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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Peter Toggs and Brian & Bobbie Houston at Forward Conference 2016 in Duluth, GA.

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  • - female announcer: Tonight
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  • from Duluth, Georgia, youth
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  • pastor of Hillsong Church in
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  • Australia, Pastor Peter Toggs;
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  • founders and senior
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  • pastors of Hillsong Church,
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  • Pastor Brian and Bobbie Houston.
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  • - Matt Crouch: We are right
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  • here at Barclays Center
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  • in New York City.
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  • Brian, let me just ask you.
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  • We finally got organized,
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  • the Hillsong Channel launched.
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  • You're watching--
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  • if you're watching in America
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  • on DirecTV or DISH Network,
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  • Go ahead, you have permission.
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  • You're watching TBN
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  • right now but you can click
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  • over one channel and that's
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  • Hillsong Channel, I think
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  • channel 371 on DirecTV which
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  • is the way that we have it.
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  • But Hillsong Channel on the air.
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  • Brian and Bobbie,
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  • congratulations.
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  • I want to try to describe
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  • an observation.
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  • The church that you guys
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  • and us would have grown up in,
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  • you know, you have a couple
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  • of more gray hairs
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  • So you're, you know, but
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  • the church that we grew up in,
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  • my observation kinda zooming out
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  • and thinking of my upbringing as
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  • opposed to what I'm hearing my
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  • kids hear, and they're talking
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  • about Jesus constantly.
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  • It's about Jesus.
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  • Okay, and it's about how Jesus
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  • is applicable to your life
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  • and your now, your moment.
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  • Well, Jesus was presented
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  • to me through a lens of death
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  • when I was young.
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  • Jesus is super-important
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  • when you die.
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  • And still today, that's true.
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  • Super-important when you die.
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  • But I didn't hear much teaching
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  • in my early years about Jesus
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  • being applicable to life but
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  • certainly applicable to death.
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  • When did that change?
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  • When did Jesus take
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  • center stage again?
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  • It's almost like it--you know,
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  • is presented through life
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  • and he used to be presented
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  • through death.
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  • - Brian Houston: That's
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  • amazing.
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  • Yes, look, I really do feel
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  • like you're right.
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  • I think that people today
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  • are hungry for authenticity.
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  • They don't want just
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  • organized religion.
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  • to go through a service.
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  • They wanna connect
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  • with Jesus Christ.
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  • That's why we're committed
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  • to our worship focusing on him.
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  • That's why we want
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  • Jesus to be glorified and
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  • exalted at these conferences.
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  • And it's an amazing thing.
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  • I think younger generation,
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  • millennials, they are much
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  • more drawn to that than
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  • they are to just going
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  • along to a church service.
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  • So if we can bring Jesus into
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  • the middle of those church
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  • services in a real way.
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  • Not in a religious way.
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  • In a real living, you know, love
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  • God, love life, love people-type
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  • way, it's a magnet to people.
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  • They want it.
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  • And younger people,
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  • in particular, they want that.
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  • I really have got a commitment
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  • that my ceiling--our ceiling
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  • is to be another
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  • generation's floor.
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  • And so we are very deliberate,
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  • very intentional, about
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  • sons and daughters, giving them
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  • opportunity, raising them up,
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  • sowing into them
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  • any way we can, really.
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  • But I find that you become
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  • like the people you hang around.
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  • You become like the atmosphere
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  • you hang around.
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  • And I think what's a blessing
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  • is we have the kind of DNA,
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  • the kind of culture,
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  • where people catch something.
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  • Same with this conference.
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  • People--it's what people catch
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  • as much as what they hear.
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  • And so if we can get those
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  • younger people, get them
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  • passionate about all that God's
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  • got for them, have them in an
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  • environment where they just can
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  • catch the passion and wanting
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  • to serve God and do it with
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  • all their heart and realize
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  • that they're not just saved.
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  • They're saved and called.
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  • And they're called to God's
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  • purpose, they're called to
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  • the cause of Jesus Christ.
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  • Jesus said,
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  • "For this cause I was born."
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  • He said, "For this cause
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  • I came into the world."
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  • He--it was the cause of
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  • the kingdom.
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  • And I think if we know why
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  • we were born, why we're on this
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  • planet, and people have that
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  • understand that my life's about
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  • something so much bigger.
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  • I'm saved for something
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  • so much bigger than myself.
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  • And they start stepping into it.
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  • It's amazing how God
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  • raises these younger people up.
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  • - Matt: Beautiful.
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  • All right, main stage
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  • just warming up.
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  • We'll throw out
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  • the main stage right here.
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  • Burning hearts deep inside
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  • and according to be praised.
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  • Now there is no greater
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  • cause than to show
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  • We are dancing in the night.
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  • In your love we have
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  • found truth and life.
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  • You send us into the night
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  • to light up the world
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  • with your love.
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  • Yeah-heh.
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  • You light up the world
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  • with your love.
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  • Burning deep inside
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  • our hearts a name that
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  • is worthy to be praised.
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  • Now there is no greater
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  • cause than to show
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  • your perfect love.
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  • We are dancing in this
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  • light in your love we have
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  • found our truth and life.
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  • You send us into
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  • the night to light up
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  • the world with your love.
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  • Hey.
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  • To light up the world
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  • with your love.
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  • To light up the world
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  • with your love-oh-ho.
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  • Love-oh-ho.
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  • Jesus,
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  • we light up the world
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  • with your love-oh-ho,
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  • love-oh-ho.
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  • Into the night we will run
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  • with your love-oh-ho,
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  • love-oh-ho.
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  • Jesus, you light up
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  • the world with
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  • your love-oh-ho,
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  • love-oh-ho.
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  • Into the night we will
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  • run with your love.
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  • Taking ground as we run
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  • moving forward in
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  • the triumph of your Son.
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  • Now there is no greater
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  • cause than to
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  • make you famous.
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  • And we are dancing in this
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  • light in your love we have
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  • found our truth and life.
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  • You send us into the night
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  • to light up the world with
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  • your love-oh-oh, love-oh-ho.
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  • Jesus, you light up
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  • the world with
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  • your love-oh-ho,
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  • love-oh-ho.
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  • Into the night we will run
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  • with your love-oh-ho,
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  • love-oh-ho.
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  • Jesus, you light up
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  • the world with your
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  • love-oh-ho, love-oh-ho.
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  • Into the night we will run
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  • with your, into the night we
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  • will run to carry the love.
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  • Into the night we will
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  • run to carry your love.
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  • Into the night we will run
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  • to carry your love.
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  • Into the night,
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  • into the night we will run.
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  • We carry your love.
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  • - female: Sing out, "We carry."
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  • We carry your love.
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  • Everywhere that we go.
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  • We carry your love.
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  • We carry your love.
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  • Oh, we carry your love.
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  • - female: Here we go,
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  • here we go.
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  • Into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night, yeah.
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  • Into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • into the night,
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  • we will run with
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  • your love-oh-oh.
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  • Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh, oh.
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  • Jesus, you light up
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  • the world with your
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  • oh-oh, oh-oh, oh, oh.
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  • Into the night we will run
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  • with your love-oh-oh.
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  • oh-oh, oh-oh, oh, oh.
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  • Jesus, you light up
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  • the world with
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  • your love-oh-oh.
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  • oh-oh, oh-oh, oh.
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  • into the night we will
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  • run with your love.
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  • - announcer: Youth pastor of
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  • Hillsong Church in Australia,
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  • Peter Toggs, is raising up a new
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  • generation of young believers.
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  • He is passionate about seeing
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  • a young and free movement rise
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  • up across the Earth, finding
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  • true life, joy, and freedom,
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  • through knowing Jesus Christ.
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  • Married to Laura Toggs,
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  • the daughter of senior pastors
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  • Brian and Bobbie Houston,
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  • Peter and Laura lead
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  • the Young and Free Worship Team,
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  • giving a voice to this
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  • generation to glorify God
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  • with their gifts and talents.
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:50.290
  • Peter Toggs is sowing seeds in
  • 00:10:50.290 --> 00:10:52.150
  • this new generation,
  • 00:10:52.150 --> 00:10:53.260
  • fostering young voices to be
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  • a testimony for God's kingdom.
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  • And here with us at the Forward
  • 00:10:57.190 --> 00:10:58.290
  • - Peter Toggs: As always, it's
  • 00:11:01.220 --> 00:11:03.170
  • absolute honor to be here
  • 00:11:03.170 --> 00:11:06.090
  • and, just as people are finding
  • 00:11:06.090 --> 00:11:07.090
  • their seats and--my name's
  • 00:11:07.090 --> 00:11:09.270
  • Peter Toggs.
  • 00:11:09.270 --> 00:11:11.100
  • I'm--my wife and I, Laura, are
  • 00:11:11.100 --> 00:11:13.030
  • the youth pastors of
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  • Young and Free.
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  • And we absolutely love
  • 00:11:15.250 --> 00:11:18.200
  • being a youth pastor.
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  • Youth pastor is the best job
  • 00:11:24.030 --> 00:11:26.070
  • in the entire world.
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  • It's the best job I ever had.
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  • Anyone believe that?
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  • And I'm one of those youth
  • 00:11:30.140 --> 00:11:31.030
  • pastors that wanna be a youth
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  • pastor 'til I'm, like,
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  • 99 years old.
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  • Down the front here
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  • with the young people in
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  • my wheelchair, jumping up,
  • 00:11:38.240 --> 00:11:40.270
  • being young and free, singing,
  • 00:11:40.270 --> 00:11:42.090
  • "You are alive in us."
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  • We--you know,
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  • I'm gonna be doing that
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  • 'til I'm 99 years old.
  • 00:11:45.150 --> 00:11:46.180
  • Maybe when I clock over to 100,
  • 00:11:46.180 --> 00:11:48.130
  • then I'll think about
  • 00:11:48.130 --> 00:11:49.110
  • a different career.
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:50.260
  • But youth pastor is the best job
  • 00:11:50.260 --> 00:11:52.110
  • in the entire world.
  • 00:11:52.110 --> 00:11:53.290
  • And--'cause, you know, I believe
  • 00:11:53.290 --> 00:11:55.100
  • that it's not the next
  • 00:11:55.100 --> 00:11:57.010
  • generation, it's this generation
  • 00:11:57.010 --> 00:11:59.130
  • because this generation is not
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  • the future of the church.
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  • You are the church right now.
  • 00:12:02.140 --> 00:12:04.040
  • And I just believe in young
  • 00:12:04.040 --> 00:12:05.130
  • people so much that they
  • 00:12:05.130 --> 00:12:06.180
  • are--see, lots of experts will
  • 00:12:06.180 --> 00:12:08.180
  • try and label this generation
  • 00:12:08.180 --> 00:12:10.030
  • the selfie generation.
  • 00:12:10.030 --> 00:12:11.210
  • They'll label this generation
  • 00:12:11.210 --> 00:12:13.010
  • the generation that is just
  • 00:12:13.010 --> 00:12:14.050
  • so consumed in themselves, but
  • 00:12:14.050 --> 00:12:16.090
  • I'm just wanting to believe--
  • 00:12:16.090 --> 00:12:17.210
  • I'm crazy enough to believe that
  • 00:12:17.210 --> 00:12:18.290
  • this generation is gonna rise up
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:20.280
  • and do something crazy
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:22.080
  • for Jesus Christ,
  • 00:12:22.080 --> 00:12:23.110
  • where they're gonna rise up
  • 00:12:23.110 --> 00:12:24.100
  • and do something incredibly
  • 00:12:24.130 --> 00:12:27.130
  • radical for Jesus in this place.
  • 00:12:27.130 --> 00:12:30.120
  • And I truly believe this is
  • 00:12:30.120 --> 00:12:32.110
  • the young and free generation.
  • 00:12:32.110 --> 00:12:34.230
  • We're not young and bound
  • 00:12:34.230 --> 00:12:35.290
  • anymore by what we've done in
  • 00:12:35.290 --> 00:12:37.100
  • our past but, now, because of
  • 00:12:37.100 --> 00:12:38.290
  • Jesus, we can step into all that
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  • he has for us and live a life
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  • of freedom.
  • 00:12:42.230 --> 00:12:44.130
  • It is an incredible honor to be
  • 00:12:44.130 --> 00:12:45.290
  • here and the team and myself,
  • 00:12:46.170 --> 00:12:49.170
  • we just are absolutely blown
  • 00:12:49.170 --> 00:12:51.150
  • away by what God is doing
  • 00:12:51.150 --> 00:12:52.230
  • in this place, and just seeing
  • 00:12:52.230 --> 00:12:54.200
  • the thousands of people.
  • 00:12:54.200 --> 00:12:56.070
  • And you know, I step up here
  • 00:12:56.070 --> 00:12:58.160
  • with, I guess, honor and
  • 00:13:00.090 --> 00:13:03.090
  • understanding this platform has
  • 00:13:03.090 --> 00:13:05.280
  • been built over many years and I
  • 00:13:06.010 --> 00:13:09.010
  • stand up here with the weight,
  • 00:13:09.010 --> 00:13:10.150
  • realizing, you know, we don't
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:11.290
  • just put anyone up here and I
  • 00:13:11.290 --> 00:13:13.140
  • just wanna appreciate not just
  • 00:13:13.140 --> 00:13:15.090
  • for the sake of doing this
  • 00:13:15.090 --> 00:13:16.100
  • 'cause this is what you do at
  • 00:13:16.100 --> 00:13:17.060
  • a start of a message, but
  • 00:13:17.060 --> 00:13:18.170
  • I really wanna personally thank
  • 00:13:18.170 --> 00:13:20.090
  • Pastor Jentezen
  • 00:13:20.090 --> 00:13:21.190
  • and Cherise Franklin for...
  • 00:13:27.210 --> 00:13:30.210
  • for believing in us, believing
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  • in me, believing in the team,
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:35.090
  • and just giving people that go
  • 00:13:35.090 --> 00:13:37.030
  • around you--I look at the young
  • 00:13:37.030 --> 00:13:38.070
  • people that you're building
  • 00:13:38.070 --> 00:13:39.140
  • up around you and developing
  • 00:13:39.140 --> 00:13:40.250
  • the lead and digging out
  • 00:13:40.250 --> 00:13:42.000
  • the gold inside of them.
  • 00:13:42.000 --> 00:13:43.150
  • And I just see this conference
  • 00:13:43.150 --> 00:13:44.250
  • run by just these young people
  • 00:13:44.250 --> 00:13:46.160
  • because of leaders that just
  • 00:13:46.160 --> 00:13:47.250
  • believe, relentlessly believe,
  • 00:13:47.250 --> 00:13:50.040
  • in this generation.
