIDE OPEN AND SUSCEPTIBLE TO BE AFFECTED
  • 00:49:44.050 --> 00:49:47.100
  • BY SO MANY OTHER FALSE IDENTITIES, AND I THINK
  • 00:49:47.120 --> 00:49:50.040
  • THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I NOTICED.
  • 00:49:50.060 --> 00:49:52.030
  • IT'S LIKE WHEN YOU HAVE NOT TAPPED INTO THE PEACE THAT
  • 00:49:52.050 --> 00:49:54.190
  • COMES WITH KNOWING, OKAY, HEY, GOD LOVES ME.
  • 00:49:54.210 --> 00:49:58.050
  • GOD HAS GIVEN ME MY NAME. HE FORMED ME.
  • 00:49:58.070 --> 00:50:00.120
  • HE KNOWS THE PLANS THAT HE HAS FOR ME.
  • 00:50:00.140 --> 00:50:02.240
  • AND THAT'S REALLY A LOT OF -- IT'S FUNNY IN THE BOOK, I
  • 00:50:02.260 --> 00:50:05.260
  • TALK A LOT ABOUT -- AND I LOVE READING YOUR BOOKS.
  • 00:50:05.280 --> 00:50:09.260
  • I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOUR FAMILY, ALL THE STORIES.
  • 00:50:09.280 --> 00:50:13.090
  • IN FACT, ONE DAY, I SAT DOWN AT A COFFEE SHOP IN
  • 00:50:13.110 --> 00:50:15.020
  • NASHVILLE, AND I WAS FINISHING MY BOOK, AND I
  • 00:50:15.040 --> 00:50:17.020
  • LOOKED OVER, AND YOUR DAUGHTER WAS SITTING RIGHT
  • 00:50:17.040 --> 00:50:19.230
  • NEXT TO ME WORKING ON HER BOOK.
  • 00:50:19.250 --> 00:50:22.110
  • BUT I TELL THE STORY RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK
  • 00:50:22.130 --> 00:50:26.030
  • ABOUT MY DAUGHTER'S FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN.
  • 00:50:26.050 --> 00:50:29.140
  • HER NAME'S LULU, AND LULU, SHE WANTED TO RIDE THE BUS.
  • 00:50:29.160 --> 00:50:34.190
  • THAT WAS HER BIG THING, RIGHT?
  • 00:50:34.210 --> 00:50:36.100
  • AND I'M SCARED TO DEATH. I START GOOGLING BUS SAFETY.
  • 00:50:36.120 --> 00:50:38.050
  • WHAT ARE THE STATISTICS?
  • 00:50:38.070 --> 00:50:40.200
  • SO I'LL NEVER FORGET, WE GET HER ON THE BUS, AND WE SHOW
  • 00:50:40.220 --> 00:50:43.070
  • UP EARLY THAT AFTERNOON TO THE BUS STOP JUST IN CASE,
  • 00:50:43.090 --> 00:50:45.200
  • AND WE'RE PACING BACK AND FORTH, AND LULU GETS OFF THE
  • 00:50:45.220 --> 00:50:49.050
  • BUS, AND SHE IS LIKE -- SHE GOT ON BUS A SCARED
  • 00:50:49.070 --> 00:50:53.130
  • KINDERGARTNER, FIRST DAY, AND SHE GOT OFF THE BUS,
  • 00:50:53.150 --> 00:50:56.030
  • FIRST DAY, LIKE MISS INDEPENDENT.
  • 00:50:56.050 --> 00:50:58.100
  • THROWS HER BACKPACK IN MY ARMS AND STARTS SKIPPING
  • 00:50:58.120 --> 00:51:00.080
  • TOWARDS HOME ABOUT FIVE OR TEN FEET IN FRONT
  • 00:51:00.100 --> 00:51:01.280
  • OF ME AND MY WIFE.
  • 00:51:02.000 --> 00:51:03.210
  • SO WE RUN TO CATCH UP WITH HER.
  • 00:51:03.230 --> 00:51:05.080
  • I SAID, LULU, HOLD ON A SECOND.
  • 00:51:05.100 --> 00:51:07.070
  • HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY?
  • 00:51:07.090 --> 00:51:08.260
  • AND SHE SAID, IT WAS AWESOME.
