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Praise | January 19, 2017

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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Mosaic Conference 2016 with Erwin McManus and Rich Wilkerson Jr. and Brian Houston.

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Praise | January 19, 2017

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  • CONFERENCE. ERWIN, 2 MINUTES, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO GET THE
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  • TELEVISION, THE GLOBAL, AUDIENCE TO TAKE AWAY FROM WHAT YOU'RE
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  • PUTTING TOGETHER HERE? ERWIN MCMANUS: I WANT THE CHURCH TO BE
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  • THE TIP OF THE SPEAR PIERCING INTO THE FUTURE. AT MOSAIC
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  • CONFERENCE, OUR ENTIRE INTENTION IS TO PULL THE CHURCH INTO ITS
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  • PROPER ROLE OF CREATING THE FUTURE THAT THE WORLD
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  • DESPERATELY NEEDS. I WANT TO HELP THE CHURCH CREATE NEW
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  • ENVIRONMENTS, NEW LANGUAGE. YOU KNOW, THE MESSAGE OF JESUS IS
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  • ALWAYS GOING TO BE TRUE. AND I MEAN, I'M A PERSON WHO LOVES THE
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  • SCRIPTURES AND I LIVE MY LIFE BASED ON THE SCRIPTURES. -A
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  • VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, IT'S MOSAIC ON PRAISE RIGHT NOW.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • IT'S VERY, VERY EASY AT TIMES FOR US TO GET LOST IN
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  • DOING CHURCH THAT WE FORGET TO BE THE CHURCH. GOD HASN'T CALLED
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  • US TO DO HARD STUFF; HE'S CALLED US TO DO IMPOSSIBLE STUFF. I
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  • WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE SO THAT MY CEILING BECOMES ANOTHER
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  • GENERATION'S FLOOR. IF WE ALL THINK ABOUT BUILDING FOR THE
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  • FUTURE, THEN THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IS IN
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  • GOOD HANDS.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • YOU ARE THE SONG ON MY LIPS EVERY MORNING
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  • CAUSE YOU ARE FAITHFUL IN EVERY WAY
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  • AND I WILL DECLARE THAT YOUR LOVE LASTS FOREVER
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  • NO NEED TO WORRY, MY EYES FIXED ON YOU
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  • SEE CAUSE YOU HAVE MY HEART
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  • YOU HAVE MY HEART
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  • ALL OF MY LIFE
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  • I WILL LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • CAUSE YOU'RE MY STRENGTH
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  • CAUSE YOU ARE MY STRENGTH
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  • THE BEGINNING AND THE END
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  • AND I WILL SEEK YOU EVERY DAY
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AND THROUGH EVERY DESERT YOUR LOVE MAKES A RIVER
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  • BRINGING NEW LIFE WHEREVER IT FLOWS
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  • AND I FEEL THE WIND OF YOUR SPIRIT AROUND ME
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  • AND I'M CHASING AFTER WHEREVER IT GOES
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  • CAUSE YOU HAVE MY HEART, COME ON!
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  • CAUSE YOU HAVE MY HEART
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  • ALL OF MY LIFE
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  • AND I WILL LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • CAUSE YOU ARE MY STRENGTH
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  • THE BEGINNING AND THE END
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  • AND I WILL SEEK YOU EVERY DAY
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • AND LET OUR HEARTS SING TO YOU
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  • AND WE WILL FOLLOW YOU
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  • LET OUR HEARTS SING TO YOU
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  • WE WILL FOLLOW YOU
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  • AND LET YOUR LOVE SHINE
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  • AND SHOW US WHO WE ARE
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • COME ON! YOU'RE KING OF ALL
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER!
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • COME ON EVERYBODY! LET'S SING THIS TOGETHER!
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  • HERE WE GO! 1, 2, 3, 4,
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • OH, OH, OH, OH, OH
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  • OH, OH, OH, OH, OH
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  • YOU HAVE MY HEART
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  • OH, ALL OF MY LIFE
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  • AND I WILL LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • CAUSE YOU ARE MY STRENGTH
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  • THE BEGINNING AND THE END
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  • AND I WILL SEEK YOU EVERY DAY
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • KING OF ALL
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  • OH, OH, OH, OH, OH
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  • OH, OH, OH, OH, OH
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • MATT CROUCH: EVERY TIME ERWIN HAS
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  • BEEN ON TELEVISION WITH US, THERE'S BEEN, LITERALLY, JUST A
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  • CRUSHING ON THE INSIDE OF US BECAUSE HE TAKES WHAT HE DOES
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  • VERY SERIOUSLY. AND HE'S BEEN RUN THROUGH A CRUSHING HIMSELF
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  • AND THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT ERWIN DOESN'T TALK ABOUT.
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  • YOU MENTIONED RICH WILKERSON, WHY RITCHIE? WHY WAS HE A PART
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  • OF THIS CONFERENCE? ERWIN MCMANUS: I INVITED RICH FOR A
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  • VERY SPECIFIC REASON. MY SON WAS RUNNING HARD AND FAST FROM GOD
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  • BECAUSE HE'D BEEN JUST SO WOUNDED BY CHRISTIANS, AND SAW
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  • THE WAY THAT PEOPLE RESPONDED TO ME, AND HE CARRIED THOSE WOUNDS.
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  • AND RICH WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY BROUGHT AARON BACK
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  • IN AND JUST LOVED HIM AND INVESTED IN HIS LIFE. SO, TO ME,
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  • I'M COMMITTED TO RICH FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE BECAUSE HE WAS
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  • THERE AND COMMITTED TO MY SON. BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE FAITH IS
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  • MADE REAL, THAT'S THE PRACTICAL ASPECT OF IT. NOT WHEN
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  • EVERYONE'S WATCHING. AND SO I INVITED RICH BECAUSE I WANTED
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  • OUR CONGREGATION TO MEET THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE A
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  • DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIFE. AND HE TALKED ON THE BODY OF CHRIST AND
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  • THE CHURCH. AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS, IS THAT HE GOT UP
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  • THERE AND SAID, HEY, I JUST LOVE THE FACT THAT EVERYONE JUST LETS
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  • US BE WHO WE ARE. AND THAT'S KIND OF TRUE. YOU KNOW? I LET
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  • YOU BE WHO YOU ARE. I DON'T NECESSARILY LET YOU STAY THERE
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  • COMFORTABLY. [CHUCKLES] BECAUSE IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE, YOU ACCEPT
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  • THEM FROM WHERE THEY ARE, BUT IF YOU SEE GREATER THINGS IN THEM,
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  • YOU PULL THEM TOWARD THAT AND YOU RISK THE RELATIONSHIP FOR
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  • THEIR GOOD. IT'S NOT A TRUE FRIENDSHIP IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING
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  • TO RISK THE RELATIONSHIP FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE OTHER PERSON.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • RICH WILKERSON: I WANT TO TALK, IF I CAN, FOR A FEW
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  • MOMENTS ON THIS IDEA OF THE CHURCH. THE CHURCH. AND WHAT I
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  • BELIEVE, IS I BELIEVE THAT THE DEVIL'S NOT AFRAID OF A BIG
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  • CHURCH, BUT HE IS AFRAID OF A UNITED CHURCH. AND I BELIEVE
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  • THAT'S WHAT THIS GATHERING IS ABOUT. THIS IS A GATHERING OF
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  • THE CHURCH; THAT WE'VE GATHERED TOGETHER THAT WE MIGHT LEAVE AND
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  • WE MIGHT SCATTER AND MAKE AN IMPACT WHEREVER WE ARE, WHATEVER
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  • SPHERE WE FIND OURSELVES IN. AND I BELIEVE IT'S TIME FOR THE
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  • CHURCH TO STAND UP, TO RISE UP, BECAUSE WHATEVER WE AVOID, THE
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  • DEVIL TENDS TO INVADE. AND RATHER THAN CRITICIZE THE WORLD,
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  • I'D RATHER BE SOMEBODY WHO STEPS IN AND BRINGS LIGHT INTO DARK
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  • SPACES. AND SO I WANT TO MOBILIZE SOME PEOPLE TODAY. I
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  • WANT TO CHALLENGE SOME PEOPLE. SOME OF YOU TODAY, YOU'RE A PART
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  • OF A LOCAL CHURCH. OTHERS OF YOU TODAY, MAYBE YOU'VE LEFT THE
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  • LOCAL CHURCH. AND I'M HOPING THAT WE'D WALK OUT OF HERE TODAY
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  • LOVING AND BELIEVING MORE IN WHAT THE CHURCH CAN BE. I WANT
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  • US TO LOOK AT EPHESIANS 5 FOR A FEW MOMENTS, AND THEN I'M GOING
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  • TO PREACH MY GUTS OUT. SO HERE WE GO! EPHESIANS 5:25 SAYS THIS,
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  • IT SAYS HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES JUST AS CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH
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  • AND GAVE HIMSELF UP FOR HER TO MAKE HER HOLY, CLEANSING HER BY
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  • THE WASHING WITH WATER THROUGH THE WORD. AND TO PRESENT HER TO
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  • HIMSELF AS A RADIANT CHURCH, WITHOUT STAIN OR WRINKLE OR ANY
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  • OTHER BLEMISH, BUT HOLY AND BLAMELESS. IN THE SAME WAY,
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  • HUSBANDS OUGHT TO LOVE THEIR WIVES AS THEIR OWN BODIES. HE
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  • WHO LOVES HIS WIFE, LOVES HIMSELF. AFTER ALL, NO ONE EVER
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  • HATED HIS OWN BODY, BUT HE FEEDS AND CARES FOR IT JUST AS CHRIST
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  • DOES THE CHURCH FOR WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE BODY. VERSE 31,
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  • FOR THIS REASON A MAN WILL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE
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  • UNITED TO HIS WIFE AND THE 2 WILL BECOME 1 FLESH. THIS IS A
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  • PROFOUND MYSTERY, BUT I AM TALKING ABOUT CHRIST AND THE
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  • CHURCH. BUT I AM TALKING ABOUT CHRIST AND THE CHURCH. I WANT TO
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  • TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND I WANT TO PREACH FROM THIS THOUGHT,
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  • RUNAWAY BRIDE, RUNAWAY BRIDE. AND I WANT US TO PRAY AND LET'S
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  • INVITE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO DO WHAT I CAN'T DO. JESUS, WE LOVE
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  • YOU, WE THANK YOU. WE PRAISE YOU. WE MAGNIFY YOUR NAME IN
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  • THIS PLACE. TODAY, LORD, WE HAVE WALKED INTO THIS PLACE ONE WAY
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  • BUT IT'S OUR PRAYER THAT WE WOULD ALL LEAVE DIFFERENT. I
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  • PRAY NOW THAT YOU WOULD SPEAK TO US IN A CRYSTAL CLEAR WAY THAT
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  • WE MIGHT LOOK, BEHAVE MORE LIKE JESUS. WE HONOR YOU. WE PRAISE
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  • YOU. AND IF YOU BELIEVE IT THIS MORNING, ALL OF GOD'S PEOPLES
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  • SAID [AMEN] COME ON, ALL OF GOD'S PEOPLE SAID [AMEN!] COME
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  • ON, WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD AND GIVE THE LORD ONE MORE BIG SHOUT
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  • OF PRAISE ALL OVER THIS PLACE? [SHOUTS/APPLAUSE] THERE IT IS! I
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  • GREW UP IN CHURCH. I DIDN'T GROW UP AROUND CHURCH. I, LITERALLY,
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  • GREW UP IN CHURCH. I'M A 4TH GENERATION PASTOR ON BOTH SIDES
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  • OF MY FAMILY. MY DAD'S DAD WAS A PASTOR, HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A
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  • PASTOR. MY MOM'S DAD WAS A PASTOR, HER GRANDFATHER WAS A
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  • PASTOR. AND WE GREW UP IN THIS CHURCH, AND WE GREW UP DOING
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  • CHRISTIAN THINGS AND 7 DAYS A WEEK I WAS IN CHURCH. AND
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  • REALLY, I THINK WE ALL GREW UP WITH A WORLDVIEW OR A
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  • PERSPECTIVE THAT WE SEE THE WORLD FROM, NOT REALLY HOW
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  • EVERYONE ELSE SEES IT, BUT FROM THE LENSE IN WHICH WE WERE
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  • BIRTHED INTO OR THAT WE WERE PLANTED INTO. AND SO I GREW UP
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  • WITH THIS IDEA THAT EVERYBODY WAS DOING CHURCH THINGS. AND
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  • WHAT I'VE KIND OF LEARNED AS I'VE GOTTEN OLDER IS THAT IT'S
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  • VERY, VERY EASY AT TIMES FOR US TO GET LOST IN DOING CHURCH THAT
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  • WE FORGET TO BE THE CHURCH. YOU KNOW, THIS WHOLE IDEA OF CHURCH,
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  • LIKE, I THINK SOMETIMES WE DON'T HAVE A DEEP ENOUGH REVELATION.
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  • BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS, IF YOU GO HOME RIGHT NOW AND YOU PUT
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  • CHURCH INTO DICTIONARY.COM, YOU'RE GOING TO GET THIS
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  • DEFINITION: THE DEFINITION IS GOING TO SAY, A PUBLIC BUILDING
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  • FOR WORSHIP. NOW THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT CHURCH INVOLVES AN
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  • IDEA OF GOING INTO A BUILDING AND WORSHIPING, BUT HOW MANY
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  • KNOW THAT CHURCH IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A PUBLIC BUILDING FOR
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  • WORSHIP? SEE, CHURCH COMES FROM THIS GREEK WORD CALLED ECCLESIA.