  • 00:13:50.040 --> 00:13:51.150
  • And I am so thankful.
  • 00:13:51.150 --> 00:13:52.180
  • Pastor Jentezen, I remember
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:54.190
  • all your messages,
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:55.150
  • every single one of them.
  • 00:13:55.150 --> 00:13:57.280
  • And you have spoken into
  • 00:13:57.280 --> 00:13:59.070
  • my life.
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  • I've been listening to you since
  • 00:13:59.240 --> 00:14:00.250
  • I was a kid and now to stand on
  • 00:14:00.250 --> 00:14:02.150
  • the platform that you have built
  • 00:14:02.150 --> 00:14:03.250
  • over these years, sir, it is
  • 00:14:03.250 --> 00:14:05.160
  • a complete honor for us to be
  • 00:14:05.160 --> 00:14:07.240
  • here and I just wanna
  • 00:14:07.240 --> 00:14:08.190
  • thank you so much.
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:09.230
  • And I'm looking in that
  • 00:14:09.230 --> 00:14:11.000
  • direction but he might be in
  • 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:12.080
  • this one, but I don't even know.
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:13.160
  • But he's out there somewhere.
  • 00:14:13.160 --> 00:14:14.210
  • I love you and your family,
  • 00:14:14.210 --> 00:14:16.200
  • including Conner Franklin.
  • 00:14:16.200 --> 00:14:18.120
  • She's okay as well.
  • 00:14:18.120 --> 00:14:20.080
  • She's awesome.
  • 00:14:20.080 --> 00:14:21.260
  • You guys ready for the Word?
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  • Well, I am expectant to see
  • 00:14:25.020 --> 00:14:27.100
  • something happen in this place.
  • 00:14:27.100 --> 00:14:29.150
  • I didn't travel 24 hours to just
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:31.270
  • have a normal meeting and just
  • 00:14:31.270 --> 00:14:33.240
  • be a part of the meeting and
  • 00:14:33.240 --> 00:14:35.070
  • just have another youth rally.
  • 00:14:35.070 --> 00:14:36.180
  • C'mon, we came to encounter
  • 00:14:36.180 --> 00:14:38.030
  • the presence of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:14:38.030 --> 00:14:40.140
  • Can we lift up a shout
  • 00:14:40.140 --> 00:14:41.110
  • throughout this place?
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:42.260
  • C'mon, in the holies of holies,
  • 00:14:42.260 --> 00:14:44.190
  • right up there, would you
  • 00:14:44.190 --> 00:14:45.280
  • lift up a shout for Jesus?
  • 00:14:49.020 --> 00:14:52.020
  • Wow, I'm just taking a moment
  • 00:14:52.020 --> 00:14:54.080
  • just to take this all in.
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:55.090
  • Is that okay?
  • 00:14:55.090 --> 00:14:56.230
  • This is amazing,
  • 00:14:56.230 --> 00:14:57.250
  • absolutely incredible.
  • 00:14:57.250 --> 00:14:59.210
  • We bring you greetings from
  • 00:14:59.210 --> 00:15:00.270
  • Hillsong Church, from our
  • 00:15:00.270 --> 00:15:02.270
  • senior pastors, Pastor Brian
  • 00:15:02.270 --> 00:15:05.110
  • and Bobbie Houston.
  • 00:15:05.110 --> 00:15:06.220
  • And they send their love and,
  • 00:15:06.220 --> 00:15:08.070
  • truly, we're standing here today
  • 00:15:08.070 --> 00:15:09.200
  • on their shoulders because
  • 00:15:09.200 --> 00:15:11.170
  • of what they've sacrificed in
  • 00:15:11.170 --> 00:15:12.270
  • the past and what they're doing
  • 00:15:12.270 --> 00:15:14.110
  • today.
  • 00:15:14.110 --> 00:15:15.020
  • It's absolute honor to be here,
  • 00:15:15.020 --> 00:15:16.060
  • and I just wanna thank them.
  • 00:15:16.060 --> 00:15:17.090
  • And you know, I've gotta thank
  • 00:15:17.090 --> 00:15:19.090
  • them as well because they gave
  • 00:15:19.090 --> 00:15:20.190
  • me the most beautiful princess
  • 00:15:20.190 --> 00:15:22.210
  • of all.
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:23.270
  • You see, they happen to be my
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:25.260
  • father- and mother-in-law
  • 00:15:25.260 --> 00:15:27.050
  • as well.
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:28.130
  • That's right.
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:29.120
  • Someone had to do it.
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:30.120
  • Someone had to go there.
  • 00:15:30.120 --> 00:15:31.110
  • Someone had to put themself on
  • 00:15:31.110 --> 00:15:32.140
  • the line, and I thought that was
  • 00:15:32.140 --> 00:15:34.130
  • me right there.
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:35.270
  • I married their one and only
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:37.030
  • youngest daughter,
  • 00:15:37.030 --> 00:15:38.120
  • Laura Houston, now Laura Toggs,
  • 00:15:38.120 --> 00:15:41.030
  • wherever she is.
  • 00:15:41.030 --> 00:15:42.050
  • She's--well, you've been seeing
  • 00:15:42.050 --> 00:15:43.150
  • her lead tonight.
  • 00:15:43.150 --> 00:15:44.070
  • She's over there.
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:45.110
  • Babe, give everyone a wave.
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:46.010
  • Let 'em know.
  • 00:15:46.010 --> 00:15:46.200
  • Yeah, there she is.
  • 00:15:46.200 --> 00:15:47.140
  • Careful, you touch her, you die.
  • 00:15:47.140 --> 00:15:49.230
  • That's exactly what happens.
  • 00:15:50.040 --> 00:15:53.040
  • That's my baby girl right there.
  • 00:15:53.040 --> 00:15:55.020
  • Love her so much.
  • 00:15:55.020 --> 00:15:56.070
  • Okay, you ready for the Word?
  • 00:15:56.070 --> 00:15:58.090
  • If you have your Bibles, I want
  • 00:15:58.090 --> 00:16:00.110
  • you to turn with me to
  • 00:16:00.110 --> 00:16:03.060
  • "Though the fig tree doesn't
  • 00:16:10.280 --> 00:16:13.280
  • bud and there are no grapes on
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:16.090
  • the vines, though the olive crop
  • 00:16:16.170 --> 00:16:19.170
  • fail and the fields produce no
  • 00:16:19.170 --> 00:16:21.100
  • food, though there are no sheep
  • 00:16:21.100 --> 00:16:23.190
  • in the pen and no cattle in
  • 00:16:23.190 --> 00:16:25.110
  • the stalls, yet I will rejoice
  • 00:16:26.070 --> 00:16:29.070
  • in the Lord, I will
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:31.280
  • be joyful in God my Savior."
  • 00:16:33.170 --> 00:16:36.170
  • We're gonna pray
  • 00:16:36.170 --> 00:16:37.110
  • right now because how many of
  • 00:16:37.110 --> 00:16:38.140
  • you know when a youth pastor
  • 00:16:38.140 --> 00:16:39.080
  • grabs the mic, you'd best just
  • 00:16:39.080 --> 00:16:41.070
  • pray 'cause anything can happen
  • 00:16:41.070 --> 00:16:42.160
  • in this place.
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:43.280
  • Let's pray that we get to the
  • 00:16:43.280 --> 00:16:45.040
  • Word of God and we don't just
  • 00:16:45.040 --> 00:16:46.000
  • have all this fun and forget to
  • 00:16:46.000 --> 00:16:47.070
  • go to the Word of God.
  • 00:16:47.070 --> 00:16:49.000
  • Because how many of you know
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:50.050
  • it's the Word of God that
  • 00:16:50.050 --> 00:16:51.170
  • changes us?
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:52.220
  • It's the Word of God that
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:53.260
  • transforms us.
  • 00:16:53.260 --> 00:16:55.000
  • C'mon, it is living, it is
  • 00:16:55.000 --> 00:16:56.160
  • active.
  • 00:16:56.160 --> 00:16:57.120
  • Does anyone love the Word of God
  • 00:16:57.120 --> 00:16:58.280
  • in this place?
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:17:01.050
  • Amazing.
  • 00:17:01.050 --> 00:17:03.070
  • Father, right now I commit these
  • 00:17:03.070 --> 00:17:04.260
  • few moments I have to you, God.
  • 00:17:04.260 --> 00:17:06.150
  • Lord, I pray right now in the
  • 00:17:06.150 --> 00:17:07.130
  • name of Jesus, God, that you
  • 00:17:07.130 --> 00:17:09.140
  • would arrest this atmosphere.
  • 00:17:09.140 --> 00:17:11.010
  • God, you see every life
  • 00:17:11.010 --> 00:17:12.210
  • in this place.
  • 00:17:12.210 --> 00:17:13.240
  • God, I thank you from the front
  • 00:17:13.240 --> 00:17:15.060
  • to the back, from the left to
  • 00:17:15.060 --> 00:17:16.080
  • the right, God, that young
  • 00:17:16.080 --> 00:17:17.260
  • people are here to encounter you
  • 00:17:17.260 --> 00:17:19.220
  • and, Father, this morning,
  • 00:17:19.220 --> 00:17:21.160
  • we truly pray that we would
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:23.230
  • encounter Jesus.
  • 00:17:23.230 --> 00:17:26.190
  • Father, we don't wanna leave
  • 00:17:26.190 --> 00:17:28.160
  • just having a fun time at this
  • 00:17:28.160 --> 00:17:30.040
  • amazing conference.
  • 00:17:30.040 --> 00:17:31.070
  • Lord, may we leave knowing him
  • 00:17:31.070 --> 00:17:33.150
  • more and more in Jesus' name,
  • 00:17:33.150 --> 00:17:36.060
  • and everybody said, "Amen."
  • 00:17:36.220 --> 00:17:39.220
  • Well, I dunno who I'm talking to
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:42.260
  • in this place but you guys are
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:45.000
  • singing incredibly this past few
  • 00:17:45.010 --> 00:17:48.010
  • days and we're gonna be singing
  • 00:17:48.010 --> 00:17:49.180
  • a whole lot more and worshiping,
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:50.290
  • but I gotta ask a question
  • 00:17:50.290 --> 00:17:52.150
  • and it's this.
  • 00:17:52.150 --> 00:17:53.270
  • Does anyone love music
  • 00:17:53.270 --> 00:17:55.150
  • and singing in the place?
  • 00:17:55.150 --> 00:17:57.290
  • Who loves a bit of music,
  • 00:17:57.290 --> 00:17:59.090
  • singing?
  • 00:17:59.090 --> 00:18:00.290
  • You love to get it on?
  • 00:18:00.290 --> 00:18:02.010
  • Like, you like every time you
  • 00:18:02.010 --> 00:18:03.020
  • sing.
  • 00:18:03.020 --> 00:18:03.170
  • I consider myself a singer
  • 00:18:03.170 --> 00:18:05.010
  • in the shower.
  • 00:18:05.010 --> 00:18:06.100
  • That's about it.
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  • I love singing in the shower
  • 00:18:07.080 --> 00:18:08.230
  • where there's a bit of
  • 00:18:08.230 --> 00:18:10.160
  • reverb-verb-verb, you know,
  • 00:18:10.160 --> 00:18:11.100
  • 'cause everybody sounds good
  • 00:18:11.100 --> 00:18:13.120
  • in the shower, right?
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:14.290
  • Everyone sounds good in the
  • 00:18:14.290 --> 00:18:16.090
  • shower when you're singing it's
  • 00:18:16.090 --> 00:18:17.200
  • just like you're just going
  • 00:18:17.200 --> 00:18:19.010
  • out for it.
  • 00:18:19.010 --> 00:18:19.250
  • You're listening to the radio,
  • 00:18:19.250 --> 00:18:20.200
  • you're listening to your iTunes,
  • 00:18:20.200 --> 00:18:22.020
  • whatever it is.
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:23.010
  • But have you ever noticed that
  • 00:18:23.010 --> 00:18:24.190
  • music, song, takes you back
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:27.210
  • to a certain moment?
  • 00:18:29.120 --> 00:18:32.120
  • Have you ever heard a track,
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:33.160
  • have you ever heard a song,
  • 00:18:33.160 --> 00:18:35.010
  • and you go back to that moment
  • 00:18:35.010 --> 00:18:36.240
  • in time?
  • 00:18:36.240 --> 00:18:38.070
  • It's like the music we love is
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:40.140
  • woven into this neural tapestry
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:43.150
  • that is entwined with people's
  • 00:18:43.150 --> 00:18:45.250
  • specific locations and seasons.
  • 00:18:45.250 --> 00:18:48.120
  • Let me explain this a bit
  • 00:18:48.120 --> 00:18:49.170
  • for you.
  • 00:18:49.170 --> 00:18:50.040
  • a particular song, it takes
  • 00:18:52.140 --> 00:18:53.040
  • you back to that moment.
  • 00:18:53.040 --> 00:18:53.290
  • Like, for me, there's this
  • 00:18:53.290 --> 00:18:54.250
  • particular song I hear all the
  • 00:18:54.250 --> 00:18:56.090
  • time.
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:57.090
  • And every time I listen to this
  • 00:18:57.090 --> 00:18:59.090
  • song, it takes me back to
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:01.150
  • Let me tell you right now, it
  • 00:19:04.180 --> 00:19:06.070
  • was my last break-up as well.
  • 00:19:06.080 --> 00:19:09.080
  • Because the girl that tried to
  • 00:19:09.080 --> 00:19:10.190
  • break up with me, well, she
  • 00:19:10.190 --> 00:19:12.040
  • happens to be sitting over there
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:13.200
  • and her name's Laura Houston,
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:15.000
  • well, now Laura Toggs.
  • 00:19:15.000 --> 00:19:16.040
  • And that's right, 8 years later,
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:17.150
  • we've been married now,
  • 00:19:17.150 --> 00:19:18.150
  • 2 babies.
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:19.210
  • That's right, ladies and
  • 00:19:19.210 --> 00:19:20.140
  • gentlemen, all I do is
  • 00:19:20.140 --> 00:19:22.030
  • win, win, win.
  • 00:19:22.030 --> 00:19:23.000
  • What up now?
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:28.180
  • You've gotta understand
  • 00:19:28.180 --> 00:19:29.110
  • something.
