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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Mark Batterson from Washington D. C.

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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: FROM
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C., LEAD PASTOR
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  • AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR...
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  • MARK BATTERSON,
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  • - MATT CROUCH: "PRAISE" COMES
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  • TO YOU TODAY FROM OUR NATION'S
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  • CAPITAL; OUR GUEST,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO GET INTO A
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  • SUBJECT WITH YOU TODAY THAT
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  • LET'S USE THE ANALOGY: ONE
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  • DOMINO KIND OF TOUCHES THE OTHER
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  • DOMINO, SETTING OFF A CHAIN
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  • REACTION, OKAY?
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  • THE ACTUAL TITLE OF YOUR
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  • MESSAGE, "THE POWER OF A SINGLE
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  • SEED."
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  • SO LET'S GET INTO THAT
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  • SUBJECT HERE, AND THEN WE'RE
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  • GONNA CUT AWAY TO YOU PREACHING
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  • THIS MESSAGE, BUT GIVE OUR
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  • VIEWERS A LITTLE BIT OF THE,
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  • KIND OF, INSIDE TRACK ABOUT THE
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  • SUBJECT THAT WE'RE GONNA BE
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  • GETTING INTO TODAY.
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  • WELL, IF SOMEONE HANDED ONE OF
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  • US A MUSTARD SEED BUT WE DIDN'T
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  • KNOW WHAT IT WAS, WE WOULD NEVER
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  • - MATT: RIGHT.
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  • - MARK: I MEAN, YOU PLANT IT IN
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  • THE GROUND, AND IT'S GOT ALL OF
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  • THESE NUTRIENTS AND VITAMINS,
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  • AND THEN SOMEDAY IT TURNS INTO
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  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE CONDIMENTS TO
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  • PUT ON A HOT DOG: MUSTARD!
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE
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  • POWER OF A SINGLE SEED, AND
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  • JESUS TELLS THIS WONDERFUL
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  • STORY, BUT THE BEAUTY OF THAT
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  • STORY IS HE TALKS ABOUT HOW IT
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  • WILL GROW BRANCHES WHERE THE
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  • BIRDS OF THE AIR WILL COME AND
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  • MAKE THEIR NEST.
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  • NOW, THE FARMER DIDN'T PLANT
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  • THAT SEED FOR THOSE BIRDS TO
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  • COME AND MAKE A NEST.
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  • NO, HE JUST WANTED MUSTARD ON
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  • HIS HOT DOG.
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  • BUT GOD HAS PLANS AND PURPOSES
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  • THAT ARE WAY BEYOND WHAT WE
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  • COULD IMAGINE RIGHT HERE AND
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  • RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND SO IT'S THIS IDEA THAT, WHEN
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  • WE FUNCTION IN FAITH, WHEN WE
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  • PLANT THE SEED, THEN GOD TURNS
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  • IT INTO SOMETHING THAT IS SO
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  • MUCH BIGGER AND SO MUCH BETTER.
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  • AND IT'S THE LAW OF UNINTENDED
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  • CONSEQUENCES, BUT WITH FAITH,
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  • THOSE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
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  • ARE FAR BETTER THAN EVEN THE
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  • THINGS WE PLANNED, AND SO I
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  • THINK THAT'S THE POWER OF A
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  • SINGLE SEED.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: THAT'S
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  • BEAUTIFUL.
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  • - MATT: WE ARE IN WASHINGTON,
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  • D.C., AS THE VIEW OVER OUR
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  • SHOULDER MAKES VERY OBVIOUS.
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  • AND IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE
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  • ABOUT MARK BATTERSON, TAKE A
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  • - ANNOUNCER: HE HEADS UP ONE OF
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  • AMERICAN'S MOST INNOVATIVE
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  • CHURCHES, MARK BATTERSON, LEAD
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  • PASTOR OF NATIONAL COMMUNITY
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  • CHURCH IN WASHINGTON, D.C., BUT
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  • IT'S NOT JUST ANY CHURCH.
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  • IT'S AN EIGHT-SITE FACILITY,
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  • HELD IN RETROFITTED THEATERS,
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  • SPORTING A CROWD OF
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  • 20-SOMETHINGS.
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  • BATTERSON'S GOAL: TO REACH THE
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  • NEXT GENERATION WITH THE GOSPEL
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  • IN THE COOLEST WAY POSSIBLE.
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  • HE ALSO OWNS THE NUMBER
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  • ONE-VOTED COFFEE HOUSE IN
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C.
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  • AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH,
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  • BATTERSON IS A "NEW YORK TIMES"
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  • BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF 14 BOOKS,
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  • INCLUDING HIS MOST RECENT,
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  • "CHASE THE LION."
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  • AND HERE WITH US AT THE
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  • COVENANT CONFERENCE,
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  • - MARK: I FEEL LIKE THE LORD'S
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  • GIVEN ME A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
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  • FOR US, AND SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT
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  • WHAT HE'S GONNA DO.
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  • IF YOU HAVE A BIBLE, YOU CAN
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  • TURN OVER TO MATTHEW CHAPTER 13,
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  • AND WE'LL GET THERE IN JUST A
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  • FEW MOMENTS.
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  • I'M GONNA FRAME MY THOUGHTS, AND
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  • THEN WE'LL JUMP INTO THE WORD,
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  • AND WE'LL SEE WHERE GOD TAKES
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  • US.
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  • BUT LET ME DO THIS 'CAUSE I
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  • WANNA MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE 100%
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  • PRESENT.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN'?
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  • SO CAN I JUST INVITE YOU TO
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  • STAND FOR A MOMENT?
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  • AND I LIKE TO PRAY THIS WAY WITH
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  • OUR CHURCH.
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  • THE QUAKERS PRAYED WITH BODY
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  • POSTURE OR HANDS FACED DOWN,
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  • JUST, KIND OF, SYMBOLIZING
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  • ANYTHING THAT THEY NEEDED TO LET
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  • GO OF, TO JUST, KIND OF, LET GO
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  • AND LET GOD, AND THEN THEY WOULD
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  • TURN THEIR HANDS OVER AT SOME
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  • POINT IN THAT PRAYER, AND JUST
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  • IN A POSTURE OF RECEPTIVITY.
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  • AND SO CAN I LEAD US IN THAT
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  • KIND OF PRAYER, IF YOU FEEL
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  • COMFORTABLE DOIN' IT, WITH OUR
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  • HANDS LIKE THIS?
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  • LORD, WE COME BEFORE YOU THIS
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  • MORNING, AND WE LET GO OF THINGS
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  • THAT WE CARRIED IN THAT WE NEED
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  • TO LEAVE AT THE ALTAR, THE CARES
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  • THAT WE NEED TO CAST UPON YOU.