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  • ECCLESIA GIVES US A LITTLE BIT MORE DEPTH TO THE IDEA OF
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  • CHURCH, BECAUSE ECCLESIA MEANS AN ASSEMBLY OR A GATHERING. SEE,
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  • THE CHURCH WAS NOT A MANMADE IDEA, CHURCH WAS GOD'S IDEA. AND
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  • THE IDEA OF THE CHURCH, NOT LITTLE C, BUT BIG C, WAS GOD'S
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  • IDEA. THE CHURCH IS NOT A PLACE. THE CHURCH IS A PEOPLE. THE
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  • CHURCH IS NOT WHERE. THE CHURCH IS WHO ARE YOU BECOMING? AND GOD
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  • HAS CALLED US TO BE AN ASSEMBLY, A GATHERING UNDER THE NAME OF
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  • JESUS. YOU SAY, WELL, WHAT'S THE PURPOSE? THE PURPOSE HAS ALWAYS
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  • BEEN THE SAME FOR EVERY CHURCH AND FOR ALL CHURCHES. THE
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  • PURPOSE IS 3 FOLD: IT'S MINISTRY, #1, TO GOD. THAT'S WHY
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  • WE STARTED THIS MORNING WITH PRAISING AND WORSHIPING GOD. WE
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  • STARTED, LIKE THE PSALMIST SAID, O MAGNIFY THE LORD WITH ME. LET
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  • US EXHALT HIS NAME, THAT WHEN WE GATHER, AND WHEN WE ASSEMBLE,
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  • OUR FIRST PURPOSE IS THAT WE WOULD PRAISE AND UPLIFT THE NAME
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  • OF JESUS. BUT SECONDLY, IT'S MINISTRY TO BELIEVERS. SO
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  • WHENEVER WE GATHER AS A CHURCH PREACHING, THAT'S THE WORD THAT
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  • MEANS PROCLAIMING, IT SHOULD TAKE PLACE. SO WE OPEN UP THE
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  • WORD OF GOD, AND THE BIBLE SAYS, THE WORD OF GOD IS SHARPER THAN
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  • A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD; MEANING AS GOD'S WORD GOES IN, IT
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  • PENETRATES AND IT DOES SOMETHING. ISN'T IT AMAZING,
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  • LAST NIGHT AS ERWIN WAS PREACHING, ALL OF US ARE ON
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  • DIFFERENT PLACES OF THE FAITH JOURNEY, SOME OF US JUST GOT A
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  • BRAND NEW JOB, OTHERS ARE ABOUT TO GET MARRIED, SOME OF US ARE
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  • SINGLE, BUT AS ERWIN SPEAKS AND PROCLAIMS, GOD IS SO BIG THAT
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  • HE'S SMALL ENOUGH TO BE INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH YOU;
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  • THAT HE CAN SPEAK TO YOU AND CHALLENGE YOU AND TRANSFORM YOU.
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  • IT'S CALLED PREACHING THE WORD. AND GUESS WHAT? YOU HAVE TO
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  • GATHER FOR THAT PURPOSE TO TAKE PLACE. BUT IT'S NOT JUST THAT:
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  • THIRDLY, IT'S THAT WE WOULD MINISTER TO THE WORLD; THAT AS
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  • WE GATHER, WE MIGHT SCATTER AND IMPACT THE WORLD. THE ONLY THING
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:09.190
  • THAT JESUS EVER BUILT WAS THE CHURCH. HE DIDN'T BUILD A T.V.
  • 00:14:09.200 --> 00:14:12.290
  • MINISTRY. DIDN'T BUILD A CONFERENCE. HE BUILT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:14:13.000 --> 00:14:19.270
  • AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID, HE SAID, UPON THIS ROCK I WILL
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:22.020
  • BUILD MY HOUSE AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL. THAT'S
  • 00:14:22.030 --> 00:14:27.120
  • SOME PROVOCATIVE TALK RIGHT THERE. [LAUGHTER] THE LAST TIME
  • 00:14:27.130 --> 00:14:31.110
  • I CHECKED, THE GATES OF HELL, THAT'S A DEFENSE MECHANISM. BUT
  • 00:14:31.120 --> 00:14:36.040
  • JESUS WAS TALKING ABOUT HIS CHURCH AND HE'S SAYING, MY
  • 00:14:36.050 --> 00:14:38.150
  • CHURCH IS TO BE SO PROGRESSIVE, MY CHURCH IS NEVER TO RETREAT,
  • 00:14:38.160 --> 00:14:42.010
  • MY CHURCH IS TO INFILTRATE. IT SHOULD INFILTRATE ALL THE WAY TO
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:45.080
  • THE GATES OF HELL THAT IT'S RESCUING PEOPLE FROM THE FLAMES
  • 00:14:45.090 --> 00:14:47.290
  • OF HELL. COME ON, IF YOU BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS IN FRONT OF US
  • 00:14:48.000 --> 00:14:52.090
  • MEANT TO RESCUE PEOPLE. [APPLAUSE] AND AS YOU STUDY THE
  • 00:14:52.100 --> 00:14:56.210
  • BIBLE, WHAT YOU'LL FIND OUT IS THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF METAPHOR
  • 00:14:56.220 --> 00:14:58.290
  • REGARDING GOD'S CHURCH. YOU'LL SEE THINGS LIKE THE CHURCH IS A
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:15:02.110
  • BUILDING. I'M THANKFUL FOR THIS BECAUSE IN MIAMI, WE DON'T HAVE
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:04.220
  • A BUILDING, WE'VE GOT A MIDDLE SCHOOL. I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT WE
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:08.060
  • ACTUALLY ARE A CHURCH, BECAUSE AS WE GATHER TOGETHER, WE BECOME
  • 00:15:08.070 --> 00:15:10.230
  • GOD'S BUILDING. BUT YOU'LL ALSO SEE TERMS LIKE THE BODY; THAT
  • 00:15:10.240 --> 00:15:14.120
  • YOU AND I, WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST, THAT WE'RE TO BE THE
  • 00:15:14.130 --> 00:15:17.120
  • HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS, THAT WHEN JESUS SAID I WANT MY
  • 00:15:17.130 --> 00:15:20.040
  • REPRESENTATION ON THE EARTH, HE SAYS WHEN YOU GATHER TOGETHER
  • 00:15:20.050 --> 00:15:23.030
  • YOU'RE MY BODY, YOU'RE DOING MY WORK. BUT ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:15:23.040 --> 00:15:26.010
  • PECULAIR METAPHORS IN THE BIBLE ABOUT THE CHURCH IS THIS IDEA,
  • 00:15:26.020 --> 00:15:29.030
  • THE BRIDE. HOW MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE YOU MET THAT SAY, YO,
  • 00:15:29.040 --> 00:15:35.290
  • JESUS, I LOVE YOU BUT I'M NOT REALLY SURE IF I LIKE YOUR
  • 00:15:36.000 --> 00:15:40.040
  • BRIDE? WHEW! SAY, THAT'S FOR MY NEIGHBOR. [LAUGHTER] I HEAR
  • 00:15:40.050 --> 00:15:49.170
  • CHRISTIANS SAY THIS SOMETIMES, I LIKE CHURCH, BUT I DON'T LIKE
  • 00:15:49.180 --> 00:15:52.150
  • CHRISTIANS. I LIKE JESUS BUT I DON'T LIKE GOING TO CHURCH. HEY,
  • 00:15:52.160 --> 00:15:57.230
  • YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH TO BE A CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:15:57.240 --> 00:16:03.070
  • CHURCH IS BORING. I WOULD GO TO CHURCH, BUT CHURCH IS FULL OF
  • 00:16:03.080 --> 00:16:08.260
  • HYPOCRITES. FRIEND, I DON'T KNOW, I THINK AT TIMES WE HAVE
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:14.210
  • LOST THE DEEP SENSE AND REVELATION OF WHAT THE CHURCH
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:18.010
  • ACTUALLY IS. BECAUSE, FRIEND, HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU LOVE JESUS
  • 00:16:18.020 --> 00:16:21.290
  • BUT YOU DON'T LIKE HIS BRIDE? COME ON. I KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:16:22.000 --> 00:16:26.180
  • TO GO TO CHURCH TO BE A CHRISTIAN, BUT IF YOU'RE A
  • 00:16:26.190 --> 00:16:28.260
  • CHRISTIAN, WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO GO TO CHURCH? CHURCH IS
  • 00:16:28.270 --> 00:16:33.000
  • BORING. DON'T SAY THAT! EVER AGAIN! [LAUGHTER] BECAUSE I'M
  • 00:16:33.010 --> 00:16:38.280
  • NOT BORING! YOU'RE BORING! [LAUGHTER] AND EVERY TIME YOU
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:44.260
  • SAY CHURCH IS BORING, YOU'RE SAYING YOU'RE BORING! CHURCH
  • 00:16:44.270 --> 00:16:49.010
  • ISN'T DEEP ENOUGH. YOU'RE SAYING YOU'RE NOT DEEP ENOUGH. YOU'VE
  • 00:16:49.020 --> 00:16:52.100
  • GOT TO BE THE THING THAT YOU WANT TO SEE, MAN! CHURCH IS FULL
  • 00:16:52.110 --> 00:16:59.020
  • OF HYPOCRITES! EXACTLY! [LAUGHTER] ARE YOU JUST NOW
  • 00:16:59.030 --> 00:17:04.010
  • DISCOVERING THIS? YES! WE ARE ALL HYPOCRITES! WE ALL SAY ONE
  • 00:17:04.020 --> 00:17:11.260
  • THING AND TEND TO DO ANOTHER. SOUNDS LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL.
  • 00:17:11.270 --> 00:17:15.080
  • WHY IS IT THAT I SAY I WANT TO DO ONE THING, BUT I CAN'T DO IT.
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:18.180
  • OR I DON'T DO THE THINGS I SAY I'M GOING TO DO. WE'RE
  • 00:17:18.190 --> 00:17:21.010
  • HYPOCRITES. BUT THIS IS WHY WE COME TO CHURCH! BECAUSE OUR
  • 00:17:21.020 --> 00:17:26.100
  • SAVIOR IS NOT A HYPOCRITE. OUR SAVIOR IS ONE WHO CAME AND DID
  • 00:17:26.110 --> 00:17:30.220
  • WHAT WE COULD NEVER, EVER DO! I NEED TO GO TO CHURCH TO BE
  • 00:17:30.230 --> 00:17:34.280
  • REMINDED ABOUT MY SAVIOR. COME ON! SOMEBODY GIVE GOD A SHOUT OF
  • 00:17:34.290 --> 00:17:37.190
  • PRAISE IF YOU BELIEVE IT. [APPLAUSE] I GO TO CHURCH NOT TO
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:45.100
  • BE REMINDED OF MY WEAKNESSES. I GO TO CHURCH TO BE REMINDED OF
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:47.230
  • HIS STRENGTH. WITHOUT JESUS I'M A HYPOCRITE. THANK GOD FOR
  • 00:17:47.240 --> 00:17:50.260
  • JESUS! HE FILLS THE GAP. THE CROSS IS THE BRIDGE TO THE OTHER
  • 00:17:50.270 --> 00:17:54.050
  • SIDE. I THINK TODAY, ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA, EVEN IN THIS GREAT
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:58.280
  • CITY OF L.A., WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS WE SEE A RUNAWAY BRIDE. AND I
  • 00:17:58.290 --> 00:18:04.140
  • WONDER, I WAS THINKING THIS WEEK, WHY IS IT THAT WE'RE
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:09.140
  • RUNNING SO FAST? COULD IT BE THAT MANY OF US, WE DON'T
  • 00:18:09.150 --> 00:18:12.180
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRIVILEGES OF BEING THE BRIDE OF CHRIST? I
  • 00:18:12.190 --> 00:18:16.290
  • WANT TO GIVE YOU JUST 3 BASIC THOUGHTS. IT'S A BIT OF A
  • 00:18:17.000 --> 00:18:19.110
  • DIFFERENT TALK AT A CONFERENCE, BUT I BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR
  • 00:18:19.120 --> 00:18:21.110
  • THIS GATHERING HERE THAT WE WOULD WALK OUT OF HERE WITH A
  • 00:18:21.120 --> 00:18:23.220
  • FIRM FOUNDATION OF UNDERSTANDING THAT WE'RE NOT JUST SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:18:23.230 --> 00:18:27.160
  • GATHER, BUT RATHER WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE CHURCH. I
  • 00:18:27.170 --> 00:18:29.240
  • DON'T WANT TO GET LOST IN JUST DOING CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY AND
  • 00:18:29.250 --> 00:18:31.120
  • FAIL TO REALIZE THAT JESUS ALREADY GAVE US A PLAN AND A
  • 00:18:31.130 --> 00:18:34.230
  • STRATEGY, IT'S CALLED THE CHURCH. I BELIEVE THERE ARE 3
  • 00:18:34.240 --> 00:18:37.260
  • PRIVILEGES, BASICALLY, OF BEING THE BRIDE. #1, AS PAUL BEGINS TO
  • 00:18:37.270 --> 00:18:40.190
  • WRITE HE SAYS THIS IN EPHESIANS. WE JUST READ IT AT THE BEGINNING
  • 00:18:40.200 --> 00:18:43.040
  • OF THE TALK, HE SAYS THIS, HE SAYS HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES
  • 00:18:43.050 --> 00:18:46.010
  • LIKE CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH. SEE, THE VERY FIRST PRIVILEGE WE
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:49.250
  • HAVE OF BEING THE BRIDE OF CHRIST IS THIS WORD INTIMACY.