  • 00:19:29.110 --> 00:19:29.270
  • Let me just set this right,
  • 00:19:29.270 --> 00:19:31.010
  • because you've gotta understand
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:32.060
  • this was the girl of my dreams.
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:34.100
  • I saw her for the first time
  • 00:19:34.100 --> 00:19:36.030
  • when I was 7 years old.
  • 00:19:36.150 --> 00:19:39.150
  • We were in the playground and we
  • 00:19:39.150 --> 00:19:41.090
  • were doing what 7-year-olds do
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:42.240
  • and then she walked in.
  • 00:19:42.240 --> 00:19:44.100
  • I remember exactly what
  • 00:19:44.100 --> 00:19:45.030
  • she was wearing.
  • 00:19:45.030 --> 00:19:46.050
  • She was wearing this blue cap,
  • 00:19:46.050 --> 00:19:47.280
  • you know the ones with the flap
  • 00:19:47.280 --> 00:19:49.040
  • out the back to protect the
  • 00:19:49.040 --> 00:19:50.070
  • sun from burning your neck, you
  • 00:19:50.070 --> 00:19:52.060
  • know, those ones, and she was
  • 00:19:52.060 --> 00:19:53.070
  • eating this green apple and she
  • 00:19:53.070 --> 00:19:54.260
  • walked into the playground and
  • 00:19:54.260 --> 00:19:56.100
  • my 7-year-old mind said, "Ooh,
  • 00:19:56.100 --> 00:19:58.110
  • Daddy, I want that one there."
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:20:01.280
  • You see, she walked in and this
  • 00:20:01.280 --> 00:20:04.110
  • was the girl of my dreams.
  • 00:20:04.110 --> 00:20:05.050
  • It was at that moment--some of
  • 00:20:05.050 --> 00:20:06.070
  • you are, like,
  • 00:20:06.070 --> 00:20:06.290
  • "This guy is sick."
  • 00:20:06.290 --> 00:20:08.020
  • But this is just what
  • 00:20:08.020 --> 00:20:09.030
  • happened for me.
  • 00:20:09.030 --> 00:20:09.270
  • I knew from that moment that's
  • 00:20:09.270 --> 00:20:11.200
  • the girl I wanted to be with.
  • 00:20:11.200 --> 00:20:13.070
  • Now, fast forward 15 years.
  • 00:20:13.120 --> 00:20:16.120
  • She did not see the light
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:17.210
  • 'til 15 years later.
  • 00:20:18.060 --> 00:20:21.060
  • Or let--maybe I should say she
  • 00:20:21.060 --> 00:20:22.230
  • didn't see the darkness
  • 00:20:22.230 --> 00:20:24.120
  • 'til 15 years later.
  • 00:20:24.210 --> 00:20:27.210
  • It was in a meeting like this
  • 00:20:27.210 --> 00:20:29.030
  • and she looked across the way
  • 00:20:29.030 --> 00:20:30.160
  • and she saw me sitting there,
  • 00:20:30.160 --> 00:20:32.000
  • a youth, one night and she said,
  • 00:20:32.000 --> 00:20:33.240
  • "Ooh, Daddy, I want that
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:35.080
  • one there."
  • 00:20:35.170 --> 00:20:38.170
  • So we are dating.
  • 00:20:38.170 --> 00:20:39.230
  • We're about 19, 20 years old
  • 00:20:39.230 --> 00:20:41.110
  • and it's an incredible time.
  • 00:20:41.110 --> 00:20:42.220
  • I'm dating the girl of my dreams
  • 00:20:42.220 --> 00:20:45.020
  • until one day, we were sitting
  • 00:20:45.020 --> 00:20:46.240
  • there and I noticed something
  • 00:20:46.240 --> 00:20:47.280
  • funny and I asked her
  • 00:20:47.280 --> 00:20:49.220
  • the question, "Baby girl,
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:53.190
  • are you okay?"
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:56.000
  • She said, "Um, Peter, um,
  • 00:20:56.110 --> 00:20:59.110
  • I just don't know anymore."
  • 00:21:00.030 --> 00:21:03.030
  • I said, "Baby girl, my boo, what
  • 00:21:06.270 --> 00:21:09.270
  • do you mean, you don't know?"
  • 00:21:10.090 --> 00:21:13.090
  • She said, "Um, I don't know
  • 00:21:13.090 --> 00:21:15.240
  • about us anymore."
  • 00:21:15.240 --> 00:21:18.210
  • Before she could even utter
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:20.100
  • one more sentence, I ran out
  • 00:21:20.100 --> 00:21:22.010
  • of that room, all dramatic.
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:24.080
  • Because how many of you know
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:25.050
  • when you go through a breakup,
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:26.070
  • you need to let them know
  • 00:21:26.070 --> 00:21:27.150
  • that they just made a mistake.
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:29.120
  • And so I ran out of that place
  • 00:21:29.120 --> 00:21:30.220
  • like this and I went to slam
  • 00:21:30.220 --> 00:21:32.040
  • the door to let her know
  • 00:21:32.040 --> 00:21:33.100
  • I was angry.
  • 00:21:33.100 --> 00:21:34.220
  • And as I slammed it, it was one
  • 00:21:34.220 --> 00:21:36.080
  • of those doors that slowed down
  • 00:21:36.080 --> 00:21:37.120
  • and it didn't slam.
  • 00:21:37.120 --> 00:21:38.060
  • And I was, like, "Rats.
  • 00:21:38.060 --> 00:21:39.080
  • She doesn't know I'm angry."
  • 00:21:39.080 --> 00:21:40.190
  • And so I ran out and I got into
  • 00:21:40.190 --> 00:21:42.060
  • my car and, you know,
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:43.290
  • every breakup scene,
  • 00:21:43.290 --> 00:21:45.000
  • of course, has rain.
  • 00:21:45.000 --> 00:21:46.140
  • And it began to rain and it
  • 00:21:46.140 --> 00:21:48.010
  • began to pour and I was, like,
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:49.160
  • "Yeah, great.
  • 00:21:49.160 --> 00:21:50.080
  • Why is it?
  • 00:21:50.080 --> 00:21:51.030
  • Why?
  • 00:21:51.030 --> 00:21:51.230
  • What's going on?"
  • 00:21:51.230 --> 00:21:52.260
  • And then I got into my car
  • 00:21:52.260 --> 00:21:54.060
  • and I thought, "You know what?
  • 00:21:54.060 --> 00:21:55.030
  • I'm gonna turn on a song
  • 00:21:55.030 --> 00:21:55.250
  • that's gonna minister to me."
  • 00:21:55.250 --> 00:21:57.200
  • And as I turned it on, well,
  • 00:21:57.200 --> 00:21:59.000
  • you can believe it,
  • 00:21:59.000 --> 00:22:00.080
  • this song ministered to my soul.
  • 00:22:00.080 --> 00:22:02.160
  • Whitney Houston stepped up and
  • 00:22:04.000 --> 00:22:07.000
  • she just ministered to me in
  • 00:22:07.000 --> 00:22:08.000
  • that moment.
  • 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:10.040
  • If I should stay
  • 00:22:16.060 --> 00:22:19.060
  • that is all
  • 00:22:19.060 --> 00:22:22.030
  • I'm taking with me.
  • 00:22:28.290 --> 00:22:31.290
  • So goodbye.
  • 00:22:31.290 --> 00:22:34.010
  • Please don't cry.
  • 00:22:34.010 --> 00:22:36.140
  • We both know I'm not what
  • 00:22:36.140 --> 00:22:38.260
  • - Peter: I should stop
  • 00:22:38.260 --> 00:22:39.180
  • right there.
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:40.040
  • I think I'm in the shower
  • 00:22:40.040 --> 00:22:40.230
  • or something.
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:41.070
  • I'm in front of people here.
  • 00:22:41.070 --> 00:22:42.020
  • This is amazing.
  • 00:22:42.020 --> 00:22:43.060
  • But you see, every time I hear
  • 00:22:43.060 --> 00:22:45.210
  • that, every time I hear that
  • 00:22:45.210 --> 00:22:47.010
  • song, it takes me back to
  • 00:22:47.010 --> 00:22:49.060
  • a moment in time: my breakup.
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:53.020
  • You see, music has moments.
  • 00:22:53.020 --> 00:22:55.110
  • Music takes you back and gives
  • 00:22:56.000 --> 00:22:59.000
  • you memory of where you were at
  • 00:22:59.000 --> 00:23:01.020
  • that time.
  • 00:23:01.020 --> 00:23:02.010
  • It's interesting because there
  • 00:23:02.010 --> 00:23:03.290
  • was this study done in the
  • 00:23:03.290 --> 00:23:05.290
  • University of Australia and
  • 00:23:05.290 --> 00:23:08.110
  • these two students,
  • 00:23:08.110 --> 00:23:09.110
  • Séverine Samson
  • 00:23:09.110 --> 00:23:10.180
  • and Amee Baird, conducted
  • 00:23:10.180 --> 00:23:12.130
  • this study using severely
  • 00:23:12.130 --> 00:23:15.000
  • brain-injured patients.
  • 00:23:15.000 --> 00:23:17.120
  • And in order to recall--to help
  • 00:23:17.140 --> 00:23:20.140
  • these patients recall personal
  • 00:23:20.140 --> 00:23:22.250
  • memory, they used music to help
  • 00:23:23.150 --> 00:23:26.150
  • them recall personal memory.
  • 00:23:28.160 --> 00:23:31.160
  • You see, my suggestion this
  • 00:23:31.160 --> 00:23:33.150
  • morning is I wonder if God wants
  • 00:23:33.210 --> 00:23:36.210
  • us to sing because it in
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:39.030
  • those--it's in those moments,
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:41.050
  • in those seasons,
  • 00:23:41.050 --> 00:23:42.260
  • we remember who he is.
  • 00:23:42.260 --> 00:23:44.290
  • We remember.
  • 00:23:44.290 --> 00:23:46.170
  • It causes us to remember
  • 00:23:46.170 --> 00:23:47.280
  • that he is God that restores,
  • 00:23:47.280 --> 00:23:49.290
  • that he is God that delivers,
  • 00:23:49.290 --> 00:23:51.050
  • that he is God that forgives.
  • 00:23:51.050 --> 00:23:53.060
  • He is the God that is merciful.
  • 00:23:53.060 --> 00:23:55.060
  • And whatever season you're in,
  • 00:23:55.060 --> 00:23:56.270
  • perhaps God wants us to sing
  • 00:23:56.270 --> 00:23:59.020
  • because it causes us to remember
  • 00:23:59.020 --> 00:24:01.180
  • who he is, 'cause the truth
  • 00:24:01.180 --> 00:24:02.250
  • is you and me, we are good
  • 00:24:02.250 --> 00:24:04.160
  • at forgetting.
  • 00:24:04.160 --> 00:24:06.120
  • Because throughout the Bible,
  • 00:24:06.120 --> 00:24:08.070
  • you find that there's lots of
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:09.050
  • reminding, there's lots of
  • 00:24:09.050 --> 00:24:10.130
  • "Don't forget this, don't forget
  • 00:24:10.130 --> 00:24:11.250
  • that," because humanity has this
  • 00:24:11.250 --> 00:24:13.100
  • way of forgetting where we've
  • 00:24:13.100 --> 00:24:15.050
  • come from, forgetting that we've
  • 00:24:15.050 --> 00:24:16.170
  • been set free from Egypt.
  • 00:24:16.170 --> 00:24:18.090
  • Forgetting that God saved you.
  • 00:24:18.090 --> 00:24:19.250
  • Forgetting that God died
  • 00:24:19.250 --> 00:24:21.030
  • for you.
  • 00:24:21.030 --> 00:24:21.280
  • Forgetting that Jesus loves you,
  • 00:24:21.280 --> 00:24:23.130
  • and so every now and then we
  • 00:24:23.130 --> 00:24:24.270
  • need a good reminding.
  • 00:24:24.270 --> 00:24:26.250
  • You see, God wants us to sing
  • 00:24:27.150 --> 00:24:30.150
  • because it causes us to remember
  • 00:24:30.150 --> 00:24:32.030
  • who he is on the mountaintops,
  • 00:24:32.030 --> 00:24:34.260
  • but who he is in the valley low.
  • 00:24:34.260 --> 00:24:37.140
  • Who he is in the sunshine
  • 00:24:38.010 --> 00:24:41.010
  • but who he is in the rain.
  • 00:24:41.240 --> 00:24:44.240
  • You see, we're good at smiling
  • 00:24:44.240 --> 00:24:46.180
  • in the sunshine but my question
  • 00:24:46.180 --> 00:24:48.070
  • this morning is, young people,
  • 00:24:48.070 --> 00:24:51.050
  • can you sing in the rain?
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:56.110
  • You see, if you're looking
  • 00:24:56.110 --> 00:24:58.000
  • for a title, it is this.
  • 00:24:58.000 --> 00:24:59.230
  • "Singing in the Rain."
  • 00:24:59.230 --> 00:25:02.240
  • That no matter
  • 00:25:02.240 --> 00:25:03.220
  • what season you're in,
  • 00:25:03.220 --> 00:25:05.120
  • hell or high water, meadow,
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:07.090
  • if you're going through thick or
  • 00:25:07.090 --> 00:25:08.270
  • thin, no matter what season you
  • 00:25:08.270 --> 00:25:10.030
  • in, God demands the use of song.
  • 00:25:10.140 --> 00:25:13.140
  • Over 100 references in the Bible
  • 00:25:13.140 --> 00:25:15.120
  • that God demands a new song.
  • 00:25:15.120 --> 00:25:17.220
  • Psalm 96, verse 1:
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:19.180
  • All the earth."
  • 00:25:21.200 --> 00:25:23.040
  • God wants us to sing.
  • 00:25:23.040 --> 00:25:24.070
  • And you see, worship is not just
  • 00:25:24.070 --> 00:25:25.200
  • this thing we do at the start
  • 00:25:25.200 --> 00:25:26.280
  • of a service to get the blood
  • 00:25:26.280 --> 00:25:28.060
  • flowing, to get us warm up.
  • 00:25:28.060 --> 00:25:29.200
  • Young people, I want you
  • 00:25:29.200 --> 00:25:30.290
  • to understand something.
  • 00:25:30.290 --> 00:25:32.020
  • Worship is a posture that we
  • 00:25:32.020 --> 00:25:33.180
  • walk through in every season.
  • 00:25:33.180 --> 00:25:35.200
  • It is not just about a set list.
  • 00:25:35.200 --> 00:25:37.180
  • It is not just about Young
  • 00:25:37.180 --> 00:25:38.280
  • and Free doing their thing.