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  • LORD, THANK YOU THAT, BEFORE WE
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  • WOKE UP THIS MORNING, AFTER WE
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  • GO TO SLEEP TONIGHT, THE SPIRIT
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  • OF GOD WAS INTERCEDING FOR US
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  • WITH GROANINGS.
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  • LORD, ANYTHING THAT WOULD-- A
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  • SITUATION THAT MAYBE HAS
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  • DISTRACTED US, THE SIDEWAYS
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  • ENERGY THAT'S KEPT US FROM THE
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  • FATHER'S BUSINESS, LORD, THOSE
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  • THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN A BURDEN
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  • TO US, RIGHT NOW, WE LET GO.
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  • WE LET GO, AND WE TURN OUR HANDS
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  • OVER, AND WE ARE READY TO
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  • RECEIVE.
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  • COME, HOLY SPIRIT, AND FILL US
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  • AGAIN.
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  • DO SOMETHING FRESH IN US.
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  • LORD, I THANK YOU THAT, RIGHT
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  • NOW, EVEN THE PERSON WHO IS HERE
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  • WHO'S MADE THE MOST TRIPS AROUND
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  • THE SUN, THERE'S STILL A NEW
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  • GIFTING.
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  • THERE'S STILL A NEW ANOINTING.
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  • THERE'S STILL ANOTHER DREAM THAT
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  • YOU WANNA FULFILL THROUGH EACH
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  • ONE OF US, AND SO WE RECEIVE IT
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  • WITH A GRATEFUL HEART, IN
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  • JESUS' NAME, AMEN, AMEN!
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  • IN 1983,
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  • LORNE WHITEHEAD WROTE AN
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  • ACADEMIC PAPER CALLED "DOMINO
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  • CHAIN REACTION."
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  • NOW, THE MOMENT I SAY THAT,
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  • A MENTAL PICTURE COMES INTO YOUR
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  • YOU PUSH OVER A DOMINO, AND A
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  • FEW SECONDS LATER, BECAUSE OF
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  • THE DOMINO EFFECT, IT JUST KIND
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  • OF KNOCKS DOWN THE WHOLE THING,
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  • RIGHT?
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  • AND SO IT REALLY DOESN'T DESERVE
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  • OR NEED ANY KIND OF EXPLANATION,
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  • BUT WHAT'S SIGNIFICANT ABOUT
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  • WHITEHEAD'S RESEARCH IS THAT HE
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  • FOUND THAT A DOMINO IS CAPABLE
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  • OF TOPPLING ANOTHER DOMINO THAT
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  • IS 1 & 1/2 TIMES ITS SIZE.
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  • SO IF YOU START WITH A 2-INCH
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  • DOMINO, IT CAN KNOCK OVER A
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  • 3-INCH DOMINO.
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  • THAT 3-INCH DOMINO CAN KNOCK
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  • OVER A 4 & 1/2-INCH DOMINO, AND
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  • I DIDN'T MAJOR IN MATH, SO WE'RE
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  • GONNA STOP THERE!
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • BUT BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE
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  • 18TH DOMINO, YOU COULD KNOCK
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  • OVER THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA.
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  • OF COURSE, IT'S LEANING.
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  • IT'S NOT ENTIRELY FAIR.
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  • THE 23RD DOMINO, YOU COULD TAKE
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  • DOWN THE EIFFEL TOWER, 984 FEET,
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  • AND BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE
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  • 29TH DOMINO, YOU COULD TAKE DOWN
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  • THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.
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  • 2-INCH DOMINO!
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  • "DOMINO CHAIN REACTION."
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  • THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
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  • LINEAR PROGRESSION AND
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  • EXPONENTIAL PROGRESSION.
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  • LINEAR PROGRESSION IS JUST,
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  • 1 + 1 = 2.
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  • BUT EXPONENTIAL PROGRESSION IS
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  • COMPOUND DOUBLING, SO IT'S,
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  • 2 X 2 IS 4,
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  • 4 X 4 IS 16,
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  • SO IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT
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  • THING.
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  • NOW, WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT,
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  • IF YOU TAKE 30 LINEAR STEPS,
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  • JUST, KIND OF, LIKE THIS-- AND I
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  • GET ABOUT 3 FEET PER STEP, SO
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  • THAT MEANS, IF I TAKE 30 LINEAR
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  • STEPS, WHERE AM I?
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  • I AM NOW JUST 90 FEET FROM WHERE
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  • I STARTED.
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  • IT'S NOT THAT IMPRESSIVE, BUT IF
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  • I TAKE 30 EXPONENTIAL STEPS,
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  • COMPOUND DOUBLING, BY THE TIME I
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  • GET TO THAT 30TH STEP, I HAVE
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  • CIRCLED THE EARTH 26 TIMES.
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  • FAITH IS NOT LINEAR.
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  • FAITH IS EXPONENTIAL.
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  • THERE IS A DOMINO CHAIN REACTION
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  • EVERY ACTION WE TAKE.
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  • EVERY DECISION WE MAKE HAS A
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  • DOMINO CHAIN REACTION THAT SETS
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  • OFF A THOUSAND OTHER CHAIN
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  • REACTIONS THAT WE AREN'T EVEN
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  • AWARE OF, AND THERE IS A
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  • CUMULATIVE EFFECT THAT WILL ONLY
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  • BE REVEALED WHEN WE CROSS THE
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  • SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM, AND GOD
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  • SHOWS US HOW THAT LITTLE 2-INCH
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  • DOMINO CHANGED NATIONS AND
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  • GENERATIONS, AND ALL IT TOOK WAS
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  • JUST 2-INCH FAITH, JUST ONE
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  • DECISION, ONE ACTION, SOMETHING
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  • THAT HAPPENED 40 YEARS AGO, JUST
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  • A LITTLE FAITH, AND THAT ONE
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  • DOMINO THEN CREATES THIS DOMINO
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  • CHAIN REACTION THAT IS THE
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  • KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • WITH THAT AS A BACKDROP,
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  • MATTHEW CHAPTER 13, AND VERSE
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  • NUMBER 31, "JESUS TOLD THEM
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  • ANOTHER PARABLE:
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  • 'THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE
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  • A MUSTARD SEED,
  • 00:10:06.210 --> 00:10:09.210
  • WHICH A MAN TOOK AND SOWED IN
  • 00:10:09.210 --> 00:10:11.170
  • HIS FIELD.