  • 00:18:49.260 --> 00:18:53.090
  • EVERYONE SAY INTIMACY. THIS WORD INTIMACY. OUT OF ALL THINGS THAT
  • 00:18:53.100 --> 00:18:57.050
  • THE WRITER COULD PULL ON, HE PULLS ON THIS METAPHOR OF A
  • 00:18:57.060 --> 00:19:03.150
  • HUSBAND AND A WIFE. AND HE'S TRYING TO SHOW YOU AND I THAT
  • 00:19:03.160 --> 00:19:07.020
  • CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH LIKE A HUSBAND OUGHT TO LOVE HIS WIFE.
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:10.240
  • THIS IS A VERY INTIMATE, DEEP PLACE. WHAT IF GOD IS SAYING TO
  • 00:19:10.250 --> 00:19:16.030
  • US THAT, HEY, I WANT YOU TO KNOW ME IN A WAY THAT NOBODY ELSE
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:22.160
  • KNOWS ME. WHAT IF GOD IS TELLING US, HE'S SAYING I WANT TO KNOW
  • 00:19:22.170 --> 00:19:27.180
  • YOU IN A WAY THAT NOBODY ELSE KNOWS YOU. IN AN INTIMATE WAY.
  • 00:19:27.190 --> 00:19:35.100
  • SEE, HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS METAPHOR. THIS IS NOT TO
  • 00:19:35.110 --> 00:19:39.110
  • BE TAKEN LITERAL, BUT THIS IS METAPHOR, MEANING GOD IS TRYING
  • 00:19:39.120 --> 00:19:41.230
  • TO FIND SOMETHING IN OUR CONTEXT THAT HE CAN USE FOR HIS LOVE FOR
  • 00:19:41.240 --> 00:19:45.060
  • THE CHURCH TO BRING RESEMBLENCE TO OUR NATURAL LIVES. AND THE
  • 00:19:45.070 --> 00:19:47.290
  • BEST THING HE CAN FIND IS THE WAY A HUSBAND AND A WIFE LOVE
  • 00:19:48.000 --> 00:19:50.140
  • EACH OTHER. BECAUSE THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, IS THAT YOU DATE
  • 00:19:50.150 --> 00:19:52.160
  • THE PROJECTED SELF; YOU MARRY THE ACTUAL SELF. RIGHT? SOME OF
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:57.260
  • YOU, YOU FOUND THIS OUT THE HARD WAY BECAUSE, LIKE, DATING WAS
  • 00:19:57.270 --> 00:20:00.110
  • FUN. YAY! OH MY GOODNESS, GOOSE BUMPS! YAY! THEN IT WAS LIKE DAY
  • 00:20:00.120 --> 00:20:06.060
  • 7 OF MARRIAGE, YOU'RE LIKE, YO, PUT YOUR LIPSTICK BACK ON.
  • 00:20:06.070 --> 00:20:09.170
  • [LAUGHTER] WHO ARE YOU? WHAT IN THE HECK? [LAUGHTER] BECAUSE
  • 00:20:09.180 --> 00:20:17.030
  • MANY TIMES WE FALL IN LOVE WITH THE PROJECTED SELF, BUT WE DON'T
  • 00:20:17.040 --> 00:20:20.180
  • ACTUALLY KNOW THE ACTUAL SELF. INTIMACY FORCES YOU TO KNOW THE
  • 00:20:20.190 --> 00:20:24.100
  • REAL PERSON. INTIMACY. INTO ME SEE. I PRAY THAT OUR CHURCHES
  • 00:20:24.110 --> 00:20:32.050
  • ARE NOT THESE PLACES THAT WE HAVE TO PUT MASKS ON. I PRAY
  • 00:20:32.060 --> 00:20:35.280
  • THAT OUR CHURCHES ARE NOT THESE PLACES WE HAVE TO SUCK IN OUR
  • 00:20:35.290 --> 00:20:38.040
  • GUT AND SPEAK IN CHRISTIANESE, AND PUT A PROJECTED SELF OUT
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:41.160
  • THERE. I PRAY THAT OUR CHURCH IS A PLACE WHERE THE MASK CAN BE
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:44.180
  • RIPPED OFF. WHERE WE CAN EXHALE FOR A MOMENT AND WE CAN BE REAL
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:47.290
  • ABOUT WHERE WE ARE. WHY? BECAUSE GOD SAYS I WANT TO HAVE INTIMACY
  • 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:50.270
  • WITH MY CHURCH. COME ON, IF WE'RE GOING TO CLAP, LET'S JUST
  • 00:20:50.280 --> 00:20:56.100
  • ALL CLAP TOGETHER. [APPLAUSE] INTO ME SEE. WHEN YOU RECOGNIZE
  • 00:20:56.110 --> 00:21:01.270
  • THAT YOU'RE CALLED TO BE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, THAT WE'RE TO
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:04.020
  • GATHER FOR A PURPOSE, TO MINISTER TO GOD, MINISTER TO
  • 00:21:04.030 --> 00:21:06.230
  • BELIEVERS, MINISTER TO THE WORLD, YOU REALIZE MY FIRST
  • 00:21:06.240 --> 00:21:08.290
  • PRIVILEGE OF BEING A PART OF THE LOCAL CHURCH, BEING A PART OF A
  • 00:21:09.000 --> 00:21:12.120
  • LOCAL CONGREGATION, IS THAT THERE'S THIS NEW LEVEL OF
  • 00:21:12.130 --> 00:21:15.010
  • INTIMACY. BUT PAUL'S GOING TO CONTINUE AND PAUL'S GOING TO SAY
  • 00:21:15.020 --> 00:21:18.170
  • HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES IN THE WAY THAT CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH
  • 00:21:18.180 --> 00:21:21.150
  • AND THAT HE GAVE HIMSELF UP FOR THE CHURCH SO THAT SHE MIGHT BE
  • 00:21:21.160 --> 00:21:24.120
  • A SPOTLESS, WRINKLE FREE, BLEMISH FREE BRIDE. I THINK #1,
  • 00:21:24.130 --> 00:21:29.240
  • HE WANTS INTIMACY, I THINK #2, IT'S FOR PROTECTION. BEING THE
  • 00:21:29.250 --> 00:21:34.130
  • CHURCH IS FOR YOUR PROTECTION. AND SOME OF YOU NEED TO REALIZE
  • 00:21:34.140 --> 00:21:37.250
  • TODAY IN THIS HOUSE THAT WHEN YOU STEP INTO THIS VOCATION,
  • 00:21:37.260 --> 00:21:42.150
  • WHEN YOU STEP INTO THIS TITLE AS THE BRIDE OF JESUS CHRIST, I
  • 00:21:42.160 --> 00:21:45.130
  • HOPE YOU KNOW THAT ONE DAY WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN, YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:21:45.140 --> 00:21:47.260
  • TO FIND OUT JUST HOW MANY DIFFERENT TIMES ALL THE SUDDEN
  • 00:21:47.270 --> 00:21:50.120
  • THE ENEMY CAME TO YOUR HOUSE AND MEANT TO COME AND STEAL FROM YOU
  • 00:21:50.130 --> 00:21:53.290
  • AND KILL FROM YOU AND DESTROY YOU. BUT ALL THE SUDDEN THE
  • 00:21:54.000 --> 00:21:56.190
  • BRIDEGROOM, HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST, HE STEPPED IN THE GAP
  • 00:21:56.200 --> 00:22:00.030
  • AND HE SAID I AM READY, I AM PREPARED TO DEFEND, TO PROTECT,
  • 00:22:00.040 --> 00:22:04.040
  • BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. MY CHURCH IS MY RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:22:04.050 --> 00:22:09.020
  • [APPLAUSE] YOU SAY, RICH, THIS ISN'T THEOLOGICALLY CORRECT. YES
  • 00:22:09.030 --> 00:22:13.190
  • IT IS. HOW DO I KNOW? BECAUSE WE SEE IN EPHESIANS 5 HE'S ALREADY
  • 00:22:13.200 --> 00:22:17.290
  • DONE IT BEFORE. SAY, WHAT'CHA TALKING ABOUT? 2000 YEARS AGO
  • 00:22:18.000 --> 00:22:25.130
  • THE BRIDEGROOM CAME FOR A BRIDE. AND THE BRIDEGROOM DIED ON A
  • 00:22:25.140 --> 00:22:31.040
  • CROSS SO THAT YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO. AND WHEN THE BRIDEGROOM
  • 00:22:31.050 --> 00:22:34.070
  • DIED, GUESS WHAT? A HEDGE OF PROTECTION WAS PUT AROUND YOU,
  • 00:22:34.080 --> 00:22:38.140
  • THAT THE WRATH OF GOD WOULD NOT FALL UPON YOU, BUT RATHER ALL OF
  • 00:22:38.150 --> 00:22:41.210
  • HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, IT WOULD FALL UPON YOU SO THAT WHEN GOD THE
  • 00:22:41.220 --> 00:22:45.090
  • FATHER LOOKS AND SEES YOU, HIS BRIDE, HE SEES A WRINKLE,
  • 00:22:45.100 --> 00:22:48.250
  • BLEMISH FREE BRIDE. WE SERVE A SAVIOR WHO'S ALREADY PROTECTED
  • 00:22:48.260 --> 00:22:53.070
  • US. WE ARE HIS BRIDE. MAYBE TODAY YOU'RE GOING, YO THAT'S
  • 00:22:53.080 --> 00:22:58.080
  • SCANDALOUS, AND THAT'S PROVOCATIVE. HOW ON EARTH COULD
  • 00:22:58.090 --> 00:23:01.120
  • A PERFECT GOD DIE FOR A LOST, IMPERFECT WORLD? IT'S CALLED
  • 00:23:01.130 --> 00:23:06.010
  • GRACE! AND IT'S SCANDALOUS. YOU EVER SEEN A COUPLE, AND I KNOW
  • 00:23:06.020 --> 00:23:14.200
  • YOU'RE VERY SPIRITUAL, SO YOU'VE NEVER DONE THIS, BUT YOU EVER
  • 00:23:14.210 --> 00:23:17.180
  • SEE A COUPLE, THEY WALK IN AND YOU DON'T JUDGE, BUT I DO
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:22.080
  • SOMETIMES, [LAUGHTER] THEY WALK IN AND THAT GIRL'S WAY TOO
  • 00:23:22.090 --> 00:23:27.050
  • PRETTY FOR THAT GUY. [LAUGHTER] YO! HOW'D YOU DO THAT? YOU GOT
  • 00:23:27.060 --> 00:23:37.070
  • PRETTY FOR THAT GUY. [LAUGHTER] YO! HOW'D YOU DO THAT? YOU GOT
  • 00:23:37.070 --> 00:23:37.080
  • PRETTY FOR THAT GUY. [LAUGHTER] YO! HOW'D YOU DO THAT? YOU GOT
  • 00:23:37.080 --> 00:23:43.160
  • SOME MONEY, DON'T YOU? AH, I SEE YOU, PLAYER. [LAUGHTER] OR FLIP
  • 00:23:43.170 --> 00:23:50.060
  • IT AROUND, THE GUY'S THIS STUD, AND THIS GIRL'S, HOW MANY OF YOU
  • 00:23:50.070 --> 00:23:55.110
  • KNOW THAT WHEN THE WORLD LOOKS AT THE CHURCH, THAT'S WHAT WE
  • 00:23:55.120 --> 00:24:00.130
  • LOOK LIKE. WE'RE ON THE ARM OF A SAVIOR, HIS NAME IS JESUS. AND
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:06.250
  • WHEN WE WALK IN, GUESS WHAT, THE WORLD ARE DUMBFOUNDED, SAYING I
  • 00:24:06.260 --> 00:24:11.120
  • KNOW RICH WILKERSON, JR. HE'S NOT THAT TALENTED. HE'S NOT THAT
  • 00:24:11.130 --> 00:24:15.180
  • QUALIFIED. HE SHOULD NEVER BE ON THAT PLATFORM. BUT WHAT THEY
  • 00:24:15.190 --> 00:24:18.290
  • HAVE FORGOTTEN IS THIS THING CALLED GRACE; THAT MY SAVIOR
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:22.050
  • CAME, PICKED ME, CHOSE ME, PUT ME ON HIS ARM AND SAID, GUESS
  • 00:24:22.060 --> 00:24:26.020
  • WHAT, I'VE GOT THEM COVERED. THEY ARE PROTECTED. THAT'S MY
  • 00:24:26.030 --> 00:24:29.070
  • BRIDE. THE CHURCH. COME ON, IF YOU'RE THANKFUL FOR GRACE,
  • 00:24:29.080 --> 00:24:32.250
  • SOMEBODY GIVE GOD A SHOUT OF PRAISE OVER THIS HOUSE!