  • 00:51:08.280 --> 00:51:10.070
  • WE'RE LIKE WELL, TELL ME ABOUT IT.
  • 00:51:10.090 --> 00:51:12.000
  • AND SHE SAID, WELL, I GOT A NEW BEST FRIEND, AND WE'RE
  • 00:51:12.020 --> 00:51:15.210
  • THINKING, FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN, SHE'S ALREADY
  • 00:51:15.230 --> 00:51:17.160
  • GOT A NEW BEST FRIEND.
  • 00:51:17.180 --> 00:51:19.030
  • AND I SAID TO HER, WELL, THAT WAS FAST.
  • 00:51:19.050 --> 00:51:21.270
  • WHAT'S YOUR BEST FRIEND'S NAME?
  • 00:51:21.290 --> 00:51:23.150
  • SHE GOES, I DON'T KNOW, BUT SHE'S MY BEST FRIEND.
  • 00:51:23.170 --> 00:51:27.050
  • AND WHAT STRUCK ME ABOUT THAT WAS I STARTED THINKING
  • 00:51:27.070 --> 00:51:30.040
  • ABOUT LIKE THERE'S SO MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE THAT I DO
  • 00:51:30.060 --> 00:51:32.190
  • THE SAME THING.
  • 00:51:32.210 --> 00:51:35.100
  • I PROCLAIM THAT I HAVE A BEST FRIEND, BUT THEN I LIVE
  • 00:51:35.120 --> 00:51:38.270
  • MY LIFE AS IF I'VE FORGOTTEN HIS NAME AND THE POWER
  • 00:51:38.290 --> 00:51:41.220
  • THAT THAT NAME HOLDS.
  • 00:51:41.240 --> 00:51:43.260
  • AND SO ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS IN THIS BOOK THAT I
  • 00:51:43.280 --> 00:51:47.020
  • WANTED TO DIVE INTO WAS THE NAMES.
  • 00:51:47.040 --> 00:51:49.280
  • WHY DOES THE BIBLE NOT JUST STOP AT JESUS OR SAVIOR?
  • 00:51:50.000 --> 00:51:54.020
  • BUT GOES TO GREAT LENGTHS TO GIVE US ALL OF THESE AMAZING
  • 00:51:54.040 --> 00:51:57.080
  • DESCRIPTORS OF WHAT A SAVIOR WE SERVE, WONDERFUL,
  • 00:51:57.100 --> 00:52:01.090
  • COUNSELOR, ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:52:01.110 --> 00:52:03.180
  • AND SO REALLY DISCOVERING WHO WE ARE BY DISCOVERING
  • 00:52:03.200 --> 00:52:06.090
  • WHO WE BELONG TO AND THE POWER IN HIS NAME, RIGHT?
  • 00:52:06.110 --> 00:52:08.280
  • SO WE'RE SEARCHING FOR OUR IDENTITY,
  • 00:52:09.000 --> 00:52:10.270
  • AND WHAT DO WE LAND?
  • 00:52:10.290 --> 00:52:12.260
  • WE LAND IN ANXIETY, FEAR, DEPRESSION.
  • 00:52:12.280 --> 00:52:15.090
  • ALL OF THESE WORDS SPOKEN TO ME, I BELIEVE THEM.
  • 00:52:15.110 --> 00:52:17.120
  • I'M INSIGNIFICANT, I'M DAMAGED GOODS.
  • 00:52:17.140 --> 00:52:19.220
  • MY PAST OWNS ME.
  • 00:52:19.240 --> 00:52:21.140
  • AND THEN WHEN WE START TO TAP INTO, WAIT A MINUTE,
  • 00:52:21.160 --> 00:52:24.160
  • THIS IS THE GOD WHO MADE ME, AND HE'S WONDERFUL.
  • 00:52:24.180 --> 00:52:27.170
  • AND WHEN I'M CONFUSED, HE'S MY COUNSELOR.
  • 00:52:27.190 --> 00:52:29.280
  • AND WHEN I'M LONELY, HE'S GOD WITH US, RIGHT?
  • 00:52:30.000 --> 00:52:32.140
  • IT'S ALMOST LIKE WE TALK ABOUT OUR PHONES AND SAY
  • 00:52:32.160 --> 00:52:34.240
  • THAT THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.