  • 00:10:12.000 --> 00:10:15.000
  • IT IS THE SMALLEST, THE SMALLEST
  • 00:10:15.020 --> 00:10:18.020
  • OF ALL SEEDS, BUT WHEN IT HAS
  • 00:10:19.070 --> 00:10:22.070
  • GROWN, IT IS LARGER, LARGER THAN
  • 00:10:22.070 --> 00:10:24.180
  • ALL THE GARDEN PLANTS AND
  • 00:10:28.040 --> 00:10:31.040
  • BECOMES A TREE, SO THAT THE
  • 00:10:31.040 --> 00:10:32.210
  • BIRDS OF THE AIR COME AND MAKE
  • 00:10:32.210 --> 00:10:33.250
  • NESTS IN ITS BRANCHES.'"
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:37.230
  • I WANNA TALK FOR A FEW MINUTES
  • 00:10:37.230 --> 00:10:39.000
  • THIS MORNING ABOUT "THE POWER
  • 00:10:39.000 --> 00:10:40.170
  • OF A SINGLE SEED."
  • 00:10:42.250 --> 00:10:45.250
  • IN 1963, ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 00:10:45.250 --> 00:10:48.120
  • EXCAVATED HEROD THE GREAT'S
  • 00:10:48.120 --> 00:10:50.230
  • PALACE IN MASADA.
  • 00:10:50.230 --> 00:10:52.150
  • HAS ANYBODY EVER BEEN TO MASADA?
  • 00:10:52.150 --> 00:10:55.150
  • THEY DID WHAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS DO.
  • 00:10:55.150 --> 00:10:58.010
  • THEY REMOVE, KIND OF, LAYERS OF
  • 00:10:58.010 --> 00:10:59.170
  • HISTORY, AND THEY FOUND SOME
  • 00:10:59.170 --> 00:11:02.130
  • HUMAN REMAINS; THEY FOUND SOME
  • 00:11:02.130 --> 00:11:04.200
  • ARTIFACTS, BUT THE MOST CURIOUS
  • 00:11:04.200 --> 00:11:06.130
  • FIND WAS A JAR WITH SEEDS
  • 00:11:06.220 --> 00:11:09.220
  • PRESERVED INSIDE OF IT, AND THEY
  • 00:11:09.220 --> 00:11:10.210
  • RADIOCARBON DATED THOSE SEEDS TO
  • 00:11:12.130 --> 00:11:15.130
  • BETWEEN 155 B.C. AND 64 A.D.,
  • 00:11:16.000 --> 00:11:19.000
  • SO SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • 00:11:19.000 --> 00:11:20.280
  • OF 2.000-YEAR-OLD SEEDS.
  • 00:11:20.290 --> 00:11:23.290
  • AND THEY DISCOVERED THAT THOSE
  • 00:11:24.030 --> 00:11:27.030
  • SEEDS BELONGED TO AN EXTINCT
  • 00:11:27.030 --> 00:11:27.230
  • SPECIES CALLED THE JUDEAN DATE
  • 00:11:27.230 --> 00:11:28.270
  • PALM.
  • 00:11:28.270 --> 00:11:31.220
  • WELL, THOSE SEEDS WERE PUT IN
  • 00:11:31.220 --> 00:11:33.190
  • STORAGE FOR 40 YEARS AT
  • 00:11:33.190 --> 00:11:35.250
  • BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY; THEN 2005,
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:37.180
  • THREE SEEDS WERE PLANTED IN THE
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:40.130
  • ARABAH DESERT IN SOUTHERN
  • 00:11:40.130 --> 00:11:41.090
  • ISRAEL.
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:42.070
  • EIGHT WEEKS LATER, ONE OF THOSE
  • 00:11:42.070 --> 00:11:43.200
  • SEEDS SPROUTED, THE OLDEST SEED
  • 00:11:43.200 --> 00:11:46.060
  • TO BE SUCCESSFULLY GERMINATED,
  • 00:11:47.180 --> 00:11:50.180
  • AND SO THEY NAMED IT METHUSELAH,
  • 00:11:51.130 --> 00:11:54.130
  • AFTER THE OLDEST PERSON IN THE
  • 00:11:54.130 --> 00:11:55.120
  • BIBLE.
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:57.150
  • BY 2008, THAT ONE SEED HAD GROWN
  • 00:11:57.150 --> 00:11:59.160
  • INTO A 5-FOOT TREE WITH A DOZEN
  • 00:11:59.160 --> 00:12:01.240
  • LEAVES.
  • 00:12:01.240 --> 00:12:04.110
  • IT FLOWERED FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • 00:12:04.110 --> 00:12:05.050
  • IN 2011, AND AT LAST MEASUREMENT
  • 00:12:05.050 --> 00:12:07.090
  • IN 2015, METHUSELAH WAS A
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:09.050
  • 10-FOOT TALL, POLLEN-PRODUCING
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:10.250
  • JUDEAN DATE PALM.
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:15.080
  • NOW, IN THE FIELD OF BOTANY,
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:17.070
  • THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF SEED:
  • 00:12:17.070 --> 00:12:19.160
  • ORTHODOX AND UNORTHODOX.
  • 00:12:22.140 --> 00:12:25.140
  • AN UNORTHODOX SEED CANNOT
  • 00:12:25.180 --> 00:12:28.180
  • SURVIVE BELOW 10 DEGREES
  • 00:12:28.180 --> 00:12:31.090
  • CELSIUS; BUT AN ORTHODOX SEED,
  • 00:12:32.050 --> 00:12:35.050
  • ITS SURVIVABILITY IS
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:37.170
  • UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:12:38.050 --> 00:12:41.050
  • IT CAN SURVIVE A DROUGHT; IT CAN
  • 00:12:41.050 --> 00:12:43.160
  • SURVIVE A GLACIER; IT CAN
  • 00:12:43.160 --> 00:12:45.130
  • SURVIVE CENTURIES, EVEN 20
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:48.030
  • CENTURIES, LIKE METHUSELAH.
  • 00:12:50.070 --> 00:12:53.070
  • CAN I SUGGEST THAT FAITH IS AN
  • 00:12:53.090 --> 00:12:56.090
  • ORTHODOX SEED, AND IT CAN
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:58.080
  • SURVIVE ANY AND EVERY
  • 00:12:58.080 --> 00:12:59.040
  • CIRCUMSTANCE.
  • 00:13:00.240 --> 00:13:03.240
  • AND EVEN WHEN YOU DIE, YOUR
  • 00:13:03.240 --> 00:13:05.060
  • FAITH DOES NOT.
