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Praise | January 24, 2017

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January 24, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Mosaic Conference 2016 with Erwin McManus, Kim McManus and Judah Smith.

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Praise | January 24, 2017

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • -WHEN I LOOKED AT YOU AND I SAW THAT YOU WERE OLD
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  • ENOUGH, DON'T, DON'T MISS GOD'S TIMING, AND I'M HOLDING OUT THE
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  • OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT WAY. WILL YOU TAKE IT?
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  • -THAT YOU WOULD BECOME THE VOICE THAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO
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  • BECOME; THAT YOU WOULDN'T BE AN ECHO BUT THAT YOU WOULD BE A
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  • VOICE. -IT'S THE FULLNESS OF GRACE AND TRUTH. THEY ARE NOT
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  • OPPONENTS; THEY ARE ON THE SAME SIDE IN THE SAME PERSON.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • LET THE MOUNTAINS AND THE OCEANS SAY YOUR NAME
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  • LET THE SILENCE AND EVERY SOUND SPEAK YOUR WORDS
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  • LET YOUR HEART BEAT AND MY FEAR BREAK AWAY
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  • CAUSE YOU SPEAK LOUDER THAN MY DOUBT AND MY PAIN
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • OH, OH
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • EVERY MOMENT IN ALL CREATION DRAWS TO YOU
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  • WE KNOW YOUR VOICE FROM EVERY OTHER,
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  • LET US HEAR
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  • MORE THAN NOISES, WE'RE SURRENDERED TO YOUR CALL
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  • AND NOW WE SEE YOU
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  • YOU ARE PULLING US NEAR
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • YOU SET US FREE
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  • AND WE'VE COME TO SEE
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  • YOUR BEAUTY AND YOUR GLORY
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  • YOUR EVERLASTING LOVE
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  • WITH EVERYTHING YOU ARE
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  • YOU OPEN UP OUR HEARTS
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  • YOU SET US FREE
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  • AND WE'VE COME TO SEE
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  • YOUR BEAUTY AND YOUR GLORY
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  • YOUR EVERLASTING LOVE
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  • WITH EVERYTHING YOU ARE
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  • YOU OPEN UP OUR HEARTS
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US CLOSER
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  • YOU'RE THE VOICE THAT WILL BRING US HOME
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • OH, OH
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • SPEAK TO US
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • MATT CROUCH: YOUR WIFE, KIM, WOULD BE ABLE TO
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  • INTEGRATE. SHE WOULD HAVE KNOWN THE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS. SHE
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  • KNOWS THE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS. SHE KNOWS THE TEARS,
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  • THE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS THEME. HOW DID YOUR WIFE
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  • INTEGRATE INTO THIS THEME AND WHAT DID SHE BRING TO THE TABLE
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  • IN REGARD TO WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH? ERWIN MCMANUS:
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  • THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THAT IS YOU WOULD THINK THAT KIM WOULD
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  • BE AN OBVIOUS CHOICE TO SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE. I HAD TO FORCE
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  • MY WIFE TO SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE AND I GAVE HER A
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  • TOPIC. I SAID YOU'RE GOING TO SPEAK ON RESILIANCE, BECAUSE
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  • I'VE BEEN MARRIED TO THIS WOMAN FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND SHE HAS
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  • UNBELIEVABLE RESILIANCE. AND WHAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT HER
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  • IS MY WIFE WAS AN ORPHAN. SHE WAS ABANDONED WHEN SHE WAS 8
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  • YEARS OLD; LEFT IN THE GOVERNMENT PROJECTS TO STARVE.
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  • LIVED IN A FOSTER HOME FROM THE AGE OF 8-18. NEVER HEARD THE
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  • WORDS I LOVE YOU ONE TIME IN HER LIFE. ALCOHOLIC PARENTS, 9
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  • BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO MOSTLY BECAME DRUG ADDICTS, DRUG
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  • DEALERS, HOMELESS, AND SHE ROSE ABOVE ALL THAT. WALKED HERSELF
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  • TO CHURCH FROM THE AGE OF 9; OPENED UP HER LIFE TO JESUS AT
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  • 14. WAS THE 1ST ONE TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL, WENT ON TO GET AN
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  • EDUCATION DEGREE, WENT ON TO GET HER MASTER'S DEGREE. SHE REALY
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  • DEFIES ALL THE EXPECTATIONS AND PERCENTAGES AND PROFILES FOR WHO
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  • SHE IS. I SAID I WANT YOU TO SPEAK OUT OF THE CORE OF WHO YOU
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  • ARE AS A PERSON. WHEN YOU HEAR HER TALK, YOU WILL BE LEFT
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  • BREATHLESS. IT WAS INCREDIBLY POWERFUL AND IT CAME OUT OF THE
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  • CORE OF WHO SHE IS. WE NEED MORE WOMEN WHO ARE FEARLESS LIKE KIM,
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  • WHO HAVE COME OUT OF REALLY CHALLENGING BACKGROUNDS, YET
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  • RISEN ABOVE THEM AND HAVE THE GIFTING TO COMMUNICATE THAT KIND
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  • OF VISION. MATT CROUCH: AND THAT PASSION IS EXACTLY WHY WE'RE
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  • HERE. THIS MOSAIC CONFERENCE MAINSTAGE RIGHT NOW.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • KIM MCMANUS: MY FRIEND, ERIC; ERIC
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  • ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE? RAISE YOUR
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  • HAND. MELISSA AND I WERE IN THE CAR THE OTHER DAY, WE PLAYED
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  • THIS GAME AS WE'RE DRIVING: I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT. THAT WAS
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  • THE GAME. I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT. RIGHT? AND WE JUST LIKE
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  • WENT FOR THINGS IN L.A. THAT ARE EXCLUSIVELY HERE THAT WE SEE ALL
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  • THE TIME THAT WE JUST DON'T BELIEVE IN. ERIC SAID, I DON'T
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  • BELIEVE IN WHITE GIRLS WITH CORNROLES. I DON'T BELIEVE IN
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  • THAT. [LAUGHTER] MELISSA SAID, I DON'T BELIEVE IN ASIAN GIRLS
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  • WITH BLONDE HAIR. I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT. YOU KNOW WHAT I
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  • DON'T BELIEVE IN? I DON'T BELIEVE IN ADULT MALES RIDING
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  • CHILDREN'S SCOOTERS. [LAUGHTER] I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT. DON'T
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  • GO TO HOLLYWOOD. [LAUGHTER] I DON'T BELIEVE IN A $12 PRESSED
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  • JUICE WITH CHLOROPHYL AND CHARCOAL. [LAUGHTER] I PREFER
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  • THE PLANT AND THE BBQ. THANK YOU! I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT. I
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  • DON'T BELIEVE IN SOME THINGS. I REALIZE I DON'T BELIEVE IN SOME
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  • THINGS, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS, RIGHT. YOU KNOW WHAT I
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  • DON'T BELIEVE IN? I DON'T BELIEVE IN QUITTING. I DON'T
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  • BELIEVE IN VICTIMS UNLESS YOU'RE REALLY A VICTIM. WHEN YOU PLAY
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  • IN THE ROLE OF A VICTIM, I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT. I DON'T BELIEVE
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  • IN BLAMING SOMEBODY ELSE FOR YOUR PROBLEMS. I DON'T BELIEVE
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  • IN SHAMING SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM. WOE IS ME
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  • IS NOT ALWAYS WOE IS ME. YOU KNOW, THIS MORNING WE'RE GOING
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  • TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING, AND THIS IS NOT MY CHOICE, OKAY,
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  • THIS IS NOT MY CHOICE. ERWIN SAID YOU GO TALK ABOUT
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  • RESILIENCE. FIRST OF ALL, I DON'T GOTTA DO ANYTHING HE SAYS.
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  • [LAUGHTER] IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT I KIND OF WANNA TALK ABOUT
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  • RESILIENCE. BUT I WON'T CALL IT RESILIENCE BECAUSE THAT WAS HIS
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  • TOPIC. I'M GOING TO CALL IT "ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH"? [APPLAUSE]
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  • ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH? ALRIGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT BEING TOUGH IS?
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  • BEING TOUGH IS, LIKE RECOVERING FROM SETBACKS. AND BEING
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  • ADAPTABLE, AND BEING ABLE TO HAVE SOME BUCKLE BUT NOT
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  • BREAKING, AND HAVE SOME BEND BUT BOUNCING BACK. RIGHT? THAT'S
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  • BEING RESILIENT-ERWIN WORD. TOUGH-MY WORD. THAT'S BEING
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  • TOUGH. TOUGH. I'LL TELL YOU, I DON'T KNOW HOW TOUGH YOU ARE. I
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  • DON'T KNOW HOW TOUGH YOU ARE. I TALK AND I, OKAY, LET'S PULL IT
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  • BACK, I HAVE A SCRIPTURE AND THIS SCRIPTURE IS MY FAVORITE IN
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  • ALL THE WORLD, AND YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD ME PREACH IT 20
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  • TIMES. BUT GUESS WHAT? 21, 21, YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT, GOING TO
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  • GET IT. EZEKIEL 16 IS MY LIFE VERSE, BUT FOR ME, HE WROTE
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  • SOMETHING THAT WAS SO PERSONALLY SYMBOLIC FOR MY LIFE, HE WROTE
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  • IT FOR THE NATION OF ISRAEL BUT IT HAS MY NAME AND MY LIFE
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  • WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. AND IT IS EZEKIEL 16 AND IT SAYS THIS, YOU
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  • WANT TO TALK ABOUT RESILIENCE, ON THE DAY, KIM, ISRAEL, ON THE
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  • DAY YOU WERE BORN, YOUR CHORD WAS NOT, WHAT? (CUT) NOR WERE
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  • YOU WHAT? (WASHED) WITH WATER TO MAKE YOU CLEAN. NOR WERE YOU
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  • RUBBED WITH SALT. NO, I WASN'T. OR WRAPPED IN CLOTH. NO, NO ONE
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  • LOOKED ON YOU WITH WHAT? (PITY) COMPASSION. NO ONE HAD
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  • COMPASSION ON YOU. NOT COMPASSION ENOUGH TO DO ANY OF
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  • THESE THINGS FOR YOU. THE VERY THINGS THAT WERE FOR YOUR
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  • SURVIVAL. THE VERY MOMENTS THAT YOU WERE ALIVE, NOBODY GRABBED
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  • YOU UP AND TOOK 1 MILLION PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOU. NOT 1
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  • MILLION, NOT 1. RATHER YOU WERE WHAT? (THROWN OUT) YOU WERE
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  • THROWN OUT. DO YOU KNOW THAT LIFE? BEING THROWN OUT. YOU WERE
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  • THROWN OUT INTO THE OPEN FIELD. FOR ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN,
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  • YOU WERE WHAT? (DESPISED) I DON'T THINK PARENTS SET OUT TO
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  • DESPISE THEIR CHILDREN. I DON'T THINK PARENTS START OUT TO THROW
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  • THEIR CHILDREN AWAY. BUT SOMEWHERE BY THE TIME I WAS 5
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  • YEARS OLD, I WAS BEGINNING TO BE THROWN OUT AND I DIDN'T EVEN
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  • KNOW IT. I JUST KNEW THAT MY FAMILY WAS SPLITTING APART.
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  • THERE WAS MY MOM, WHO DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING, SHE WAS SO
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  • UNEDUCATED; DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO DRIVE. BUT SHE LEARNED TO
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  • DRIVE, AND WHEN SHE LEARNED TO DRIVE, SHE TOOK US ALL, ALL 6 OF
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  • US AT THAT TIME, I WAS #6, SHE TOOK US ALL INTO THE CAR AND SHE
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  • DROVE OUT OF CHARLOTTE, NC AND SHE LEFT MY DAD. MY DAD, THE
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  • BEATER. MY DAD, THE DEADBEATER. MY DAD NEVER CHASED US, NEVER
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  • PURSUED ME, NEVER WANTED MY LOVE. I STOOD OVER HIS GRAVE ONE
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  • DAY AND I LOOKED AT IT WITHOUT COMPASSION, WITHOUT LOVE,
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  • WITHOUT THE FEELING OF EMOTION AND I LOOKED AND I SAID, I HAVE
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  • NOTHING FOR YOU. I HATE YOU. AND THAT WAS JUST 3 YEARS AGO,
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  • BECAUSE HE NEVER PURSUED ME. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU STARTED. I
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  • DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR LIFE WAS LIKE WHEN YOU STARTED. YOU WERE
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  • LOVED AND ADORED AND ALWAYS, ALWAYS IN THE BEST OF CLOTHES,
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  • IN THE BEST ENVIRONMENT; YOU WERE WARM AND FED EVERY DAY. BUT
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  • IT DIDN'T TAKE VERY LONG, BY 7-8 YEARS OLD, I WAS READY FOR
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  • FOSTER CARE. MY MOM RAN FROM THE ARMS OF MY ABUSIVE FATHER RIGHT
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  • INTO THE ARMS OF A MURDERER. HE WAS ANOTHER DRUNK AND THEY BEGAN
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  • TO HAVE CHILD #7. AND CHILD #8. AND CHILD #9. AND COULDN'T CARE
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  • FOR ANY OF US. AND THE CARE, AND THE LACK OF CARE, THE LACK OF
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  • COMPASSION DROVE ALL THE OLDER CHILDREN AWAY. MY MOTHER GAVE
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  • PERMISSION FOR MY SISTER WHEN SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD TO MARRY A
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  • MAN WHO WAS 25 YEARS OLD AS A CHILD BRIDE. MY MOTHER GAVE
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  • PERMISSION FOR MY SISTER TO RUN OFF AND GET MARRIED TO ANOTHER
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  • MAN. I JUST REMEMBER MY BROTHER, I WALKED IN AND HE WAS SLEEPING
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  • WITH A WOMAN, AND THIS WOMAN HAD 5 CHILDREN ALREADY OF HER OWN.
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  • HE WAS ONLY LIKE 16. AND I WAS ON TBN ONE NIGHT AS A GUEST
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  • SPEAKER, AND I REMEMBER SHARING THAT STORY AND MY SISTER CALLED
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  • ME AND SAID, OH NO, YOUR BROTHER WAS WATCHING THE WHOLE THING.