  • 00:25:38.280 --> 00:25:40.050
  • Oh, I pray that you
  • 00:25:40.050 --> 00:25:41.050
  • would understand this morning
  • 00:25:41.050 --> 00:25:42.150
  • worship is warfare.
  • 00:25:42.150 --> 00:25:44.040
  • we walk through in everything
  • 00:25:46.060 --> 00:25:47.150
  • that we go through.
  • 00:25:47.230 --> 00:25:50.230
  • You see, I want you to write
  • 00:25:50.230 --> 00:25:52.090
  • this down, young people.
  • 00:25:52.090 --> 00:25:53.270
  • When life catches you by
  • 00:25:53.270 --> 00:25:55.090
  • surprise, let a song arise.
  • 00:25:56.060 --> 00:25:59.060
  • When life catches you by
  • 00:25:59.060 --> 00:26:00.200
  • surprise, when you get that
  • 00:26:00.200 --> 00:26:02.030
  • negative report, when tragedy
  • 00:26:02.030 --> 00:26:03.230
  • strikes, when things happen
  • 00:26:03.230 --> 00:26:05.070
  • in your high school or in your
  • 00:26:05.070 --> 00:26:06.190
  • college, or when something comes
  • 00:26:06.190 --> 00:26:08.090
  • and it's--you've been given this
  • 00:26:08.090 --> 00:26:09.180
  • illness or something comes from
  • 00:26:09.180 --> 00:26:12.010
  • the doctor's or whatever it is,
  • 00:26:12.010 --> 00:26:13.080
  • when life catches you by
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:14.270
  • surprise, let a song arise.
  • 00:26:15.210 --> 00:26:18.210
  • The only way I can illustrate
  • 00:26:18.210 --> 00:26:19.270
  • this is through this
  • 00:26:19.270 --> 00:26:20.260
  • very serious video
  • 00:26:20.260 --> 00:26:22.210
  • I'm about to show you.
  • 00:26:22.210 --> 00:26:23.100
  • Check it out.
  • 00:26:23.100 --> 00:26:23.290
  • Play it.
  • 00:26:23.290 --> 00:26:26.160
  • - male: Aghhh!
  • 00:26:26.160 --> 00:26:29.120
  • [singing foreign language]
  • 00:26:31.130 --> 00:26:34.130
  • - Peter: Play it again.
  • 00:26:34.130 --> 00:26:37.030
  • - male: Aghhh!
  • 00:26:37.030 --> 00:26:39.220
  • [singing foreign language]
  • 00:26:41.170 --> 00:26:44.170
  • - Peter: That's the best
  • 00:26:44.170 --> 00:26:45.060
  • illustration I got right there,
  • 00:26:45.060 --> 00:26:46.070
  • okay?
  • 00:26:46.070 --> 00:26:47.280
  • You see, when life catches you
  • 00:26:47.280 --> 00:26:49.150
  • by surprise, turn it into
  • 00:26:49.150 --> 00:26:51.240
  • a song.
  • 00:26:51.240 --> 00:26:53.190
  • You see, I don't know what
  • 00:26:53.190 --> 00:26:54.150
  • it is you face.
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  • I don't know what it is you
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  • faith--you face, youth pastor.
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  • Young person,
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  • what it is you're going
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  • through in your high school.
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  • But when life catches you by
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  • surprise, let a song arise.
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  • Let a song arise to our King.
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  • Let a song arise to our Lord.
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  • Oh, I feel like
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  • there's something happening
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  • in this atmosphere.
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  • There are people going through
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  • seasons right now.
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  • There are people facing things
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  • right now and I pray that you
  • 00:27:16.140 --> 00:27:18.060
  • would understand the power
  • 00:27:18.060 --> 00:27:20.060
  • of worship, the power of song,
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  • the power of understanding.
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  • When you sing, it causes you
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  • to understand.
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  • It reminds you who he is on the
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  • mountaintops, who he is in the
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  • shadow of the valley of death.
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  • Who he is in the sunshine,
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  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • Run, run, ready.
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  • I'm gonna get it.
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  • Run, run, ready.
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  • Run, run, run.
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  • Run, run, ready.
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  • I'm gonna get it.
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  • Run, run, ready.
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  • Run, run, ready.
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  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • - Matt: We thought we'd break
  • 00:28:03.170 --> 00:28:06.170
  • in for a minute.
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  • What is the main theme of
  • 00:28:07.150 --> 00:28:10.150
  • "Live Love Lead"?
  • 00:28:10.150 --> 00:28:12.040
  • What do you want--what do you
  • 00:28:12.040 --> 00:28:13.180
  • want people to get out of
  • 00:28:13.180 --> 00:28:15.240
  • your recently published book,
  • 00:28:15.240 --> 00:28:18.030
  • "Live Love Lead"?
  • 00:28:18.030 --> 00:28:19.090
  • What's your main theme?
  • 00:28:19.090 --> 00:28:20.210
  • And then I wanna hear what you
  • 00:28:20.210 --> 00:28:21.140
  • have about "Sisterhood," also.
  • 00:28:21.140 --> 00:28:23.110
  • So just your main theme
  • 00:28:23.110 --> 00:28:24.170
  • out of "Live Love Lead."
  • 00:28:24.170 --> 00:28:26.090
  • - Brian: I think my whole life,
  • 00:28:26.090 --> 00:28:27.130
  • my whole ministry, is about
  • 00:28:27.130 --> 00:28:29.050
  • people understanding
  • 00:28:29.050 --> 00:28:30.100
  • the potential that
  • 00:28:30.100 --> 00:28:31.140
  • God's placed in them.
  • 00:28:31.140 --> 00:28:32.210
  • And it's really all about
  • 00:28:32.210 --> 00:28:34.280
  • the factor, yes, sometimes we
  • 00:28:34.280 --> 00:28:37.000
  • can have a difficult path but
  • 00:28:37.000 --> 00:28:39.020
  • it's to a glorious future.
  • 00:28:39.020 --> 00:28:40.100
  • And so, the subtitle,
  • 00:28:40.100 --> 00:28:42.080
  • "Your Best is Yet to Come."
  • 00:28:42.080 --> 00:28:43.220
  • I just really believe
  • 00:28:43.220 --> 00:28:44.200
  • that this side of eternity
  • 00:28:44.200 --> 00:28:47.100
  • and, obviously, the other side
  • 00:28:47.100 --> 00:28:49.050
  • of eternity, what's ahead
  • 00:28:49.050 --> 00:28:50.260
  • of us, is so much more
  • 00:28:50.260 --> 00:28:51.260
  • And so I want people to catch
  • 00:28:53.280 --> 00:28:54.190
  • that.
  • 00:28:54.190 --> 00:28:55.100
  • I want them to understand that
  • 00:28:55.100 --> 00:28:57.040
  • God is the God who does
  • 00:28:57.040 --> 00:28:58.060
  • exceeding, abundantly above
  • 00:28:58.060 --> 00:28:59.120
  • anything they could ask or
  • 00:28:59.120 --> 00:29:00.170
  • think.
  • 00:29:00.170 --> 00:29:01.090
  • I really took the time to be
  • 00:29:01.090 --> 00:29:02.170
  • very vulnerable, I think, in the
  • 00:29:02.170 --> 00:29:04.250
  • book to tell some of the pain,
  • 00:29:04.250 --> 00:29:06.180
  • but not so that people can
  • 00:29:06.180 --> 00:29:08.110
  • wallow in sorrow but rather
  • 00:29:08.110 --> 00:29:10.170
  • to understand that through that,
  • 00:29:10.170 --> 00:29:12.230
  • and through what God's wanting
  • 00:29:12.230 --> 00:29:14.080
  • to do in our lives,
  • 00:29:14.080 --> 00:29:15.060
  • he can open us up to so much.
  • 00:29:15.060 --> 00:29:17.070
  • That's my hope that people who
  • 00:29:17.070 --> 00:29:18.190
  • read that book really get the
  • 00:29:18.190 --> 00:29:19.230
  • sense, "Man, God's got something
  • 00:29:19.230 --> 00:29:20.260
  • for me, and maybe it's more
  • 00:29:20.260 --> 00:29:22.050
  • than I expected.
  • 00:29:22.050 --> 00:29:23.180
  • And I really wanna commit
  • 00:29:23.180 --> 00:29:24.130
  • my life to that cause."
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  • - Matt: And I know the level
  • 00:29:26.110 --> 00:29:29.110
  • of vulnerability that you
  • 00:29:29.110 --> 00:29:30.270
  • went in "Live Love Lead."
  • 00:29:30.270 --> 00:29:32.100
  • You really describe
  • 00:29:32.100 --> 00:29:34.100
  • one of the most painful
  • 00:29:34.100 --> 00:29:35.040
  • seasons of your whole life.
  • 00:29:35.040 --> 00:29:36.210
  • So in some sense, you really
  • 00:29:36.210 --> 00:29:38.260
  • know what you're talking about.
  • 00:29:38.260 --> 00:29:40.040
  • There were some gut-wrenching
  • 00:29:40.040 --> 00:29:41.210
  • that you really unpack
  • 00:29:44.270 --> 00:29:46.110
  • in the book.
  • 00:29:46.110 --> 00:29:47.020
  • - Brian: Yes, that's true.
  • 00:29:47.020 --> 00:29:48.150
  • Chapter 6.
  • 00:29:48.150 --> 00:29:50.090
  • It's called the--it's about
  • 00:29:50.090 --> 00:29:51.190
  • the worst day of my life.
  • 00:29:51.190 --> 00:29:53.000
  • And it's kind of become
  • 00:29:53.000 --> 00:29:54.040
  • a pivotal thing in my life for
  • 00:29:54.040 --> 00:29:56.040
  • better and for worse, really.
  • 00:29:56.040 --> 00:29:57.230
  • And so I tell that story
  • 00:29:57.230 --> 00:29:59.040
  • that's very personal for me.
  • 00:29:59.040 --> 00:30:01.000
  • And in some ways, still--still
  • 00:30:01.000 --> 00:30:02.250
  • facing the challenges of it,
  • 00:30:02.250 --> 00:30:04.200
  • So, yeah.
  • 00:30:06.220 --> 00:30:08.010
  • But again, I hope that
  • 00:30:08.010 --> 00:30:10.110
  • that's not told in a way that,
  • 00:30:10.110 --> 00:30:12.020
  • like, poor me or don't
  • 00:30:12.020 --> 00:30:13.230
  • feel sorry for me.
  • 00:30:13.230 --> 00:30:14.250
  • It's all about, really, the fact
  • 00:30:14.250 --> 00:30:16.040
  • that God can bring us through
  • 00:30:16.040 --> 00:30:17.180
  • anything because of what
  • 00:30:17.180 --> 00:30:18.240
  • he has for us ahead.
  • 00:30:18.240 --> 00:30:19.260
  • - Matt: Beautiful.
  • 00:30:19.260 --> 00:30:20.160
  • Okay, "Sisterhood."
  • 00:30:20.160 --> 00:30:21.190
  • The--what is the main theme?
  • 00:30:21.250 --> 00:30:24.250
  • In a similar way, what--when
  • 00:30:24.250 --> 00:30:27.090
  • people get it, they'll unpack
  • 00:30:27.090 --> 00:30:28.170
  • it and it'll be a big story
  • 00:30:28.170 --> 00:30:30.260
  • for them.
  • 00:30:30.260 --> 00:30:31.170
  • But what's the main theme?
  • 00:30:31.170 --> 00:30:32.190
  • What do you want people to
  • 00:30:32.190 --> 00:30:33.160
  • - Bobbie Houston: Yeah,
  • 00:30:35.180 --> 00:30:36.120
  • I think, big picture, again
  • 00:30:36.120 --> 00:30:37.220
  • it's like a 20-year story
  • 00:30:37.220 --> 00:30:38.240
  • for me personally.
  • 00:30:38.240 --> 00:30:40.080
  • But I think, big picture, that
  • 00:30:40.080 --> 00:30:41.080
  • women, actually, women of all
  • 00:30:41.080 --> 00:30:43.000
  • ages, diversity, culture, creed,
  • 00:30:43.000 --> 00:30:45.130
  • status, we actually have
  • 00:30:45.130 --> 00:30:46.210
  • permission from heaven above,
  • 00:30:46.210 --> 00:30:49.000
  • we actually have permission
  • 00:30:49.000 --> 00:30:50.040
  • to be front and center of what
  • 00:30:50.040 --> 00:30:51.090
  • And I think God has, you know,
  • 00:30:53.110 --> 00:30:54.150
  • invested in and a magnificent
  • 00:30:54.150 --> 00:30:56.260
  • quality within womanhood and
  • 00:30:56.260 --> 00:30:58.220
  • within women, an incredible
  • 00:30:58.220 --> 00:31:00.120
  • capacity and maternal heart that
  • 00:31:00.120 --> 00:31:01.240
  • hears the cry of the afflicted,
  • 00:31:01.240 --> 00:31:03.210
  • that can actually roll up
  • 00:31:03.210 --> 00:31:04.250
  • his sleeves,
  • 00:31:04.250 --> 00:31:05.260
  • make a difference in the world.
  • 00:31:05.260 --> 00:31:06.290
  • And when you get women
  • 00:31:06.290 --> 00:31:08.010
  • to network together,
  • 00:31:08.010 --> 00:31:09.030
  • they're remarkable.
  • 00:31:09.030 --> 00:31:10.150
  • They actually become the force
  • 00:31:10.150 --> 00:31:11.080
  • that God actually said that they
  • 00:31:11.080 --> 00:31:12.220
  • were--we're created to be.
  • 00:31:12.220 --> 00:31:14.090
  • And so the book gives expression
  • 00:31:14.090 --> 00:31:16.040
  • to that and so I really
  • 00:31:16.040 --> 00:31:18.010
  • pray that, you know, some of
  • 00:31:18.010 --> 00:31:19.050
  • my own story's in there.
  • 00:31:19.050 --> 00:31:20.020
  • Some of my own journey which, I
  • 00:31:20.020 --> 00:31:21.140
  • think, women will identify with.
  • 00:31:21.140 --> 00:31:23.070
  • But again, I love the potential
  • 00:31:23.070 --> 00:31:25.250
  • of the church and the local
  • 00:31:25.250 --> 00:31:27.100
  • church, local community,
  • 00:31:27.100 --> 00:31:28.240
  • and what women can actually be
  • 00:31:28.240 --> 00:31:30.100
  • in those communities.