  • 00:52:34.260 --> 00:52:36.210
  • ANYTHING YOU NEED, THERE'S AN APP FOR.
  • 00:52:36.230 --> 00:52:38.200
  • IT'S LIKE, THERE'S A NAME FOR THAT.
  • 00:52:38.220 --> 00:52:40.250
  • ANYTHING THAT I'M STRUGGLING WITH IN MY LIFE, I CAN OPEN
  • 00:52:40.270 --> 00:52:43.020
  • UP MY BIBLE AND BE REMINDED.
  • 00:52:43.040 --> 00:52:45.020
  • FOR EVERYTHING I LACK, HE PROVIDES.
  • 00:52:45.040 --> 00:52:47.100
  • FOR EVERY EMPTY SPACE ON MY NAME TAG, HE'S READY AND
  • 00:52:47.120 --> 00:52:49.230
  • WAITING TO SAY, LET ME TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:52:49.250 --> 00:52:52.130
  • LET ME TELL YOU WHO YOU BELONG TO.
  • 00:52:52.150 --> 00:52:54.120
  • - IT'S A GREAT BOOK, FOLKS.
  • 00:52:54.140 --> 00:52:56.000
  • IT'S A GREAT BOOK, AND I HOPE THAT YOU'LL TAKE TIME
  • 00:52:56.020 --> 00:52:58.100
  • TO CALL IN AND ORDER A COPY, LIKE I SAID ORDER 50 AND
  • 00:52:58.120 --> 00:53:01.030
  • GIVE THEM AWAY AND READ THEM BECAUSE THE TRUTH OF THE
  • 00:53:01.050 --> 00:53:05.040
  • MATTER IS WE ALL FACE THESE CHALLENGES.
  • 00:53:05.060 --> 00:53:07.150
  • WE ALL DEAL WITH ANXIETY.
  • 00:53:07.170 --> 00:53:09.290
  • WE ALL DEAL WITH FEARS, AND MANY OF OUR FEARS ARE ROOTED
  • 00:53:10.010 --> 00:53:13.020
  • IN THIS IDEA OF JUST NOT KNOWING WHO WE ARE
  • 00:53:13.040 --> 00:53:16.100
  • AND WHOSE WE ARE.
  • 00:53:16.120 --> 00:53:18.110
  • AND GOD WANTS YOU TO BE STRONG IN THAT AREA.
  • 00:53:18.130 --> 00:53:21.090
  • HE REALLY, REALLY DOES.
  • 00:53:21.110 --> 00:53:23.080
  • YOU KNOW, THE APOSTLE PAUL TALKED ABOUT ANXIETY, BUT HE
  • 00:53:23.100 --> 00:53:26.110
  • TALKS ABOUT DEALING WITH OUR ANXIETY NOT WITH OUR OWN
  • 00:53:26.130 --> 00:53:29.160
  • POWER, BUT HAVING A GOD WHO CAN HELP US.
  • 00:53:29.180 --> 00:53:34.030
  • PHILIPPIANS 4, HE SAYS, "REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.
  • 00:53:34.050 --> 00:53:37.170
  • AGAIN, I SAY REJOICE.
  • 00:53:37.190 --> 00:53:39.120
  • LET YOUR GENTLENESS BE MADE EVIDENT TO ALL. HE'S NEAR."
  • 00:53:39.140 --> 00:53:44.090
  • THEN HE SAYS, "BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING, BUT IN
  • 00:53:44.110 --> 00:53:46.260
  • EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION, WITH
  • 00:53:46.280 --> 00:53:49.180
  • THANKSGIVING, MAKE YOUR REQUESTS KNOWN TO GOD."
  • 00:53:49.200 --> 00:53:52.000
  • SO LOOK HOW HE TEACHES US TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY.
  • 00:53:52.020 --> 00:53:54.140
  • HE SAYS, FIRST YOU START OFF BY REJOICING IN THE LORD.
  • 00:53:54.160 --> 00:53:56.270
  • YOU GET YOUR EYES OFF OF YOUR PROBLEMS.
  • 00:53:56.290 --> 00:53:59.030
  • GET YOUR EYES OFF OF YOURSELF, AND YOU
  • 00:53:59.050 --> 00:54:01.100
  • FOCUS ON THE LORD.