  • 00:24:32.260 --> 00:24:36.240
  • [APPLAUSE] HALLELUJAH! [APPLAUSE] WE'RE NOT JUST CALLED
  • 00:24:36.250 --> 00:24:42.240
  • TO DO CHURCH THINGS! WE'RE NOT JUST CALLED TO FILL THEATRES AND
  • 00:24:42.250 --> 00:24:47.170
  • GET EXCITED ABOUT COOL COMMUNICATORS AND COOL MUSIC AND
  • 00:24:47.180 --> 00:24:52.010
  • GREAT LIGHTS. WE'RE CALLED TO BE THE CHURCH, TO MINISTER TO GOD,
  • 00:24:52.020 --> 00:24:56.080
  • AND MINISTER TO BELIEVERS AND TAKE LIGHT INTO DARK SPACES. I
  • 00:24:56.090 --> 00:25:02.040
  • FELT LIKE IT WAS MY MANDATE TO COME INSPIRE SOME PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:25:02.050 --> 00:25:05.080
  • LOVE JESUS BUT YOU'VE KIND OF BECOME THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, THAT
  • 00:25:05.090 --> 00:25:08.000
  • YOU'RE KIND OF RETREATING, YOU'RE KIND OF RUNNING. AND YOU
  • 00:25:08.010 --> 00:25:11.090
  • CAN LISTEN TO THE PODCAST, AND YOU BUY THE BOOK, BUT FOR SOME
  • 00:25:11.100 --> 00:25:13.080
  • REASON THE COMMUNITY AND THE GATHERING, YOU'VE LOST IT THAT
  • 00:25:13.090 --> 00:25:16.170
  • WE'RE CALLED TO BE THE CHURCH. THAT ONE DAY WHEN VOUS CHURCH IS
  • 00:25:16.180 --> 00:25:22.060
  • GONE, AND ONE DAY WHEN MOSAIC IS GONE, IF JESUS HASN'T RETURNED,
  • 00:25:22.070 --> 00:25:24.210
  • THE CHURCH WILL STILL STAND. YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR PRIVILEGES,
  • 00:25:24.220 --> 00:25:29.280
  • THAT YOU HAVE INTIMACY WITH GOD, THAT YOU ARE PROTECTED BY JESUS,
  • 00:25:29.290 --> 00:25:35.030
  • THAT WHEN THE WORLD LOOKS AT US THEY GO, WOW, HOW ON EARTH DID
  • 00:25:35.040 --> 00:25:39.050
  • THEY END UP ON THE ARM OF A SAVIOR LIKE JESUS. BECAUSE HE
  • 00:25:39.060 --> 00:25:42.010
  • PICKED ME. BECAUSE HE CHOSE ME. BECAUSE HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT
  • 00:25:42.020 --> 00:25:45.120
  • FOR ME. [APPLAUSE] BUT THIRDLY, APOSTLE PAUL SAYS THAT A HUSBAND
  • 00:25:45.130 --> 00:25:53.030
  • TAKES HIS WIFE AND THEY BECOME ONE FLESH. HE SAYS THIS IS A
  • 00:25:53.040 --> 00:25:58.120
  • PROFOUND MYSTERY, BUT I'M TALKING ABOUT CHRIST AND THE
  • 00:25:58.130 --> 00:26:02.060
  • CHURCH. I THINK THE THIRD THING THAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AS
  • 00:26:02.070 --> 00:26:05.210
  • WE WALK OUT OF HERE TODAY IS THAT YOU HAVE RIGHTS. YOU HAVE
  • 00:26:05.220 --> 00:26:11.110
  • RIGHTS. YOU HAVE BEEN UNITED WITH CHRIST. YOU ARE NOW JOINT
  • 00:26:11.120 --> 00:26:16.000
  • HEIRS WITH JESUS. AND TODAY WHEN YOU BEHAVE AND YOU GATHER AS THE
  • 00:26:16.010 --> 00:26:20.110
  • CHURCH, WE, TOGETHER, HAVE RIGHTS BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN UNITED
  • 00:26:20.120 --> 00:26:23.110
  • AS ONE FLESH WITH JESUS. MY FIRST YEAR OF MARRIAGE,
  • 00:26:23.120 --> 00:26:27.070
  • DAWNCHERE', WE GOT MARRIED YOUNG; THAT'S WHAT CHRISTIANS
  • 00:26:27.080 --> 00:26:31.040
  • DO-22 & 21. JUST COULDN'T WAIT, YOU KNOW. JUST HAD TO GET THERE.
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  • [LAUGHTER] PRAISE GOD! I'LL NEVER FORGET IT. WE MOVED INTO
  • 00:26:34.000 --> 00:26:43.260
  • THIS LITTLE, TINY HOUSE IN TENNESSEE. WE WERE STILL IN
  • 00:26:43.270 --> 00:26:46.020
  • BIBLE COLLEGE. AND WE WERE MAKING ALL THE TRANSFERS. SHE
  • 00:26:46.030 --> 00:26:50.230
  • WAS GETTING TRANSFERRED OVER. HER NAME WHEN I MET HER WAS
  • 00:26:50.240 --> 00:26:54.030
  • DAWNCHERE' LINAY DURON. BUT WHEN I MARRIED HER SHE BECAME
  • 00:26:54.040 --> 00:26:57.160
  • DAWNCHERE' DURON WILKERSON. I REMEMBER ONE DAY I WAS IN THE
  • 00:26:57.170 --> 00:27:03.020
  • KITCHEN AND SHE WAS IN THE FAMILY ROOM. SHE WAS ON THE
  • 00:27:03.030 --> 00:27:04.290
  • PHONE; I THINK SHE WAS TALKING TO COMCAST, THE CABLE CARRIER.
  • 00:27:05.000 --> 00:27:07.170
  • AND SHE WAS WORKING ON PAYING THE BILL OR UPGRADING THE
  • 00:27:07.180 --> 00:27:10.160
  • PROVIDER AND AS SHE WAS TALKING THE ACCOUNT WAS UNDER MY NAME.
  • 00:27:10.170 --> 00:27:17.060
  • AND SO THE PERSON ON THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE WAS DEMANDING
  • 00:27:17.070 --> 00:27:19.210
  • THAT THEY SPEAK TO ME. AND I COULD HERE DAWNCHERE' IN THE
  • 00:27:19.220 --> 00:27:24.000
  • ROOM, AND IF YOU MET MY WIFE YOU WOULD LOVE HER, SHE'S, LIKE, GOT
  • 00:27:24.010 --> 00:27:26.020
  • THIS HIGH, BEAUTIFUL VOICE. HEY, Y'ALL HOW'RE DOING? AND SHE'S
  • 00:27:26.030 --> 00:27:29.020
  • VERY, VERY GRACIOUS. BUT SOMEWHERE IN THE CONVERSATION,
  • 00:27:29.030 --> 00:27:32.100
  • I'M JUST KIND OF DOING STUFF IN THE KITCHEN, SHE SAID EXCUSE ME,
  • 00:27:32.110 --> 00:27:36.070
  • EXCUSE ME, AH, EXCUSE ME, YOU ARE SPEAKING TO MRS. WILKERSON.
  • 00:27:36.080 --> 00:27:45.060
  • I SAID, DANG, GIRL. [LAUGHTER] I SAID, THAT'LL PREACH! SHE SAID,
  • 00:27:45.070 --> 00:27:51.170
  • EXCUSE ME, YOU ARE SPEAKING TO MRS. WILKERSON. YOU DON'T NEED
  • 00:27:51.180 --> 00:27:54.050
  • TO TALK TO MY HUSBAND, YOU'RE TALKING TO ME AND I HAVE EVERY
  • 00:27:54.060 --> 00:27:58.080
  • RIGHT, AND I HAVE EVERY ABILITY TO UPGRADE THE SERVICE WITH THE
  • 00:27:58.090 --> 00:28:02.180
  • CABLE COMPANY BECAUSE I CARRY HIS NAME. HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW
  • 00:28:02.190 --> 00:28:06.250
  • THAT WHEN SHE TOOK ON MY NAME, YES, SHE TOOK ON THE BURDENS OF
  • 00:28:06.260 --> 00:28:09.210
  • MY NAME, BUT SHE ALSO STEPPED INTO THE PRIVILEGE, SHE STEPPED
  • 00:28:09.220 --> 00:28:13.080
  • INTO THE BLESSING, SHE STEPPED INTO THE RIGHTS OF CARRYING THE
  • 00:28:13.090 --> 00:28:16.010
  • NAME WILKERSON. AND I WANT TO TELL SOME PEOPLE TODAY THAT WHEN
  • 00:28:16.020 --> 00:28:19.290
  • YOU PUT YOUR TRUST IN JESUS, AND WHEN WE COME TOGETHER AND WE SAY
  • 00:28:20.000 --> 00:28:23.000
  • I KNOW THE CHURCH ISN'T PEFRECT, AND I KNOW THE CHURCH IS FULL OF
  • 00:28:23.010 --> 00:28:26.060
  • HYPOCRITES. WHY IS IT FULL OF HYPOCRITES? BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:28:26.070 --> 00:28:28.190
  • HYPOCRITES. AND WHY IS THE CHURCH FULL OF HYPOCRITES?
  • 00:28:28.200 --> 00:28:31.130
  • BECAUSE CHURCH IS FULL OF PEOPLE. IF YOU WANT A CHURCH
  • 00:28:31.140 --> 00:28:33.220
  • THAT DOESN'T HAVE HYPOCRITES, YOU'VE GOT TO FIND A CHURCH THAT
  • 00:28:33.230 --> 00:28:35.160
  • DOESN'T HAVE PEOPLE. IF YOU FIND A CHURCH WITHOUT PEOPLE, YOU
  • 00:28:35.170 --> 00:28:37.220
  • DON'T HAVE A CHURCH. [LAUGHTER] BUT I'M LOOKING FOR SOME PEOPLE
  • 00:28:37.230 --> 00:28:44.010
  • WHO RECOGNIZE, WOW, I'VE PUT MY TRUST IN JESUS. I STILL BELIEVE
  • 00:28:44.020 --> 00:28:48.040
  • IN BEING THE BRIDE. AND WHEN I BELIEVE IN BEING THE BRIDE,
  • 00:28:48.050 --> 00:28:51.290
  • GUESS WHAT? I TAKE ON A NEW NAME. IT'S THE NAME OF JESUS
  • 00:28:52.000 --> 00:28:55.140
  • CHRIST. I'VE DIED WITH HIM SO I'VE SHARED IN HIS SUFFERING.
  • 00:28:55.150 --> 00:28:59.050
  • BUT I HAVE RESURRECTED WITH HIM SO NOW I CAN SHARE IN HIS GLORY.
  • 00:28:59.060 --> 00:29:04.050
  • I HAVE RIGHTS. I HAVE PRIVILEGES. I CAN COME BOLDLY
  • 00:29:04.060 --> 00:29:07.080
  • BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD AND KNOW HE DOESN'T JUST HEAR ME, HE
  • 00:29:07.090 --> 00:29:11.120
  • ANSWERS ME. COME ON, IF YOU BELIEVE THAT TODAY, SOMEBODY
  • 00:29:11.130 --> 00:29:15.170
  • GIVE GOD A SHOUT OF PRAISE ALL OVER THIS HOUSE. [APPLAUSE] COME
  • 00:29:15.180 --> 00:29:19.090
  • ON, GIVE GOD A SHOUT OF PRAISE OVER THIS HOUSE! COME ON, STAND
  • 00:29:19.100 --> 00:29:22.050
  • TO YOUR FEET! HALLELUJAH! THANK YOU JESUS! LAST NIGHT ERWIN WAS
  • 00:29:22.060 --> 00:29:29.070
  • TALKING ABOUT SPEAKING TO THE WIND. THE ONLY REASON WHY YOU
  • 00:29:29.080 --> 00:29:31.290
  • CAN SPEAK TO THE WIND AND THE WIND OBEYS YOU, IS BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:29:32.000 --> 00:29:35.010
  • HAVE RIGHTS BECAUSE OF JESUS. BECAUSE YOU'RE THE BRIDE OF
  • 00:29:35.020 --> 00:29:38.110
  • CHRIST. NO MORE REASON TO RUN AWAY. IT'S NOT A SEASON TO
  • 00:29:38.120 --> 00:29:41.200
  • RETREAT. IT IS A SEASON FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST TO RISE
  • 00:29:41.210 --> 00:29:46.170
  • UP, TO INFILTRATE, AND RECOGNIZE WE ARE BIEING CALLED TO BE A
  • 00:29:46.180 --> 00:29:49.260
  • VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS; THAT WE ARE BEACON OF LIGHT IN A DARK,
  • 00:29:49.270 --> 00:29:53.080
  • DARK WORLD. WE ARE THE CHURCH.
  • 00:29:53.090 --> 00:29:56.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:29:56.290 --> 00:30:00.010
  • MATT CROUCH: MOSAIC CONFERENCE 2016 BRIAN HOUSTON.