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  • OUR BROTHER WAS WATCHING THE WHOLE THING. AND I CALLED HIM, I
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  • SAID, TOMMY, I'M SO SORRY. I DON'T WANT TO DISRESPECT YOU
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  • HERE. I SHARED YOUR STORY AND I DIDN'T ASK PERMISSION. I'M TRULY
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  • SORRY. HE GOES, IT WAS A LIE. YOU TOLD A LIE. AND MY HEART
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  • DROPPED. I SAID I WASN'T LYING, I WASN'T LYING. HE GOES SHE HAD
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  • 6 CHILDREN. [LAUGHTER] I GET IT. I GET IT. BECAUSE THE DAY WE
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  • WERE ALL BORN IN THAT FAMILY, WE WERE ALL BEING SPLIT APART,
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  • BEING SPLIT APART. 40 YEARS LATER WE WOULD BE REUNITED. I
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  • HAD BEEN IN FOSTER CARE FROM THE AGE OF 8 UNTIL COLLEGE; ALL MY
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  • YOUNGER BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I KNEW IT WAS BAD WHEN MY MOM
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  • SHOWED UP ON MY FOSTER CARE DOOR WITH BABY #10. I MEAN, SHE'S NOT
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  • COMING BACK FOR ME. SHE'S NOT COMING BACK FOR ME. AND SHE
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  • ARRIVED AT THE DOOR AND I'M, LIKE, THIS IS MY LIFE, THIS IS
  • 00:14:11.210 --> 00:14:15.020
  • MY LIFE. AND I HAD ONLY BEEN PUT IN FOSTER CARE BECAUSE SHE
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  • ABANDONED US IN A HOUSE WITH NO FOOD AND NOTHING. SHE JUST
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  • ABANDONED US. SHE LEFT US THERE; STARVING LITTLE CHILDREN, TO
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  • MAKE A WAY FOR OURSELVES. AND I JUST REMEMBER EATING TURNIPS,
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  • RAW TURNIPS TILL I WAS SICK, AND THROWING UP. AND TO THIS DAY I
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  • WILL NEVER EAT A TURNIP WITH MY KNOWLEDGE. AND I WAS IN NEW
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  • ZEALAND AND I PUT SOMETHING IN MY MOUTH AND I SAID I DON'T KNOW
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  • WHAT IT IS. AND PASTOR PHIL SAID, OH IT'S A TURNIP, KIM.
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  • [LAUGHTER] I WAS, LIKE, IT'S A TURNIP! IT'S A TURNIP! I DON'T
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  • BELIEVE IN THAT! I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT. [LAUGHTER] HE'S, LIKE,
  • 00:14:48.070 --> 00:14:52.260
  • IT'S A TURNIP. HE GOES, HE LOOKED AT ME, HE SAID, KIM,
  • 00:14:52.270 --> 00:14:56.090
  • YOU'RE FREE. YOU'RE FREE FROM THAT. YOU'RE FREE FROM THAT. AND
  • 00:14:56.100 --> 00:15:00.100
  • EVERY LITTLE MOMENT GOD WOULD TAKE MY HAND AND HE WOULD WALK A
  • 00:15:00.110 --> 00:15:03.040
  • LITTLE BIT OF FREEDOM. AND THEN I WOULD GET A LITTLE BIT MORE
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:05.170
  • FREEDOM. AND I WAS JUST A KID! I WAS JUST A KID, FOR GOD'S SAKE!
  • 00:15:05.180 --> 00:15:10.090
  • HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO LEARN ADULT THINGS? HOW WAS I SUPPOSED
  • 00:15:10.100 --> 00:15:12.290
  • TO LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE? NOBODY TAUGHT ME HOW TO SURVIVE. WE
  • 00:15:13.000 --> 00:15:16.000
  • SURVIVED OFF OF WELFARE CHECKS. THAT'S HOW WE SURVIVED. AND SO
  • 00:15:16.010 --> 00:15:20.050
  • WHEN I WENT INTO FOSTER CARE BECAUSE MY MOM ABANDONED US, AND
  • 00:15:20.060 --> 00:15:23.090
  • ALL THE OTHER KIDS WERE ADOPTED OUT BECAUSE THEY WERE STARVING
  • 00:15:23.100 --> 00:15:27.000
  • TO DEATH, I SAT THERE IN THAT FOSTER HOME AND I'M, LIKE, GOD I
  • 00:15:27.010 --> 00:15:31.160
  • RESENT THIS. I RESENT HAVING TO WORK IN THE TOMATOE FIELDS, AND
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:35.180
  • PICKING TOBACCO IN NORTH CAROLINA, I HATED IT. IT WAS A
  • 00:15:35.190 --> 00:15:39.010
  • HORRIBLE WAY TO GROW UP AS A YOUNG GIRL. AND AS I GREW AND I,
  • 00:15:39.020 --> 00:15:42.100
  • JUST LIKE, THIS IS NO WAY TO BE BORN LIKE THIS. I WISH I HAD
  • 00:15:42.110 --> 00:15:47.050
  • ANOTHER LIFE. AND THIS IS WHAT GOD WAS TELLING ISRAEL, HE SAID
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:52.090
  • THIS, THEN, IN VERSE 6, SOMETHING MIRACULOUS IS ABOUT TO
  • 00:15:52.100 --> 00:15:57.050
  • HAPPEN, THEN I PASSED BY. AND I SAW YOU. I SAW YOU, KIM. I SAW
  • 00:15:57.060 --> 00:16:05.090
  • YOU KICKING IN FEAR. I SAW YOU KICKING IN CONFUSION AND
  • 00:16:05.100 --> 00:16:13.080
  • DISILLUSIONMENT. I SAW YOU KICKING IN DISORIENTATION. I
  • 00:16:13.090 --> 00:16:16.200
  • KNEW THAT YOU WERE LONGING FOR A FAMILY. I PASSED BY AND I SAW
  • 00:16:16.210 --> 00:16:19.290
  • YOU KICKING ABOUT IN YOUR BLOOD. AND AS YOU LAY THERE IN YOUR
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:22.290
  • BLOOD I SAID TO YOU WHAT? (LIVE) THERE IT WAS. THE WORD THAT
  • 00:16:23.000 --> 00:16:28.270
  • CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR ME. I KNEW THE MOMENT THAT JESUS
  • 00:16:28.280 --> 00:16:33.050
  • PASSED BY. I KNEW THE MOMENT. I WAS SITTING, LOOKING OUT THE
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:36.150
  • WINDOW IN THE ROOM BY MYSELF, SO SAD. I WAS, LIKE, 11 YEARS OLD
  • 00:16:36.160 --> 00:16:42.010
  • NOW. I WAS SO UNHAPPY. I SO LONGED FOR ONE THING IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:16:42.020 --> 00:16:46.180
  • MY MOM TO SHOW UP ON THAT DOOR, KNOCK THAT DOOR DOWN AND SAY,
  • 00:16:46.190 --> 00:16:50.210
  • I'M READY, I WANT TO TAKE YOU HOME. HOME. FAMILY. THAT'S ALL I
  • 00:16:50.220 --> 00:16:55.190
  • WANTED. AND WHAT I GOT WAS THEODORE ROOSEVELT DAVIS AND HIS
  • 00:16:55.200 --> 00:16:59.020
  • WIFE, RUTH DAVIS AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME. THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:16:59.030 --> 00:17:03.240
  • KNOW HOW TO LOVE ANYBODY. AND YOU KNOW WHY THEY DIDN'T KNOW?
  • 00:17:03.250 --> 00:17:06.220
  • CAUSE THEY'D NEVER BEEN LOVED THEMSELVES. THEY'D NEVER BEEN
  • 00:17:06.230 --> 00:17:09.280
  • LOVED THEMSELVES. AND MAYBE THAT'S YOUR PARENTS, AND MAYBE
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:12.200
  • IT'S TIME TO FORGIVE THOSE PARENTS BECAUSE THEY ARE SO
  • 00:17:12.210 --> 00:17:14.260
  • UNLOVING, BECAUSE THEY'VE NEVER BEEN LOVED. AND THERE CAME A
  • 00:17:14.270 --> 00:17:18.290
  • MOMENT, MY FOSTER MOM TURNED TO ME IN ANGER AND NOW I WAS, LIKE,
  • 00:17:19.000 --> 00:17:22.220
  • A TEENAGER AND SHE IN ANGER TURNED TO ME AND SAID, YOU ARE
  • 00:17:22.230 --> 00:17:27.250
  • GOING TO BE JUST LIKE YOUR MOTHER! AH, THAT WAS A STAB IN
  • 00:17:27.260 --> 00:17:34.040
  • THE HEART! IT WAS A STAB IN THE HEART. THAT'S ALL SHE HAD TO DO
  • 00:17:34.050 --> 00:17:37.120
  • WAS TO TELL ME THAT I WAS GOING TO BE A DRUNK, UNEDUCATED WOMAN
  • 00:17:37.130 --> 00:17:40.120
  • AND HAVE 10 CHILDREN THAT I COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF. THAT'S
  • 00:17:40.130 --> 00:17:43.140
  • ALL SHE HAD TO TELL ME AND THAT WOULD JUST KILL ME! AND THAT
  • 00:17:43.150 --> 00:17:47.070
  • MOMENT I DECIDED I AM TOUGH! I AM TOUGH! [APPLAUSE] AND YOU AND
  • 00:17:47.080 --> 00:17:53.090
  • Y OUR CONDEMNATION CAN'T TELL ME WHAT I AM. AND I AM ONLY GETTING
  • 00:17:53.100 --> 00:17:58.240
  • STARTED. SOMETHING MIRACULOUS ENTERED THAT ROOM AND GAVE ME
  • 00:17:58.250 --> 00:18:03.100
  • SOME TOUGHNESS I NEVER KNEW I HAD. BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT I HAD
  • 00:18:03.110 --> 00:18:06.220
  • TO REALIZE IN FOSTER CARE? NOBODY COMES FOR YOU. NOBODY
  • 00:18:06.230 --> 00:18:11.010
  • COMES FOR YOU. AND I TOLD THIS TO A FOSTER KID ONE TIME, STOP
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:14.220
  • WAITING FOR YOUR MOTHER. SHE'S A PROSTITUTE; STOP WAITING FOR HER
  • 00:18:14.230 --> 00:18:18.130
  • TO COME TO YOU. YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE A LIFE FOR YOURSELF AND GET
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:22.290
  • YOURSELF SOME STRENGTH. AND WHERE DO YOU FIND THAT STRENGTH?
  • 00:18:23.000 --> 00:18:27.080
  • THIS IS WHERE I FOUND IT. WHEN JESUS PASSED BY, HE GAVE ME A
  • 00:18:27.090 --> 00:18:34.270
  • BREATH OF LIFE THAT I NEVER KNEW. HE SAID YOUR LIFE WILL NOT
  • 00:18:34.280 --> 00:18:40.090
  • BE LIKE THEIR LIFE. YOU WILL CHOOSE. AND I'M HOLDING OUT THE
  • 00:18:40.100 --> 00:18:45.080
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT WAY. WILL YOU TAKE IT?
  • 00:18:45.090 --> 00:18:51.270
  • BECAUSE I AM MAKING IT IF YOU WILL TAKE IT. AND I TOOK IT. I
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:57.060
  • TOOK IT. AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS OVERWHELMING SENSE OF GO THAT
  • 00:18:57.070 --> 00:19:00.210
  • WAY. AND I WENT DOWN THE ROAD AND I WALKED INTO A CHURCH, ZION
  • 00:19:00.220 --> 00:19:04.180
  • HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST. DUALLY ALIGNED WITH THE OTHER BAPTISTS.
  • 00:19:04.190 --> 00:19:12.150
  • I NEVER KNEW WHAT THAT MEANT. I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING. I WAS,
  • 00:19:12.160 --> 00:19:17.120
  • LIKE, AN ALIEN. I WAS THE ALIEN ORPHAN. [LAUGHTER] THEY LOOKED
  • 00:19:17.130 --> 00:19:25.030
  • AT ME LIKE AN ORPHAN. THERE, THEY SAID, THERE SHE IS. SHE
  • 00:19:25.040 --> 00:19:29.080
  • DOESN'T HAVE A FAMILY. THOSE DAVIS'S, THEY TOOK HER IN. I
  • 00:19:29.090 --> 00:19:34.110
  • WOULD SIT BY MYSELF AND THAT IDENTIFIED ME AS AN ORPHAN. AND
  • 00:19:34.120 --> 00:19:37.070
  • ON REUNION DAY, ON FAMILY DAY, OH, WHO WILL TAKE POOR KIM? THEY
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:43.150
  • PUT ME IN THE CHOIR AND THEY GAVE ME A HYMN. THEY TOLD ME TO
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:46.050
  • SING AT THE END OF THE SERVICE "JUST AS I AM". AND THEY PUT THE
  • 00:19:46.060 --> 00:19:51.020
  • PASTOR DOWN IN THE FRONT; THAT'S VERY TYPICAL IN BAPTIST
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:53.150
  • CHURCHES, THE PASTOR WOULD GO DOWN IN FRONT. HE STOOD IN FRONT
  • 00:19:53.160 --> 00:19:56.020
  • OF, LIKE, A TABLE THAT SAID JUST IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME. IN
  • 00:19:56.030 --> 00:19:59.030
  • REMEMBRANCE OF ME. OF WHO? WHO KNOWS. I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S THE
  • 00:19:59.040 --> 00:20:02.100
  • GUY I'M SINGING ABOUT "JUST AS I AM". WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT? I
  • 00:20:02.110 --> 00:20:04.280
  • DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. I JUST KNEW THIS. JESUS PASSED BY ME.