  • 00:13:05.060 --> 00:13:06.250
  • LONG AFTER YOU'RE LONG GONE,
  • 00:13:06.250 --> 00:13:08.100
  • YOUR SEEDS OF FAITH WILL MAKE A
  • 00:13:08.100 --> 00:13:09.290
  • DIFFERENCE IN NATIONS AND
  • 00:13:09.290 --> 00:13:11.230
  • GENERATIONS, AND THAT MIGHT
  • 00:13:11.230 --> 00:13:13.200
  • SOUND LIKE AN OVERSTATEMENT, BUT
  • 00:13:13.200 --> 00:13:15.070
  • NOT IF WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS
  • 00:13:15.070 --> 00:13:17.130
  • ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE
  • 00:13:17.130 --> 00:13:18.170
  • THAN ALL WE CAN ASK OR IMAGINE,
  • 00:13:18.170 --> 00:13:20.090
  • ACCORDING TO HIS POWER THAT'S AT
  • 00:13:20.090 --> 00:13:22.170
  • WORK WITHIN.
  • 00:13:22.170 --> 00:13:23.200
  • A SINGLE SEED OF FAITH, THE
  • 00:13:26.110 --> 00:13:27.140
  • SMALLEST SEED OF FAITH, HAS THE
  • 00:13:27.140 --> 00:13:30.040
  • POWER TO CHANGE NATIONS AND
  • 00:13:30.040 --> 00:13:31.030
  • AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GONNA
  • 00:13:35.010 --> 00:13:36.010
  • TALK ABOUT FOR A FEW MOMENTS.
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:38.150
  • NOW, YOU PREACHED THIS PARABLE
  • 00:13:40.040 --> 00:13:43.040
  • JUST LIKE I HAVE.
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:45.170
  • IN FACT, ANYBODY EVER HAND OUT
  • 00:13:45.170 --> 00:13:47.180
  • MUSTARD SEEDS?
  • 00:13:47.180 --> 00:13:49.060
  • ANYBODY GIVE OUT MUSTARD SEEDS
  • 00:13:49.060 --> 00:13:50.190
  • AS A LITTLE OBJECT LESSON?
  • 00:13:50.190 --> 00:13:52.200
  • AND EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T, YOU'VE
  • 00:13:52.200 --> 00:13:54.210
  • SEEN ONE, RIGHT?
  • 00:13:54.210 --> 00:13:56.000
  • I MEAN, IT'S A TINY LITTLE SEED,
  • 00:13:56.000 --> 00:13:58.190
  • COMES IN A FEW VARIETIES, BLACK,
  • 00:13:58.190 --> 00:13:59.110
  • WHITE, AND YELLOW, AND IT'S ONLY
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:01.230
  • 2 MILLIMETERS IN DIAMETER, SO
  • 00:14:01.230 --> 00:14:03.270
  • IT'S, JUST, IT'S SO SMALL.
  • 00:14:03.270 --> 00:14:06.120
  • THAT LITTLE SEED IS PACKED WITH
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:08.110
  • VITAMIN B6, B12, VITAMIN C, E,
  • 00:14:08.110 --> 00:14:11.040
  • AND K, AS WELL AS CALCIUM,
  • 00:14:11.040 --> 00:14:12.090
  • MAGNESIUM, SODIUM, POTASSIUM,
  • 00:14:12.090 --> 00:14:14.000
  • IRON, AND ZINC, AND IT BECOMES
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:17.040
  • ONE OF THE KEY INGREDIENTS IN
  • 00:14:17.040 --> 00:14:19.140
  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE CONDIMENTS,
  • 00:14:19.140 --> 00:14:20.170
  • MUSTARD.
  • 00:14:20.170 --> 00:14:22.270
  • JUST TO, KIND OF, GAUGE WHO'S
  • 00:14:23.260 --> 00:14:26.260
  • HERE TODAY, ARE THERE ANY
  • 00:14:26.260 --> 00:14:28.060
  • CLASSIC YELLOW?
  • 00:14:28.060 --> 00:14:29.260
  • CLASSIC YELLOW.
  • 00:14:29.260 --> 00:14:30.130
  • SPICY BROWN?
  • 00:14:30.130 --> 00:14:31.250
  • SPICY BROWN?
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:32.240
  • AND THEN ANY GREY POUPON?
  • 00:14:32.240 --> 00:14:34.170
  • THERE'S USUALLY A COUPLE GREY
  • 00:14:34.170 --> 00:14:35.190
  • POUPON IN THE HOUSE.
  • 00:14:35.190 --> 00:14:37.060
  • THERE WE GO!
  • 00:14:37.060 --> 00:14:38.110
  • THANKS FOR YOUR COURAGE IN
  • 00:14:38.110 --> 00:14:39.060
  • ADMITTING THAT.
  • 00:14:39.060 --> 00:14:40.000
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:40.120 --> 00:14:43.120
  • BUT HERE'S THE THING:
  • 00:14:43.120 --> 00:14:44.230
  • BECAUSE WE KNOW THIS STORY
  • 00:14:45.180 --> 00:14:48.180
  • AND BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT
  • 00:14:49.220 --> 00:14:52.220
  • KIND OF SEED IT IS, WE JUST
  • 00:14:52.220 --> 00:14:54.000
  • ASSUME.
  • 00:14:54.000 --> 00:14:54.240
  • BUT IF YOU SAW THIS LITTLE SEED
  • 00:14:54.240 --> 00:14:57.210
  • BUT YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS,
  • 00:14:57.210 --> 00:15:00.050
  • AND YOU PUT IT INTO THE GROUND,
  • 00:15:00.050 --> 00:15:02.100
  • AND WITHIN A YEAR'S TIME, THERE
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:04.290
  • WAS A 9-FOOT TREE, LIKE, THAT'S
  • 00:15:05.090 --> 00:15:08.090
  • PRETTY REMARKABLE FROM THE
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:09.260
  • 2-MILLIMETER SEED.
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:13.140
  • WHAT I'M GETTING AT IS THIS:
  • 00:15:13.140 --> 00:15:14.100
  • WE CHEAT.
  • 00:15:14.100 --> 00:15:16.090
  • WE KNOW THE OUTCOME.
  • 00:15:16.090 --> 00:15:18.130
  • BUT THAT ISN'T HOW IT WORKS WITH
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:19.100
  • FAITH.
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:22.170
  • FAITH IS TAKING THIS LITTLE
  • 00:15:22.170 --> 00:15:23.270
  • SEED, PLANTING IT IN THE GROUND,
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:26.000
  • AND THEN STEPPING BACK AND
  • 00:15:27.150 --> 00:15:30.150
  • SEEING WHAT GOD DOES, BUT YOU
  • 00:15:30.150 --> 00:15:33.070
  • NEVER KNOW WHAT IT CAN BECOME.