  • 00:30:00.020 --> 00:30:02.230
  • WHAT IS THE CONNECTION? HOW DID
  • 00:30:02.240 --> 00:30:05.150
  • HE FORM AND FIT INTO MOSAIC STYLE? ERWIN MCMANUS: I INVITED
  • 00:30:05.160 --> 00:30:09.260
  • BRIAN HOUSTON BECAUSE I WANT OUR CHURCH TO UNDERSTAND WE
  • 00:30:09.270 --> 00:30:12.190
  • CELEBRATE HILLSONG. I WANT THE CHURCH ACROSS THE WORLD TO BE
  • 00:30:12.200 --> 00:30:16.070
  • ABLE TO SAY WE CAN ADMIRE AND LOVE WHAT GOD'S DOING AT MOSAIC
  • 00:30:16.080 --> 00:30:19.150
  • AND WE CAN ADMIRE WHAT GOD IS DOING AT HILLSONG. WE ARE NOT IN
  • 00:30:19.160 --> 00:30:22.080
  • COMPETITION WITH EACH OTHER. WE'RE ON THE SAME TEAM. YOU
  • 00:30:22.090 --> 00:30:25.160
  • KNOW? IF YOU HAVE A QUARTERBACK AND WIDE RECEIVER AND A RUNNING
  • 00:30:25.170 --> 00:30:28.210
  • BACK, YOU NEED TO REALIZE YOU'RE WEARING THE SAME JERSEY. THIS IS
  • 00:30:28.220 --> 00:30:33.110
  • NOT MY TEAM. AND THIS IS NOT BRIAN HOUSTON'S TEAM. IT'S NOT
  • 00:30:33.120 --> 00:30:38.080
  • JUDAS SMITH'S TEAM. THIS IS JESUS' TEAM. AND WE ARE ALL
  • 00:30:38.090 --> 00:30:41.200
  • DIFFERENT PLAYERS ON HIS TEAM. AND I WAS HONORED TO HAVE PASTOR
  • 00:30:41.210 --> 00:30:46.090
  • BRIAN, AND I'M LIKE, IF HE WILL TAKE THE RISK OF INVITING ME. DO
  • 00:30:46.100 --> 00:30:51.050
  • YOU KNOW HOW RISKY IT IS TO INVITE ME TO SPEAK AT A
  • 00:30:51.060 --> 00:30:53.060
  • CONFERENCE? AND I MEAN, I KNOW I'M GOING TO SAY SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:30:53.070 --> 00:30:59.070
  • OFFENDS EVERYONE IN THE ROOM. I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I WOULD
  • 00:30:59.080 --> 00:31:01.280
  • INVITE ME. AND I'M GOING IF HILLSONG WOULD BE SO GRACIOUS,
  • 00:31:01.290 --> 00:31:06.070
  • LET ME TELL YOU, NOONE HAS EVER TREATED ME KINDER THAN HILLSONG,
  • 00:31:06.080 --> 00:31:09.000
  • NOONE HAS TREATED WITH ME WITH MORE HONOR AND MORE RESPECT.
  • 00:31:09.010 --> 00:31:13.270
  • THEY ARE SO INCREDIBLY GENEROUS. THERE IS SO MUCH ABOUT HILLSONG
  • 00:31:13.280 --> 00:31:18.250
  • THAT I WOULD LOVE FOR US TO BECOME MORE LIKE. AND THERE SO
  • 00:31:18.260 --> 00:31:23.000
  • MUCH ABOUT CITY CHURCH, AND I MEAN, I ALWAYS SAY LATINOS ARE
  • 00:31:23.010 --> 00:31:30.120
  • UNIQUE BECAUSE WE MARRY PEOPLE OF EVERY ETHNICITY. I ALWAYS SAY
  • 00:31:30.130 --> 00:31:35.060
  • LATINOS THINK EVERYONE'S BEAUTIFUL. YOU KNOW? THERE ARE
  • 00:31:35.070 --> 00:31:38.070
  • CERTAIN PEOPLE, THEY ONLY WANT TO MARRY THEIR OWN PEOPLE.
  • 00:31:38.080 --> 00:31:39.280
  • LATINOS, WE'RE LIKE, BRINGING THE WHOLE WORLD TOGETHER. AND
  • 00:31:39.290 --> 00:31:43.270
  • THAT'S WHY YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT A HISPANIC IS. [LAUGHTER] AND I
  • 00:31:43.280 --> 00:31:47.130
  • THINK THE CHURCH SHOULD BE LIKE THAT. WE SHOULD CELEBRATE WHAT
  • 00:31:47.140 --> 00:31:50.080
  • GOD'S DOING IN OUR PLACE AND CELEBRATE WHAT GOD IS DOING
  • 00:31:50.090 --> 00:31:52.130
  • EVERYWHERE ELSE. -IT'S MOSAIC CONFERENCE. BACK TO MAINSTAGE.
  • 00:31:52.140 --> 00:31:55.220
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:31:55.230 --> 00:31:59.190
  • BRIAN HOUSTON: CEILINGS AND FLOORS! THAT'S WHAT I WANT
  • 00:31:59.200 --> 00:32:02.140
  • TO TALK ABOUT, CEILINGS AND FLOORS. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT
  • 00:32:02.150 --> 00:32:05.120
  • FATHERS AND SONS. YOU SEE, THE SCRIPTURE SAYS INSTEAD OF YOUR
  • 00:32:05.130 --> 00:32:10.160
  • FATHERS WILL BE THE SONS AND THEY WILL BE PRINCES IN THE
  • 00:32:10.170 --> 00:32:14.090
  • LAND. IN PSALM 45:16 IT SAYS INSTEAD OF YOUR FATHERS SHALL BE
  • 00:32:14.100 --> 00:32:19.180
  • YOUR SONS, WHOM YOU SHALL MAKE PRINCES IN ALL THE EARTH. I WILL
  • 00:32:19.190 --> 00:32:24.220
  • MAKE YOUR NAME TO BE REMEMERED IN ALL GENERATIONS, THEREFORE,
  • 00:32:24.230 --> 00:32:28.240
  • THE PEOPLE SHALL PRAISE YOU FOREVER AND EVER. IN THE MESSAGE
  • 00:32:28.250 --> 00:32:32.290
  • TRANSLATION IT SAYS, SET YOUR MIND NOW ON SONS. DON'T DOTE ON
  • 00:32:33.000 --> 00:32:39.270
  • FATHER AND GRANDFATHER. YOU'LL SET YOUR SONS UP AS PRINCES ALL
  • 00:32:39.280 --> 00:32:46.000
  • OVER THE EARTH. I'LL MAKE YOU FAMOUS FOR GENERATIONS. YOU'LL
  • 00:32:46.010 --> 00:32:51.010
  • BE THE TALK OF THE TOWN FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. IT'S A
  • 00:32:51.020 --> 00:32:56.060
  • MESSIANIC PSALM THAT POINTS TO JESUS, BUT IT'S ALSO A PSALM
  • 00:32:56.070 --> 00:33:00.030
  • THAT INSPIRES ME AS A FATHER. I ALREADY MENTIONED I'M 62. IF YOU
  • 00:33:00.040 --> 00:33:06.010
  • WOULD ASK ME, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE SUCCESS, SEEING
  • 00:33:06.020 --> 00:33:13.190
  • YOURSELF AS A SUCCESS? I THINK WAY UP THERE WOULD BE THAT I SET
  • 00:33:13.200 --> 00:33:19.030
  • A PLATFORM FOR ANOTHER GENERATION TO WIN. I WOULD FEEL
  • 00:33:19.040 --> 00:33:24.210
  • LIKE IF I FAILED TO SET UP ANOTHER GENERATION TO WIN, GIVE
  • 00:33:24.220 --> 00:33:29.150
  • THEM A PLATFORM, THAT I'VE MISSED MY CALLING. YOU SEE, I
  • 00:33:29.160 --> 00:33:35.210
  • WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE SO THAT MY CEILING BECOMES ANOTHER
  • 00:33:35.220 --> 00:33:41.190
  • GENERATION'S FLOOR. I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR.
  • 00:33:41.200 --> 00:33:46.000
  • [APPLAUSE] THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS GENERATIONAL. YOU KNOW ABRAHAM,
  • 00:33:46.010 --> 00:33:50.070
  • ISAAC, JACOB. OR ABRAHAM, DAVID, JESUS. THE KINGDOM IS
  • 00:33:50.080 --> 00:33:55.200
  • GENERATIONAL. I'M WIRED. I GET SO MUCH FULFILLMENT OUT OF
  • 00:33:55.210 --> 00:34:01.180
  • WATCHING YOUNG LEADERS, YOUNG PASTORS PROSPER AND FLOURISH
  • 00:34:01.190 --> 00:34:06.120
  • BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT'S A CALLING ON MY LIFE. SO I WANT TO
  • 00:34:06.130 --> 00:34:09.280
  • TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY CEILING BEING ANOTHER GENERATION'S
  • 00:34:09.290 --> 00:34:14.240
  • FLOOR. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO LIVE OUR LIFE. DO YOU KNOW SOLOMON,
  • 00:34:14.250 --> 00:34:18.100
  • AT HIS WORST, THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES, HE WAS PRETTY WELL
  • 00:34:18.110 --> 00:34:21.270
  • BACKSLIDDEN. AND AT HIS WORST, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE SAW AS
  • 00:34:21.280 --> 00:34:26.100
  • EMPTINESS AND FUTILITY WAS THAT ALL HIS LABOR, ALL HIS WORK WAS
  • 00:34:26.110 --> 00:34:30.100
  • JUST GOING TO BE ENJOYED BY SOMEBODY ELSE. WHEREAS TO ME
  • 00:34:30.110 --> 00:34:35.130
  • THAT'S WHAT SERVING JESUS IS ALL ABOUT; WHO KNOWS WHEN JESUS IS
  • 00:34:35.140 --> 00:34:39.100
  • COMING AGAIN. BUT THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE, THE THINGS NOT YET
  • 00:34:39.110 --> 00:34:43.230
  • SEEN. I HAVE NOT SEEN, NOR YET HEARD, NEITHER HAS IT ENTERED
  • 00:34:43.240 --> 00:34:49.220
  • INTO THE HEART OF MAN JUST EXACTLY WHAT GREAT THINGS GOD
  • 00:34:49.230 --> 00:34:53.290
  • HAS IN STORE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. THOSE VERSES GO AND SAY WE
  • 00:34:54.000 --> 00:34:59.060
  • CAN KNOW BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD. SO WE NOW, YES, WE'RE LOVING
  • 00:34:59.070 --> 00:35:05.030
  • JESUS, WE'RE ENJOYING LIFE, WE'RE HAVING A GREAT CONFERENCE,
  • 00:35:05.040 --> 00:35:07.260
  • BUT THINK ABOUT WHAT IT'S ACTUALLY ESTABLISHING FOR DAYS
  • 00:35:07.270 --> 00:35:11.230
  • TO COME. THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT AROUND THE WORLD PEOPLE SAY
  • 00:35:11.240 --> 00:35:14.080
  • THE CHURCH IS DECLINING. BUT CHURCHES LIKE THIS CHURCH ARE
  • 00:35:14.090 --> 00:35:17.080
  • ABSOLUTELY DEFYING THE ODDS AND MAKING HISTORY AND DOING IN L.A.
  • 00:35:17.090 --> 00:35:24.260
  • DOWNTOWN IN THE ACE THEATRE WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT COULD NEVER BE
  • 00:35:24.270 --> 00:35:28.120
  • DONE. TO ME, THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING. SO YOU KNOW WHAT IT
  • 00:35:28.130 --> 00:35:32.070
  • SAYS, PSALM 45:4, ONE GENERATION SHALL PRAISE YOUR WORKS TO
  • 00:35:32.080 --> 00:35:36.210
  • ANOTHER AND DECLARE YOUR MIGHTY ACTS. TO ME, THAT'S WHAT IT'S
  • 00:35:36.220 --> 00:35:40.280
  • ALL ABOUT. AND SO IT SAYS INSTEAD OF FATHERS SHALL BE YOUR
  • 00:35:40.290 --> 00:35:45.230
  • SONS. I THINK ABOUT FATHERS, I THINK ABOUT SONS. FATHERS, IF
  • 00:35:45.240 --> 00:35:51.000
  • YOU LOOK AT IT IN A SPIRITUAL SENSE, I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF
  • 00:35:51.010 --> 00:35:54.010
  • UNRELIABLE FATHERS, BUT IF YOU THINK OF IT SPIRITUALLY, FATHERS
  • 00:35:54.020 --> 00:35:57.150
  • ARE SEASONED, THEY'RE EXPERIENCED. IN THAT SENSE,
  • 00:35:57.160 --> 00:36:02.000
  • THEY'RE PREDICTABLE. THEY'RE PROVEN. THEY'RE TRIED. THEY'RE
  • 00:36:02.010 --> 00:36:05.250
  • TESTED. THAT'S FATHERS. THEY, IF YOU LIKE, REPRESENT THE STATUS
  • 00:36:05.260 --> 00:36:11.040
  • QUO. THEY'RE SAFE. BUT IF YOU THINK OF SONS, AND BY SONS,
  • 00:36:11.050 --> 00:36:15.230
  • OBVIOUSLY, I MEAN, SONS AND DAUGHTERS. IT JUST TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:36:15.240 --> 00:36:19.050
  • PRINCES IN THE LAND; PRINCESSES IN THE LAND KIND OF SOUNDS TO ME
  • 00:36:19.060 --> 00:36:22.270
  • LIKE A DISNEY MOVIE, SO WE'LL USE THE ROYAL SONS. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:22.280 --> 00:36:28.000
  • SONS, UNPROVEN, UNKNOWING, UNTRIED, UNINITIATED. THEY
  • 00:36:28.010 --> 00:36:32.290
  • REPRESENT A RISK. BUT VERSE 16 SAYS WE'RE CALLED TO BE PRINCE
  • 00:36:33.000 --> 00:36:38.170
  • MAKERS AND VERSE 17 SAYS THAT WE'RE TO TAKE JESUS TO THE
  • 00:36:38.180 --> 00:36:43.130
  • GENERATIONS BY MAKING PRINCES IN THE LAND. AND THAT'S THE
  • 00:36:43.140 --> 00:36:47.080
  • LIFEBLOOD OF THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH. Y'ALL GOOD? EVERYONE
  • 00:36:47.090 --> 00:36:51.260
  • GOOD? UP THERE, YOU GOOD? SO WITH ALL THAT IN MIND, I THINK
  • 00:36:51.270 --> 00:36:57.080
  • WE MUST HONOR FATHERS, WE LOVE THE FATHERS. WE HONOR FATHERS.