  • 00:20:04.290 --> 00:20:08.070
  • JESUS PASSED BY ME AND I'M BROKEN AND I NEED SOMEBODY TO
  • 00:20:08.080 --> 00:20:13.120
  • ADVOCATE FOR ME. I CAN'T SEE YOU UP THERE, BALCONY, YOU'RE JUST 2
  • 00:20:13.130 --> 00:20:19.070
  • BIG OLE LIGHTS BUT I KNOW YOU'RE THERE. RIGHT? RIGHT? [CHEERS]
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:26.170
  • THANK YOU FOR THAT CELL PHONE LIGHT. [LAUGHTER] SO REGINA
  • 00:20:26.180 --> 00:20:34.140
  • OWENBY, SHE CAME UP AND SHE CAME UP AT THE JUST AS I AM TIME, AND
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:40.120
  • SHE STOOD THERE WITH ME AND FACE TO FACE, INAPPROPRIATE IN ANY
  • 00:20:40.130 --> 00:20:44.170
  • CONTEXT, WHILE I'M SINGING WORDS I DON'T KNOW, AND SHE SAID,
  • 00:20:44.180 --> 00:20:50.130
  • BECAUSE SHE WAS OFFENDED THAT THEY WOULD PUT A NON-BELIEVER IN
  • 00:20:50.140 --> 00:20:53.000
  • THE CHOIR, SHAME, AND SHE LEANED UP AND SHE SAID, KIM, WOULD YOU
  • 00:20:53.010 --> 00:20:58.010
  • LIKE TO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS THIS MORNING? AND I LEANED BACK
  • 00:20:58.020 --> 00:21:01.150
  • AND I SAID, NO THANK YOU. [LAUGHTER] [HUMS "JUST AS I AM"]
  • 00:21:01.160 --> 00:21:10.240
  • THE PASTOR WAS DEFINITELY WAITING FOR SOMEBODY, ANYBODY.
  • 00:21:10.250 --> 00:21:15.220
  • RIGHT? AND SHE CAME AGAIN AND SAID, KIM, WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO
  • 00:21:15.230 --> 00:21:20.000
  • ASK JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR THIS MORNING? AND I LOOKED OVER TO
  • 00:21:20.010 --> 00:21:24.040
  • HER AND I SAID, NO THANK YOU. [LAUGHTER] AND THEN SHE COMES IN
  • 00:21:24.050 --> 00:21:30.100
  • AGAIN, SHE COMES IN AGAIN BECAUSE NOW SHE CAN'T LOSE. NOW
  • 00:21:30.110 --> 00:21:35.250
  • IT'S JUST WIN; SOMEBODY'S GOT TO WIN THIS GAME. AND SHE COMES IN
  • 00:21:35.260 --> 00:21:39.290
  • AGAIN AND I PUT DOWN THAT THING, THE HYMNAL AND I WALKED WITH HER
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:45.150
  • AND I TOOK THE PASTOR'S HAND JUST AT THE IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME
  • 00:21:45.160 --> 00:21:49.120
  • TABLE, AND HE HAD A REALLY LONG PART, [LAUGHTER] AND I REACHED
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:59.090
  • OUT AND SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT DAY, AND THAT MOMENT I INVITED
  • 00:21:59.100 --> 00:22:08.170
  • REGINA OWENBY IN MY HEART AS SAVIOR. [LAUGHTER] OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:16.060
  • OR SOMETHING, BECAUSE I WALKED BACK HOME AND I WAS, LIKE, WHAT
  • 00:22:16.070 --> 00:22:19.060
  • THE HECK WAS THAT? WHAT WAS THAT? BUT YOU KNOW WHAT THAT
  • 00:22:19.070 --> 00:22:24.030
  • WAS? THAT WAS A BEGINNING OF BEING ON MY FACE BEFORE GOD,
  • 00:22:24.040 --> 00:22:28.060
  • BECAUSE HE TOLD ME, YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO
  • 00:22:28.070 --> 00:22:31.000
  • GET TO LIVE, BUT I JUST KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE MESSY AND IT WAS
  • 00:22:31.010 --> 00:22:34.030
  • SO MESSY. ORPHAN-MESSY! SO MESSY! FOSTER CARE-SO, SO MESSY!
  • 00:22:34.040 --> 00:22:40.160
  • SO MESSY! BUT THE DAY CAME WHEN RUTH DAVIS LOOKED AT ME AND
  • 00:22:40.170 --> 00:22:44.160
  • SAID, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE, YOU CAN JUST PACK YOUR BAGS AND
  • 00:22:44.170 --> 00:22:48.110
  • LEAVE! AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE JUST LIKE YOUR MOTHER! AND I
  • 00:22:48.120 --> 00:22:51.200
  • LOOKED AT HER BECAUSE I WAS GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF LIFE IN
  • 00:22:51.210 --> 00:22:54.250
  • ME, RIGHT, AND I SAID TO HER, I'M NEVER LEAVING YOU!
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:59.180
  • [LAUGHTER] IT WAS THE 2ND PART THAT REALLY KILLED HER. I SAID,
  • 00:22:59.190 --> 00:23:07.110
  • BECAUSE I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! AND SHE JUST BEGAN TO MELT. SHE
  • 00:23:07.120 --> 00:23:15.230
  • JUST BEGAN TO MELT, MELT! I'M, LIKE, WE'RE ON TO SOMETHING
  • 00:23:15.240 --> 00:23:19.260
  • HERE! THERE'S SOMETHING HERE! WHAT'S HAPPENING? SHE GOT
  • 00:23:19.270 --> 00:23:23.210
  • TOUGHER AND I GOT TOUGHER. AND WE SAID WE CAN LIVE TOGETHER.
  • 00:23:23.220 --> 00:23:28.210
  • AND I BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS LOVE, YOU CAN CALL THIS
  • 00:23:28.220 --> 00:23:32.010
  • FAMILY, AND YOU PROVIDING FOR ME, BUT I'M THE ONE DOING THE
  • 00:23:32.020 --> 00:23:35.030
  • LOVING. I'M DOING THE LOVING HERE. AND SOMETIMES I MISS THAT.
  • 00:23:35.040 --> 00:23:41.010
  • AND SO THIS IS THE PART, HE'S SO GOOD, THEN I PASSED BY AND I
  • 00:23:41.020 --> 00:23:44.130
  • SAID LIVE AND I MADE YOU GROW LIKE A PLANT OF THE FIELD. YOU
  • 00:23:44.140 --> 00:23:48.010
  • GREW AND YOU DEVELOPED AND YOU ENTERED PUBERTY. YOUR BREASTS
  • 00:23:48.020 --> 00:23:53.050
  • HAD FORMED AND YOUR HAIR HAD GROWN. YET, YOU WERE STARK
  • 00:23:53.060 --> 00:23:57.210
  • NAKED. I WAS STRIPPED DOWN. BUT THERE WAS A DAY, THERE AS A DAY
  • 00:23:57.220 --> 00:24:03.160
  • WHEN I HAD NOTHING; I WAS SO STARK NAKED. I PASSED BY, AND
  • 00:24:03.170 --> 00:24:09.080
  • WHEN I LOOKED AT YOU AND I SAW THAT YOU WERE OLD ENOUGH, DON'T,
  • 00:24:09.090 --> 00:24:13.030
  • DON'T MISS GOD'S TIMING. ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH? I SAW THAT YOU WERE
  • 00:24:13.040 --> 00:24:19.140
  • OLD ENOUGH FOR LOVE. I SPREAD THE CORNER OF MY GARMENT OVER
  • 00:24:19.150 --> 00:24:22.080
  • YOU AND IT COVERED YOUR NAKED BODY. I GAVE YOU MY SOLEMN OATH.
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:25.170
  • I ENTERED INTO A COVENANT WITH YOU. I PROMISE, I PROMISE, I
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:28.040
  • PROMISE YOU, KIM, I WILL BE YOUR FATHER. I WILL BE YOUR FATHER,
  • 00:24:28.050 --> 00:24:31.010
  • SAID THE SOVERIEGN LORD. AND YOU BECAME MINE! MINE! MINE!
  • 00:24:31.020 --> 00:24:36.160
  • [APPLAUSE] I NEVER HAD A FATHER THAT SAID I AM YOURS AND YOU ARE
  • 00:24:36.170 --> 00:24:39.180
  • MINE AND I GIVE YOU ALL THE RIGHTS TO ME BEING A FATHER.
  • 00:24:39.190 --> 00:24:42.280
  • ERWIN TURNED TO ME ONE DAY AND SAID, DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME YOU
  • 00:24:42.290 --> 00:24:45.160
  • HAVE NEVER DOUBTED IF GOD WAS THERE? AND I SAID, NO, BECAUSE
  • 00:24:45.170 --> 00:24:49.290
  • WHEN I GOT IT, I GOT IT! I GOT IT! I GOT IT! THAT I WAS HIS AND
  • 00:24:50.000 --> 00:24:56.070
  • HE WAS MINE. HE WAS MINE AND THAT GAVE ME A DIFFERENT
  • 00:24:56.080 --> 00:25:00.100
  • TRAJECTORY. IT GAVE ME A DIFFERENT FUTURE. I BATHED YOU
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:04.010
  • WITH WATER. I DRESSED YOU IN FINE LINEN AND I COVERED YOU
  • 00:25:04.020 --> 00:25:07.010
  • WITH COSTLY GARMENTS. I ADORNED YOU WITH JEWELRY. I PUT
  • 00:25:07.020 --> 00:25:10.170
  • BRACELETS ON YOU. I PUT BRACELETS ON YOUR ARM. ONE OF MY
  • 00:25:10.180 --> 00:25:15.020
  • BRACELETS I WEAR ALL THE TIME, IT SAYS I AM HERE. I'M HERE,
  • 00:25:15.030 --> 00:25:18.200
  • LORD. I AM HERE. I'M ALIVE. I SURVIVED. I AM HERE. I PUT A
  • 00:25:18.210 --> 00:25:23.290
  • NECKLACE ON YOUR NECK. I PUT A RING ON YOUR NOSE. WHAT?
  • 00:25:24.000 --> 00:25:27.020
  • [LAUGHTER] EARRINGS ON YOUR EARS AND A BEAUTIFUL CROWN ON YOUR
  • 00:25:27.030 --> 00:25:33.040
  • HEAD AND SO YOU WERE ADORNED WITH GOLD AND SILVER. YOUR
  • 00:25:33.050 --> 00:25:35.180
  • CLOTHES; FINE LINEN AND COSTLY FABRIC, EMBROIDERED CLOTH. YOUR
  • 00:25:35.190 --> 00:25:40.070
  • FOOD, YOUR FOOD! I WAS FINALLY FED. IT WAS SPIRITUAL HONEY. IT
  • 00:25:40.080 --> 00:25:44.280
  • WAS OLIVE OIL AND FINEST FLOUR. YOU BECAME VERY BEAUTIFUL. AND
  • 00:25:44.290 --> 00:25:49.210
  • YOU ROSE TO BE A WHAT? QUEEN. AND YOUR FAME SPREAD AMONG THE
  • 00:25:49.220 --> 00:25:55.050
  • NATIONS. BECAUSE THE SPLENDOR I'D GIVEN YOU MADE YOUR BEAUTY
  • 00:25:55.060 --> 00:26:02.090
  • PERFECT. THERE IS A TOUGH SPLENDOR GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. AND
  • 00:26:02.100 --> 00:26:08.050
  • THIS PART OF THE TALK IS NOT REALLY MUSIC WORTHY, BUT I'M
  • 00:26:08.060 --> 00:26:14.020
  • GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY BECAUSE GOD CHANGED MY LIFE AND IN THAT
  • 00:26:14.030 --> 00:26:20.040
  • JOURNEY TO TOUGHNESS, THAT JOURNEY OF RESILIENCE, I
  • 00:26:20.050 --> 00:26:24.200
  • REALIZED SOME THINGS; IT'S MORE THAN EDUCATION, MORE THAN
  • 00:26:24.210 --> 00:26:29.060
  • EXPERIENCE, MORE THAN TRAINING, MORE THAN A PERSON'S LEVEL OF
  • 00:26:29.070 --> 00:26:32.030
  • RESILIENCE WILL DETERMINE IF HE OR SHE SUCCEEDS OR FAILS.
  • 00:26:32.040 --> 00:26:37.290
  • BECAUSE RESILIENCE IS NOT BORN IN LAZINESS! THIS IS HOW
  • 00:26:38.000 --> 00:26:42.120
  • RESILIENCE WORKS, THIS IS HOW TOUGHNESS WORKS: 3, 3
  • 00:26:42.130 --> 00:26:48.000
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF TOUGHNESS. 1, IT'S A STAUNCH ACCEPTANCE OF
  • 00:26:48.010 --> 00:26:52.150
  • REALITY. AND UNTIL YOU GET A STAUNCHNESS, A STAUNCH
  • 00:26:52.160 --> 00:26:58.120
  • ACCEPTANCE ABOUT THE REALITY OF YOUR SITUATION, THEN YOU'RE
  • 00:26:58.130 --> 00:27:01.210
  • NEVER GOING TO GET RESILIENT. YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO GET TOUGH.
  • 00:27:01.220 --> 00:27:04.130
  • DO I TRULY UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE REALITY OF MY SITUATION AS
  • 00:27:04.140 --> 00:27:08.240
  • IT IS. DENIAL IS A COPING MECHANISM AND IT JUST DOESN'T
  • 00:27:08.250 --> 00:27:14.230
  • WORK. I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT! REALITY: FACING IT IS GRUELING
  • 00:27:14.240 --> 00:27:20.270
  • WORK. 2, 2, WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BEING TOUGH?
  • 00:27:20.280 --> 00:27:26.270
  • 2, A DEEP BELIEF. A DEEP BELIEF TO MAKE MEANING OF TERRIBLE
  • 00:27:26.280 --> 00:27:31.110
  • TIMES OR TROUBLE THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, THAT YOU CAN NEVER
  • 00:27:31.120 --> 00:27:34.240
  • UNDERSTAND, THAT YOU NEVER GET CLOSURE ON. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:27:34.250 --> 00:27:38.080
  • IT'S A DEEP BELIEF. IT'S LIKE THOSE CORE BELIEFS, IT'S A NOBLE
  • 00:27:38.090 --> 00:27:42.270
  • PURPOSE THAT UPS TALKS ABOUT. WHAT IS OUR NOBLE PURPOSE. THE
  • 00:27:42.280 --> 00:27:47.060
  • VICTIM SAYS, THE VICTIM SAYS, THE VICTIM LEARNS NOTHING. THE
  • 00:27:47.070 --> 00:27:52.030
  • VICTIM LEARNS NOTHING WHEN THE ATTITUDE OF WHY, WHY, WHY!