  • 00:31:30.100 --> 00:31:31.050
  • And so, it gives expression
  • 00:31:31.050 --> 00:31:32.050
  • to that.
  • 00:31:32.050 --> 00:31:33.070
  • You know, that sometimes people
  • 00:31:33.070 --> 00:31:34.070
  • can misread and think it's about
  • 00:31:34.070 --> 00:31:35.150
  • running a conference or all this
  • 00:31:35.150 --> 00:31:38.040
  • that's happening here.
  • 00:31:38.040 --> 00:31:39.070
  • This serves the greater cause.
  • 00:31:39.070 --> 00:31:40.240
  • And so hopefully, women will
  • 00:31:40.240 --> 00:31:42.110
  • capture the true spirit of God's
  • 00:31:42.110 --> 00:31:44.120
  • heart for his girls, every girl.
  • 00:31:44.120 --> 00:31:46.060
  • We're all included
  • 00:31:46.060 --> 00:31:47.040
  • in the sisterhood, yeah.
  • 00:31:47.040 --> 00:31:48.170
  • - Matt: Was writing your book
  • 00:31:48.170 --> 00:31:50.160
  • hard or easy for you?
  • 00:31:50.160 --> 00:31:53.070
  • you know?
  • 00:31:55.150 --> 00:31:57.010
  • I--it took me a long time to
  • 00:31:57.010 --> 00:31:58.020
  • write it because, to be honest,
  • 00:31:58.020 --> 00:31:59.210
  • we were so busy living it, and I
  • 00:31:59.210 --> 00:32:01.080
  • find it kind of funny that at
  • 00:32:01.080 --> 00:32:02.220
  • the 20-year mark I got to
  • 00:32:02.220 --> 00:32:04.290
  • actually put it on paper and
  • 00:32:04.290 --> 00:32:07.010
  • it's, like, okay, the seed I've
  • 00:32:07.010 --> 00:32:08.230
  • received and sought to steward,
  • 00:32:08.230 --> 00:32:11.060
  • I'm sowing it.
  • 00:32:11.060 --> 00:32:12.160
  • So, you know what?
  • 00:32:12.160 --> 00:32:14.030
  • It's there and I really--I pray
  • 00:32:14.030 --> 00:32:15.100
  • that not only women will read
  • 00:32:15.100 --> 00:32:16.110
  • it, but men.
  • 00:32:16.110 --> 00:32:17.170
  • We need to understand together
  • 00:32:17.170 --> 00:32:18.210
  • that we're in this together.
  • 00:32:18.210 --> 00:32:19.250
  • - Matt: Final thoughts
  • 00:32:21.270 --> 00:32:22.170
  • for the TV audience.
  • 00:32:22.170 --> 00:32:24.020
  • - Brian: I would say if you
  • 00:32:24.020 --> 00:32:24.290
  • ever got a chance to come along
  • 00:32:24.290 --> 00:32:26.030
  • to one of our Hillsong
  • 00:32:26.030 --> 00:32:27.110
  • Conferences, we started it in
  • 00:32:27.110 --> 00:32:28.290
  • Sydney ever year.
  • 00:32:28.290 --> 00:32:30.100
  • That'd be a great trip for
  • 00:32:30.100 --> 00:32:31.040
  • anybody, but then in London and
  • 00:32:31.040 --> 00:32:32.260
  • now we're here in the USA.
  • 00:32:32.260 --> 00:32:34.190
  • I do think it--there's something
  • 00:32:34.190 --> 00:32:36.080
  • about the conference that gets
  • 00:32:36.080 --> 00:32:37.200
  • inside the hearts of people,
  • 00:32:37.200 --> 00:32:38.250
  • that change them.
  • 00:32:38.250 --> 00:32:39.260
  • It's changed churches and I'm
  • 00:32:39.260 --> 00:32:41.030
  • not just saying that in a way
  • 00:32:41.030 --> 00:32:42.100
  • that that's what I think.
  • 00:32:42.100 --> 00:32:43.180
  • We've got just testimony after
  • 00:32:43.180 --> 00:32:46.060
  • testimony after testimony
  • 00:32:46.060 --> 00:32:47.170
  • over--of our church leaders
  • 00:32:47.170 --> 00:32:49.010
  • radically impacted.
  • 00:32:49.010 --> 00:32:50.110
  • Had a change of heart and
  • 00:32:50.110 --> 00:32:52.010
  • a change of thought that has
  • 00:32:52.010 --> 00:32:53.120
  • really brought them into a whole
  • 00:32:53.120 --> 00:32:54.170
  • new fresh season themselves.
  • 00:32:54.170 --> 00:32:56.040
  • And so whether you are a solo
  • 00:32:56.040 --> 00:32:58.230
  • mom or whether you are somebody
  • 00:32:58.230 --> 00:33:00.090
  • who, obviously, oversees or
  • 00:33:00.090 --> 00:33:02.070
  • looks after a ministry or
  • 00:33:02.070 --> 00:33:03.150
  • a church yourself, or anyone
  • 00:33:03.150 --> 00:33:05.100
  • I'm biased, yes, but I really
  • 00:33:07.190 --> 00:33:09.140
  • think you would have
  • 00:33:09.140 --> 00:33:10.160
  • such a great time here.
  • 00:33:10.160 --> 00:33:11.190
  • - Matt: And information's
  • 00:33:11.190 --> 00:33:12.270
  • on the screen.
  • 00:33:12.270 --> 00:33:13.180
  • Depending on when you're
  • 00:33:13.180 --> 00:33:14.260
  • watching this, and 2017 in
  • 00:33:14.260 --> 00:33:17.180
  • Los Angeles this year of 2017.
  • 00:33:18.120 --> 00:33:21.120
  • So Hillsong Conference will be
  • 00:33:21.120 --> 00:33:23.210
  • Sydney, London, and Los Angeles.
  • 00:33:24.020 --> 00:33:27.020
  • - Brian: Yeah, in the Microsoft
  • 00:33:27.020 --> 00:33:28.000
  • Theater in downtown L.A.
  • 00:33:28.000 --> 00:33:29.270
  • right by L.A. Live
  • 00:33:29.270 --> 00:33:31.120
  • and it's gonna be--I think
  • 00:33:31.120 --> 00:33:33.060
  • it's gonna be powerful.
  • 00:33:33.060 --> 00:33:34.010
  • - Matt: Beautiful.
  • 00:33:34.010 --> 00:33:34.240
  • Brand new venue for
  • 00:33:34.240 --> 00:33:37.130
  • the Hillsong Conference.
  • 00:33:37.130 --> 00:33:38.140
  • We're used to hearing about
  • 00:33:38.140 --> 00:33:39.130
  • 'em being in Sydney.
  • 00:33:39.130 --> 00:33:40.230
  • We're used to that.
  • 00:33:40.230 --> 00:33:41.280
  • We're used to it being in
  • 00:33:41.280 --> 00:33:43.160
  • London.
  • 00:33:43.160 --> 00:33:44.080
  • 2017, Los Angeles.
  • 00:33:44.080 --> 00:33:46.100
  • We'll see you
  • 00:33:46.100 --> 00:33:47.020
  • at a Hillsong Conference.
  • 00:33:47.020 --> 00:33:49.040
  • Before I call, before I
  • 00:33:49.040 --> 00:33:52.000
  • ever cry, you answer me from
  • 00:33:54.080 --> 00:33:57.080
  • where the thunder hides.
  • 00:33:58.140 --> 00:34:01.160
  • I don't run this heart I'm
  • 00:34:01.160 --> 00:34:04.060
  • I collide with you.
  • 00:34:10.290 --> 00:34:13.290
  • Oh, like a tidal wave
  • 00:34:15.000 --> 00:34:18.000
  • crashing over me.
  • 00:34:18.270 --> 00:34:21.270
  • Rushing in to meet me here.
  • 00:34:21.270 --> 00:34:24.270
  • Your love is fierce like a
  • 00:34:24.270 --> 00:34:27.120
  • hurricane that I can't
  • 00:34:28.180 --> 00:34:31.180
  • explain.
  • 00:34:31.180 --> 00:34:33.080
  • Tearing through the
  • 00:34:33.080 --> 00:34:34.060
  • atmosphere.
  • 00:34:34.060 --> 00:34:36.070
  • Your love is fierce.
  • 00:34:37.200 --> 00:34:40.200
  • Oh, you cannot fail.
  • 00:34:40.200 --> 00:34:42.170
  • The only thing I've found is
  • 00:34:42.190 --> 00:34:45.190
  • through it all you never let
  • 00:34:46.200 --> 00:34:49.200
  • me down.
  • 00:34:49.200 --> 00:34:52.180
  • You don't hold back,
  • 00:34:52.180 --> 00:34:54.230
  • relentless in pursuit.
  • 00:34:55.160 --> 00:34:58.160
  • At every turn I come face to
  • 00:34:58.160 --> 00:35:01.060
  • face with you.
  • 00:35:01.060 --> 00:35:03.100
  • Oh, sing it out.
  • 00:35:03.270 --> 00:35:06.270
  • It's like a tidal wave
  • 00:35:06.270 --> 00:35:09.160
  • crashing over me,
  • 00:35:09.190 --> 00:35:12.190
  • rushing in to meet me here.
  • 00:35:13.060 --> 00:35:16.060
  • Your love is fierce like
  • 00:35:16.060 --> 00:35:18.290
  • a hurricane that I can't
  • 00:35:19.070 --> 00:35:22.070
  • explain.
  • 00:35:22.070 --> 00:35:24.230
  • Tearing through the
  • 00:35:24.230 --> 00:35:25.240
  • atmosphere.
  • 00:35:26.020 --> 00:35:29.020
  • Your love is fierce, oh.
  • 00:35:32.170 --> 00:35:35.170
  • - male: C'mon, every hand
  • 00:35:35.170 --> 00:35:36.220
  • lifted to heaven tonight.
  • 00:35:36.220 --> 00:35:38.240
  • lifted to heaven tonight.
  • 00:35:38.240 --> 00:35:41.200
  • [m
  • 00:35:41.200 --> 00:35:41.210
  • [mus
  • 00:35:41.210 --> 00:35:41.220
  • [music
  • 00:35:41.220 --> 00:35:41.230
  • You chase me down,
  • 00:35:43.090 --> 00:35:46.090
  • you seek me out.
  • 00:35:46.090 --> 00:35:49.060
  • How can I be lost when you
  • 00:35:49.060 --> 00:35:51.260
  • - male: C'mon, wherever
  • 00:35:51.260 --> 00:35:52.140
  • you're at tonight,
  • 00:35:52.140 --> 00:35:53.130
  • he's running after you.
  • 00:35:53.130 --> 00:35:55.180
  • You chase me down.
  • 00:35:55.180 --> 00:35:58.030
  • You seek me out.
  • 00:35:58.090 --> 00:36:01.110
  • - male: Regardless of what
  • 00:36:01.110 --> 00:36:02.270
  • you've done, where you've been,
  • 00:36:02.270 --> 00:36:04.090
  • c'mon, declare without tonight.
  • 00:36:04.090 --> 00:36:06.050
  • "You chase me down."
  • 00:36:06.050 --> 00:36:07.230
  • You chase me down.
  • 00:36:07.240 --> 00:36:10.240
  • You seek me out.
  • 00:36:10.240 --> 00:36:13.160
  • Oh, how can I be lost when
  • 00:36:13.160 --> 00:36:15.260
  • you have called me found?
  • 00:36:19.250 --> 00:36:22.250
  • It's like a tidal wave
  • 00:36:22.250 --> 00:36:25.200
  • crashing over me,
  • 00:36:25.200 --> 00:36:28.160
  • rushing in to meet me here.
  • 00:36:28.200 --> 00:36:31.200
  • Your love is fierce
  • 00:36:31.210 --> 00:36:34.210
  • like a hurricane that
  • 00:36:34.240 --> 00:36:37.240
  • I can't explain.
  • 00:36:37.240 --> 00:36:40.180
  • Tearing through
  • 00:36:40.180 --> 00:36:41.130
  • the atmosphere.
  • 00:36:41.130 --> 00:36:43.260
  • - male: C'mon, sing it
  • 00:36:43.260 --> 00:36:44.140
  • one more time.
  • 00:36:44.140 --> 00:36:45.200
  • Like a tidal wave.
  • 00:36:45.200 --> 00:36:47.000
  • Like a tidal wave
  • 00:36:47.000 --> 00:36:49.190
  • crashing over me,
  • 00:36:50.080 --> 00:36:53.080
  • rushing in to meet me here.
  • 00:36:53.080 --> 00:36:55.170
  • Oh, your love is fierce
  • 00:36:55.290 --> 00:36:58.290
  • like a hurricane
  • 00:36:58.290 --> 00:37:01.290
  • that I can't explain.
  • 00:37:02.020 --> 00:37:05.020
  • Do you feel the atmosphere?
  • 00:37:05.050 --> 00:37:08.050
  • Do you feel the atmosphere?
  • 00:37:08.050 --> 00:37:16.070
  • [m
  • 00:37:16.070 --> 00:37:16.080
  • [mus
  • 00:37:16.080 --> 00:37:16.090
  • [music
  • 00:37:16.090 --> 00:37:16.100
  • - Peter: I dunno who I'm
  • 00:37:17.290 --> 00:37:20.290
  • talking to but I know there's
  • 00:37:20.290 --> 00:37:22.170
  • a whole lot of people here
  • 00:37:22.170 --> 00:37:23.140
  • with a whole lot of stories.
  • 00:37:23.140 --> 00:37:24.280
  • The truth is you look
  • 00:37:24.280 --> 00:37:27.000
  • throughout the Bible.
  • 00:37:27.000 --> 00:37:27.280
  • The Psalmist
  • 00:37:27.280 --> 00:37:30.000
  • knew the power of song.
  • 00:37:30.000 --> 00:37:32.150
  • Psalm 88.
  • 00:37:32.150 --> 00:37:33.280
  • Many scholars believe
  • 00:37:33.280 --> 00:37:35.100
  • Starts off depressed,
  • 00:37:38.170 --> 00:37:40.010
  • some would say suicidal.
  • 00:37:40.010 --> 00:37:42.250
  • But then he finishes
  • 00:37:42.250 --> 00:37:44.200
  • his psalm in Psalm 88, taking
  • 00:37:44.200 --> 00:37:46.110
  • his eyes off the problem,
  • 00:37:46.110 --> 00:37:48.210
  • and looking at the person.