  • 00:36:57.090 --> 00:37:03.140
  • WE RECOGNIZE FATHERS. I THINK WE NEED SILVER HAIR IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:37:03.150 --> 00:37:08.080
  • GODLY WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE AND THAT SEASONED WISDOM THAT
  • 00:37:08.090 --> 00:37:16.180
  • FATHER'S HAVE. I THINK WE NEED FATHERS. WE DEFINITELY NEED WHAT
  • 00:37:16.190 --> 00:37:22.220
  • THEY CAN OFFER US, BUT WE'VE GOT TO LIVE FOR TODAY, BUILD FOR
  • 00:37:22.230 --> 00:37:29.160
  • TOMORROW. WE HONOR THE PAST. WE LIVE FOR TODAY. AND WE BUILD FOR
  • 00:37:29.170 --> 00:37:35.210
  • TOMORROW. AND THAT, TO ME, IS WHAT THE KINGDOM IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:37:35.220 --> 00:37:38.250
  • AND THAT'S WHAT, ACTUALLY, SWITCHES ME ON AS A LEADER AND
  • 00:37:38.260 --> 00:37:42.110
  • AS A PASTOR; SETTING UP, BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT SETTING UP
  • 00:37:42.120 --> 00:37:46.070
  • ANOTHER GENERATION TO WIN. PEOPLE KNOW HILLSONG FOR THE
  • 00:37:46.080 --> 00:37:49.080
  • WORSHIP. SO ANYONE WHO KNOWS HILLSONG WOULD KNOW THAT WE'VE
  • 00:37:49.090 --> 00:37:52.190
  • KIND OF HAD A LONG HISTORY OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP MUSIC THAT'S
  • 00:37:52.200 --> 00:37:56.070
  • GONE THROUGH VARIOUS GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE. AND SO WHEN MAYBE ONE
  • 00:37:56.080 --> 00:38:01.150
  • OF THOSE PEOPLE, THAT SEASON CAME TO AN END, PEOPLE THOUGHT
  • 00:38:01.160 --> 00:38:04.190
  • WELL, MAYBE THIS IS OVER NOW. LIKE, WHAT'S GOING GO HAPPEN
  • 00:38:04.200 --> 00:38:07.210
  • NOW? AND SO EVEN MORE RECENTLY DARLENE ZSCHECH, SOME OF YOU
  • 00:38:07.220 --> 00:38:11.040
  • WOULD KNOW, AN AMAZING, AMAZING WORSHIP LEADER AND SINGER AND
  • 00:38:11.050 --> 00:38:13.290
  • BEAUTIFUL PERSON. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, THEY WENT TO PASTOR
  • 00:38:14.000 --> 00:38:18.140
  • ANOTHER CHURCH, AND SO WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NOW? AND THEN
  • 00:38:18.150 --> 00:38:22.240
  • HILLSONG UNITED AND YOUNG AND FREE AND OTHERS COME, BUT IT'S
  • 00:38:22.250 --> 00:38:26.090
  • NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT TODAY WE'RE
  • 00:38:26.100 --> 00:38:31.290
  • SELLING MORE PRAISE AND WORSHIP ALBUMS, AND GOT A GREATER
  • 00:38:32.000 --> 00:38:36.130
  • INFLUENCE, AND REACHING MORE CONTINENTS THAN EVER BEFORE.
  • 00:38:36.140 --> 00:38:39.120
  • BECAUSE INSTEAD OF YOUR FATHERS SHALL BE YOUR SONS. AND IF WE
  • 00:38:39.130 --> 00:38:43.170
  • ALL THINK THAT WAY, IF WE ALL THINK ABOUT BUILDING FOR THE
  • 00:38:43.180 --> 00:38:47.130
  • FUTURE, THEN THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IS IN
  • 00:38:47.140 --> 00:38:51.250
  • GOOD HANDS. AND THAT'S WHY I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE THAT WAY.
  • 00:38:51.260 --> 00:38:55.280
  • [APPLAUSE] BUT LISTEN TO WHAT THE VERSE SAYS HERE, IT PSALM
  • 00:38:55.290 --> 00:39:00.240
  • 92:13-14, IT SAYS THOSE WHO ARE PLANTED IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
  • 00:39:00.250 --> 00:39:06.180
  • SHALL FLOURISH IN THE COURST OF OUR GOD. US PASTORS LOVE THAT
  • 00:39:06.190 --> 00:39:10.090
  • PART; THAT IF YOU PLANT YOURSELF IN GOD'S HOUSE, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:39:10.100 --> 00:39:13.180
  • FLOURISH. BUT THE NEXT VERSE IS THE ONE I WANT YOU TO THINK
  • 00:39:13.190 --> 00:39:16.260
  • ABOUT. IT SAYS THEY SHALL STILL BEAR FRUIT IN OLD AGE. THEY
  • 00:39:16.270 --> 00:39:22.020
  • SHALL BE FRESH AND FLOURISHING. THEY SHALL STILL BEAR FRUIT IN
  • 00:39:22.030 --> 00:39:25.120
  • OLD AGE. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU NEVER, EVER HAVE TO GRADUATE
  • 00:39:25.130 --> 00:39:29.170
  • FROM BEING EFFECTIVE; FROM BEING FRESH AND FLOURISHING. BUT ONE
  • 00:39:29.180 --> 00:39:34.060
  • OF THE THINGS THAT KEEPS YOU FRESH AND FLOURISHING AND
  • 00:39:34.070 --> 00:39:37.130
  • BEARING FRUIT IS THINKING GENERATIONALLY. AND ALWAYS BEING
  • 00:39:37.140 --> 00:39:42.080
  • COMMITTED TO PRESSING THINGS YOUNGER; BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT
  • 00:39:42.090 --> 00:39:45.210
  • IT. THERE'S NOTHING SADDER THAN SEEING THE GRAYING OF THE
  • 00:39:45.220 --> 00:39:49.230
  • CHURCH. IN OTHER WORDS, I'VE GOT NO PROBLEM WITH GRAY HAIR, I'M
  • 00:39:49.240 --> 00:39:53.230
  • ON MY WAY, WELL AND TRULY, BUT WHEN YOU'VE GOT A CHURCH THAT'S
  • 00:39:53.240 --> 00:39:59.240
  • JUST A MEMORY, OR A REMINDER OF BETTER DAYS, A DIFFERENT TIME,
  • 00:39:59.250 --> 00:40:06.180
  • THEN, TO ME, THAT IS A TRAGEDY. I REALLY DO. I WANT TO BE THE
  • 00:40:06.190 --> 00:40:11.220
  • OLD HAPPY GUY. I DON'T WANT TO BE THE OLD CYNICAL GUY. I DON'T
  • 00:40:11.230 --> 00:40:15.210
  • WANT TO BE THE OLD PASTOR WHO'S LIKE, OH, THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF
  • 00:40:15.220 --> 00:40:18.260
  • TODAY ARE NOT LIKE MY DAY. AH, THESE NEW SONGS THEY'RE DOING,
  • 00:40:18.270 --> 00:40:23.020
  • THEY'RE SO FAST YOU CAN'T EVEN SING ALONG. I DON'T WANT TO BE
  • 00:40:23.030 --> 00:40:25.240
  • THAT GUY. I WANT TO BE TH E HAPPY OLD PASTOR. [LAUGHTER] I
  • 00:40:25.250 --> 00:40:30.030
  • WANT TO BE THE GUY LIFTING EVERYONE UP, AND BUILDING THEM
  • 00:40:30.040 --> 00:40:32.160
  • UP, AND ENCOURAGING THEM, AND CLAPPING THEM ON. THAT'S WHAT I
  • 00:40:32.170 --> 00:40:36.070
  • WANT TO BE! I WANT TO BE STILL BEARING FRUIT IN OLD AGE. I WANT
  • 00:40:36.080 --> 00:40:40.230
  • TO BE FRESH AND FLOURISHING. AND SO THE WHOLE THING IS, YOU CAN'T
  • 00:40:40.240 --> 00:40:45.050
  • JUST BOX CHURCH. YOU CAN'T JUST MAKE IT PREDICTABLE AND PROVEN
  • 00:40:45.060 --> 00:40:51.090
  • AND TRIED AND DISTANT. THE WHOLE THING ABOUT THE KINGDOM IS IT'S
  • 00:40:51.100 --> 00:40:55.270
  • UNTRIED, IT'S UNPROVEN. GOD'S ALWAYS MOVING. IT'S AN ADVENTURE
  • 00:40:55.280 --> 00:41:00.130
  • SERVING JESUS. YOU CAN'T BOX IT. YOU CAN'T BOX WHAT GOD'S GOING
  • 00:41:00.140 --> 00:41:05.200
  • TO DO. TOMORROW HERE AT MOSAIC CHURCH, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THE
  • 00:41:05.210 --> 00:41:09.260
  • PROGRAM IS ONLY GOOD FOR ONE THING, IGNORING. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:09.270 --> 00:41:15.000
  • JESUS WAS RANDOM. YOU THINK ABOUT THE DISCIPLES WITH JESUS,
  • 00:41:15.010 --> 00:41:19.140
  • YOU TALK ABOUT NEVER KNOWING WHAT A DAY WILL BRING FORTH, I
  • 00:41:19.150 --> 00:41:23.240
  • MEAN, JESUS WAS RANDOM, SPONTANEOUS. YOU JUST DIDN'T
  • 00:41:23.250 --> 00:41:27.080
  • KNOW. I THINK OF ONE STORY I WAS READING, JOHN 4 WHERE JESUS
  • 00:41:27.090 --> 00:41:32.060
  • TURNS UP AT THE WELL AND THERE'S A WOMAN THERE AND SHE'S GETTING
  • 00:41:32.070 --> 00:41:35.170
  • WATER, DRAWING WATER. SO HE ASKS FOR WATER AND THEN SHE'S GETTING
  • 00:41:35.180 --> 00:41:39.220
  • HIM WATER. THEN HE STARTS TALKING ABOUT A DIFFERENT TYPE
  • 00:41:39.230 --> 00:41:42.050
  • OF WATER. AND THEN HE'S TELLING HER ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE;
  • 00:41:42.060 --> 00:41:45.070
  • THINGS HE COULDN'T POSSIBLY KNOW. AND HER CRAZY WORLD, HE'S
  • 00:41:45.080 --> 00:41:48.200
  • REVEALING IT TO HER. AND SO THEN HE'S TALKING ABOUT NEVER
  • 00:41:48.210 --> 00:41:51.290
  • THIRSTING AGAIN, A DIFFERENT TYPE OF WATER. AND SHE'S
  • 00:41:52.000 --> 00:41:54.180
  • SUDDENLY GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE SHE REALIZES THIS IS THE
  • 00:41:54.190 --> 00:41:57.080
  • MESSIAH BUT AT THE SAME TIME HIS DISCIPLES COME BACK WITH FOOD,
  • 00:41:57.090 --> 00:42:01.100
  • BUT HE SAYS MY FOOD. AND THEY'RE THINKING, WELL, WHERE DID YOU
  • 00:42:01.110 --> 00:42:04.220
  • GET FOOD? BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE FOOD. HE SAYS MY FOOD IS TO DO
  • 00:42:04.230 --> 00:42:07.240
  • THE WILL OF THE FATHER. SO HE'S TALKING ABOUT AN ENTIRELY
  • 00:42:07.250 --> 00:42:11.030
  • DIFFERENT TYPE OF FOOD. AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, NOW HE
  • 00:42:11.040 --> 00:42:13.260
  • SWITCHES AND HE'S TALKING ABOUT FIELDS AND HARVESTS. AND HE SAYS
  • 00:42:13.270 --> 00:42:17.010
  • LIFT UP YOUR EYES, SEE THE HARVEST. I MEAN, JESUS IS
  • 00:42:17.020 --> 00:42:20.170
  • RANDOM. IF YOU THINK THE DISCIPLES GOT UP IN THE MORNING
  • 00:42:20.180 --> 00:42:23.150
  • AND THOUGHT, WELL, WE'LL GOT TO THE 9 O'CLOCK SERVICE, THEN THE
  • 00:42:23.160 --> 00:42:26.060
  • 11 O'CLOCK SERVICE; THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT WAS WITH JESUS. I
  • 00:42:26.070 --> 00:42:30.010
  • MEAN, HE WAS UNPREDICTABLE. AND THAT'S WHY IF WE WANT, TRULY, TO
  • 00:42:30.020 --> 00:42:34.110
  • SEE YOUNG PEOPLE RELEASED, THEN WE CAN'T PROGRAM THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:42:34.120 --> 00:42:39.030
  • OUT OF THINGS, AND WE'VE GOT TO TRULY TRUST THE UNTRIED, THE
  • 00:42:39.040 --> 00:42:43.090
  • UNPROVEN, THE UNTESTED, THE UNPREDICTABLE, THE UNINITIATED.