  • 00:27:52.040 --> 00:28:00.200
  • RIGHT? IT'S THE DEEP BELIEFS THAT BUILDS THE STRUCTURE. IT IS
  • 00:28:00.210 --> 00:28:06.270
  • THE SCAFFOLDING THAT KEEPS IT TOGETHER WHEN THINGS GET ROUGH.
  • 00:28:06.280 --> 00:28:09.160
  • RESILIENCE. RESILIENCE. PEOPLE DEVISE THIS CONSTRUCT ABOUT
  • 00:28:09.170 --> 00:28:15.120
  • SUFFERING TO CREATE SOME SORT OF MEANINGFUL PATHWAY. YOU'VE GOT
  • 00:28:15.130 --> 00:28:19.190
  • TO DO THAT. VIKTOR FRANKL, WHO WAS THE AUTHOR OF MEANING
  • 00:28:19.200 --> 00:28:22.140
  • THEORY, IN THE HOLOCAUST, HE SAID I WAS THERE. AND THE
  • 00:28:22.150 --> 00:28:25.160
  • CONSTRUCT HE BUILT WAS TO SAY I'M STANDING, GIVING A LECTURE
  • 00:28:25.170 --> 00:28:34.010
  • AFTER THIS IS OVER ON HOW I SURVIVED THIS. AND THAT VERY
  • 00:28:34.020 --> 00:28:40.040
  • IMAGE OF HIM HAVING A FUTURE GOT HIM TO HIS FUTURE. WHAT
  • 00:28:40.050 --> 00:28:45.250
  • CONSTRUCT THAT WILL YOU USE? FIRST YOU'RE GOING TO ACCEPT THE
  • 00:28:45.260 --> 00:28:50.290
  • REALITY. BUT THAT BELIEF IS GOING TO GET YOU TO A DIFFERENT
  • 00:28:51.000 --> 00:28:54.140
  • PLACE. IT'S THAT NOBLE PURPOSE. AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT
  • 00:28:54.150 --> 00:28:57.250
  • NOBLE PURPOSE. AND I WAS, LIKE, ERWIN, DO WE HAVE A NOBLE
  • 00:28:57.260 --> 00:29:01.190
  • PURPOSE FOR OUR FAMILY? AND I WAS THINKING THIS IS OUR
  • 00:29:01.200 --> 00:29:04.250
  • PURPOSE. I DIDN'T REALLY ASK ANYBODY. [LAUGHTER] MCMANUS CORE
  • 00:29:04.260 --> 00:29:12.100
  • VALUES IS THIS, WE DON'T RUN. NOBODY OWES US ANYTHING. GOD IS
  • 00:29:12.110 --> 00:29:18.060
  • OUR SOLE PROVIDER. JESUS HAS RADICALLY CHANGED OUR DNA. AND
  • 00:29:18.070 --> 00:29:23.210
  • WE DECLARE THAT TO THE GENERATIONS THAT FOLLOW US, I
  • 00:29:23.220 --> 00:29:27.000
  • DECLARE IT TO MY GRANDCHILDREN, I DECLARE IT TO THEIR CHILDREN,
  • 00:29:27.010 --> 00:29:30.250
  • JESUS IS LORD, AND WE ARE WHOLE AND WE ARE NOT BROKEN. WE ARE
  • 00:29:30.260 --> 00:29:36.090
  • WHOLE. WE ARE WHOLE. WE STAND! THE MCMANUS FAMILY STANDS
  • 00:29:36.100 --> 00:29:41.220
  • UNIFIED IN OUR BELIEF THAT GOD CAN CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH
  • 00:29:41.230 --> 00:29:45.110
  • JESUS AND THE CHURCH. AND WE GIVE OUR LIVES FOR THE CHURCH.
  • 00:29:45.120 --> 00:29:50.060
  • WE GIVE OUR LIVES FOR THE CHURCH. AND WE ARE CALLING YOU
  • 00:29:50.070 --> 00:29:53.020
  • TO THAT SAME IDENTIFICATION. IT IS A NOBLE PURPOSE WHEN WE LAY
  • 00:29:53.030 --> 00:29:57.040
  • OUR BLOOD DOWN AND OUR LIVES AND OUR REPUTATIONS DOWN FOR THE
  • 00:29:57.050 --> 00:30:00.270
  • GOSPEL OF CHRIST. YES? IT IS TOUGHNESS! IT IS TOUGHNESS! YOU
  • 00:30:00.280 --> 00:30:08.190
  • ARE STRONG ENOUGH. YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE A HIT AND
  • 00:30:08.200 --> 00:30:13.000
  • YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO MAKE A MOVE FORWARD. JUST A LITTLE FIX.
  • 00:30:13.010 --> 00:30:19.020
  • JUST A LITTLE FIX. RIGHT? YOU JUST NEED TO FIX A COUPLE OF
  • 00:30:19.030 --> 00:30:22.170
  • THINGS. WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO BE TOUGH UNDER CONDITIONS OF
  • 00:30:22.180 --> 00:30:25.220
  • ENORMOUS STRESS AND CHANGE. THERE'S A 3RD CHARACTER OF
  • 00:30:25.230 --> 00:30:31.170
  • RESILIENCE, HOW YOU GUYS DOING? YOU DOING ALRIGHT? THIS IS A
  • 00:30:31.180 --> 00:30:36.050
  • PART WE'RE GOING TO AMP IT UP JUST A LITTLE BECAUSE WE'RE
  • 00:30:36.060 --> 00:30:39.240
  • ALMOST THERE. WE'RE ALMOST THERE. YOU GOT IT? YOU'RE WITH
  • 00:30:39.250 --> 00:30:42.240
  • ME. ALRIGHT, 3RD, TOUGH PEOPLE HAVE THE ABILITY TO IMPROVISE A
  • 00:30:42.250 --> 00:30:48.110
  • SOLUTION. I'M LIKING IT. I'M LIKING IT. SO CARL WICKE, HE'S
  • 00:30:48.120 --> 00:30:55.200
  • THE PROFESSOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, HE SAID THIS, THERE'S
  • 00:30:55.210 --> 00:30:58.110
  • A GOOD EVIDENCE THAT WHEN PEOPLE ARE PUT UNDER PRESSURE, THEY
  • 00:30:58.120 --> 00:31:00.270
  • REGRESS TO THE MOST HABITUATING WAY OF RESPONDING. I KNOW THAT.
  • 00:31:00.280 --> 00:31:05.210
  • I KNOW THAT. IT'S CALLED DONUTS. I KNOW THAT! THAT'S MY LIFE.
  • 00:31:05.220 --> 00:31:13.170
  • WHAT WE DO NOT EXPECT UNDER LIFE THREATENING PRESSURE IS
  • 00:31:13.180 --> 00:31:18.110
  • CREATIVITY. CREATIVITY. LEADER, LEADER, YOUR DAD IS STRUGGLING
  • 00:31:18.120 --> 00:31:24.270
  • WITH ALCOHOLISM, BUT YOU GIVE IT YOUR ALL. YOU GIVE IT EVERY DAY,
  • 00:31:24.280 --> 00:31:30.020
  • YOUR ALL. I BELIEVE IN THAT! SINGLE LADY, YOU'VE HELD STRONG.
  • 00:31:30.030 --> 00:31:35.010
  • YOUR STANDARDS HIGH. YOU BELIEVE IN THE POSSIBILITY THERE IS A
  • 00:31:35.020 --> 00:31:38.010
  • MAN WITH GOD INSIDE OF HIM AND A PURE HEART. I BELIEVE IN THAT! I
  • 00:31:38.020 --> 00:31:45.020
  • BELIEVE IN YOU SURVIVOR! I BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN HIT
  • 00:31:45.030 --> 00:31:48.080
  • HARD MANY TIMES OVER AND OVER AND OVER. AND YOU GET UP AND YOU
  • 00:31:48.090 --> 00:31:53.020
  • KEEP GOING AND YOU GET GOING. YOU LEARN YOUR LESSONS. YOU
  • 00:31:53.030 --> 00:31:57.050
  • NEVER QUIT! YOU SHOW US WHAT IT IS TO HOPE. AND I BELIEVE IN
  • 00:31:57.060 --> 00:32:02.000
  • THAT! I BELIEVE IN THAT! YOU'RE A TOUGH GUY! YOU'RE A TOUGH GUY!
  • 00:32:02.010 --> 00:32:10.170
  • YOU'VE BEEN CALLED BY GOD TO RISE ABOVE YOUR TROUBLE! YOU'VE
  • 00:32:10.180 --> 00:32:15.030
  • BEEN CALLED BY GOD TO USE THAT BRAIN TO CREATE SOMETHING, BUILD
  • 00:32:15.040 --> 00:32:19.220
  • SOMETHING TO FIND REAL SOLUTIONS FOR PEOPLE, TO GET OUT OF
  • 00:32:19.230 --> 00:32:24.270
  • POVERTY, TO GET OUT OF SITUATIONS. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE,
  • 00:32:24.280 --> 00:32:30.100
  • CREATE IT! CREATE IT! WE NEED YOUR BRAIN. WE NEED YOUR BRAIN.
  • 00:32:30.110 --> 00:32:35.220
  • PEOPLE SAY THE CHURCH DOESN'T NEED ANYBODY'S BRAIN, THEY JUST
  • 00:32:35.230 --> 00:32:37.270
  • NEED THEIR PASSION. THAT'S STUPID! I'M SO WORKED UP!
  • 00:32:37.280 --> 00:32:45.220
  • [APPLAUSE] IT IS IN YOU! IT IS IN YOU! IT IS IN YOU! COUPLE,
  • 00:32:45.230 --> 00:32:55.050
  • COUPLE, YOU LOVE EACH OTHER, YOU LOST YOUR WAY ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:32:55.060 --> 00:33:01.200
  • FIND EACH OTHER BECAUSE YOU'RE FAITHFULNESS COUNTS. YOUR
  • 00:33:01.210 --> 00:33:04.230
  • FAITHFULNESS HAS TO BE TOUGH. AND WHEN YOU'RE FAITHFUL, YOU
  • 00:33:04.240 --> 00:33:08.000
  • GET TOUGH. YOU FIGHT FOR EACH OTHER. PLEASE, FOR GOD'S SAKE,
  • 00:33:08.010 --> 00:33:11.230
  • DON'T LET EACH OTHER GO. DON'T LET EACH OTHER GO BECAUSE
  • 00:33:11.240 --> 00:33:15.180
  • SOMEBODY MADE A STUPID MISTAKE. LEADER, LEADER! YOU SHOW UP! YOU
  • 00:33:15.190 --> 00:33:21.070
  • SHOW UP TO THANKLESS PEOPLE! YOU LEAD AND YOU ARE HURTING, YOU
  • 00:33:21.080 --> 00:33:25.290
  • ARE STRUGGLING, YOU'RE IN TROUBLE, YOU NEED HELP. GET
  • 00:33:26.000 --> 00:33:30.030
  • HELP! FIND SOMEBODY THAT WILL LISTEN TO YOU! AND IF YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:33:30.040 --> 00:33:34.220
  • A LEADER, LOOK AT THE LEADERS AND LOVE THEM! LOVE YOUR PEOPLE!
  • 00:33:34.230 --> 00:33:40.010
  • LOVE EACH OTHER! LOVE EACH OTHER! YOU, WE ARE STRONG ENOUGH
  • 00:33:40.020 --> 00:33:45.170
  • TO TAKE THE BLOW AND WE ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO MAKE A MOVE
  • 00:33:45.180 --> 00:33:51.140
  • FORWARD!
  • 00:33:51.150 --> 00:33:54.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:33:54.020 --> 00:33:58.230
  • MATT CROUCH: IF YOU JUST TUNED IN, WE ARE WITH
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  • ERWIN MCMANUS. WE'RE HERE. PRAISE IS MOSAIC STYLE TODAY.
  • 00:34:00.080 --> 00:34:04.180
  • OKAY, JUDAH SMITH, LAURIE CROUCH: AMAZING. -WHY HIM? HOW
  • 00:34:04.190 --> 00:34:11.060
  • DID HE INTEGRATE INTO THIS THEME OF "A VOICE CRYING IN THE
  • 00:34:11.070 --> 00:34:13.240
  • WILDERNESS"? ERWIN MCMANUS: I INVITED JUDAH FOR SEVERAL
  • 00:34:13.250 --> 00:34:16.000
  • REASONS. ONE IS THAT HE'S IN LOS ANGELES AS WELL AND I WANTED TO
  • 00:34:16.010 --> 00:34:18.290
  • INVITE HIM. THAT'S PART OF THE REASON I INVITED PASTOR BRIAN
  • 00:34:19.000 --> 00:34:23.290
  • HOUSTON. AND A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE SEE CHURCHES IN
  • 00:34:24.000 --> 00:34:26.120
  • COMPETITION WITH EACH OTHER. AND WHEN NEW CHURCHES COME IN,
  • 00:34:26.130 --> 00:34:29.060
  • PEOPLE FEEL LIKE, WAIT A MINUTE, WHY ARE THEY HERE? AND I WANTED
  • 00:34:29.070 --> 00:34:32.010
  • TO SAY, HEY, WE LOVE WHAT GOD IS DOING WITH CITY CHURCH. WE LOVE
  • 00:34:32.020 --> 00:34:34.190
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH HILLSONG. AND WE'RE JUST GLAD THAT THE
  • 00:34:34.200 --> 00:34:38.090
  • CITY HAS SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS OF CONNECTING TO GOD. WHEN I
  • 00:34:38.100 --> 00:34:42.160
  • FIRST MET JUDAH, I TOOK HIM TO BREAKFAST IN L.A. AND HE TALKED
  • 00:34:42.170 --> 00:34:47.010
  • ABOUT COMING DOWN TO LOS ANGELES. I JUST LOVE THIS GUY.