  • 00:37:48.210 --> 00:37:51.110
  • I look at the psalms of David in
  • 00:37:51.110 --> 00:37:53.010
  • his laments when he messed it
  • 00:37:53.010 --> 00:37:55.150
  • all up, when he stuffed it up.
  • 00:37:55.150 --> 00:37:57.100
  • And still he wrote
  • 00:37:57.100 --> 00:37:58.280
  • a song in his moment.
  • 00:37:58.280 --> 00:38:00.250
  • He wrote a song and he sung
  • 00:38:00.250 --> 00:38:02.090
  • a song to his God.
  • 00:38:02.160 --> 00:38:05.160
  • You know, I think of Joshua 6
  • 00:38:05.160 --> 00:38:06.220
  • where there was walls--
  • 00:38:06.220 --> 00:38:08.150
  • a wall in front of him.
  • 00:38:08.150 --> 00:38:10.160
  • And God commanded him--God
  • 00:38:10.160 --> 00:38:12.160
  • didn't give him a battle plan.
  • 00:38:12.160 --> 00:38:13.210
  • God said, "Just walk around the
  • 00:38:13.210 --> 00:38:14.220
  • city seven times and then just
  • 00:38:14.220 --> 00:38:16.130
  • lift up a shout of praise
  • 00:38:16.130 --> 00:38:17.220
  • and just start to worship me.
  • 00:38:17.220 --> 00:38:19.100
  • And then you're gonna see
  • 00:38:19.100 --> 00:38:20.070
  • some walls come down."
  • 00:38:20.070 --> 00:38:21.080
  • And remember
  • 00:38:21.080 --> 00:38:22.030
  • Judges 7 with Gideon
  • 00:38:22.030 --> 00:38:23.130
  • and the Midianites?
  • 00:38:23.130 --> 00:38:25.070
  • God didn't give him
  • 00:38:25.070 --> 00:38:26.000
  • a mad battle plan.
  • 00:38:26.000 --> 00:38:26.220
  • All he gave him was, "Get
  • 00:38:26.220 --> 00:38:28.130
  • to the top of the hill there
  • 00:38:28.130 --> 00:38:29.220
  • and just lift up a mighty shout
  • 00:38:29.220 --> 00:38:31.020
  • and just start to worship me."
  • 00:38:31.020 --> 00:38:32.190
  • You see, when you worship,
  • 00:38:32.190 --> 00:38:34.040
  • something begins to happen
  • 00:38:34.040 --> 00:38:35.150
  • in the atmosphere.
  • 00:38:35.150 --> 00:38:36.130
  • You get reminded of who God
  • 00:38:36.130 --> 00:38:38.040
  • is in that moment,
  • 00:38:38.040 --> 00:38:39.160
  • no matter what season.
  • 00:38:39.160 --> 00:38:40.150
  • You know, and I feel it
  • 00:38:40.150 --> 00:38:41.150
  • on my heart this morning.
  • 00:38:41.150 --> 00:38:42.240
  • There are people here,
  • 00:38:42.240 --> 00:38:43.290
  • youth pastors, senior pastors,
  • 00:38:43.290 --> 00:38:45.140
  • young people.
  • 00:38:45.140 --> 00:38:46.230
  • You're looking at walls
  • 00:38:46.230 --> 00:38:47.250
  • this year.
  • 00:38:47.250 --> 00:38:48.170
  • You're looking at the enemy
  • 00:38:48.170 --> 00:38:49.180
  • this year, and you're wondering
  • 00:38:49.180 --> 00:38:50.240
  • how am I gonna get over this?
  • 00:38:50.240 --> 00:38:51.290
  • I'll tell you how you
  • 00:38:51.290 --> 00:38:53.010
  • get over it.
  • 00:38:53.010 --> 00:38:53.200
  • You just start to lift up a song
  • 00:38:53.200 --> 00:38:54.260
  • and remind yourself God
  • 00:38:54.260 --> 00:38:56.200
  • is bigger than that wall.
  • 00:38:56.200 --> 00:38:57.260
  • God is bigger than
  • 00:38:57.260 --> 00:38:58.270
  • what you face right now.
  • 00:38:58.270 --> 00:39:00.050
  • C'mon, let's lift up
  • 00:39:00.050 --> 00:39:01.130
  • the shout of praise in
  • 00:39:01.130 --> 00:39:02.130
  • this place to thou God.
  • 00:39:07.170 --> 00:39:10.170
  • Sing a song.
  • 00:39:10.270 --> 00:39:13.270
  • You see, I love Isaiah.
  • 00:39:13.270 --> 00:39:16.220
  • In Isaiah 54, verse 1.
  • 00:39:18.290 --> 00:39:21.290
  • You see, Isaiah commands
  • 00:39:21.290 --> 00:39:24.230
  • the nation of Israel to sing
  • 00:39:24.230 --> 00:39:26.220
  • because, at this time,
  • 00:39:26.220 --> 00:39:28.140
  • the nation of Israel was
  • 00:39:28.140 --> 00:39:31.140
  • in a barren, discouraging,
  • 00:39:31.140 --> 00:39:34.010
  • disappointing situation.
  • 00:39:34.010 --> 00:39:36.120
  • Different season and in
  • 00:39:36.120 --> 00:39:37.170
  • that time, where there
  • 00:39:37.170 --> 00:39:40.000
  • was disappointment,
  • 00:39:40.000 --> 00:39:40.260
  • he commands the nation to sing.
  • 00:39:40.260 --> 00:39:43.240
  • He uses imagery
  • 00:39:43.240 --> 00:39:44.210
  • of a barren woman.
  • 00:39:44.210 --> 00:39:46.230
  • "Sing, O barren woman,
  • 00:39:47.030 --> 00:39:50.030
  • you who have never experienced
  • 00:39:50.130 --> 00:39:53.130
  • childbirth," you're ending up
  • 00:39:53.130 --> 00:39:55.240
  • with far more children than
  • 00:39:55.240 --> 00:39:56.280
  • all those childbearing women.
  • 00:39:56.280 --> 00:39:58.210
  • God said so.
  • 00:39:58.210 --> 00:40:00.230
  • I don't know what it is,
  • 00:40:00.230 --> 00:40:01.130
  • but maybe you're in a barren
  • 00:40:01.130 --> 00:40:02.220
  • situation right now.
  • 00:40:02.220 --> 00:40:04.070
  • Maybe you're in a season
  • 00:40:04.070 --> 00:40:05.160
  • where you feel dry.
  • 00:40:05.160 --> 00:40:06.180
  • Maybe you're in a season where
  • 00:40:06.180 --> 00:40:07.110
  • you're in the wilderness.
  • 00:40:07.110 --> 00:40:08.120
  • Well, like the Israelites
  • 00:40:08.120 --> 00:40:09.160
  • walked from out of Egypt
  • 00:40:09.160 --> 00:40:11.160
  • through the wilderness,
  • 00:40:11.160 --> 00:40:12.220
  • they lifted up song.
  • 00:40:12.220 --> 00:40:13.260
  • Maybe you need to lift up
  • 00:40:13.260 --> 00:40:15.010
  • song over these next few weeks
  • 00:40:15.010 --> 00:40:16.080
  • or maybe you need to lift up
  • 00:40:16.080 --> 00:40:17.260
  • song over these next few days.
  • 00:40:17.260 --> 00:40:19.160
  • Continue to remind yourself
  • 00:40:19.160 --> 00:40:21.210
  • who Jesus is in your life.
  • 00:40:23.180 --> 00:40:26.180
  • You know, I think of this
  • 00:40:26.260 --> 00:40:29.260
  • song by our brothers,
  • 00:40:29.260 --> 00:40:30.270
  • Hillsong United.
  • 00:40:30.270 --> 00:40:32.290
  • This song is called,
  • 00:40:33.170 --> 00:40:36.170
  • "Even When It Hurts."
  • 00:40:36.170 --> 00:40:38.190
  • And there's a controversial
  • 00:40:38.190 --> 00:40:40.100
  • line in there that
  • 00:40:40.100 --> 00:40:41.210
  • sounds a bit like this.
  • 00:40:41.210 --> 00:40:43.070
  • "Even when it hurts like hell,
  • 00:40:45.210 --> 00:40:48.210
  • I'll still praise you."
  • 00:40:49.260 --> 00:40:52.260
  • Because is it not true
  • 00:40:52.260 --> 00:40:55.120
  • about life, that it will
  • 00:40:55.120 --> 00:40:57.210
  • throw everything it can
  • 00:40:57.210 --> 00:40:59.140
  • at you, disaster, tragedy?
  • 00:40:59.140 --> 00:41:02.060
  • We live in uncertain times
  • 00:41:02.060 --> 00:41:04.000
  • right now.
  • 00:41:04.000 --> 00:41:04.210
  • And you--all you gotta do is
  • 00:41:04.210 --> 00:41:05.200
  • turn on the television or look
  • 00:41:05.200 --> 00:41:07.290
  • at some BuzzFeed or look at
  • 00:41:07.290 --> 00:41:09.280
  • something and you just see that
  • 00:41:09.280 --> 00:41:11.090
  • we are in an uncertain time
  • 00:41:11.090 --> 00:41:14.070
  • right now.
  • 00:41:14.070 --> 00:41:15.160
  • But even when it hurts like
  • 00:41:15.160 --> 00:41:17.050
  • hell, even when it feels like
  • 00:41:17.050 --> 00:41:19.170
  • life unleashes hell on you, hell
  • 00:41:20.210 --> 00:41:23.210
  • on me, yet, I will sing your
  • 00:41:25.230 --> 00:41:28.230
  • praise.
  • 00:41:28.230 --> 00:41:31.150
  • I will sing in the rain.
  • 00:41:37.240 --> 00:41:40.240
  • We opened with Habakkuk.
  • 00:41:40.240 --> 00:41:43.030
  • Habakkuk is the prophet to the
  • 00:41:43.030 --> 00:41:45.090
  • kingdom of Judah at this time.
  • 00:41:45.090 --> 00:41:47.160
  • At this time, the kingdom of
  • 00:41:47.160 --> 00:41:49.270
  • Judah were being invaded
  • 00:41:49.270 --> 00:41:52.120
  • by the Chaldeans.
  • 00:41:52.120 --> 00:41:55.030
  • At that time, in the Bible,
  • 00:41:55.030 --> 00:41:57.050
  • the way you would defeat
  • 00:41:57.050 --> 00:41:59.140
  • an enemy
  • 00:41:59.140 --> 00:42:00.070
  • is by striking their harvest.
  • 00:42:00.070 --> 00:42:02.190
  • You would strike their harvest.
  • 00:42:02.190 --> 00:42:04.180
  • You would take their crops.
  • 00:42:04.180 --> 00:42:06.080
  • You would take everything that
  • 00:42:06.080 --> 00:42:07.070
  • they worked so hard for.
  • 00:42:07.070 --> 00:42:09.040
  • That's why Habakkuk starts with,
  • 00:42:09.040 --> 00:42:11.130
  • "Though the fig tree doesn't bud
  • 00:42:11.130 --> 00:42:12.150
  • and there are no grapes on the
  • 00:42:12.150 --> 00:42:13.210
  • vines," and he goes on and kinda
  • 00:42:13.210 --> 00:42:15.040
  • starts off depressive, to be
  • 00:42:15.040 --> 00:42:17.190
  • honest.
  • 00:42:17.190 --> 00:42:18.270
  • But he writes this three-chapter
  • 00:42:18.270 --> 00:42:20.140
  • book, my type of book right
  • 00:42:20.140 --> 00:42:21.270
  • there.
  • 00:42:21.270 --> 00:42:22.290
  • He puts this three-chapter book
  • 00:42:22.290 --> 00:42:24.150
  • together that truly takes us on
  • 00:42:24.150 --> 00:42:26.230
  • this honest journey of what I
  • 00:42:26.230 --> 00:42:29.050
  • think every human faces when we
  • 00:42:29.050 --> 00:42:30.240
  • run into trial and challenge.
  • 00:42:30.240 --> 00:42:32.220
  • He starts in chapters 1 and 2
  • 00:42:32.220 --> 00:42:34.240
  • where he asks God and he
  • 00:42:34.240 --> 00:42:36.130
  • questions God.
  • 00:42:36.130 --> 00:42:37.140
  • He's, like, "God, why is evil
  • 00:42:37.140 --> 00:42:39.090
  • prevailing?
  • 00:42:39.090 --> 00:42:40.180
  • Why do good things--or bad
  • 00:42:40.180 --> 00:42:42.260
  • things happen to good people?
  • 00:42:42.260 --> 00:42:45.170
  • Why is everything being lost
  • 00:42:45.170 --> 00:42:46.260
  • right now?
  • 00:42:46.260 --> 00:42:47.160
  • God, where are you?"
  • 00:42:47.160 --> 00:42:48.160
  • And this conversation goes from
  • 00:42:48.160 --> 00:42:49.260
  • chapter 1 to chapter 2.
  • 00:42:49.270 --> 00:42:52.270
  • But then as we land on chapter
  • 00:42:52.270 --> 00:42:54.040
  • 3, he begins to turn his worry
  • 00:42:54.170 --> 00:42:57.170
  • into worship.
  • 00:42:57.170 --> 00:42:59.150
  • He begins to turn his fear into
  • 00:42:59.150 --> 00:43:02.020
  • faith and he takes his eyes off
  • 00:43:02.020 --> 00:43:05.000
  • the problem and he puts it
  • 00:43:05.000 --> 00:43:05.280
  • on the person.
  • 00:43:05.280 --> 00:43:07.080
  • "Yet, I will rejoice in you."
  • 00:43:08.280 --> 00:43:11.280
  • It's funny because
  • 00:43:11.280 --> 00:43:13.100
  • Habakkuk's name in Hebrew
  • 00:43:13.100 --> 00:43:15.030
  • means "embrace--or wrestle and
  • 00:43:15.120 --> 00:43:18.120
  • embrace," which I think is the
  • 00:43:18.120 --> 00:43:20.240
  • journey he takes us on when he's
  • 00:43:20.240 --> 00:43:22.270
  • writing this three-chapter book.
  • 00:43:22.270 --> 00:43:24.250
  • He starts with wrestling these
  • 00:43:24.250 --> 00:43:26.020
  • hard questions of life
  • 00:43:26.020 --> 00:43:28.030
  • but then he turns it into
  • 00:43:28.030 --> 00:43:30.290
  • embracing God and all he has.