  • 00:15:33.070 --> 00:15:34.250
  • YOU NEVER KNOW HOW OR WHEN OR
  • 00:15:34.250 --> 00:15:37.240
  • WHERE GOD MIGHT SHOW UP AND SHOW
  • 00:15:37.240 --> 00:15:39.230
  • OFF HIS POWER AND HIS
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:42.150
  • FAITHFULNESS AND HIS GRACE.
  • 00:15:42.160 --> 00:15:45.160
  • IT'S OUR JOB TO PLANT THOSE
  • 00:15:45.160 --> 00:15:46.120
  • SEEDS OF FAITH.
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:48.160
  • IT'S GOD'S JOB TO DETERMINE WHAT
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:49.080
  • THEY BECOME.
  • 00:15:50.270 --> 00:15:53.270
  • BUT I DON'T WANNA FOCUS ON THE
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:54.180
  • SEED.
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:56.200
  • I WANNA FOCUS ON A LITTLE
  • 00:15:57.260 --> 00:16:00.280
  • STATEMENT THAT'S MADE IN THIS
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:02.190
  • PARABLE, AND THAT'S WHERE, I
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:04.110
  • BELIEVE, OUR WORD OF
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:06.230
  • ENCOURAGEMENT IS FOR TODAY.
  • 00:16:06.230 --> 00:16:08.020
  • JESUS-- WELL, JESUS SAYS, "...SO
  • 00:16:09.100 --> 00:16:12.100
  • THAT THE BIRDS OF THE AIR COME
  • 00:16:15.010 --> 00:16:18.010
  • AND MAKE NESTS IN ITS BRANCHES."
  • 00:16:18.010 --> 00:16:19.260
  • IT'S THIS PART OF THE PARABLE
  • 00:16:19.260 --> 00:16:20.230
  • THAT I WANNA FOCUS ON, BUT LET
  • 00:16:20.230 --> 00:16:21.180
  • ME DO IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:16:22.070 --> 00:16:25.070
  • IN 1936, A SOCIOLOGIST NAMED
  • 00:16:25.070 --> 00:16:26.140
  • ROBERT MERTON, WROTE A PAPER
  • 00:16:26.140 --> 00:16:28.050
  • TITLED, "THE UNANTICIPATED
  • 00:16:28.050 --> 00:16:29.190
  • CONSEQUENCE OF PURPOSIVE
  • 00:16:30.190 --> 00:16:33.190
  • ACTION," SIMPLY PUT, EVERY
  • 00:16:33.190 --> 00:16:35.210
  • DECISION WE MADE, EVERY ACTION
  • 00:16:35.210 --> 00:16:38.100
  • WE TAKE, HAS AN UNINTENDED
  • 00:16:38.100 --> 00:16:41.080
  • CONSEQUENCE BEYOND OUR ABILITY
  • 00:16:41.080 --> 00:16:43.080
  • TO PREDICT AND BEYOND OUR
  • 00:16:43.080 --> 00:16:44.210
  • ABILITY TO CONTROL.
  • 00:16:44.210 --> 00:16:46.220
  • UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES FALL
  • 00:16:46.220 --> 00:16:49.220
  • INTO TWO BASIC CATEGORIES.
  • 00:16:49.220 --> 00:16:52.140
  • THERE ARE "UNEXPECTED
  • 00:16:54.010 --> 00:16:57.010
  • DRAWBACKS."
  • 00:16:57.010 --> 00:16:58.060
  • SO AN UNEXPECTED DRAWBACK
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:16:59.220
  • WOULD BE TAKING A MEDICATION
  • 00:17:00.220 --> 00:17:03.220
  • THAT SOLVES A SYMPTOM,
  • 00:17:05.150 --> 00:17:08.150
  • BUT THEN HAS A SIDE EFFECT
  • 00:17:08.150 --> 00:17:09.270
  • THAT YOU WEREN'T ANTICIPATING.
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:14.040
  • SO IT HELPED YOU, BUT THEN IT
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:14.250
  • HURT YOU, AND IT WAS REALLY HARD
  • 00:17:14.250 --> 00:17:17.120
  • TO PREDICT THAT.
  • 00:17:17.120 --> 00:17:20.020
  • IT'S AN UNEXPECTED DRAWBACK.
  • 00:17:20.090 --> 00:17:23.090
  • OR IF YOU WANT ANOTHER PICTURE,
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:24.010
  • THIS IS THE "HELPING THE
  • 00:17:24.140 --> 00:17:27.140
  • CATERPILLAR OUT OF THE COCOON,"
  • 00:17:28.030 --> 00:17:31.030
  • BUT IN THE PROCESS OF HELPING
  • 00:17:31.030 --> 00:17:32.000
  • THE CATERPILLAR, IT DOESN'T
  • 00:17:32.000 --> 00:17:32.200
  • DEVELOP THE WING STRENGTH TO BE
  • 00:17:32.200 --> 00:17:34.220
  • ABLE TO FLY; SO YOU HELPED IT,
  • 00:17:34.220 --> 00:17:35.150
  • BUT YOU HURT IT.
  • 00:17:35.150 --> 00:17:37.250
  • BUT LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT
  • 00:17:37.250 --> 00:17:39.220
  • UNEXPECTED DRAWBACKS.
  • 00:17:39.220 --> 00:17:41.160
  • THAT'S NOT FUN.
  • 00:17:41.160 --> 00:17:42.040
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE CALLED
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:44.290
  • "UNEXPECTED BENEFITS," 'CAUSE I
  • 00:17:44.290 --> 00:17:47.070
  • THINK THIS IS A PICTURE OF
  • 00:17:47.070 --> 00:17:48.210
  • FAITH, SO LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT
  • 00:17:48.210 --> 00:17:49.230
  • THIS IS.
  • 00:17:49.230 --> 00:17:50.280
  • AN UNEXPECTED BENEFIT IS WHEN
  • 00:17:51.000 --> 00:17:54.000
  • YOU TAKE A CERTAIN ACTION OR
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:57.020
  • MAKE A DECISION, AND IT TURNS
  • 00:17:57.160 --> 00:18:00.180
  • OUT SO MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT YOU
  • 00:18:00.180 --> 00:18:02.170
  • COULD'VE EVER IMAGINED, OR
  • 00:18:02.170 --> 00:18:04.030
  • SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENED AS A
  • 00:18:04.030 --> 00:18:06.100
  • RESULT THAT YOU DID NOT SEE IT
  • 00:18:06.260 --> 00:18:09.260
  • COME 'CAUSE YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:18:09.260 --> 00:18:10.230
  • OMNISCIENT.