  • 00:34:47.020 --> 00:34:50.140
  • SUCH GRACIOUSNESS AND HUMILITY AND KINDNESS. THERE'S JUST
  • 00:34:50.150 --> 00:34:56.120
  • ALMOST LIKE NO SENSE OF THIS PERSON THAT HE HAS ANY KIND OF
  • 00:34:56.130 --> 00:34:59.140
  • GUILE OR SELFISH AMBITION. AND I LOOKED AT HIM IN A VERY
  • 00:34:59.150 --> 00:35:05.290
  • PRAGMATIC WAY. THIS IS THE KIND OF PERSON I WOULD LOVE MY SON OR
  • 00:35:06.000 --> 00:35:09.210
  • DAUGHTER TO BECOME LIKE. THIS IS THE KIND OF PERSON I WOULD WANT
  • 00:35:09.220 --> 00:35:12.210
  • ANYONE THAT I CARED ABOUT TO ADMIRE AND RESPECT. AND I WOULD
  • 00:35:12.220 --> 00:35:16.030
  • FOLLOW THIS GUY OFF OF A CLIFF. SO THAT'S WHY I INVITED HIM TO
  • 00:35:16.040 --> 00:35:19.140
  • SPEAK. -THIS IS MOSAIC CONFERENCE. LET'S GO BACK TO
  • 00:35:19.150 --> 00:35:23.160
  • MAINSTAGE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • JUDAH SMITH: I WANT TO JUMP RIGHT IN AND I
  • 00:35:27.240 --> 00:35:29.010
  • WANT TO SHARE A THOUGHT WITH YOU BECAUSE I'M REALLY CAPTURED WITH
  • 00:35:29.020 --> 00:35:31.030
  • THE IDEA OF A VOICE. AND I HAVE A BIT OF A BACKSTORY WITH THE
  • 00:35:31.040 --> 00:35:34.010
  • WORD VOICE BECAUSE IT WAS MY MOM, AS A YOUNG MAN, I FIRST
  • 00:35:34.020 --> 00:35:37.040
  • PREACHED MY FIRST WEEK REVIVAL IN ALASKA WHEN I WAS 16. OKAY?
  • 00:35:37.050 --> 00:35:42.260
  • MY SISTER WAS 18, BUT BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN SHE DID THE
  • 00:35:42.270 --> 00:35:45.210
  • MORNING SESSIONS AND I DID THE NIGHT SESSIONS. [LAUGHTER] IT
  • 00:35:45.220 --> 00:35:49.080
  • WASN'T MY DOING, BUT SO SHE DID MORNING AND I DID NIGHT. AND WE
  • 00:35:49.090 --> 00:35:53.180
  • DID, LIKE, 5 OR 6 NIGHTS OF REVIVAL. AND WHO KNOWS WHAT I
  • 00:35:53.190 --> 00:35:57.020
  • PREACHED AND WE'VE SINCE DESTROYED ALL OF THAT CONTENT,
  • 00:35:57.030 --> 00:36:01.070
  • BUT [LAUGHTER] I'VE GOT A CRAZY STORY, SEE ME AFTER, WE'LL TALK,
  • 00:36:01.080 --> 00:36:07.020
  • BUT STUPID THINGS 16 YEAR OLDS DO IN REVIVAL MEETINGS. BUT MY
  • 00:36:07.030 --> 00:36:11.060
  • MOM USED TO TELL ME, SON, OFTENTIMES YOU HAVE TO BE AN
  • 00:36:11.070 --> 00:36:14.040
  • ECHO BEFORE YOU BECOME A VOICE. SO THIS IDEA OF BEING A VOICE
  • 00:36:14.050 --> 00:36:20.070
  • HAS BEEN KIND OF A PART OF MY LIFE FOR, I DON'T KNOW, 25 PLUS
  • 00:36:20.080 --> 00:36:23.260
  • YEARS OF WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BECOME A VOICE. AND I'M REALLY
  • 00:36:23.270 --> 00:36:27.220
  • EXCITED ABOUT THIS, AND I THINK PASTOR ERWIN HAS EMBODIED THIS
  • 00:36:27.230 --> 00:36:30.240
  • SO MUCH; RELEASING PEOPLE TO BE WHO GOD HAS DESIGNED THEM TO BE,
  • 00:36:30.250 --> 00:36:35.010
  • WIRED THEM TO BE AND CREATED THEM TO BE. IN OTHER WORDS, THAT
  • 00:36:35.020 --> 00:36:37.270
  • YOU WOULD BECOME THE VOICE THAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO BECOME.
  • 00:36:37.280 --> 00:36:42.130
  • THAT YOU WOULDN'T BE AN ECHO BUT THAT YOU WOULD BE A VOICE. AND
  • 00:36:42.140 --> 00:36:45.260
  • OF COURSE, WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS, SIMPLY, IS THAT YOU WOULD
  • 00:36:45.270 --> 00:36:48.170
  • BE WHO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE. THAT YOU WOULD NOT TRY TO BE WHO
  • 00:36:48.180 --> 00:36:52.090
  • SOMEBODY ELSE IS SUPPOSED TO BE, BUT YOU'D BE WHO YOU ARE
  • 00:36:52.100 --> 00:36:54.270
  • SUPPOSED TO BE. SO I REALLY WANT TO HELP YOU AROUND THAT IDEA.
  • 00:36:54.280 --> 00:36:58.120
  • AND I THINK I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING IN SCRIPTURE THAT I'M
  • 00:36:58.130 --> 00:37:00.280
  • PRETTY SURE WILL HELP YOU. SO I WANT TO GO TO JOHN 4 AND I'M
  • 00:37:00.290 --> 00:37:04.220
  • GOING TO READ THIS TO YOU AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE THE
  • 00:37:04.230 --> 00:37:07.240
  • MOST OF OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER. AND I'M GOING TO KIND OF TAKE
  • 00:37:07.250 --> 00:37:10.200
  • YOU ON A JOHN JOURNEY IF THAT'S OKAY. NOW JOHN, IF YOU KNOW
  • 00:37:10.210 --> 00:37:13.100
  • JOHN, JOHN THE BELOVED; JOHN, ONE OF THE 12. JOHN IS THE GUY
  • 00:37:13.110 --> 00:37:16.230
  • WHO NICKNAMES HIMSELF OF ALL THE 12 DISCIPLES, HE NICKNAMES
  • 00:37:16.240 --> 00:37:19.180
  • HIMSELF. HE'S THE SELF-PROCLAIMED #1 RANKED
  • 00:37:19.190 --> 00:37:22.170
  • DISCIPLE. HE'S THE DISCIPLE THAT JESUS LOVES. HE, LITERALLY,
  • 00:37:22.180 --> 00:37:26.010
  • NAMED HIMSELF; I AM JESUS' FAVORITE DISCIPLE. I'M HIS GUY.
  • 00:37:26.020 --> 00:37:30.110
  • I'M THE GUY. SO JOHN WRITES FROM A REAL RELATIONAL, LIKE, IF YOU
  • 00:37:30.120 --> 00:37:34.210
  • ARE A ROMANTIC, IF YOU LIKE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, IF YOU'RE
  • 00:37:34.220 --> 00:37:37.150
  • SUPER, LIKE, TOUCHY-FEELY, IF YOU'RE LOVE LANGUAGE IS TOUCH,
  • 00:37:37.160 --> 00:37:40.100
  • YOU'RE GOING TO REALLY ENJOY THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. OKAY? JOHN IS
  • 00:37:40.110 --> 00:37:43.210
  • THE GUY WHO LEANS ON JESUS, AND HE'S KIND OF A CLINGER, OKAY. SO
  • 00:37:43.220 --> 00:37:48.210
  • THAT'S JOHN. AND SO HE WRITES THE BOOK OF JOHN FROM THAT
  • 00:37:48.220 --> 00:37:51.250
  • PERSPECTIVE. IT'S VERY RELATIONTIONAL. JOHN SEEMS TO
  • 00:37:51.260 --> 00:37:54.130
  • INVITE US INTO THE SAME RELATIONSHIP HE SEEMED TO ENJOY
  • 00:37:54.140 --> 00:37:57.240
  • WITH JESUS. BY HIS WRITINGS, HE INVITES HIS LISTENERS AND THE
  • 00:37:57.250 --> 00:38:02.100
  • READERS TO ENJOY THAT SAME RELATIONSHIP. AND SO I WANT TO
  • 00:38:02.110 --> 00:38:06.000
  • TALK AGAIN ABOUT HOW DO YOU RECOVER OR HOW DO YOU FIND YOUR
  • 00:38:06.010 --> 00:38:13.090
  • VOICE? I WOKE UP THIS MORNING, LIKE I'M SURE YOU WOKE UP THIS
  • 00:38:13.100 --> 00:38:17.150
  • MORNING, URGENTLY AWARE OF THE STATE OF OUR COUNTRY. THERE ARE
  • 00:38:17.160 --> 00:38:23.000
  • PEOPLE WHO ARE, LITERALLY, BEING MURDERED BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF
  • 00:38:23.010 --> 00:38:28.180
  • THEIR SKIN AT TIMES. AND I AM PRO-PEOPLE, AND I AM PRO-AFRICAN
  • 00:38:28.190 --> 00:38:33.130
  • AMERICAN, AND I AM PRO-POLICE, BUT I AM NOT PRO-MURDER AND
  • 00:38:33.140 --> 00:38:36.120
  • INJUSTICE AND INEQUALITY IN THIS COUNTRY. WE STAND IN PECULIAR
  • 00:38:36.130 --> 00:38:41.130
  • TIMES, IN PAINFUL TIMES, IN CRITICAL TIMES. AND WHAT WE NEED
  • 00:38:41.140 --> 00:38:45.260
  • IS NOT REDUNDANCY. AND WHAT WE NEED IS NOT ECHOS AND WHAT WE
  • 00:38:45.270 --> 00:38:50.140
  • NEED IS NOT EVERYONE JUST SHINING THE LIGHT ON THE
  • 00:38:50.150 --> 00:38:53.050
  • PROBLEM, WE NEED SOME VOICES WHO HAVE SOLUTIONS SO THAT WE CAN
  • 00:38:53.060 --> 00:38:58.050
  • MAKE PROGRESS AND BRING HEALING TO OUR LAND. SO THIS IS NOT
  • 00:38:58.060 --> 00:39:03.150
  • ABOUT YOU JUST HAVING A COOL CAREER AND HAVING A LOT OF MONEY
  • 00:39:03.160 --> 00:39:06.290
  • IN YOUR CHECKINGS AND SAVINGS ACCOUNT, AND HAVING A SPOUSE AND
  • 00:39:07.000 --> 00:39:10.260
  • KIDS. THIS IS ACTUALLY ABOUT SAVING HUMANITY, WHICH IS THE
  • 00:39:10.270 --> 00:39:15.130
  • BIG IDEA ANYWAY AROUND JESUS. RIGHT? SO YOU RECOVERING YOUR
  • 00:39:15.140 --> 00:39:19.270
  • VOICE MIGHT BE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH FOR OUR COUNTRY OR FOR
  • 00:39:19.280 --> 00:39:24.230
  • THE COUNTRY YOU ARE A PART OF. SO I WANT TO GO TO JOHN 4 AND
  • 00:39:24.240 --> 00:39:28.240
  • HERE'S THE SETTING. I'M GOING TO TRY TO MAKE QUICK WORK OF THIS.
  • 00:39:28.250 --> 00:39:31.030
  • JOHN 4, JESUS IS NOW, THERE'S A BIT OF A DISCREPANCY AND A DRAMA
  • 00:39:31.040 --> 00:39:36.030
  • HAS BROKEN OUT. IN FACT, LET'S READ JOHN 4:1, IT SAYS NOW WHEN
  • 00:39:36.040 --> 00:39:39.150
  • JESUS LEARNED THAT THE PHARISEES HAD HEARD THAT JESUS WAS MAKING
  • 00:39:39.160 --> 00:39:42.120
  • AND BAPTIZING MORE DISCIPLES, AND JOHN, ALTHOUGH JESUS,
  • 00:39:42.130 --> 00:39:45.070
  • HIMSELF, DID NOT BAPTIZE BUT ONLY HIS DISCIPLES, HE LEFT
  • 00:39:45.080 --> 00:39:47.120
  • JUDEA AND DEPARTED AGAIN FOR GALILEE. SO JESUS IS MAKING A
  • 00:39:47.130 --> 00:39:53.270
  • TRIP. HE'S GOING TO GO FROM JUDEA TO GALILEE AND HE'S GOING
  • 00:39:53.280 --> 00:39:58.020
  • TO TAKE HIS 12 DISCIPLES WITH HIM. WE BELIEVE THESE 12
  • 00:39:58.030 --> 00:40:01.010
  • DISCIPLES ARE ALL JEWISH, OR AT THE VERY LEAST THEY WERE ALL
  • 00:40:01.020 --> 00:40:04.040
  • RAISED WITH A JEWISH PARADIGM AND A JEWISH MINDSET, WHICH
  • 00:40:04.050 --> 00:40:07.290
  • TAUGHT THEM THAT SAMARIA, A TOWN CALLED SAMARIA, FILLED WITH
  • 00:40:08.000 --> 00:40:12.000
  • SAMARITANS WAS TO BE AVOIDED AT ALL TIMES, AT ALL COSTS, FOR ANY
  • 00:40:12.010 --> 00:40:17.000
  • WELL RESPECTED JEW. JESUS, THE JEWISH MESSIAH, I LOVE JESUS
  • 00:40:17.010 --> 00:40:22.220
  • BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE JESUS ARE SO COOL, HE'S SO COMPASSIONATE,
  • 00:40:22.230 --> 00:40:25.070
  • HE'S SO KIND, HE'S SO LOVING. BUT JESUS IS SOCIALLY
  • 00:40:25.080 --> 00:40:27.270
  • FRUSTRATING. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT ABOUT JESUS. AND
  • 00:40:27.280 --> 00:40:30.240
  • IF YOU EVER FEEL SOCIALLY AWKWARD, YOU'RE PROBABLY
  • 00:40:30.250 --> 00:40:32.260
  • FOLLOWING JESUS. [LAUGHTER] BECAUSE THIS IS JESUS. LIKE,
  • 00:40:32.270 --> 00:40:36.170
  • JESUS' CAMPAIGN WAS GOING SO WELL, THEY LITERALLY WERE GOING
  • 00:40:36.180 --> 00:40:39.080
  • TO MAKE HIM THE NOMINEE FOR THE PARTICULAR PARTY. I MEAN, HE WAS
  • 00:40:39.090 --> 00:40:42.130
  • THE GUY UNTIL HE STARTED TO TELL HIS AUDIENCE YOU NEED TO DRINK
  • 00:40:42.140 --> 00:40:45.230
  • MY BLOOD AND EAT MY FLESH. OKAY? IT WAS ABOUT AT THAT POINT THAT
  • 00:40:45.240 --> 00:40:49.130
  • ALL PARTIES RENEGED AND PUT A LITTLE SPACE BETWEEN THEM AND
  • 00:40:49.140 --> 00:40:53.190
  • JESUS. OKAY? SO JESUS DOES SOCIALLY FRUSTRATING THINGS SUCH
  • 00:40:53.200 --> 00:40:57.260
  • AS THIS MOMENT: HE TELLS HIS 12 GUYS, I'M SURE, WE NEED TO GO
  • 00:40:57.270 --> 00:41:03.000
  • FROM HERE, JUDEA, AND TO GALILEE. I'M SURE THE GUYS WOULD
  • 00:41:03.010 --> 00:41:06.180
  • HAVE SAID, OKAY, LET'S GO. LIKE, WE KNOW THAT ROAD. WE KNOW THAT
  • 00:41:06.190 --> 00:41:09.180
  • HIGHWAY. WE KNOW THAT FREEWAY. AND YET JESUS GOES, NO, WE'RE
  • 00:41:09.190 --> 00:41:13.080
  • NOT GOING TO GO THE WAY THAT ALL THE JEWS TRAVEL, WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:41:13.090 --> 00:41:17.190
  • GO A DIFFERENT ROUTE; A MORE DIRECT ROUTE, IRONICALLY. WE'RE
  • 00:41:17.200 --> 00:41:21.070
  • GOING TO TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE AND WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH
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  • SAMARIA. ALL 12 GUYS MUST HAVE SUCKED AIR. THROUGH SAMARIA? DAD
  • 00:41:23.220 --> 00:41:27.180
  • AND MOM SAID NO! WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO! THOSE PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:41:27.190 --> 00:41:31.190
  • MEAN AND UGLY AND DIRTY AND UNCLEAN AND THEY HAVE NO PART IN
  • 00:41:31.200 --> 00:41:34.130
  • GOD'S PLAN. AND HE SAYS, NO, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO SAMARIA. BY
  • 00:41:34.140 --> 00:41:38.010
  • THE TIME THEY GET TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF SAMARIA THEY FALL
  • 00:41:38.020 --> 00:41:40.080
  • UPON A WELL. A WELL THAT HAS INCREDIBLE HEBREW HISTORY WE
  • 00:41:40.090 --> 00:41:42.110
  • WON'T GET INTO THIS MORNING. AND THERE AT THIS WELL, JESUS SITS
  • 00:41:42.120 --> 00:41:45.220
  • DOWN. AND HE TELLS HIS BOYS, I WANT YOU TO GO ON AN ERRAND. I
  • 00:41:45.230 --> 00:41:48.150
  • WANT YOU TO GO GET SOME LUNCH, SOME POPCORN, SOME CHEESE
  • 00:41:48.160 --> 00:41:50.190
  • SANDWICHES, WHATEVER, HUMUS, PITA, GO GET SOME LUNCH. OKAY?