  • 00:54:01.120 --> 00:54:03.070
  • YOU CELEBRATE THE LORD'S GOODNESS.
  • 00:54:03.090 --> 00:54:05.090
  • YOU ARE CELEBRATE THE LORD'S STRENGTH.
  • 00:54:05.110 --> 00:54:07.090
  • YOU CELEBRATE THE LORD'S ABILITY.
  • 00:54:07.110 --> 00:54:09.110
  • WE CELEBRATE WHAT HE'S DONE FOR US, AND WE TRUST HIM.
  • 00:54:09.130 --> 00:54:13.100
  • SO WHY DON'T YOU DO THAT TODAY?
  • 00:54:13.120 --> 00:54:14.280
  • JUST CELEBRATE GOD?
  • 00:54:15.000 --> 00:54:16.270
  • WE CALL THAT WORSHIP, AND YOU CAN USE
  • 00:54:16.290 --> 00:54:19.070
  • SONGS BY MATTHEW.
  • 00:54:19.090 --> 00:54:20.270
  • YOU CAN USE SONGS BY YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR
  • 00:54:20.290 --> 00:54:22.290
  • OR ONES YOU WRITE.
  • 00:54:23.010 --> 00:54:24.230
  • BUT THE BIG IDEA IS THAT GOD GETS SO BIG IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:54:24.250 --> 00:54:27.260
  • THAT YOUR PROBLEMS GET SMALLER.
  • 00:54:27.280 --> 00:54:30.000
  • THE REASON WE GET ANXIOUS IS BECAUSE WE LET OUR PROBLEMS
  • 00:54:30.020 --> 00:54:32.100
  • GET BIG, AND WE LET OUR GOD GET SMALL.
  • 00:54:32.120 --> 00:54:34.140
  • SO LET GOD GET BIG, AND THEN LET YOUR PROBLEMS GET SMALL.
  • 00:54:34.160 --> 00:54:38.280
  • REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS, HE SAYS, AND THEN
  • 00:54:39.000 --> 00:54:42.060
  • BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING.
  • 00:54:42.080 --> 00:54:44.020
  • IT'S REALLY A POSSIBLE TO BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING.
  • 00:54:44.040 --> 00:54:46.290
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN A STATE OF PERPETUAL ANXIETY.
  • 00:54:47.010 --> 00:54:50.050
  • LET YOUR IDENTITY BE IN CHRIST, AND I THINK THIS
  • 00:54:50.070 --> 00:54:53.000
  • BOOK CAN REALLY HELP YOU DO THAT.
  • 00:54:53.020 --> 00:54:55.010
  • YOU CAN GET ON THE PHONE AND CALL, AND FOR YOUR GIFT OF
  • 00:54:55.030 --> 00:54:59.050
  • ANY AMOUNT, THAT BOOK WILL BE COMING YOUR WAY.
  • 00:54:59.070 --> 00:55:03.020
  • YOU KNOW, AS I'VE READ YOUR STORY, I GUESS WE HAVE TIME
  • 00:55:03.040 --> 00:55:06.150
  • FOR ONE OF WHAT, TO ME, IS A MOST FASCINATING
  • 00:55:06.170 --> 00:55:09.180
  • STORY IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:55:09.200 --> 00:55:11.130
  • WE JUST HAVE TWO OR THREE MINUTES, BUT REMEMBER THAT
  • 00:55:11.150 --> 00:55:13.190
  • TIME YOU WERE TRYING TO GET INTO YOUR HOUSE?
  • 00:55:13.210 --> 00:55:15.180
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:55:15.200 --> 00:55:17.130
  • - MAYBE YOU DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:55:17.150 --> 00:55:19.070
  • - IT MIGHT MAKE YOU PASS OUT OR THE VIEWERS.
  • 00:55:19.090 --> 00:55:21.220
  • - BUT WHAT THAT TAUGHT, GIVE US THE
  • 00:55:21.240 --> 00:55:23.260
  • SHORT VERSION OF THAT.
  • 00:55:23.280 --> 00:55:25.180
  • - WELL, MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT WHEN I'M STANDING
  • 00:55:25.200 --> 00:55:28.210
  • ON STAGE, I'M KIND OF A WOUNDED WARRIOR IN TERMS OF
  • 00:55:28.230 --> 00:55:31.140
  • WE TALKED ABOUT MY VOICE BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ME.