  • 00:42:43.100 --> 00:42:48.230
  • THAT'S THE WAY WE HAVE TO LIVE OUR LIVES. YOU KNOW, A LOT OF
  • 00:42:48.240 --> 00:42:52.290
  • PEOPLE, THEY LOVE BEING SAFE. THEY DON'T LIKE SURPRISES. ARE
  • 00:42:53.000 --> 00:42:57.150
  • YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO DOESN'T LIKE SURPRISES? THEY
  • 00:42:57.160 --> 00:43:00.130
  • WANT TO KNOW. THEY DON'T LIKE SURPRISE. THEY WANT TO FEEL
  • 00:43:00.140 --> 00:43:04.030
  • SAFE. THEY WANT TO FEEL COMFORTABLE. THEY DON'T WANT TO
  • 00:43:04.040 --> 00:43:07.130
  • BE DISTURBED OR HAVE THEIR COMFORT DISTURBED AND THEY WANT
  • 00:43:07.140 --> 00:43:10.280
  • TO BE IN CONTROL. AND SO IF YOU'RE IN CONTROL YOU KNOW
  • 00:43:10.290 --> 00:43:14.060
  • WHAT'S COMING. AND SO WHAT WE DO IS WE KIND OF ALLOW THE CHURCH
  • 00:43:14.070 --> 00:43:19.100
  • TO BECOME THIS TRIED, PROVEN, PREDICTABLE THING THAT I DON'T
  • 00:43:19.110 --> 00:43:25.040
  • THINK JESUS EVER INTENDED FOR HIS CHURCH TO BE. AND SO I WOULD
  • 00:43:25.050 --> 00:43:28.150
  • ENCOURAGE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT, FIRSTLY, PEOPLE LOVE THE
  • 00:43:28.160 --> 00:43:33.060
  • PULL TO THE PREDICTABLE. THINK ABOUT IT: STATUS QUO, COMMON
  • 00:43:33.070 --> 00:43:37.130
  • THINKING, POPULAR BELIEF, CONVENTIONAL WISDOM, ESTABLISHED
  • 00:43:37.140 --> 00:43:44.220
  • THOUGHT, PUBLIC OPINION, PEER PRESSURE, MAJORITY THINKING.
  • 00:43:44.230 --> 00:43:50.270
  • THAT'S KIND OF THE WAY OF THE MAJORITY. I THINK THE KINGDOM OF
  • 00:43:50.280 --> 00:43:54.100
  • GOD NEEDS A GENERATION WHO ARE PREPARED TO NOT BE RULED BY
  • 00:43:54.110 --> 00:44:00.030
  • STATUS QUO, ESTABLISHED THOUGHT, CONVENTIONAL WISDOM, POPULAR
  • 00:44:00.040 --> 00:44:04.180
  • THINKING. I THINK WE NEED A GENERATION WHO SAYS, GOD, I WANT
  • 00:44:04.190 --> 00:44:09.080
  • TO TRUST YOU. I WANT TO SERVE YOU WITH MY WHOLE LIFE. IF YOU
  • 00:44:09.090 --> 00:44:12.140
  • TELL ME TO GO, I'M GOING TO GO. IF YOU TELL ME TO STAY, I'M
  • 00:44:12.150 --> 00:44:15.050
  • GOING TO STAY. I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE IN A WAY WHERE I UNDERSTAND
  • 00:44:15.060 --> 00:44:18.270
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SUBMISSION AND BEING A PART OF A LOCAL CHURCH
  • 00:44:18.280 --> 00:44:22.110
  • AND LIVING MY LIFE WITH THAT KIND OF STABILITY THAT WILL SET
  • 00:44:22.120 --> 00:44:25.280
  • ME UP TO WIN, BUT I SURE DON'T WANT MY SERVING JESUS TO ALL BE
  • 00:44:25.290 --> 00:44:31.000
  • ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE AND ON THIS SIDE OF ETERNITY JUST LIVE MY
  • 00:44:31.010 --> 00:44:34.160
  • LIFE IN A WAY WHERE IT'S JUST SO. THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANT TO
  • 00:44:34.170 --> 00:44:39.220
  • BE. I WANT TO BE SOMEBODY, YOU KNOW, I JUST LOVE IT.
  • 00:44:39.230 --> 00:44:43.030
  • PERSONALLY, I LOVE, IT'S A LITTLE THING THAT IN OUR CHURCH
  • 00:44:43.040 --> 00:44:45.240
  • WHEN PEOPLE, NO ONE'S WEARING A TIE, I'LL START WEARING A TIE.
  • 00:44:45.250 --> 00:44:50.050
  • AND THEN IF OTHER PEOPLE START WEARING TIES, I'LL NEVER WEAR A
  • 00:44:50.060 --> 00:44:52.170
  • TIE CAUSE I JUST LOVE MESSIN' IT UP. I JUST LOVE KEEPING
  • 00:44:52.180 --> 00:44:59.090
  • PEOPLE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS. I LOVE IT. SO THERE'S
  • 00:44:59.100 --> 00:45:03.010
  • SOME TIMES WHEN PREDICTABILITY IS YOUR FRIEND. PREDICTABILITY
  • 00:45:03.020 --> 00:45:09.090
  • IS YOUR FRIEND WHEN IT COMES TO LOYALTY. PROVERBS 18:24 SAYS
  • 00:45:09.100 --> 00:45:14.000
  • THERE IS A FRIEND WHO STICKS CLOSER THAN A BROTHER. THERE'S
  • 00:45:14.010 --> 00:45:17.240
  • ANOTHER VERSE THAT SAYS A FRIEND IS BORN FOR ADVERSITY. YOU DON'T
  • 00:45:17.250 --> 00:45:21.290
  • GET CREDIBILITY BY BEING UNPREDICTABLE. BEING MARRIED TO
  • 00:45:22.000 --> 00:45:26.050
  • THIS LADY THIS WEEK BUT ANOTHER LADY NEXT WEEK. YOU DON'T GET
  • 00:45:26.060 --> 00:45:29.050
  • ANY KIND OF CREDIBILITY THERE. SO THERE'S ANOTHER AREA,
  • 00:45:29.060 --> 00:45:34.290
  • CREDIBILITY, AN EXAMPLE TAKES A LONG, LONG TIME TO BUILD; A LONG
  • 00:45:35.000 --> 00:45:38.270
  • TIME OF CONSISTENCY AND PREDICTABILITY. SO I WANT TO BE
  • 00:45:38.280 --> 00:45:42.150
  • PREDICTABLE THERE. YOU WANT TO BE PREDICTABLE WHEN IT COMES TO
  • 00:45:42.160 --> 00:45:45.190
  • WHAT YOU BELIEVE. PAUL SAYS I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED IN AND
  • 00:45:45.200 --> 00:45:49.130
  • I'M PERSUADED TO KEEP THAT WHICH I'VE COMMITTED UNTO HIM AGAINST
  • 00:45:49.140 --> 00:45:53.160
  • THAT DAY. ONE VERSE SAYS I KNOW, I BELIEVE, I'M PERSUADED, I'M
  • 00:45:53.170 --> 00:45:58.210
  • COMMITTED. I THINK THAT'S AWESOME. NOT DOGMATIC, NOT RIGID
  • 00:45:58.220 --> 00:46:04.080
  • SO YOU NEVER GROW, YOU NEVER LEARN. WE'VE GOT TO KEEP DIVING
  • 00:46:04.090 --> 00:46:07.140
  • DEEPER INTO THE THINGS OF GOD. WE'VE GOT TO KEEP ON SEARCHING
  • 00:46:07.150 --> 00:46:12.000
  • OUT THOSE UNHIDDEN TREASURES. SO I'M CERTAINLY NOT SAYING WE
  • 00:46:12.010 --> 00:46:16.010
  • SHOULD BE PREDICTABLE IN A WAY THAT RIGID, LEGALISTIC,
  • 00:46:16.020 --> 00:46:19.180
  • JUDGEMENTAL. BUT I DO BELIEVE WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT WE BELIEVE
  • 00:46:19.190 --> 00:46:23.270
  • CAUSE IT WILL CERTAINLY BE TESTED. AND IF IT'S TESTED AND
  • 00:46:23.280 --> 00:46:28.020
  • WE'RE NOT ABSOLUTELY COMMITTED TO OUR FAITH, THEN IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:46:28.030 --> 00:46:31.220
  • BE HARD TO STAND. I DO THINK WE SHOULD BE PREDICTABLE WHEN IT
  • 00:46:31.230 --> 00:46:34.270
  • COMES TO OUR COMMITMENT. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN LIFE ARE GOOD
  • 00:46:34.280 --> 00:46:38.220
  • STARTERS; NOT SO MANY WHO ARE GOOD FINISHERS. COMMITMENT IS AN
  • 00:46:38.230 --> 00:46:43.140
  • AREA WHERE I THINK PREDICTABILITY IS A GREAT
  • 00:46:43.150 --> 00:46:47.010
  • STRENGTH IN OUR LIVES. YOUR WORD. LET YOUR YES BE YES, LET
  • 00:46:47.020 --> 00:46:51.260
  • YOUR NO BE NO. YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND. THAT'S A GREAT AREA TO BE
  • 00:46:51.270 --> 00:46:55.160
  • PREDICTABLE. BUT THERE'S OTHER AREAS WHERE PREDICTABILITY IS
  • 00:46:55.170 --> 00:46:59.100
  • NOT YOUR FRIEND, IT'S YOUR ENEMY. AND SOME OF THOSE AREAS
  • 00:46:59.110 --> 00:47:02.140
  • ARE THINGS LIKE SPONTANEITY. I LOVE SPONTANEITY. I WANT MY
  • 00:47:02.150 --> 00:47:07.050
  • MIDDLE NAME TO CHANGE TO BRIAN SPONTANEOUS HOUSTON. I MEAN, I
  • 00:47:07.060 --> 00:47:11.040
  • LOVE SPONTANEITY. I LOVE MESSING UP THE PROGRAM, LIKE I TOLD YOU.
  • 00:47:11.050 --> 00:47:15.290
  • I LOVE LIVING MY LIFE IN A WAY WHERE ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN AND
  • 00:47:16.000 --> 00:47:20.260
  • IT POSSIBLY WILL. I WANT TO HAVE THE KIND OF CHURCH WHERE
  • 00:47:20.270 --> 00:47:24.020
  • ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN AND IT POSSIBLY WILL.
  • 00:47:24.030 --> 00:47:27.000
  • WHERE PEOPLE ARE RUSHING FOR THE FRONTS SEATS NOT THE BACK SEATS.
  • 00:47:27.010 --> 00:47:30.280
  • THERE ARE SOME CHURCHES YOU HAVE TO GET THERE EARLY TO GET A BACK
  • 00:47:30.290 --> 00:47:34.000
  • SEAT. THAT'S NOT MOSAIC CHURCH. [LAUGHTER] HEY! LET'S LIVE OUR
  • 00:47:34.010 --> 00:47:39.130
  • LIVES IN A WAY WHERE WE UNDERSTAND THE SPONTANEITY IS
  • 00:47:39.140 --> 00:47:44.080
  • OUR FRIEND AND PREDICTABILITY ISN'T. THE HOLY SPIRIT, I MEAN,
  • 00:47:44.090 --> 00:47:49.080
  • FOR YEARS JOB PROPHESIED IT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, ALL SORTS OF
  • 00:47:49.090 --> 00:47:53.060
  • PROPHECIES ABOUT JESUS AND THEN THE HOLY SPIRIT. JOSEPH TALKED
  • 00:47:53.070 --> 00:47:58.050
  • ABOUT IT AND JESUS TALKED ABOUT IT AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS EMINENT
  • 00:47:58.060 --> 00:48:03.120
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT WOULD COME. JESUS WAS ABOUT TO ASCEND INTO
  • 00:48:03.130 --> 00:48:07.040
  • HEAVEN AND HE GATHERS HIS CLOSEST; TALKS TO THEM ABOUT,
  • 00:48:07.050 --> 00:48:11.040
  • HEY, DON'T GO ANYWHERE YET, HE SAYS, I'M ABOUT TO INTRODUCE THE
  • 00:48:11.050 --> 00:48:14.290
  • HOLY SPIRIT. AND HE TALKS ABOUT HOW THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:48:15.000 --> 00:48:17.260
  • THEIR MESSAGE WILL GO TO THE VERY ENDS OF THE EARTH. BUT
  • 00:48:17.270 --> 00:48:22.020
  • STILL I DON'T THINK ANYONE EXPECTED WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED
  • 00:48:22.030 --> 00:48:26.060
  • IN ACTS 2 WHEN 120 PEOPLE WERE UPSTAIRS AND SUDDENLY THERE ARE
  • 00:48:26.070 --> 00:48:31.080
  • TONGUES OF FIRE AND PEOPLE ARE SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES AND
  • 00:48:31.090 --> 00:48:35.040
  • THEN SUDDENLY PEOPLE CAN HEAR IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGES THE
  • 00:48:35.050 --> 00:48:38.010
  • WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD. SO THEY'RE SPEAKING LANGUAGES
  • 00:48:38.020 --> 00:48:40.160
  • PEOPLE COULD UNDERSTAND AND THERE'S A MIGHTY RUSHING WIND.