  • 00:41:50.200 --> 00:41:53.070
  • AND WHILE THEY'RE EXITING THE SCENE, A WOMAN ENTERS THE SCENE.
  • 00:41:53.080 --> 00:41:59.240
  • AND THIS IS KIND OF THE FRAMEWORK I'D LIKE TO USE TO TRY
  • 00:41:59.250 --> 00:42:04.040
  • TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD IS AIDING
  • 00:42:04.050 --> 00:42:08.280
  • US IN RECOVERING OUR VOICE, AND BEING WHO HE HAS CALLED US TO
  • 00:42:08.290 --> 00:42:12.140
  • BE. SHE APPROACHES THE WELL, AND THINGS BEGIN TO UNFOLD. JESUS
  • 00:42:12.150 --> 00:42:16.200
  • SAYS CAN I HAVE A DRINK? SHE'S, LIKE, EXCUSE ME, I KNOW YOU'RE
  • 00:42:16.210 --> 00:42:18.270
  • NOT TALKIN' TO ME. LOOK AT ME. I DO NOT LOOK LIKE YOU. I AM A
  • 00:42:18.280 --> 00:42:21.020
  • SAMARITAN WOMAN, YOU ARE A JEWISH MAN. THINK IT THROUGH FOR
  • 00:42:21.030 --> 00:42:23.120
  • A SECOND. AND JESUS IS, LIKE, THE TRUTH IS, IF YOU KNEW WHO I
  • 00:42:23.130 --> 00:42:25.210
  • WAS, YOU'D ASK ME FOR A DRINK OF WATER AND I WOULD GIVE YOU A
  • 00:42:25.220 --> 00:42:28.010
  • DRINK OF WATER AND YOU WOULD NEVER THIRST AGAIN. SHE'S, LIKE,
  • 00:42:28.020 --> 00:42:30.020
  • EXCUSE ME, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? FOR REAL? SHE'S LIKE, FINE,
  • 00:42:30.030 --> 00:42:32.290
  • THEN GIVE ME A DRINK. AND HE'S, LIKE, WELL, THEN CALL YOUR
  • 00:42:33.000 --> 00:42:35.210
  • HUSBAND. SHE'S LIKE I DON'T HAVE A HUSBAND. HE'S, LIKE, YOU DON'T
  • 00:42:35.220 --> 00:42:38.020
  • HAVE A HUSBAND, YOU HAVE 5 HUSBANDS AND THE GUY LIVING WITH
  • 00:42:38.030 --> 00:42:39.230
  • YOU NOW AIN'T YOUR HUSBAND. AND SHE'S, LIKE, SO YOU, LIKE, ARE
  • 00:42:39.240 --> 00:42:43.160
  • PROPHETIC. AND HE'S, LIKE, YEAH, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SOMETHING
  • 00:42:43.170 --> 00:42:45.220
  • LIKE THAT. I'M KIND OF "THE" PROPHET TO BE HONEST. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:42:45.230 --> 00:42:50.040
  • AND SO SHE USES A DIVERSION TACTIC, WHICH BASICALLY MEANS
  • 00:42:50.050 --> 00:42:52.200
  • WHEN JESUS MOVES INTO YOUR CULDESAC AND STARTS DEALING WITH
  • 00:42:52.210 --> 00:42:55.050
  • YOUR REAL ISSUES, THAT'S WHEN WE BRING UP THEOLOGICAL ISSUES, I
  • 00:42:55.060 --> 00:42:57.150
  • WAS A YOUTH PASTOR FOR 10 YEARS, I WORK WITH COLLEGE GUYS. IT'S
  • 00:42:57.160 --> 00:42:59.280
  • SO AWESOME. I'M, LIKE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING LATE AT NIGHT ON THE
  • 00:42:59.290 --> 00:43:02.150
  • INTERNET? THEY'RE, LIKE, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT CALVINISM AND
  • 00:43:02.160 --> 00:43:04.280
  • ARMINIANISM. I'M LIKE NO YOU DON'T, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT
  • 00:43:04.290 --> 00:43:06.230
  • YOUR PORN ADDICTION. BUT THAT'S BESIDE THE POINT! OKAY? SO THIS
  • 00:43:06.240 --> 00:43:09.240
  • IS A DIVERSION TACTIC THAT I HAVE SEEN FOR MANY, MANY YEARS
  • 00:43:09.250 --> 00:43:12.210
  • IN THE COMMUNITY. OKAY? SO, SHE'S LIKE, WOAH, YOU'RE TALKING
  • 00:43:12.220 --> 00:43:15.220
  • ABOUT MY ISSUES, MY FAILED MARRIAGES. WAIT A MINUTE, LET'S
  • 00:43:15.230 --> 00:43:18.120
  • TALK ABOUT WORSHIP. IF I WAS JESUS, I WOULD BE, LIKE, I KNOW
  • 00:43:18.130 --> 00:43:21.140
  • WHAT YOU'RE DOING. I'M NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT WORSHIP, I'M GOING
  • 00:43:21.150 --> 00:43:23.160
  • TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. BUT JESUS IS, LIKE, OKAY, SO HE
  • 00:43:23.170 --> 00:43:25.290
  • CROSSES EVERY T AND DOTS EVERY I ON THE SUBJECT OF WORSHIP. AND I
  • 00:43:26.000 --> 00:43:28.220
  • LOVE THIS PART CAUSE SHE'S SO NORMAL; SHE'S, LIKE, WELL, YOU
  • 00:43:28.230 --> 00:43:31.230
  • EVER TALK TO SOMEBODY SO SMART, YOU'RE LIKE, WELL, I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:43:31.240 --> 00:43:34.120
  • ALL ABOUT THAT, BUDDY. OKAY? [LAUGHTER] START KIND OF MAKING
  • 00:43:34.130 --> 00:43:37.280
  • FUN OF THEM CAUSE THEY'RE SO SMART AND YOU'RE NOT. OKAY,
  • 00:43:37.290 --> 00:43:41.140
  • SMARTIE PANTS! [LAUGTHER] SO SHE'S, LIKE, OKAY WELL, I DON'T
  • 00:43:41.150 --> 00:43:45.280
  • KNOW ABOUT ALL THAT, BUT A MESSIAH IS COMING. AND HE'S,
  • 00:43:45.290 --> 00:43:48.200
  • LIKE, TADA! THAT'S ME! [LAUGHTER] RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT,
  • 00:43:48.210 --> 00:43:54.260
  • THE 12 GUYS ARE BACK WITH LUNCH. AND THEY'RE BESIDE THEMSELVES
  • 00:43:54.270 --> 00:43:57.260
  • THAT JESUS IS HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH A SAMARITAN
  • 00:43:57.270 --> 00:44:00.190
  • WOMAN WHO IS A WOMAN OF THE NIGHT. I HEARD ONE PREACHER
  • 00:44:00.200 --> 00:44:04.070
  • DESCRIBE HER AS A LOOSE WOMAN. [LAUGHTER] WHAT IS THIS? 1984?
  • 00:44:04.080 --> 00:44:09.260
  • [LAUGHTER] SO SHE SEES THE 12 GUYS WHO ARE STEEPED IN
  • 00:44:09.270 --> 00:44:17.230
  • PREJUDICE AND BIGOTRY, RACISM, AND SHE'S LIKE, I LIKE THIS
  • 00:44:17.240 --> 00:44:20.280
  • JEWISH GUY, HE'S NICE. I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THEM. SO SHE RUNS
  • 00:44:20.290 --> 00:44:24.030
  • INTO TOWN. AND WHAT DOES SHE DO IN TOWN? SHE SAYS THIS, LOOK AT
  • 00:44:24.040 --> 00:44:28.070
  • VERSE 27 IN JOHN 4. JUST THEN THE DISCIPLES CAME BACK, THEY
  • 00:44:28.080 --> 00:44:30.260
  • MARVELED HE WAS TALKING WITH A WOMAN, BUT NO ONE HAD THE GUTS,
  • 00:44:30.270 --> 00:44:32.270
  • OR THE COURAGE, OR THE GUMPTION TO SAY WHAT DO YOU SEEK, OR WHY
  • 00:44:32.280 --> 00:44:34.260
  • ARE YOU TALKING WITH HER? SO THE WOMAN LEFT HER WATER JAR, WHICH
  • 00:44:34.270 --> 00:44:38.150
  • DESCRIBES HERE HASTE, WENT INTO TOWN AND HERE WAS HER TESTIMONY.
  • 00:44:38.160 --> 00:44:43.090
  • LISTEN TO HER NOW, COME, SEE A MAN WHO TOLD ME ALL THAT EVER
  • 00:44:43.100 --> 00:44:49.090
  • DID! I LOVE THIS PART BECAUSE WHEN WE READ OUR BIBLE
  • 00:44:49.100 --> 00:44:51.180
  • SOMETIMES, WE'RE LIKE, OH ISN'T THAT COOL. SHE RAN INTO TOWN
  • 00:44:51.190 --> 00:44:54.250
  • TALKING ABOUT COME SEE A MAN WHO TOLD ME EVERYTHING I EVER DID.
  • 00:44:54.260 --> 00:44:58.150
  • OH, THAT'S SO COOL. THAT'S NOT COOL. THAT'S CONFUSING.