  • 00:55:31.160 --> 00:55:33.210
  • I KIND OF NEED MY HANDS TO PLAY GUITAR.
  • 00:55:33.230 --> 00:55:35.210
  • THAT WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM ME; FORTUNATELY, NOT FOR GOOD.
  • 00:55:35.230 --> 00:55:39.030
  • BUT I WAS LOCKED OUT OF MY HOUSE IN NASHVILLE, AND IT
  • 00:55:39.050 --> 00:55:43.120
  • WAS TWO WEEKS FROM THE DAY THAT I WAS GOING TO BE
  • 00:55:43.140 --> 00:55:45.120
  • SIGNING WITH MY LEFT HAND, I'M LEFT HANDED, SIGNING MY
  • 00:55:45.140 --> 00:55:48.190
  • RECORD DEAL, MY DREAM COME TRUE.
  • 00:55:48.210 --> 00:55:51.040
  • AND IN A FOOLISH ATTEMPT TO GET INTO MY HOME, I THOUGHT,
  • 00:55:51.060 --> 00:55:54.200
  • I'LL OPEN THE WINDOW AND CLIMB THROUGH THE WINDOW.
  • 00:55:54.220 --> 00:55:57.110
  • THE WINDOW GOT STUCK, AND MY HAND FELL THROUGH THE GLASS,
  • 00:55:57.130 --> 00:56:01.010
  • AND I SEVERELY SEVERED AN ARTERY IN ANY AND LANDED ON
  • 00:56:01.030 --> 00:56:04.050
  • MY FRONT LAWN, MAX, THINKING LITERALLY THAT I
  • 00:56:04.070 --> 00:56:07.200
  • WAS GOING TO DIE THERE.
  • 00:56:07.220 --> 00:56:09.020
  • - OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:56:09.040 --> 00:56:10.220
  • - SOME CONSTRUCTION WORKERS FOUND ME, AND ALL I REMEMBER
  • 00:56:10.240 --> 00:56:13.140
  • WAS BUCKETS OF WATER BEING DUMPED ON ME TO KEEP ME
  • 00:56:13.160 --> 00:56:17.010
  • ALERT, AND ONE OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS JUST
  • 00:56:17.030 --> 00:56:20.050
  • KEPT -- THEY DIDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH, AND I THOUGHT,
  • 00:56:20.070 --> 00:56:22.140
  • WELL, LORD, THIS IS JUST MY LUCK.
  • 00:56:22.160 --> 00:56:24.090
  • I'M LAYING HERE DYING, AND YOU SENT TWO PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:56:24.110 --> 00:56:26.140
  • DON'T EVEN SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE AS ME.
  • 00:56:26.160 --> 00:56:29.010
  • BUT I'LL NEVER FORGET THE GUY WAS SAYING OVER AND OVER
  • 00:56:29.030 --> 00:56:30.290
  • AGAIN, "JESUS, JESUS, JESUS."
  • 00:56:31.010 --> 00:56:34.170
  • AND I JUST REMEMBER THINKING, I DON'T EVEN CARE
  • 00:56:34.190 --> 00:56:36.060
  • IF HE'S SWEARING.
  • 00:56:36.080 --> 00:56:38.030
  • I'M GOING TO TAKE IT THAT HE'S CALLING ON THE
  • 00:56:38.050 --> 00:56:39.140
  • NAME OF THE LORD.
  • 00:56:39.160 --> 00:56:41.060
  • AND I WOKE UP IN A HOSPITAL WITH DOCTORS TELLING ME THAT
  • 00:56:41.080 --> 00:56:43.240
  • THERE WAS A CHANCE THAT I'D NEVER USE MY HAND AGAIN,
  • 00:56:43.260 --> 00:56:47.130
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:56:47.150 --> 00:56:49.050
  • THE THEME OF THAT IS HERE I AM, I'M HERE WITH YOU TODAY,
  • 00:56:49.070 --> 00:56:52.210
  • A GUITAR IN MY HANDS, AND I'M STILL PLAYING GUITAR.
  • 00:56:52.230 --> 00:56:55.190
  • I GOT A SCAR THAT GOES ALL THE WAY DOWN MY FOREARM.