  • 00:48:40.170 --> 00:48:44.170
  • AND PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY WERE DRUNK. I DON'T THINK ANYONE
  • 00:48:44.180 --> 00:48:48.220
  • EXPECTED WHAT IT ACTUALLY WOULD LOOK LIKE. THAT'S WHY
  • 00:48:48.230 --> 00:48:52.030
  • SPONTANEITY IS OUR FRIEND WHEN IT COMES TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:48:52.040 --> 00:48:57.280
  • I THINK PREDICTABILITY IS YOUR ENEMY WHEN IT COMES TO THE
  • 00:48:57.290 --> 00:49:01.160
  • ELEMENT OF SURPRISE, WHICH I'VE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT. COLOSSIANS
  • 00:49:01.170 --> 00:49:05.220
  • 1:9 TALKS ABOUT THE MYSTERY OF HIS WILL. THE MYSTERY. IT'S A
  • 00:49:05.230 --> 00:49:11.100
  • MYSTERY. I LIKE MYSTERIES. I LOVE MYSTERIES. THE MYSTERY OF
  • 00:49:11.110 --> 00:49:16.080
  • HIS WILL. IMAGINE IF HE SET IT ALL OUT; ALRIGHT, YOU GET SAVED
  • 00:49:16.090 --> 00:49:19.280
  • ON THIS DAY, HERE'S THE BOOK, HERE'S THE LITTLE ENCYCLOPEDIA,
  • 00:49:19.290 --> 00:49:23.040
  • THIS IS WHEN YOU'LL MEET YOUR WIFE, THIS IS WHEN THIS WILL
  • 00:49:23.050 --> 00:49:26.020
  • HAPPEN. NO, NO, NO, IT'S AN ADVENTURE SERVING JESUS. IT'S AN
  • 00:49:26.030 --> 00:49:30.220
  • ADVENTURE BEING AT A CONFERENCE LIKE THIS. WE JUST DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:49:30.230 --> 00:49:33.120
  • WE JUST DON'T KNOW. WE JUST DON'T KNOW. WHAT'S GOD GOING TO
  • 00:49:33.130 --> 00:49:38.030
  • DO TOMORROW? WE JUST DON'T KNOW. WE JUST DON'T KNOW. AMAZING!
  • 00:49:38.040 --> 00:49:45.110
  • [APPLAUSE] I THINK PREDICTABILITY IS OUR ENEMY WHEN
  • 00:49:45.120 --> 00:49:51.100
  • IT COMES TO CREATIVITY, OBVIOUSLY. I THINK
  • 00:49:51.110 --> 00:49:54.030
  • PREDICTABILITY IS AN ENEMY TO INNOVATION. I'D RATHER BE AN
  • 00:49:54.040 --> 00:49:59.030
  • ARTIST THAN AN ART CRITIC. I'D RATHER BE A MUSICIAN THAN A
  • 00:49:59.040 --> 00:50:04.240
  • MUSIC CRITIC. I WOULD PERSONALLY RATHER BE A MOVIE MAKER THAN A
  • 00:50:04.250 --> 00:50:09.230
  • MOVIE CRITIC. I'D RATHER BE A CHEF THAN A FOOD CRITIC. AND I'D
  • 00:50:09.240 --> 00:50:15.210
  • RATHER BE A CHURCH BUILDER THAN A CHURCH CRITIC. [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:50:15.220 --> 00:50:22.200
  • THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MOMENT. BECAUSE BUILDING A CHURCH IS SO
  • 00:50:22.210 --> 00:50:28.070
  • INNOVATIVE. IT IS SO INNOVATIVE. I WOULD SAY LET'S NOT ALLOW
  • 00:50:28.080 --> 00:50:33.050
  • INNOVATION TO BE SQUEEZED OUT OF GOD'S HOUSE BECAUSE WE LIVE OUR
  • 00:50:33.060 --> 00:50:38.180
  • LIVES TOO PREDICTABLE. THESE ARE REASONS WHY WE KEEP PRESSING
  • 00:50:38.190 --> 00:50:42.080
  • THINGS YOUNGER. BECAUSE YOU KEEP PRESSING THINGS YOUNGER, YOU
  • 00:50:42.090 --> 00:50:46.210
  • KEEP CREATIVE, YOU KEEP INNOVATIVE, YOU KEEP ON THE
  • 00:50:46.220 --> 00:50:51.000
  • SHARP EDGE. I THINK PREDICTABILITY IS AN ENEMY WHEN
  • 00:50:51.010 --> 00:50:56.200
  • IT COMES TO INFLUENCE. IT REALLY IS. YOU NEVER GET INFLUENCE FROM
  • 00:50:56.210 --> 00:51:01.130
  • DOING THINGS THE WAY THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN DONE. HILLSONG HAS A
  • 00:51:01.140 --> 00:51:04.260
  • MEASURE OF INFLUENCE BUT NOT BY COPYING; BY JUST BEING TRUE TO
  • 00:51:04.270 --> 00:51:10.060
  • WHO GOD CALLED US TO BE. I THINK PREDICTABILITY IS YOUR ENEMY
  • 00:51:10.070 --> 00:51:15.280
  • WHEN IT COMES TO FRESHNESS AND NEW LIFE AND THAT SENSE THAT
  • 00:51:15.290 --> 00:51:20.220
  • ANYTHING THAT COULD HAPPEN AND IT PROBABLY WILL. I LOVE BEING
  • 00:51:20.230 --> 00:51:25.140
  • IN CHURCH LIKE THAT WHERE YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD'S GOING
  • 00:51:25.150 --> 00:51:28.180
  • TO DO. YOU JUST DON'T KNOW. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE
  • 00:51:28.190 --> 00:51:31.280
  • OUR FRIEND AND NOT OUR ENEMY WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING
  • 00:51:31.290 --> 00:51:36.180
  • PRINCES IN THE LAND. YOU KNOW? BOOKS, THEY NEED TO BE OUR
  • 00:51:36.190 --> 00:51:41.230
  • SERVANT, NOT OUR MASTER. SOME THINGS ARE JUST NOT IN TEXT
  • 00:51:41.240 --> 00:51:45.050
  • BOOKS. LET'S BUILD THE KINDS OF CHURCHES THAT THEY'RE WRITING
  • 00:51:45.060 --> 00:51:48.070
  • TEXT BOOKS ABOUT. BUT TRULY, YOU KNOW, LET'S BUILD A GENERATION
  • 00:51:48.080 --> 00:51:57.260
  • WHERE THEY'RE WRITING BOOKS ABOUT US. LET'S SEE THE CHURCH
  • 00:51:57.270 --> 00:52:01.140
  • FLOURISH IN A WAY, EXPERIENCE IS SOMETHING THAT ONLY IS BASED ON
  • 00:52:01.150 --> 00:52:06.150
  • WHAT'S ALREADY BEEN DONE. WHAT IF WE STEPPED OUT BEYOND
  • 00:52:06.160 --> 00:52:11.190
  • EXPERIENCE? I THINK PROGRAMMING, GET WITH THE PROGRAM.
  • 00:52:11.200 --> 00:52:17.190
  • PROGRAMMING: IT'S GOT TO BE OUR SERVANT, NOT OUR MASTER. I THINK
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  • EXPERIENCE, SAME THING; IT'S GOT TO BE OUR SERVANT. SOME PEOPLE
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  • ARE SO MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED THAN ME. LIKE, BEING MARRIED,
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE SO MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED THAN ME. I'VE ONLY
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  • BEEN MARRIED ONCE. [LAUGHTER] FOR FORTY YEARS ALMOST, BUT ONLY
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  • ONCE. [APPLAUSE] ELIZABETH TAYLOR, SHE WAS MUCH MORE
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  • EXPERIENCED THAN ME. [LAUGHTER] WHEN IT COMES TO PASTORING
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  • CHURCHES, SOME PEOPLE ARE SO MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED THAN ME. I
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  • MEAN, REALLY, IN MY ADULT LIFE I'VE BASICALLY PASTORED ONE
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  • CHURCH. SOME PEOPLE HAVE PASTORED MULTIPLE CHURCHES AND,
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  • BY THE WAY, SOMETIMES IT'S THEIR CALLING AS WELL. ALL I'M SAYING
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  • IS EXPERIENCE IS NOT THE BE END. EXPERIENCE, IT IS WHAT IT IS.
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  • THANK GOD FOR IT BUT IT'S GOT TO BE OUR SERVANT NOT OUR MASTER.
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  • BOOKS CAN'T BE OUR MASTER. EXPERIENCE CAN'T BE OUR MASTER.
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  • PROGRAMMING CAN'T BE OUR MASTER. I THINK CULTURE, IT CAN'T BE OUR
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  • MASTER. THIS GUY DOWN HERE, ANDREAS, PASTOR OF HILLSONG, IN
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  • SCANDINAVIA. THERE'S VERY MUCH A CODE, IF YOU LIKE, OF ETHICS
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  • WRITTEN BY AN OLD TIME PHILOSOPHER OR WRITER WHO'S
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  • NAME, I THINK, WAS DANTE, IN DENMARK IN PARTICULAR. AND HE
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  • HAS, LIKE, THESE 10 RULES THAT HELP FRAME THE CULTURE. ONE OF
  • 00:53:55.130 --> 00:53:59.240
  • THOSE IS DON'T STAND OUT. DON'T BE DIFFERENT. DON'T STAND OUT. I
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  • SAY STAND OUT. SO YOU STAND OUT, PUT YOUR SHOULDERS BACK, LIFT
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  • YOUR HEAD HIGH, STAND OUT. BE WHO GOD CALLED YOU TO BE. BE
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  • PART OF THE 1%. I DON'T BELIEVE MOSAIC WAS CALLED TO BE JUST
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  • ANOTHER CHURCH IN DOWNTON L.A. OR HOLLYWOOD. GOD'S CALLED YOU
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  • TO STAND OUT. STAND OUT. BE YOURSELVES. STEP UP. BE ALL HE'S
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  • CALLED YOU TO BE. [APPLAUSE] CULTURE, EVEN AMERICAN CULTURE
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  • HAS TO BE OUR SERVANT, NOT OUR MASTER. I THINK WHEN IT COMES TO
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  • HERITAGE, I'M GRATEFUL FOR MY HERITAGE, BUT IT'S A SERVANT,
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  • NOT A MASTER. I DON'T WANT TO BECOME THE OLD GUY, LIVE MY LIFE
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  • IN A WAY WHERE I'VE SEEN IT ALL, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, CYNICAL.
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  • I WAN TO BE FRESH AND FLOURISHING. I WANT TO STILL BE
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  • BEARING FRUIT IN OLD AGE. SO I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE AN ENTIRELY
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  • DIFFERENT WAY THAN THAT. I WANT TO MAKE HISTORY, NOT JUST SERVE
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  • HISTORY. I'LL HONOR HISTORY, ABSOLUTELY, BUT I DON'T WANT TO
  • 00:55:06.150 --> 00:55:11.160
  • BE CONTAINED BY HISTORY. I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE WHERE I LEARN
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  • FROM HISTORY, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO REPEAT HISTORY. I WANT TO
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  • LIVE MY LIFE IN A WAY WHERE I DEFY THE ODDS OF HISTORY. THEY
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  • SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE. I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE IN A WAY WHERE
  • 00:55:26.220 --> 00:55:31.070
  • HISTORY IS THERE FOR MAKING, IT'S THERE FOR CHANGING.
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  • ULTIMATELY, I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE SO I CARVE OUT NEW HISTORY
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  • NOT JUST REMINISCE ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS, ABOUT THE GOOD
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  • OLD HISTORY. ISAIAH 43, IT'S BEEN OUR THEME FIRST FOR THIS
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  • YEAR. THE SCRIPTURE SAYS REMEMBER NOT THE FORMER THINGS
  • 00:55:54.230 --> 00:55:57.160
  • NOR THE THINGS OF OLD, IT GOES ON AND SAYS NOW, IT SAYS BEHOLD
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  • I WILL DO A NEW THING. THAT WORD BEHOLD MEANS WOW! WOW! I'M GOING
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  • TO DO SOMETHING NEW. I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT NOW!
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  • IT SHALL SPRING FORTH, NEW ROADS IN THE WILDERNESS. NEW RIVERS IN
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  • THE DESERT. I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE CARVING OUT THOSE NEW ROADS
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  • OF NEW HORIZONS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES, NEW
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  • POSSIBILITIES. I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE WITH NEW RIVERS FLOWING
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  • DOWN WITH GOD'S GREAT FAITHFULNESS AND FRUITFULNESS
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  • AND SUPPLY. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO LIVE? THERE IS NOTHING
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  • PREDICTABLE ABOUT SERVING JESUS. IT IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE
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  • THAT THERE IS. THERE IS NOTHING PREDICTABLE ABOUT SERVING JESUS.
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  • IT IS THE GREATEST, THE GREATEST! THE MYSTERY OF HIS
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  • WILL. LET'S GO OUT AND ENJOY THE MYSTERY OF HIS WILL! CAN ANYONE
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  • SAY AMEN! [APPLAUSE] COME ON, LET'S STAND TOGETHER! LET'S
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  • WORSHIP JESUS TOGETHER!
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • YOUR NAME IS LIGHT THE SHADOWS CAN'T DENY
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  • YOUR NAME CANNOT BE OVERCOME
  • 00:57:15.140 --> 00:57:22.010
  • YOUR NAME IS ALIVE, FOREVER LIFTED HIGH
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  • YOUR NAME CANNOT BE OVERCOME
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  • -COME ON, SING IT IF YOU BELIEVE IT!
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  • YOUR NAME IS LIGHT THE SHADOWS CAN'T DENY
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  • YOUR NAME CANNOT BE OVERCOME
  • 00:57:41.160 --> 00:57:47.260
  • YOUR NAME IS ALIVE, FOREVER LIFTED HIGH
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  • YOUR NAME CANNOT BE OVERCOME
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  • JESUS, JESUS
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  • YOU MAKE THE DARKNESS TREMBLE
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  • JESUS, JESUS
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  • YOU, SILENCE FEAR
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  • JESUS, JESUS
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  • YOU MAKE THE DARKNESS TREMBLE
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  • JESUS, JESUS
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