  • 00:44:58.160 --> 00:45:01.230
  • [LAUGHTER] WHO RUNS INTO TOWN, BY THE WAY, DID JESUS TELL HER
  • 00:45:01.240 --> 00:45:07.290
  • EVERYTHING SHE EVER DID. NO, THAT'S THE FEELING SHE GOT. BUT
  • 00:45:08.000 --> 00:45:11.110
  • JESUS ONLY TOLD HER THE DUMB STUFF SHE DID. [LAUGHTER] IT WAS
  • 00:45:11.120 --> 00:45:16.210
  • A 6 POINT LIST. 1ST MARRIAGE, 2ND MARRIAGE, 3RD MARRIAGE, 4TH
  • 00:45:16.220 --> 00:45:21.210
  • MARRIAGE, 5TH MARRIAGE, 6TH IT'S NOT A MARRIAGE. NOW THINK ABOUT
  • 00:45:21.220 --> 00:45:26.210
  • THIS FOR A SECOND, AND SHE'S LIKE, WOW! AND RUNS INTO TOWN
  • 00:45:26.220 --> 00:45:32.100
  • TALKING ABOUT COME SEE A GUY WHO AIRED ALL MY DIRTY LAUNDRY. HE'S
  • 00:45:32.110 --> 00:45:38.170
  • THE BEST! [LAUGHTER] I'M CONFUSED. ARE YOU CONFUSED? ME,
  • 00:45:38.180 --> 00:45:46.030
  • LIKE, I THOUGHT JESUS WOULD BE, LIKE, HEY, I KNOW STUFF BUT I'M
  • 00:45:46.040 --> 00:45:48.130
  • NOT GOING TO SAY STUFF BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND I'M JUST GOING TO
  • 00:45:48.140 --> 00:45:52.190
  • SAY THAT I FORGIVE YOU AND IT'S AMAZING. AND I SEE THIS WOMAN
  • 00:45:52.200 --> 00:45:53.290
  • RUNNING INTO TOWN GOING, COME SEE A GUY, WHO MAYBE KNOWS SOME
  • 00:45:54.000 --> 00:45:55.290
  • STUFF BUT WON'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT MY STUFF BECAUSE HE LOVES
  • 00:45:56.000 --> 00:45:58.010
  • ME SO MUCH, AND HE'S INCREDIBLE AND YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE HIM
  • 00:45:58.020 --> 00:46:00.030
  • TOO. AND HE'LL TOTALLY SKIM OVER YOUR STUFF AND PRETEND LIKE THAT
  • 00:46:00.040 --> 00:46:02.190
  • STUFF NEVER HAPPENED BECAUSE HE'S SO GRACIOUS AND SO KIND AND
  • 00:46:02.200 --> 00:46:04.170
  • SO FORGIVING. SO DO YOU WANT TO COME MEET HIM? BUT SHE SAYS COME
  • 00:46:04.180 --> 00:46:08.090
  • SEE A MAN WHO TOLD ME EVERYTHING I EVER DID. AND YET THERE SEEMS
  • 00:46:08.100 --> 00:46:12.090
  • TO BE A SKIP IN HER STEP AND A SPARKLE IN HER EYE. SHE SEEMS TO
  • 00:46:12.100 --> 00:46:16.190
  • HAVE ENCOUNTERED FULL TRUTH, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY
  • 00:46:16.200 --> 00:46:21.090
  • EXPERIENCING TOTAL AND COMPLETE GRACE. THAT'S WHY JOHN 1, AND
  • 00:46:21.100 --> 00:46:25.180
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REALLY ENCOUNTER JESUS, JOHN 1
  • 00:46:25.190 --> 00:46:28.050
  • SAYS, AND JESUS CAME AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT
  • 00:46:28.060 --> 00:46:32.010
  • AMONG US. MOVED INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. EUGENE PETERSON
  • 00:46:32.020 --> 00:46:34.040
  • SAYS, AND IT SAYS IN JOHN 1:16, OR I THINK IT MIGHT BE 17 OR IT
  • 00:46:34.050 --> 00:46:38.170
  • COULD BE 15, WHO KNOWS, [LAUGHTER] AND HE WAS FULL, LOOK
  • 00:46:38.180 --> 00:46:43.200
  • AT THAT WORD, HE WAS FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH. HE WAS FULL OF
  • 00:46:43.210 --> 00:46:47.190
  • GRACE AND TRUTH. I THINK IT'S VERSE 16 GUYS, OR VERSE 17,
  • 00:46:47.200 --> 00:46:56.090
  • LET'S KEEP GOING ON, SEE WHAT WE RUN INTO HERE, VERSE 16, THERE
  • 00:46:56.100 --> 00:47:00.110
  • IT IS, AND FROM HIS FULLNESS, HIS ESSENCE, WE'VE ALL RECEIVED
  • 00:47:00.120 --> 00:47:04.070
  • GRACE UPON GRACE. BY THE WAY, YOU CAN'T ACTUALLY, IN THE
  • 00:47:04.080 --> 00:47:06.230
  • ORIGINAL LANGUAGE, PUT A PERIOD ON JOHN 1:16, YOU CAN'T PUT A
  • 00:47:06.240 --> 00:47:09.100
  • PERIOD THERE. IT'S GRACE UPON GRACE UPON GRACE UPON GRACE UPON
  • 00:47:09.110 --> 00:47:11.190
  • GRACE UPON GRACE. THAT'S THE ACTUAL LANGUAGE. VERSE 17, AND
  • 00:47:11.200 --> 00:47:13.290
  • CHECK THIS OUT, AND THE LAW WAS GIVEN THROUGH MOSES, GRACE AND
  • 00:47:14.000 --> 00:47:16.190
  • TRUTH CAME. SO MOSES WAS A DISPENSER AND A CARRIER OF THE
  • 00:47:16.200 --> 00:47:20.030
  • LAW. JESUS IS GRACE AND TRUTH. RIGHT? SO GRACE AND TRUTH CAME
  • 00:47:20.040 --> 00:47:24.150
  • THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE NEW
  • 00:47:24.160 --> 00:47:28.110
  • DISPENSATION. THAT IS THE NEW COVENANT, AND I TRUST THAT I'M
  • 00:47:28.120 --> 00:47:31.050
  • SPEAKING TO MOST BELIEVERS HERE THIS MORNING, SO IF YOU JUST
  • 00:47:31.060 --> 00:47:33.250
  • BEAR WITH ME AND WE'LL JUST KIND OF HAVE A MOMENT ABOUT OUR
  • 00:47:33.260 --> 00:47:35.250
  • SCRIPTURE AND OUR STORY AND OUR NARRATIVE THAT CAN BE EASILY
  • 00:47:35.260 --> 00:47:38.010
  • MISCONSTRUED AND MISUNDERSTOOD AND LEAD YOU TO A MISAPPROPRIATE
  • 00:47:38.020 --> 00:47:42.270
  • TRUTH. GRACE AND TRUTH NOW HAVE COME TOGETHER AND KISSED IN
  • 00:47:42.280 --> 00:47:47.170
  • JESUS AND THEY SHALL NEVER BE SEPARATED AGAIN. GRACE AND TRUTH
  • 00:47:47.180 --> 00:47:51.270
  • HAVE BEEN MARRIED. THEY ARE NO LONGER OPPONENTS. SOME PEOPLE
  • 00:47:51.280 --> 00:47:55.150
  • RUN AROUND TALKING ABOUT I'M A GRACE GUY, OR I'M A TRUTH GUY.
  • 00:47:55.160 --> 00:47:58.130
  • SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT I'M GOING TO TAKE THE LEFT SIDE OF
  • 00:47:58.140 --> 00:48:01.050
  • JESUS, AND YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE THE RIGHT SIDE OF JESUS. I WANT
  • 00:48:01.060 --> 00:48:04.040
  • THE LEFT HAND OF JESUS, YOU TAKE THE RIGHT ANKLE OF JESUS. YOU
  • 00:48:04.050 --> 00:48:06.010
  • CAN NO MORE SEPARATE GRACE AND TRUTH THAN YOU CAN SEPARATE
  • 00:48:06.020 --> 00:48:10.010
  • JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH. GRACE AND TRUTH ARE NOW TOGETHER.
  • 00:48:10.020 --> 00:48:15.170
  • FULLY GRACE AND FULLY TRUTH. AND THAT IS WHY THE WOMAN AT THE
  • 00:48:15.180 --> 00:48:18.270
  • WELL, WHEN SHE EXPERIENCED FULL TRUTH, THERE WAS ALSO FULL
  • 00:48:18.280 --> 00:48:23.290
  • GRACE. AND SO SHE RUNS INTO TOWN TALKING ABOUT HE TOLD ME
  • 00:48:24.000 --> 00:48:28.150
  • EVERYTHING I'VE EVER DONE, SPECIFICALLY THE DUMB STUFF, AND
  • 00:48:28.160 --> 00:48:31.120
  • I FEEL HOPE, AND I FEEL FAITH, AND I FEEL LIKE I'M NOT GOING TO
  • 00:48:31.130 --> 00:48:37.150
  • BE ANOTHER STATISTIC. AND I'M NOT GOING TO REPEAT THE SAME
  • 00:48:37.160 --> 00:48:41.010
  • HISTORICAL PROPENSITIES OF MY MOM OR MY DAD BECAUSE I HAVE
  • 00:48:41.020 --> 00:48:45.180
  • ENCOUNTERED THE FULLNESS OF GRACE AND TRUTH. GRACE AND TRUTH
  • 00:48:45.190 --> 00:48:51.180
  • WILL NEVER BE APART AGAIN. IN FACT, I WILL DARE YOU IN YOUR
  • 00:48:51.190 --> 00:48:55.130
  • READING OF THE NEW COVENANT AND THE TESTIMENT THAT WHEN YOU SEE
  • 00:48:55.140 --> 00:48:58.270
  • TRUTH AND WHEN YOU SEE GRACE, EVEN BY THEMSELVES THAT YOU
  • 00:48:58.280 --> 00:49:01.290
  • SHOULD ASSUME IN THE FULLNESS OF JESUS, IT IS BOTH GRACE AND
  • 00:49:02.000 --> 00:49:04.180
  • TRUTH. WHEN JOHN WRITES AND THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE, HE'S
  • 00:49:04.190 --> 00:49:08.250
  • TALKING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO IS FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH. HE'S
  • 00:49:08.260 --> 00:49:12.110
  • NOT TALKING ABOUT KEEPING IT REAL. IF WE COULD JUST KEEP IT
  • 00:49:12.120 --> 00:49:14.140
  • REAL, WE CAN KEEP EACH OTHER FREE. HEY, MAN, YOU'VE GOT A
  • 00:49:14.150 --> 00:49:16.170
  • PROBLEM, YOU'VE GOT ISSUES. YOU NEED TO FIX IT. YOU NEED TO WORK
  • 00:49:16.180 --> 00:49:19.140
  • ON IT. YEAH, I'M KEEPIN' IT REAL. WHAT ARE YOU? I'M A
  • 00:49:19.150 --> 00:49:21.170
  • CHRISTIAN. [LAUGHTER] THAT'S NOT THE MESSAGE. THAT'S NOT JESUS.
  • 00:49:21.180 --> 00:49:30.090
  • IT'S THE FULLNESS OF GRACE AND TRUTH. THEY ARE NOT OPPONENTS.
  • 00:49:30.100 --> 00:49:35.130
  • THEY ARE ON THE SAME SIDE IN THE SAME PERSON. THE TRUTH IS, THE
  • 00:49:35.140 --> 00:49:40.150
  • TRUTH IS. WHAT IS GRACE WITHOUT TRUTH? IT'S GREASE. IT'S SLEEZY.
  • 00:49:40.160 --> 00:49:47.280
  • IT'S DIRTY. AND YOU KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS? THE ULTIMATE
  • 00:49:47.290 --> 00:49:50.220
  • TRANSCENDENT TRUTH IN THE UNIVERSE? IT IS THE GRACE, THE
  • 00:49:50.230 --> 00:49:54.020
  • GIFT OF GRACE IN THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST. GRACE AND TRUTH
  • 00:49:54.030 --> 00:49:58.240
  • HAVE BEEN FOREVER BROUGHT TOGETHER. THEY HAVE KISSED AND
  • 00:49:58.250 --> 00:50:02.070
  • THEY HAVE NOW FOUND FULL EXPRESSION IN THE PERSON OF
  • 00:50:02.080 --> 00:50:06.160
  • JESUS. I WANT TO TAKE YOU, BECAUSE AT THIS POINT, WHERE I
  • 00:50:06.170 --> 00:50:12.190
  • COULD LAND THIS IS JUST TO SAY THIS, IN RECOVERING YOUR VOICE,
  • 00:50:12.200 --> 00:50:16.000
  • IN OTHER WORDS, BEING WHO YOU REALLY ARE, HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED
  • 00:50:16.010 --> 00:50:18.140
  • TO ARRANGE. YOU NEED TO ARRANGE FOR JESUS TO MEET YOU AT YOUR
  • 00:50:18.150 --> 00:50:23.120
  • PARTICULAR WELL. WHAT YOU NEED IS TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH
  • 00:50:23.130 --> 00:50:27.060
  • JESUS, LIKE, WHERE YOU REALLY ARE. OKAY, SO IF YOU COULD SET
  • 00:50:27.070 --> 00:50:32.220
  • UP AN APPOINTMENT, IF YOU COULD REACH OUT TO HIM, SEND HIM AN
  • 00:50:32.230 --> 00:50:35.150
  • EMAIL, IT WOULD BEHOOVE YOU, IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE NOT BEEN
  • 00:50:35.160 --> 00:50:40.020
  • ABLE TO BE WHO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE. THE APPLICATION IS
  • 00:50:40.030 --> 00:50:45.140
  • SIMPLE. WE ALL NEED JESUS TO MEET US AT OUR WELL, THAT'S THE
  • 00:50:45.150 --> 00:50:47.210
  • BOTTOM LINE. BUT OF COURSE WE UNDERSTAND THAT PHYSICAL,
  • 00:50:47.220 --> 00:50:51.040
  • VISIBLE, TANGIBLE, MANIFESTED JESUS HAS NOW LEVITATED INTO THE
  • 00:50:51.050 --> 00:50:54.000
  • CLOUDS. AND WE WILL NOT SEE HIM AGAIN UNTIL HE RETURNS ON A
  • 00:50:54.010 --> 00:50:57.050
  • WHITE HORSE WITH A TATOO, OF ALL THINGS. [LAUGHTER] THAT RUINS A
  • 00:50:57.060 --> 00:51:04.270
  • BUNCH OF STEOLOGY. AND I STILL THINK TATOOS ARE EVIL AND YOU'RE
  • 00:51:04.280 --> 00:51:07.140
  • GOING TO HELL, BUT [LAUGHTER] POPULAR THINGS TO SAY IN
  • 00:51:07.150 --> 00:51:11.290
  • DOWNTOWN L.A. YOU KNOW? WE'RE WINNING PEOPLE! [LAUGHTER] BUT
  • 00:51:12.000 --> 00:51:18.030
  • WE CAN'T DO THAT, CAN WE? AND JESUS KNEW THAT. IN FACT, HE
  • 00:51:18.040 --> 00:51:22.260
  • SAID RIGHT BEFORE HE LEVITATED INTO THE CLOUDS OUT OF THE SIGHT
  • 00:51:22.270 --> 00:51:25.090
  • OF THE PEOPLE STANDING THERE WATCHING, LIKE, WHOAH, HE'S,
  • 00:51:25.100 --> 00:51:27.130
  • LIKE, IT'S GOOD THAT I GO BECAUSE I'M GOING TO SEND YOU MY
  • 00:51:27.140 --> 00:51:30.250
  • SPIRIT. HE CALLS HIM HELPER. HE CALLS HIM FRIEND. WHO IS THE
  • 00:51:30.260 --> 00:51:34.190
  • HOLY SPIRIT? HE IS THE SPIRIT OF JESUS. AND HE COMES NOT TO SPEAK
  • 00:51:34.200 --> 00:51:38.060
  • OF HIMSELF BUT HE COMES TO SPEAK OF JESUS, JOHN 16 TELLS US. AND
  • 00:51:38.070 --> 00:51:40.220
  • HE SAYS HE WILL, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH. NOW I WANT
  • 00:51:40.230 --> 00:51:46.260
  • TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING THAT IS TRUE ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF JESUS.