  • 00:56:55.210 --> 00:56:57.250
  • I SHOW IT TO PEOPLE AT MY CONCERTS FOR AN EXTRA DOLLAR
  • 00:56:57.270 --> 00:57:00.220
  • ABOVE THEIR TICKET PRICE.
  • 00:57:00.240 --> 00:57:02.220
  • BUT YOU KNOW, I LOOK AT THAT, AND EVEN THE POSITION
  • 00:57:02.240 --> 00:57:05.240
  • OF IT, WHEN I PLAY GUITAR, SOMETIMES I LOOK DOWN, AND I
  • 00:57:05.260 --> 00:57:09.150
  • SEE THAT SCAR, AND THAT SCAR GIVES ME A SMILE NOW BECAUSE
  • 00:57:09.170 --> 00:57:13.050
  • I SEE GOD'S HEALING. I SEE GOD'S PROVISION.
  • 00:57:13.070 --> 00:57:17.070
  • I SEE GOD'S PROTECTION, AND I SEE GOD'S PURPOSE IN EVEN
  • 00:57:17.090 --> 00:57:20.120
  • THE DEEPEST WOUNDS OF OUR LIVES.
  • 00:57:20.140 --> 00:57:22.110
  • AND THAT'S ONE OF THE TAKEAWAYS THAT I HOPE PEOPLE
  • 00:57:22.130 --> 00:57:25.070
  • WILL LEAVE FROM THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT DEALS WITH
  • 00:57:25.090 --> 00:57:27.210
  • A LOT WITH THE WOUNDS IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:57:27.230 --> 00:57:29.120
  • A LOT OF NAMES ON OUR NAME TAG ARE CONNECTED TO THE
  • 00:57:29.140 --> 00:57:31.220
  • DEEPEST WOUNDS, AND YET, HERE WE ARE REMINDED EVERY
  • 00:57:31.240 --> 00:57:35.150
  • SINGLE DAY THAT WE SERVE A GOD WHO'S IN THE BUSINESS OF
  • 00:57:35.170 --> 00:57:37.280
  • TAKING THOSE WOUNDS, TURNING THEM INTO A BEAUTIFUL SCAR
  • 00:57:38.000 --> 00:57:41.010
  • THAT THEN TELLS THE STORY OF HIS HEALING, HIS POWER,
  • 00:57:41.030 --> 00:57:46.030
  • AND HIS FAITHFULNESS IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:57:46.050 --> 00:57:47.210
  • - MATTHEW, YOUR STORY HAS MEANT A LOT TO
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  • ME ALL THESE YEARS.
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  • - THANK YOU, MAX.
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  • - AND IT MEANS A LOT TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
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  • MY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU.
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  • - THANK YOU.
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  • - AND WE JOIN WITH JESUS PRAYING IN OUR OWN LANGUAGE
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  • THAT'S GOD WOULD BLESS YOU AND STRENGTHEN YOU.
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  • THANKS FOR COMING OUR WAY TODAY.
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  • - IT'S BEEN AN HONOR. - YOU'RE A SPECIAL FRIEND.
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  • HELLO, MY NAME IS DEFEAT...
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  • I KNOW YOU RECOGNIZE ME...
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  • JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN...
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  • I'LL DRAG YOU RIGHT BACK DOWN AGAIN...
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  • UNTIL YOU'VE LOST ALL BELIEF...
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  • WELL, THESE ARE THE VOICES...
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  • OH, THESE ARE THE LIES...
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  • AND I HAVE BELIEVED THEM...
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  • FOR THE VERY LAST TIME...
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  • HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
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  • I'VE BEEN SAVED, I'VE BEEN CHANGED...
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  • I HAVE BEEN SET FREE...
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  • AMAZING GRACE IS THE SONG I SING...
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  • HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE KING...
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  • WHOA...
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  • I AM NO LONGER DEFINED...
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  • BY ALL THE WRECKAGE BEHIND...
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  • - THAT'S GOOD NEWS, AMEN?
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  • 'CAUSE THE ONE WHO MAKES ALL THINGS NEW...
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  • HAS PROVEN IT'S TRUE...
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  • JUST TAKE A LOOK AT MY LIFE...
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