  • 00:43:32.150 --> 00:43:35.150
  • You see, the Chaldeans
  • 00:43:35.230 --> 00:43:38.230
  • were invading Judah.
  • 00:43:38.230 --> 00:43:40.000
  • Judah means praise.
  • 00:43:40.000 --> 00:43:41.060
  • What do you do when problems
  • 00:43:41.060 --> 00:43:43.030
  • invade your praise?
  • 00:43:43.030 --> 00:43:44.210
  • Well, quite simple, is you let
  • 00:43:44.210 --> 00:43:46.260
  • your praise invade your problem.
  • 00:43:46.290 --> 00:43:49.290
  • And you let your praise drown
  • 00:43:50.000 --> 00:43:53.000
  • out the sound of your problem.
  • 00:43:53.000 --> 00:43:55.110
  • And I believe God wants to teach
  • 00:43:55.110 --> 00:43:57.000
  • us something this morning about
  • 00:43:57.000 --> 00:43:59.000
  • the power of worship, about
  • 00:43:59.000 --> 00:44:01.030
  • understanding who he is, about
  • 00:44:01.030 --> 00:44:02.280
  • we sing through every season
  • 00:44:02.280 --> 00:44:04.190
  • and we will face seasons.
  • 00:44:04.190 --> 00:44:06.210
  • Genesis 8:22 says this.
  • 00:44:06.210 --> 00:44:08.210
  • That as long as the Earth
  • 00:44:08.210 --> 00:44:10.260
  • endures seed time and harvest,
  • 00:44:10.270 --> 00:44:13.270
  • cold and heat.
  • 00:44:13.270 --> 00:44:15.160
  • Basically says that we're gonna
  • 00:44:15.160 --> 00:44:17.240
  • go through seasons in life.
  • 00:44:17.240 --> 00:44:19.060
  • You're gonna go through
  • 00:44:19.060 --> 00:44:20.060
  • some stuff.
  • 00:44:20.060 --> 00:44:21.030
  • You're gonna go through
  • 00:44:21.030 --> 00:44:21.240
  • some challenges.
  • 00:44:21.240 --> 00:44:22.140
  • But I'm here to tell you
  • 00:44:22.140 --> 00:44:24.030
  • though you go through seasons,
  • 00:44:24.030 --> 00:44:25.230
  • may your song outlast
  • 00:44:25.230 --> 00:44:27.190
  • the seasons that you face.
  • 00:44:28.130 --> 00:44:31.130
  • May your song outlast
  • 00:44:31.130 --> 00:44:32.180
  • the seasons
  • 00:44:32.180 --> 00:44:33.290
  • that you're going through.
  • 00:44:33.290 --> 00:44:35.000
  • I don't know who I'm preaching
  • 00:44:35.000 --> 00:44:35.260
  • to this morning, but God wants
  • 00:44:35.260 --> 00:44:37.290
  • to teach us the power of song.
  • 00:44:37.290 --> 00:44:40.040
  • Whether you're right at the back
  • 00:44:40.040 --> 00:44:40.260
  • or right at the front here,
  • 00:44:40.260 --> 00:44:42.050
  • God wants you to sing
  • 00:44:42.050 --> 00:44:43.090
  • in your moment of tragedy.
  • 00:44:43.090 --> 00:44:45.030
  • God wants you to sing in
  • 00:44:45.030 --> 00:44:46.030
  • your moment of disaster.
  • 00:44:46.030 --> 00:44:47.040
  • God wants you to sing in
  • 00:44:47.040 --> 00:44:48.030
  • your moment of discouragement
  • 00:44:48.030 --> 00:44:49.210
  • and disappointment.
  • 00:44:49.210 --> 00:44:50.220
  • Young people, if we can see this
  • 00:44:50.220 --> 00:44:51.280
  • generation rise up that doesn't
  • 00:44:51.280 --> 00:44:53.170
  • know how to just get pumpy
  • 00:44:53.170 --> 00:44:54.220
  • and hypey and some cool songs,
  • 00:44:54.220 --> 00:44:56.020
  • but they will truly understand
  • 00:44:56.020 --> 00:44:57.130
  • what is happening when they
  • 00:44:57.130 --> 00:44:58.210
  • lift up worship and when they
  • 00:44:58.210 --> 00:44:59.290
  • start to sing in the rain.
  • 00:45:00.200 --> 00:45:03.200
  • Something truly happens.
  • 00:45:03.200 --> 00:45:04.190
  • You see, Habakkuk was banking
  • 00:45:04.190 --> 00:45:06.230
  • his hope on God, no matter what.
  • 00:45:08.010 --> 00:45:11.010
  • He said, "Though I've lost
  • 00:45:11.010 --> 00:45:12.100
  • all this, yet I will praise you.
  • 00:45:14.140 --> 00:45:17.140
  • Through the tears, through the
  • 00:45:17.140 --> 00:45:19.090
  • seasons, through the wilderness,
  • 00:45:19.090 --> 00:45:20.170
  • through the tough times,
  • 00:45:20.170 --> 00:45:23.030
  • through the good times,
  • 00:45:23.030 --> 00:45:24.080
  • I will praise you."
  • 00:45:25.010 --> 00:45:28.010
  • You know, I stumbled across
  • 00:45:28.010 --> 00:45:29.210
  • this clip I'm about to show you.
  • 00:45:29.210 --> 00:45:31.120
  • It's a short clip.
  • 00:45:31.120 --> 00:45:32.230
  • And I stumbled across this clip
  • 00:45:32.230 --> 00:45:34.290
  • and it's this child with autism,
  • 00:45:35.000 --> 00:45:38.000
  • which autism comes with its
  • 00:45:38.000 --> 00:45:40.020
  • challenges and, man, we need
  • 00:45:40.020 --> 00:45:42.060
  • to keep praying and believing
  • 00:45:42.060 --> 00:45:43.090
  • 'cause it doesn't just
  • 00:45:43.090 --> 00:45:44.170
  • affect the child.
  • 00:45:44.170 --> 00:45:45.140
  • It affects the family and,
  • 00:45:45.140 --> 00:45:47.030
  • but this child is with autism,
  • 00:45:47.030 --> 00:45:49.000
  • his dad takes him to a concert,
  • 00:45:49.000 --> 00:45:49.290
  • a Coldplay concert.
  • 00:45:49.290 --> 00:45:51.250
  • They are there and, for whatever
  • 00:45:51.250 --> 00:45:53.210
  • reason, this kid begins to cry
  • 00:45:53.210 --> 00:45:55.280
  • and begins to be in pain
  • 00:45:55.280 --> 00:45:58.150
  • for whatever reason.
  • 00:45:58.150 --> 00:45:59.160
  • And watch his dad,
  • 00:45:59.160 --> 00:46:00.140
  • what his dad does.
  • 00:46:00.140 --> 00:46:01.200
  • I think it's great imagery
  • 00:46:01.200 --> 00:46:03.090
  • for what happens when you and
  • 00:46:03.090 --> 00:46:04.120
  • I are in those seasons where
  • 00:46:04.120 --> 00:46:06.060
  • it's tough and there's tears
  • 00:46:06.060 --> 00:46:08.000
  • and there's pain and you
  • 00:46:08.000 --> 00:46:09.050
  • don't know what to do.
  • 00:46:09.050 --> 00:46:09.270
  • Maybe, youth pastor, you're
  • 00:46:09.270 --> 00:46:10.240
  • wondering what's going on.
  • 00:46:10.240 --> 00:46:11.180
  • I'm doing everything I can in
  • 00:46:11.180 --> 00:46:12.250
  • this youth ministry and just
  • 00:46:12.250 --> 00:46:14.020
  • nothing seems to move forward.
  • 00:46:14.020 --> 00:46:15.050
  • What's going on?
  • 00:46:15.050 --> 00:46:16.060
  • Well, watch what this dad does.
  • 00:46:16.060 --> 00:46:17.230
  • You see, I think sometimes God
  • 00:46:17.230 --> 00:46:19.280
  • is up there and I used to think,
  • 00:46:19.280 --> 00:46:20.280
  • "He's up there on his throne,
  • 00:46:20.280 --> 00:46:22.050
  • going, 'Just sing to me
  • 00:46:22.050 --> 00:46:23.070
  • and maybe I'll do
  • 00:46:23.070 --> 00:46:24.010
  • something about it.
  • 00:46:24.010 --> 00:46:24.260
  • C'mon, let me hear your praise
  • 00:46:24.260 --> 00:46:25.180
  • and if you're loud enough,
  • 00:46:25.180 --> 00:46:26.150
  • if you dance, you know, if you
  • 00:46:26.150 --> 00:46:27.270
  • dance enough, if you jump around
  • 00:46:27.270 --> 00:46:29.000
  • enough, I might do something
  • 00:46:29.000 --> 00:46:30.290
  • and release a miracle.'"
  • 00:46:30.290 --> 00:46:32.080
  • But maybe God is like this
  • 00:46:32.080 --> 00:46:33.180
  • father in this clip where he
  • 00:46:33.180 --> 00:46:35.050
  • embraces you in the moment.
  • 00:46:35.050 --> 00:46:37.090
  • A moment where
  • 00:46:37.180 --> 00:46:40.180
  • it's a tough season.
  • 00:46:40.180 --> 00:46:43.130
  • Maybe when you're singing, God
  • 00:46:43.130 --> 00:46:46.010
  • is there with you in the moment
  • 00:46:46.010 --> 00:46:47.050
  • like that father, holding you,
  • 00:46:48.070 --> 00:46:51.070
  • embracing you, saying,
  • 00:46:52.020 --> 00:46:55.020
  • "I'm here, son.
  • 00:46:55.020 --> 00:46:57.160
  • I'm right there with you.
  • 00:46:57.160 --> 00:46:59.270
  • I'm here, daughter.
  • 00:46:59.270 --> 00:47:02.010
  • It's gonna be okay.
  • 00:47:02.110 --> 00:47:05.110
  • Emmanuel, I am with you
  • 00:47:06.230 --> 00:47:09.230
  • in these moments."
  • 00:47:09.230 --> 00:47:12.020
  • See, the Bible says God is near
  • 00:47:12.020 --> 00:47:13.280
  • to the brokenhearted.
  • 00:47:13.280 --> 00:47:16.070
  • And maybe there's brokenhearted
  • 00:47:16.070 --> 00:47:18.010
  • people in this place.
  • 00:47:18.010 --> 00:47:19.110
  • Maybe you feel like it's raining
  • 00:47:19.110 --> 00:47:20.250
  • and it's pouring on your life.
  • 00:47:20.250 --> 00:47:23.230
  • Perhaps God is with you in
  • 00:47:23.230 --> 00:47:25.200
  • that moment, holding you close.
  • 00:47:26.210 --> 00:47:29.210
  • I'm gonna ask the team
  • 00:47:29.210 --> 00:47:31.050
  • to come up as we draw
  • 00:47:31.050 --> 00:47:32.190
  • I wanna leave you just
  • 00:47:34.210 --> 00:47:36.210
  • with three quick points.
  • 00:47:36.210 --> 00:47:39.170
  • I would love you to write
  • 00:47:39.170 --> 00:47:40.230
  • this down.
  • 00:47:40.230 --> 00:47:41.150
  • I didn't come here to deliver
  • 00:47:41.150 --> 00:47:44.020
  • a cute message.
  • 00:47:44.020 --> 00:47:45.060
  • I came here to see some people
  • 00:47:45.060 --> 00:47:46.140
  • live their life out in a way
  • 00:47:49.070 --> 00:47:51.160
  • that though life and challenge
  • 00:47:51.160 --> 00:47:53.050
  • may come, my eyes will
  • 00:47:53.050 --> 00:47:55.110
  • be continually fixed
  • 00:47:55.110 --> 00:47:56.160
  • on this person of Jesus.
  • 00:47:56.160 --> 00:47:58.270
  • I will be singing and I will
  • 00:47:58.270 --> 00:48:00.170
  • be setting my eyes on him.
  • 00:48:00.170 --> 00:48:02.220
  • Though mountaintops, though
  • 00:48:02.220 --> 00:48:05.080
  • valley lows, I sing a song
  • 00:48:05.080 --> 00:48:07.070
  • 'cause it is that moment
  • 00:48:07.070 --> 00:48:09.280
  • neurologically that
  • 00:48:09.280 --> 00:48:10.230
  • I remember he's my healer.
  • 00:48:11.190 --> 00:48:14.190
  • He is my restorer.
  • 00:48:14.190 --> 00:48:17.050
  • My three points is this.
  • 00:48:17.050 --> 00:48:19.010
  • Write this down.
  • 00:48:19.010 --> 00:48:21.020
  • There's a song to sing
  • 00:48:21.020 --> 00:48:22.270
  • in every season.
  • 00:48:23.010 --> 00:48:26.010
  • There's a song to sing
  • 00:48:26.010 --> 00:48:27.050
  • in every season.
  • 00:48:27.050 --> 00:48:28.200
  • Psalm 34, verse 1: "I will
  • 00:48:28.200 --> 00:48:30.120
  • bless the Lord at all times.
  • 00:48:30.120 --> 00:48:32.090
  • His praise shall continually
  • 00:48:32.090 --> 00:48:34.080
  • be in my mouth."
  • 00:48:34.080 --> 00:48:35.180
  • There was a time
  • 00:48:35.180 --> 00:48:36.220
  • in our youth ministry.
  • 00:48:36.220 --> 00:48:37.250
  • We were at this birthday party,
  • 00:48:37.250 --> 00:48:40.010
  • celebrating, doing what young
  • 00:48:40.010 --> 00:48:41.150
  • people do, a few years ago and,
  • 00:48:41.150 --> 00:48:43.040
  • well, it was a joyous occasion.
  • 00:48:43.040 --> 00:48:45.040
  • Everyone was celebrating.
  • 00:48:45.040 --> 00:48:46.070
  • I think it was Laura's birthday
  • 00:48:46.070 --> 00:48:47.190
  • at the time.
  • 00:48:47.190 --> 00:48:48.130
  • And we were there and what
  • 00:48:48.130 --> 00:48:49.190
  • should have been a celebration
  • 00:48:49.190 --> 00:48:50.240
  • soon, in a moment, changed.