  • 00:51:46.270 --> 00:51:49.200
  • THOUGH YOU CANNOT MEET JESUS AS YOUR PARTICULAR CAFÉ OR WELL, OR
  • 00:51:49.210 --> 00:51:53.220
  • LOCKER ROOM, OR LIVING ROOM, YOU CAN ENCOUNTER THE SPIRIT OF
  • 00:51:53.230 --> 00:51:58.020
  • JESUS CONSISTENTLY IN YOUR LIFE. AND I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT
  • 00:51:58.030 --> 00:52:03.170
  • HAPPENS WHEN YOU MEET THE SPIRIT OF JESUS AT YOUR WELL. HERE'S
  • 00:52:03.180 --> 00:52:08.060
  • WHAT HAPPENS, LOOK AT JOHN 16, AND I THINK IT'S ONE OF THOSE
  • 00:52:08.070 --> 00:52:13.070
  • VERSES IN JOHN 16 THAT I GAVE, THERE IT IS, THERE IT IS, I'M
  • 00:52:13.080 --> 00:52:17.170
  • GREAT WITH NUMBERS. [LAUGHTER] NEVERTHELESS, JESUS SAYS, I TELL
  • 00:52:17.180 --> 00:52:22.070
  • YOU THE TRUTH. IT IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE THAT I GO AWAY, FOR IF
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  • I DO NOT GO AWAY THE HELPER WILL NOT COME TO YOU. BUT IF I GO, I
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  • WILL SEND HIM TO YOU. HERE HE COMES, THE HELPER. AND WHEN HE
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  • COMES HE WILL CONVICT. OKAY, SO HERE'S WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO,
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  • WHEN HE COMES, AND HE HAS COME, HE HAS COME, HE WILL CONVICT THE
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  • WORLD CONCERNING SIN. NOTICE, IT'S NOT PLURAL, IT'S SINGULAR,
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  • SIN. SIN. THE ONE SIN. THE ONE SIN. WHICH IS WHAT? THE GREAT
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  • SIN. IT'S NOT RECEIVING THE FREE GIFT OF JESUS CHRIST. JUST ONE
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  • SIN. AND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUDGEMENT. GOING ON, VERSE 9,
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  • CONCERNING SIN, BECAUSE THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN ME. THAT'S THE
  • 00:52:51.250 --> 00:52:54.240
  • GREAT SIN OF THE WORLD. THEY JUST DON'T ACCEPT THE FREE GIFT
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  • OF JESUS. JESUS SAYS UNLESS YOU BECOME LIKE A LITTLE CHILD
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  • YOU'LL NEVER GET WHAT I'M DOING. LIKE A KID, YOU JUST HAVE TO GO,
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  • THANKS! WE HAVE COMPLICATED IT SO MUCH. DID THEY SAY THE
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  • SINNER'S PRAYER? IF THEY DIDN'T SAY THE PRAYER. THE SINNER'S
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  • PRAYER WAS CREATED BY BILLY SUNDAY, NOT JESUS CHRIST.
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  • [LAUGHTER] JUST SAYIN'. BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART, CONFESS WITH YOUR
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  • MOUTH, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS ONGOING LIFESTYLE. IT'S NOT
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  • A ONE TIME PRAYER. SO IT'S ACTUALLY JUST BELIEVE. IT'S
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  • ACTUALLY JUST RECEIVE. IT'S JUST, WOW, WOW, THANKS GOD! YES!
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  • I BELIEVE. I LOVE YOU! AND IT'S, IT'S THAT SIMPLE! [APPLAUSE] SO
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  • BECAUSE THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN ME, AND IN VERSE 10, AND
  • 00:53:30.140 --> 00:53:33.250
  • CONCERNING RIGHTEOUSNESS, BECAUSE I GO TO THE FATHER AND
  • 00:53:33.260 --> 00:53:36.100
  • YOU WILL SEE ME NO LONGER, HE SEEMS TO CHANGE AUDIENCE THERE
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  • AND TALK TO BELIEVERS, AND THEN GOING ON IN VERSE 11, AND HE
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  • SAYS CONCERNING JUDGEMENT BECAUSE THE RULER OF THIS WORLD
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  • IS JUDGED. SO HE SAYS MY SPIRIT IS GOING TO COME, AND HE'S GOING
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  • TO CONVICT THE WORLD OF SIN, RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND JUDGEMENT.
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  • NOW 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21 TEACHES ME SOMETHING ABOUT THE GOSPEL
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  • AND IT'S ACTUALLY THE GOSPEL IN 2 WORDS, BECAME AND BECOME. IT
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  • SAYS THIS, HE WHO KNEW NO SIN BECAME SIN SO THAT I MIGHT
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  • BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS. I HAVE BECOME.
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  • LISTEN TO THE OPERATIVE WORD, BECOME. I HAVE BECOME. IT'S WHO
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  • I AM. WHO I AM IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST
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  • JESUS. RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT A GIFT. IT NOW HAS BECOME MY
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  • IDENTITY. IT HAS BECOME WHO I TRULY AM. THOUGH I DON'T ALWAYS
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  • ACT ACCORDING TO WHO I TRULY AM, IT IS WHO I TRULY AM. ONE WRITER
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  • SAID WE ARE QUICKLY BECOMING WHO WE ALREADY ARE. THAT'S THE
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  • JOURNEY OF CHRISTIANITY. WE GO FROM GLORY TO GLORY, GRACE TO
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  • GRACE, STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, FREE TO FREER. WE ARE BECOMING.
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  • THE WHOLE, THE WHOLE MOVEMENT OF GOD FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH IN THE
  • 00:54:36.130 --> 00:54:40.100
  • PERSON OF JESUS, IS HE MOVED INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO
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  • INSTITUTE THE NEW WORLD ORDER SO THAT NOW WE WOULD LITERALLY
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  • FUNCTION COMPLETELY, COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WE
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  • HAD BEFORE. WE ARE RECOVERING. WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE.
  • 00:54:50.240 --> 00:54:54.290
  • WE'RE RECOVERING WHO WE ACTUALLY REALLY ARE. THE PROBLEM WITH SIN
  • 00:54:55.000 --> 00:54:59.020
  • IS NOT THAT YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH REGRET. THE PROBLEM
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  • WITH SIN, IT IS ESSENTIALLY AND FUNDAMENTALLY DEHUMANIZING. AND
  • 00:55:02.010 --> 00:55:06.250
  • THE PROBLEM WITH SIN, IT'S MAKING US ALL THE SAME! SIN
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  • MAKES US ECHOS! AND THE REDUNDANCY IS ALARMING IN OUR
  • 00:55:09.260 --> 00:55:15.180
  • CULTURE. EVERYBODY IS SAYING THE SAME THING. THAT'S A PROBLEM.
  • 00:55:15.190 --> 00:55:18.260
  • WE'VE GOT TO FIX IT. WHAT'S GOING ON? SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING.
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  • I'M ANGRY. I'M MAD. WE GET IT. BUT WHERE ARE THE VOICES WHO
  • 00:55:20.190 --> 00:55:25.010
  • KNOW WHO THEY ARE? RIGHT? SO THE SPIRIT COMES TO CONVICT, TO
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  • REMIND THE WORLD OF SIN, RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND JUDGEMENT.
  • 00:55:33.130 --> 00:55:40.240
  • THE BIBLE SAYS I AM HIDDEN IN CHRIST, A NEW CREATURE, A NEW
  • 00:55:40.250 --> 00:55:45.060
  • CREATION AND A NEW CREATURE, BY THE WAY. BUT HE SAYS THIS, HE'S
  • 00:55:45.070 --> 00:55:51.260
  • GOING TO CONVICT US OF SIN. WAIT A MINUTE? MY SIN HAS BEEN
  • 00:55:51.270 --> 00:55:57.060
  • FORGIVEN. I HAVE BECOME THE RIGHTEOUS. ONCE YOU BECOME, YOU
  • 00:55:57.070 --> 00:56:02.000
  • CANNOT UNBECOME T HE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST
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  • JESUS. IN THE FATHER'S EYES I AM AS RIGHTEOUS AS JESUS IS. YOU
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  • KNOW THAT? THAT'S WHO I'VE BECOME. SO THE SPIRIT DOESN'T
  • 00:56:09.140 --> 00:56:13.010
  • COME TO CONVICT ME OF UNBELIEF FOR I AM A BELIEVER. HE DOES NOT
  • 00:56:13.020 --> 00:56:17.260
  • COME TO CONVICT ME OF JUDGEMENT FOR MY JUDGEMENT HAS BEEN
  • 00:56:17.270 --> 00:56:21.170
  • EXHAUSTED IN THE BODY AND FINISHED WORK OF JESUS. SO WHEN
  • 00:56:21.180 --> 00:56:25.140
  • THE SPIRIT OF JESUS MEETS ME AT MY WELL, YOU KNOW HOW HE HELPS
  • 00:56:25.150 --> 00:56:29.220
  • ME RECOVER MY VOICE? HE CONVICTS ME OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. AND YOU
  • 00:56:29.230 --> 00:56:34.290
  • KNOW WHAT HE SAYS? IT GOES A LITTLE BIT SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
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  • HEY, YOU'RE IN YOUR CAR, HEY, WHAT'S THAT? SOMEBODY'S, LIKE,
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  • AM I GOING TO HEAR AN AUDIBLE VOICE OF GOD? NO, BUT YOU'RE
  • 00:56:43.240 --> 00:56:45.180
  • GOING TO KNOW IN YOUR KNOWER. WE'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL CHURCH.
  • 00:56:45.190 --> 00:56:48.100
  • WE'RE TRYING TO TELL EVERYBODY HOW TO HEAR FROM GOD. I ACTUALLY
  • 00:56:48.110 --> 00:56:50.120
  • THINK YOU WERE WIRED TO HEAR FROM GOD. YOU WERE MADE TO HEAR
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  • FROM GOD. AND WE BETTER NOT PRACTICALIZE THIS THING TO
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  • DEATH. WE NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU WERE WIRED AND MADE. THERE'S A
  • 00:56:55.150 --> 00:56:58.100
  • GOD THING IN YOU. IT JUST KNOWS, RADAR. AND PEOPLE ARE, LIKE, HOW
  • 00:56:58.110 --> 00:57:03.010
  • DO YOU HEAR FROM GOD? I DON'T KNOW. I JUST KNOW IN MY KNOWER.
  • 00:57:03.020 --> 00:57:05.220
  • I THINK I WAS MADE TO HEAR FROM GOD. I WAS MADE TO BE A FRIEND
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  • OF GOD. I JUST KNOW! [APPLAUSE] I JUST KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. I
  • 00:57:07.290 --> 00:57:12.040
  • JUST KNOW! YOU HEARD FROM GOD THIS MORNING? YES, PRETTY SURE.
  • 00:57:12.050 --> 00:57:16.160
  • IT WAS WEIRD. HOW DO YOU KNOW? I DON'T KNOW, I JUST KNOW, MAN.
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  • JUST STOP. I DON'T KNOW, BUT I KNOW. THAT'S ABOUT HOW IT WORKS.
  • 00:57:20.070 --> 00:57:25.060
  • AND YOU'LL BE DRIVING IN YOUR CAR AND YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME
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  • IN THIS TOWN IN YOUR CAR, AND HERE COMES JESUS TO MEET YOU AT
  • 00:57:27.080 --> 00:57:32.050
  • YOUR WELL. WHAT IS HE DOING? HE'S TRYING TO REMIND YOU WHO
  • 00:57:32.060 --> 00:57:36.290
  • YOU REALLY ARE. AND HE'LL MOVE INTO YOUR SPACE AND IT'LL GO
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  • SOMETHING LIKE THIS. HEY, THAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE. YOU SAY, WELL,
  • 00:57:41.180 --> 00:57:49.010
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN? THAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE. AND YOU'RE NOT GOIND TO
  • 00:57:49.020 --> 00:57:51.280
  • FEEL DEBILITATING GUILT, AND SHAME. YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL
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  • ENERGY AND STRENGTH AND PASSION AND FOCUS AND VITALITY.
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  • [APPLAUSE] AND SO WHATEVER YOU DO, LET'S RECOVER WHO YOU
  • 00:57:59.230 --> 00:58:08.120
  • ALREADY ARE. LET'S FIND YOUR OICE! YOUR SPHERE, AND YOUR
  • 00:58:08.130 --> 00:58:13.180
  • SPACE, AND YOUR GIFT, AND YOUR GRACE NEEDS YOU TO BE WHO YOU
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  • REALLY ARE! WE'VE GOT ENOUGH ECHOS. WE'VE GOT ENOUGH WHITE
  • 00:58:17.250 --> 00:58:21.070
  • NOISE. WE'VE GOT ENOUGH REDUNDANCY. WHAT WE NEED IN THIS
  • 00:58:21.080 --> 00:58:24.180
  • CITY AND IN EVERY CITY IS PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHO THEY ARE BECAUSE OF
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  • JESUS CHRIST! COME ON, CHURCH, LET'S STAND TOGETHER AND LET'S
  • 00:58:29.250 --> 00:58:34.190
  • BEGIN TO WORSHIP OUR GREAT GOD! COME ON, LET'S WORSHIP HIM
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  • TOGETHER!
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • YOUR NAME IS LIGHT
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  • THAT THE SHADOWS CAN'T DENY
  • 00:58:47.000 --> 00:58:50.000
  • YOUR NAME CANNOT BE OVERCOME
  • 00:58:50.010 --> 00:58:56.110
  • YOUR NAME IS ALIVE
  • 00:58:56.120 --> 00:58:59.170
  • FOREVER LIFTED HIGH
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  • YOUR NAME CANNOT BE OVERCOME
  • 00:59:02.270 --> 00:59:07.130
  • -SING THIS WITH YOUR HANDS HELD HIGH!
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  • YOUR NAME IS LIGHT
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  • THAT THE SHADOWS CAN'T DENY
  • 00:59:12.120 --> 00:59:15.240
  • YOUR NAME CANNOT BE OVERCOME
  • 00:59:15.250 --> 00:59:22.130
  • YOUR NAME IS ALIVE
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  • FOREVER LIFTED HIGH
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  • YOUR NAME
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