  • 00:18:10.230 --> 00:18:12.190
  • BUT GOD SHOWS UP AND SHOWS OFF
  • 00:18:12.190 --> 00:18:15.030
  • IN A WAY THAT, LIKE, IT WASN'T
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:16.120
  • EVEN WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO DO,
  • 00:18:16.120 --> 00:18:17.040
  • BUT SOMETHIN' HAPPENS THAT'S WAY
  • 00:18:17.060 --> 00:18:20.060
  • BETTER THAN WHAT YOU EVER
  • 00:18:20.060 --> 00:18:22.150
  • PLANNED OR INTENTIONED IN YOUR
  • 00:18:22.150 --> 00:18:24.210
  • HEART.
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:26.150
  • NOW, LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE
  • 00:18:26.150 --> 00:18:27.160
  • OF THIS: WHEN I WAS IN THE
  • 00:18:27.160 --> 00:18:28.100
  • EIGHTH GRADE, OUR FAMILY STARTED
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:30.010
  • ATTENDING A CHURCH IN
  • 00:18:30.010 --> 00:18:32.280
  • NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, CALLED
  • 00:18:32.280 --> 00:18:34.000
  • CALVARY CHURCH, AND I WANT YOU
  • 00:18:34.000 --> 00:18:35.180
  • TO KNOW THAT I DID NOT KNOW THAT
  • 00:18:35.180 --> 00:18:37.160
  • THE PASTOR HAD A DAUGHTER.
  • 00:18:37.220 --> 00:18:40.220
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:40.220 --> 00:18:42.260
  • THIS IS SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION.
  • 00:18:42.260 --> 00:18:43.210
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:44.120 --> 00:18:47.120
  • PASTOR STEPHEN, THIS IS NOT WHY
  • 00:18:47.120 --> 00:18:48.160
  • WE WENT TO CALVARY CHURCH.
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:55.080
  • I WAS IN THE EIGHTH GRADE.
  • 00:18:55.080 --> 00:18:55.270
  • I DIDN'T EVEN CARE ABOUT GIRLS
  • 00:18:55.270 --> 00:18:56.230
  • IN THE EIGHTH GRADE, OKAY?
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:18:57.280
  • WE WENT TO CALVARY CHURCH 'CAUSE
  • 00:18:57.280 --> 00:18:58.200
  • THERE WAS GREAT PREACHING, AND
  • 00:18:58.200 --> 00:18:59.110
  • THERE WAS GREAT WORSHIP, AND I
  • 00:18:59.110 --> 00:19:00.230
  • TELL YA WHAT, I LEARNED TO PRAY;
  • 00:19:00.230 --> 00:19:01.220
  • I LEARNED TO STUDY THE WORD; I
  • 00:19:03.250 --> 00:19:06.250
  • CAME ALIVE SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:19:06.250 --> 00:19:09.130
  • MAN, IT WAS THE FIRST CHURCH I
  • 00:19:09.130 --> 00:19:10.140
  • WAS EVER IN WHERE THEY RAISED
  • 00:19:10.140 --> 00:19:11.220
  • THEIR HANDS IN WORSHIP.
  • 00:19:11.220 --> 00:19:14.220
  • LIKE, THE FIRST TIME COMIN' IN,
  • 00:19:14.220 --> 00:19:15.140
  • I WAS LIKE, "WHAT?"
  • 00:19:15.140 --> 00:19:16.020
  • 'CAUSE I GREW UP IN ONE OF THOSE
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:16.260
  • CHURCHES, LIKE, THERE WAS ONE
  • 00:19:16.260 --> 00:19:18.030
  • POSTURE FOR WORSHIP...AND YOU'RE
  • 00:19:18.030 --> 00:19:19.060
  • HOLDIN' A HYMNAL...
  • 00:19:21.160 --> 00:19:24.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:25.090
  • ...AND YOU'RE FLIPPIN' THE
  • 00:19:25.090 --> 00:19:25.280
  • PAGES, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:19:25.280 --> 00:19:27.030
  • THAT'S KIND OF HOW I GREW UP.
  • 00:19:27.030 --> 00:19:29.050
  • AND THEN THERE WERE PEOPLE WITH
  • 00:19:29.050 --> 00:19:29.270
  • THEIR HANDS RAISED.
  • 00:19:29.270 --> 00:19:30.190
  • I WAS LIKE, "WHAT IS GOIN' DOWN
  • 00:19:30.190 --> 00:19:31.110
  • IN HERE?"
  • 00:19:31.110 --> 00:19:31.280
  • BUT, MAN, THAT'S WHERE I WAS
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:35.060
  • FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:19:35.060 --> 00:19:36.210
  • THAT'S WHERE GOD GOT AHOLD OF
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:38.110
  • MY LIFE IN A WAY-- I WOULD SAY,
  • 00:19:38.110 --> 00:19:40.000
  • FOR THE FIRST 19 YEARS OF MY
  • 00:19:40.000 --> 00:19:40.270
  • LIFE, I HAD INVITED JESUS TO
  • 00:19:40.270 --> 00:19:41.290
  • FOLLOW ME.
  • 00:19:42.230 --> 00:19:45.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:45.230 --> 00:19:47.200
  • AND THEN THERE WAS A MOMENT
  • 00:19:47.200 --> 00:19:48.100
  • WHERE I ACCEPTED HIS INVITATION
  • 00:19:48.100 --> 00:19:50.130
  • TO FOLLOW HIM.
  • 00:19:50.130 --> 00:19:52.260
  • NOW IT'S GAME ON!
  • 00:19:52.260 --> 00:19:55.010
  • AND SO, SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED
  • 00:19:55.010 --> 00:19:57.110
  • AT THAT CHURCH THAT I JUST-- I
  • 00:19:57.110 --> 00:19:58.150
  • MEAN, UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:19:58.150 --> 00:19:59.160
  • BUT DID I MENTION THAT THE
  • 00:19:59.240 --> 00:20:02.240
  • PASTOR HAD A DAUGHTER, A
  • 00:20:02.240 --> 00:20:04.220
  • GOOD-LOOKING DAUGHTER, WHO I
  • 00:20:04.220 --> 00:20:07.190
  • STARTED DATING WHEN I WAS A
  • 00:20:07.240 --> 00:20:10.240
  • SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND NOW
  • 00:20:10.240 --> 00:20:12.220
  • WE'VE BEEN MARRIED 24 YEARS!