  • 00:48:50.240 --> 00:48:52.240
  • We received a phone call in that
  • 00:48:52.240 --> 00:48:54.080
  • moment that one of my good
  • 00:48:54.080 --> 00:48:55.280
  • friends, someone I grew up in
  • 00:48:55.280 --> 00:48:58.090
  • Bible study with, someone that
  • 00:48:58.090 --> 00:49:00.030
  • our whole youth ministry loved
  • 00:49:00.030 --> 00:49:01.190
  • and adored, someone who was
  • 00:49:01.190 --> 00:49:03.030
  • gonna become one of the next
  • 00:49:03.030 --> 00:49:04.080
  • youth pastors who could have
  • 00:49:04.080 --> 00:49:05.110
  • possibly been doing this today.
  • 00:49:05.110 --> 00:49:07.190
  • We received a call that I pray
  • 00:49:07.190 --> 00:49:09.180
  • our youth ministry never gets
  • 00:49:09.180 --> 00:49:10.160
  • again.
  • 00:49:10.160 --> 00:49:12.030
  • Received a call to which we were
  • 00:49:12.040 --> 00:49:15.040
  • informed that Jeremy, one of our
  • 00:49:15.040 --> 00:49:17.270
  • good friends, had tragically
  • 00:49:18.230 --> 00:49:21.230
  • lost his life.
  • 00:49:21.230 --> 00:49:24.230
  • Just a young boy, young man,
  • 00:49:24.230 --> 00:49:26.230
  • so much ahead of him.
  • 00:49:26.230 --> 00:49:28.080
  • And at that time, I didn't know
  • 00:49:28.080 --> 00:49:30.090
  • what to do.
  • 00:49:30.090 --> 00:49:31.090
  • As you turn, as you see the
  • 00:49:31.090 --> 00:49:32.180
  • smiles soon turn to mourning and
  • 00:49:33.050 --> 00:49:36.050
  • soon turn to sorrows.
  • 00:49:36.050 --> 00:49:37.210
  • The dancing, as the music
  • 00:49:37.210 --> 00:49:38.230
  • stopped, as people stood,
  • 00:49:38.230 --> 00:49:41.180
  • silent, not knowing what to do.
  • 00:49:41.180 --> 00:49:44.040
  • What do you do when the music
  • 00:49:44.040 --> 00:49:46.180
  • stops?
  • 00:49:46.180 --> 00:49:49.080
  • What do you do when things
  • 00:49:49.080 --> 00:49:51.230
  • don't go the way you've
  • 00:49:51.230 --> 00:49:52.210
  • always planned?
  • 00:49:52.210 --> 00:49:54.140
  • What do you do when you go
  • 00:49:54.140 --> 00:49:55.290
  • through a season of tragic?
  • 00:49:55.290 --> 00:49:58.010
  • What do you do when you go
  • 00:49:58.010 --> 00:49:59.100
  • through a season where
  • 00:49:59.100 --> 00:50:00.200
  • there's no hope?
  • 00:50:00.200 --> 00:50:01.240
  • What do you do when you get
  • 00:50:01.240 --> 00:50:02.150
  • given that report that your
  • 00:50:02.150 --> 00:50:04.100
  • mom's got cancer and she's only
  • 00:50:04.100 --> 00:50:06.050
  • got 6 months to live?
  • 00:50:06.050 --> 00:50:08.010
  • What do you do in that report
  • 00:50:08.010 --> 00:50:09.000
  • when you just received a report
  • 00:50:09.000 --> 00:50:10.140
  • that one of your friends
  • 00:50:10.140 --> 00:50:11.220
  • lost his life in an accident?
  • 00:50:11.220 --> 00:50:13.080
  • What do you do in that moment?
  • 00:50:13.080 --> 00:50:15.050
  • Well, I don't remember much
  • 00:50:15.050 --> 00:50:16.030
  • about that night.
  • 00:50:16.030 --> 00:50:17.200
  • I don't remember much about
  • 00:50:17.200 --> 00:50:18.140
  • what took place.
  • 00:50:18.140 --> 00:50:20.100
  • I can't even remember who was
  • 00:50:20.100 --> 00:50:21.070
  • there but all I remember is
  • 00:50:21.070 --> 00:50:22.230
  • this.
  • 00:50:22.230 --> 00:50:23.270
  • We just started to sing a song
  • 00:50:23.270 --> 00:50:26.260
  • in that time of silence and we
  • 00:50:26.260 --> 00:50:28.240
  • just started to sing a song in
  • 00:50:28.240 --> 00:50:30.070
  • that season, in that moment of
  • 00:50:30.070 --> 00:50:31.200
  • darkness.
  • 00:50:31.200 --> 00:50:32.140
  • And we just started to sing.
  • 00:50:32.140 --> 00:50:33.160
  • We didn't know what to do.
  • 00:50:33.160 --> 00:50:34.200
  • Someone just pulled out a guitar
  • 00:50:34.200 --> 00:50:36.000
  • and we just started to worship
  • 00:50:36.000 --> 00:50:37.090
  • and we just started to sing.
  • 00:50:37.090 --> 00:50:38.240
  • And my thought is this.
  • 00:50:38.240 --> 00:50:40.160
  • Perhaps the embryonic stages of
  • 00:50:41.010 --> 00:50:44.010
  • Young and Free, the worship was
  • 00:50:44.080 --> 00:50:47.080
  • found in a moment of tragedy
  • 00:50:47.080 --> 00:50:49.250
  • and disaster.
  • 00:50:49.250 --> 00:50:51.140
  • And perhaps God was doing
  • 00:50:51.140 --> 00:50:53.060
  • something where he said,
  • 00:50:53.060 --> 00:50:55.080
  • "Sing a song.
  • 00:50:55.080 --> 00:50:56.100
  • I am your comforter.
  • 00:50:56.100 --> 00:50:57.170
  • I am your helper.
  • 00:50:57.170 --> 00:50:58.260
  • And whatever it is, just sing up
  • 00:50:58.260 --> 00:51:00.290
  • a song to me and see walls come
  • 00:51:00.290 --> 00:51:03.010
  • down," and I'm reminded of Job
  • 00:51:06.110 --> 00:51:09.110
  • 35 where it says: "Where is God,
  • 00:51:09.270 --> 00:51:12.270
  • my maker, who gives songs
  • 00:51:12.270 --> 00:51:15.270
  • In your night season, God will
  • 00:51:19.120 --> 00:51:21.160
  • give you a song to sing
  • 00:51:21.160 --> 00:51:24.050
  • in the night.
  • 00:51:24.070 --> 00:51:27.070
  • Many of us here need to sing
  • 00:51:32.260 --> 00:51:33.240
  • a new song.
  • 00:51:33.240 --> 00:51:35.230
  • Psalm 96, verse 1: "Sing a new
  • 00:51:36.150 --> 00:51:39.150
  • song to God, all the earth," and
  • 00:51:39.150 --> 00:51:42.060
  • the truth is there are so many
  • 00:51:42.060 --> 00:51:44.040
  • of us here and you've been
  • 00:51:44.040 --> 00:51:45.280
  • singing the same song for far
  • 00:51:45.280 --> 00:51:47.160
  • too long.
  • 00:51:47.160 --> 00:51:48.270
  • You've been singing the same
  • 00:51:48.270 --> 00:51:50.020
  • song of shame.
  • 00:51:50.020 --> 00:51:51.120
  • You've been singing the same
  • 00:51:51.120 --> 00:51:52.120
  • song of guilt.
  • 00:51:52.120 --> 00:51:53.210
  • You've been singing the same
  • 00:51:53.210 --> 00:51:54.170
  • song of doubt.
  • 00:51:54.170 --> 00:51:56.050
  • You've been singing the same
  • 00:51:56.050 --> 00:51:56.280
  • song of hopelessness.
  • 00:51:56.280 --> 00:51:58.040
  • You've been singing the same
  • 00:51:58.040 --> 00:51:59.100
  • song of no purpose.
  • 00:51:59.100 --> 00:52:01.020
  • And now it's time, here at
  • 00:52:01.020 --> 00:52:02.090
  • Forward Conference, to start to
  • 00:52:02.090 --> 00:52:04.170
  • move forward and start to change
  • 00:52:04.170 --> 00:52:06.090
  • the track and start to sing
  • 00:52:06.090 --> 00:52:08.050
  • a new song.
  • 00:52:08.050 --> 00:52:09.130
  • And start to walk in the destiny
  • 00:52:09.130 --> 00:52:11.120
  • that God has for your life.
  • 00:52:11.120 --> 00:52:13.080
  • Young person, change the track.
  • 00:52:13.080 --> 00:52:15.110
  • You don't need to walk to that
  • 00:52:15.110 --> 00:52:17.000
  • song anymore.
  • 00:52:17.000 --> 00:52:18.030
  • You don't need to walk to that
  • 00:52:18.030 --> 00:52:19.070
  • song of guilt no more.
  • 00:52:19.070 --> 00:52:21.000
  • But God changed the track
  • 00:52:21.000 --> 00:52:22.210
  • 2.000 years ago when he came as
  • 00:52:22.210 --> 00:52:24.270
  • the God-man and he put on human
  • 00:52:24.270 --> 00:52:27.000
  • flesh and he went to the cross
  • 00:52:27.000 --> 00:52:29.000
  • and he spread his arms wide open
  • 00:52:29.000 --> 00:52:31.080
  • and he came and he died for
  • 00:52:31.080 --> 00:52:33.110
  • every single one of us through
  • 00:52:33.110 --> 00:52:35.090
  • the song of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:52:35.090 --> 00:52:37.050
  • So you don't have to live by
  • 00:52:37.050 --> 00:52:38.210
  • the song of defeat no more,
  • 00:52:38.210 --> 00:52:41.120
  • of disappointment anymore,
  • 00:52:41.120 --> 00:52:43.020
  • of disencouragement anymore.
  • 00:52:43.020 --> 00:52:44.230
  • But you can now live by the
  • 00:52:44.230 --> 00:52:47.060
  • blood of Jesus, knowing that
  • 00:52:47.060 --> 00:52:49.050
  • the song has been changed.
  • 00:52:49.150 --> 00:52:52.150
  • If you believe it, why don't you
  • 00:52:52.150 --> 00:52:54.020
  • stand to your feet 'cause we're
  • 00:52:54.020 --> 00:52:55.170
  • gonna put some practice, we're
  • 00:52:55.170 --> 00:52:57.080
  • gonna start to sing a new song
  • 00:52:57.080 --> 00:52:59.060
  • with no lyrics, no lyrics, but I
  • 00:52:59.060 --> 00:53:01.220
  • want this whole arena to start
  • 00:53:01.220 --> 00:53:03.110
  • to sing a new song.
  • 00:53:03.110 --> 00:53:05.160
  • Because some of you right now
  • 00:53:05.160 --> 00:53:06.260
  • need to sing a new song.
  • 00:53:06.260 --> 00:53:08.290
  • Change the track.
  • 00:53:08.290 --> 00:53:10.090
  • "God is doing a new thing,"
  • 00:53:10.090 --> 00:53:11.290
  • saith the Lord.
  • 00:53:11.290 --> 00:53:13.060
  • Do you not see it?
  • 00:53:13.060 --> 00:53:14.140
  • He's making a way
  • 00:53:14.140 --> 00:53:15.160
  • in the wilderness.
  • 00:53:15.160 --> 00:53:17.080
  • He's bringing the river
  • 00:53:17.080 --> 00:53:18.210
  • to the dry places.
  • 00:53:18.210 --> 00:53:19.260
  • And it is time to sing,
  • 00:53:19.260 --> 00:53:21.250
  • Forward Conference.
  • 00:53:21.250 --> 00:53:23.010
  • Would you lift up your hands?
  • 00:53:23.010 --> 00:53:24.140
  • Would you begin to sing?
  • 00:53:24.140 --> 00:53:26.030
  • Would you just begin to sing
  • 00:53:26.030 --> 00:53:27.150
  • with no lyrics?
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  • You just sing a new song.
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  • You just sing a new song.
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  • - Peter: C'mon, sing a new
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  • song.
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  • Change the track.
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  • Yeah, c'mon, Young and Free,
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  • sing a new song.
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  • Pepper, sing into the night.
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  • Tracy, sing into the night.
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  • C'mon, from the front to
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  • the back, sing it out.
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  • Hey!
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  • We worship you, Lord.
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  • Ho, oh, oh.
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  • We're singing new song.
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  • Sing in the rain.
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  • Sing in your season.
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  • Sing in the desert.
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  • Sing in your loss.
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  • Sing in the tragic moments.
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  • Sing in the disaster.
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  • Sing in the uncertain times.
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  • Sing out.
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  • Hey!
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  • C'mon, you sing it out.
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  • C'mon, you sing it out.
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  • - Peter: Pepper, sing into
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  • the night.
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  • C'mon, sing in your season.
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  • Sing into the night.
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  • Sing, c'mon.
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  • Hey!
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  • Jesus.
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  • [music]
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  • - Peter: It's time to change
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  • the track.
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  • Sing a new song.
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  • Sing a new song.
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  • Change the track.
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  • Change the track.
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  • [m
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  • [music
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  • - Peter: Sing in the rain,
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  • - Peter: Sing in the rain,
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  • [m
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  • [music
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  • If we were like you.
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  • Oh, to be like you, Jesus.
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  • Take our hands,
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  • make 'em clean.
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  • Take our hands,
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  • make 'em clean.
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  • Now we could be like you.
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  • And we could be like you.
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  • - Peter: Holy Spirit,
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  • we're changing the track.
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  • No more will we sing that
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  • old song but it's time
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  • to sing a new song.
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  • The last point is this, Forward.
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  • There's a song in your story and
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  • there's a story in your song.
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  • Did you hear me, Forward?
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  • There's a song in your story and
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  • there's a story in your song.
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  • I think of Horatio Spafford,
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  • lost everything,
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  • lost his family, lost his wife,
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  • lost his business.
  • 00:56:18.230 --> 00:56:20.000
  • Lost his family in a shipwreck
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  • in an accident.
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  • And still he managed to pen
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  • to paper the incredible song
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  • we sing today,
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  • "It Is Well with My Soul."
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  • I think of Thomas Chisholm,
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  • bankrupt in desperate
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  • financial situation.
  • 00:56:43.250 --> 00:56:46.000
  • Lost everything,
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  • declared bankrupt,
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  • and still he penned to paper,
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  • "Great Is Thy Faithfulness."
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  • It is in those moments where
  • 00:56:56.230 --> 00:56:57.270
  • you feel like you're alone.
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  • It is in those moments where you
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  • feel like it's pouring rain.
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  • It is in those moments of
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  • disaster and tragedy, of
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  • darkness of the valley, that we
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  • learn to sing through the pain,
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  • learn to sing through the pain,
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  • [music]
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  • [music
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  • [music]
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