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:15.180
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:20:15.180 --> 00:20:17.270
  • NOW, THAT'S THE
  • 00:20:17.270 --> 00:20:18.230
  • UNEXPECTED BENEFIT.
  • 00:20:18.230 --> 00:20:21.090
  • THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT.
  • 00:20:21.090 --> 00:20:22.280
  • LISTEN, THAT'S THE BEST THING I
  • 00:20:22.280 --> 00:20:23.210
  • GOT OUT OF THAT CHURCH!
  • 00:20:23.210 --> 00:20:26.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:20:26.080 --> 00:20:27.220
  • I GOT A WIFE.
  • 00:20:27.220 --> 00:20:28.070
  • I GOT A GOOD THING!
  • 00:20:28.070 --> 00:20:30.020
  • OH, AND THEN THREE OTHER
  • 00:20:30.020 --> 00:20:31.090
  • UNEXPECTED BENEFITS NAMED
  • 00:20:31.090 --> 00:20:33.060
  • PARKER, SUMMER, AND JOSIAH!
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:36.090
  • THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!
  • 00:20:36.090 --> 00:20:37.100
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:20:37.100 --> 00:20:38.040
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:20:38.040 --> 00:20:40.050
  • LIKE, SOME OF YOU ARE THINKIN',
  • 00:20:40.050 --> 00:20:42.110
  • "GIVE ME CHAPTER AND VERSE.
  • 00:20:42.110 --> 00:20:43.290
  • WHAT'RE YOU TALKIN' ABOUT?"
  • 00:20:43.290 --> 00:20:46.100
  • "IN HIS HEART, A MAN PLANS HIS
  • 00:20:46.100 --> 00:20:47.130
  • COURSE, BUT GOD ORDERS HIS
  • 00:20:47.160 --> 00:20:50.160
  • FOOTSTEPS."
  • 00:20:50.160 --> 00:20:52.060
  • COME ON!
  • 00:20:52.060 --> 00:20:54.230
  • DOES THAT NOT GIVE YOU THE SENSE
  • 00:20:54.230 --> 00:20:55.230
  • OF DESTINY THAT "I THINK I KNOW
  • 00:20:56.060 --> 00:20:59.060
  • WHERE I'M GOIN'.
  • 00:20:59.060 --> 00:21:00.050
  • I'M TRYIN' TO FIND MY WAY, BUT
  • 00:21:00.050 --> 00:21:00.260
  • GOD KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE'S
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:03.000
  • DOING, EVERY SINGLE FOOTSTEP.
  • 00:21:03.000 --> 00:21:05.090
  • HE'S PREPARING GOOD WORKS IN
  • 00:21:05.090 --> 00:21:07.120
  • ADVANCE."
  • 00:21:07.120 --> 00:21:09.190
  • LISTEN, EVEN IN A SITUATION
  • 00:21:09.190 --> 00:21:10.250
  • WHAT YOU INTENDED FOR HARM,
  • 00:21:10.250 --> 00:21:11.150
  • GOD INTENDED FOR GOOD.
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:13.150
  • THOSE ARE THE UNEXPECTED
  • 00:21:14.210 --> 00:21:17.210
  • BENEFITS, AND IT'S CALLED FAITH.
  • 00:21:18.020 --> 00:21:21.020
  • IT'S CALLED PLANTING A MUSTARD
  • 00:21:21.020 --> 00:21:23.120
  • SEED, AND THEN GOD DOING
  • 00:21:23.120 --> 00:21:25.160
  • SOMETHING SO MUCH BETTER, SO
  • 00:21:25.160 --> 00:21:27.050
  • MUCH BIGGER THAN WHAT WE
  • 00:21:27.050 --> 00:21:29.240
  • - MATT: AS WE ARE BOUNCING IN
  • 00:21:33.010 --> 00:21:34.270
  • AND OUT OF THIS MESSAGE, MARK,
  • 00:21:34.270 --> 00:21:37.040
  • APPLY THAT DIRECTLY TO OUR
  • 00:21:42.120 --> 00:21:43.010
  • VIEWERS.
  • 00:21:43.010 --> 00:21:44.010
  • HOW IS THIS GOING TO CHANGE OR
  • 00:21:44.010 --> 00:21:45.060
  • HELP CHANGE THEM?
  • 00:21:45.060 --> 00:21:47.220
  • MIKE AND KATHY HAYES AND STEPHEN
  • 00:21:51.220 --> 00:21:52.140
  • ARE SOME DEAR FRIENDS WHO I LOVE
  • 00:21:52.140 --> 00:21:55.030
  • AND ESTEEM, AND CAN I SHARE A
  • 00:21:55.030 --> 00:21:57.090
  • - MATT: PLEASE.
  • 00:22:00.060 --> 00:22:00.280
  • - MARK: AND I LIKE BRAGGIN'
  • 00:22:00.280 --> 00:22:01.180
  • ABOUT PEOPLE BEHIND THEIR BACK.
  • 00:22:01.180 --> 00:22:02.120
  • - LAURIE: I LIKE IT TOO!
  • 00:22:02.120 --> 00:22:03.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:04.240
  • - MARK: WE'RE ABOUT TO OPEN A
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:05.150
  • DREAM CENTER HERE IN
  • 00:22:05.150 --> 00:22:06.290
  • WASHINGTON, D.C., IN WARD 7, A
  • 00:22:06.290 --> 00:22:08.210
  • PART OF OUR CITY THAT
  • 00:22:08.210 --> 00:22:10.020
  • DESPERATELY NEEDS IT.
  • 00:22:10.020 --> 00:22:11.200
  • MATTHEW BARNETT WAS KIND ENOUGH
  • 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:13.250
  • TO COME OUT AND CAST SOME VISION
  • 00:22:13.250 --> 00:22:15.230
  • FOR US A FEW YEARS AGO.
  • 00:22:15.230 --> 00:22:17.070
  • AND THEN THE DAY THAT WE
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:22.010
  • PURCHASED THIS ABANDONED
  • 00:22:22.010 --> 00:22:23.150
  • APARTMENT BUILDING, I WAS IN
  • 00:22:23.150 --> 00:22:26.040
  • DALLAS, TEXAS, AT COVENANT
  • 00:22:26.040 --> 00:22:28.010
  • CHURCH, PREACHING.
  • 00:22:28.010 --> 00:22:30.090
  • AND RIGHT AFTER I FINISHED
  • 00:22:30.090 --> 00:22:33.040
  • PREACHING, MIKE HAYES GOT UP AND
  • 00:22:33.080 --> 00:22:36.080
  • SAID, "I WANT US TO GIVE
  • 00:22:36.100 --> 00:22:39.100
  • $100.000 TO THIS VISION."
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:45.090
  • NO ONE HAS EVER DONE THIS
  • 00:22:45.090 --> 00:22:46.030
  • BEFORE.
  • 00:22:46.030 --> 00:22:47.020
  • NO ONE'S EVER DONE THIS SINCE.
  • 00:22:47.020 --> 00:22:48.040
  • AND I HAD KNOWN MIKE AND KATHY
  • 00:22:48.040 --> 00:22:49.080
  • ALL OF 15 MINUTES BEFORE THAT
  • 00:22:49.080 --> 00:22:50.210
  • SERVICE.
  • 00:22:50.210 --> 00:22:52.090
  • - MATT: WOW.
  • 00:22:52.090 --> 00:22:53.210
  • - MARK: AND IN 5 MINUTES, FLAT,
  • 00:22:53.210 --> 00:22:55.210
  • MATT AND LAURIE, PEOPLE STARTED
  • 00:22:55.210 --> 00:22:57.280
  • RAISIN' THEIR HANDS.
  • 00:22:58.140 --> 00:23:01.160
  • IT WAS A GOD MOMENT, AND THAT
  • 00:23:01.160 --> 00:23:03.260
  • $100.000 WAS THE SEED MONEY.
  • 00:23:03.260 --> 00:23:06.070
  • IT HAPPENED THE DAY THAT WE
  • 00:23:06.070 --> 00:23:06.270
  • BOUGHT THAT APARTMENT BUILDING,
  • 00:23:06.270 --> 00:23:08.000
  • AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT.
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:10.160
  • - LAURIE: OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:11.210
  • - MARK: AND SO, NOW, HERE WE
  • 00:23:11.210 --> 00:23:12.120
  • ARE.
  • 00:23:12.120 --> 00:23:15.080
  • THAT SEED IS TURNING INTO A TREE
  • 00:23:15.080 --> 00:23:16.200
  • WITH BRANCHES WHERE KIDS IN
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:20.260
  • SOUTHEAST D.C. ARE GONNA FIND A
  • 00:23:21.160 --> 00:23:24.160
  • NEST WHERE THEY'RE GONNA
  • 00:23:24.160 --> 00:23:26.260
  • DISCOVER THE DREAM THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:27.270
  • FOR THEM, AND I THINK IT'S A
  • 00:23:27.270 --> 00:23:28.170
  • BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THAT
  • 00:23:28.170 --> 00:23:29.290
  • DOMINO EFFECT.
  • 00:23:31.030 --> 00:23:34.030
  • THAT REALLY IS THE KINGDOM OF
  • 00:23:34.030 --> 00:23:34.240
  • GOD, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:35.150
  • - LAURIE: YES, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:23:35.150 --> 00:23:36.050
  • - MARK: WE THINK, "RIGHT HERE,
  • 00:23:36.050 --> 00:23:38.230
  • RIGHT NOW."
  • 00:23:38.230 --> 00:23:39.090
  • GOD IS THINKING,
  • 00:23:39.090 --> 00:23:40.210
  • "NATIONS AND GENERATIONS."
  • 00:23:40.210 --> 00:23:41.230
  • - MATT: YEAH.
  • 00:23:41.230 --> 00:23:42.190
  • - LAURIE: BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:23:42.190 --> 00:23:43.220
  • - MATT: WE'RE IN THE NATION'S
  • 00:23:43.220 --> 00:23:44.130
  • CAPITAL.
  • 00:23:44.130 --> 00:23:45.220
  • THIS VIEW OVER OUR SHOULDER
  • 00:23:45.220 --> 00:23:46.190
  • PROVES IT.
  • 00:23:46.190 --> 00:23:48.100
  • AND I WANT TO HAVE YOU-- YOU
  • 00:23:49.050 --> 00:23:52.050
  • KNOW, IN A MOMENT, WOULD YOU
  • 00:23:52.050 --> 00:23:53.070
  • JUST TAKE THIS ENTIRE CONCEPT
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:55.170
  • OF, YOU KNOW, THE SEED PLANTING
  • 00:23:55.220 --> 00:23:58.220
  • AND THIS DOMINO EFFECT THAT THIS
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:24:01.080
  • MESSAGE IS RELATED, AND JUST
  • 00:24:01.080 --> 00:24:03.290
  • PRAY FOR OUR AUDIENCE?
  • 00:24:03.290 --> 00:24:05.120
  • BUT I WANNA SAY JUST A QUICK--
  • 00:24:05.120 --> 00:24:06.190
  • YOU MENTIONED THE DREAM CENTER
  • 00:24:06.230 --> 00:24:09.230
  • EARLIER IN THE BROADCAST AND
  • 00:24:09.230 --> 00:24:11.000
  • MATTHEW BARNETT PLANTING SOME
  • 00:24:11.070 --> 00:24:14.070
  • VISION IN YOU TO GET A DREAM
  • 00:24:14.070 --> 00:24:16.050
  • CENTER GOING HERE IN THE
  • 00:24:16.050 --> 00:24:16.260
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA.
  • 00:24:16.260 --> 00:24:18.090
  • MATTHEW BARNETT...WOW!
  • 00:24:18.090 --> 00:24:20.170
  • ON THE WORLD MARATHON
  • 00:24:20.170 --> 00:24:22.090
  • CHALLENGE...
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:24.070
  • - LAURIE: I'M PRAYING FOR YOU!
  • 00:24:24.070 --> 00:24:25.280
  • - MARK: YES!
  • 00:24:25.280 --> 00:24:26.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:27.160
  • - MATT: LET ME TELL YA
  • 00:24:27.160 --> 00:24:28.040
  • SOMETHIN'...
  • 00:24:28.040 --> 00:24:28.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:24:28.230 --> 00:24:29.120
  • - MARK: YES!
  • 00:24:29.120 --> 00:24:29.290
  • - MATT: OH, MY GOD!
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:30.150
  • OKAY, FIRST OF ALL, TOMMY
  • 00:24:30.150 --> 00:24:31.190
  • BARNETT AND MY DAD-- VERY CLOSE.
  • 00:24:31.190 --> 00:24:32.110
  • - MARK: YES.
  • 00:24:32.110 --> 00:24:33.000
  • - MATT: AND I USED TO HAVE MY
  • 00:24:33.000 --> 00:24:34.130
  • OFFICES AT THE DREAM CENTER, SO
  • 00:24:34.130 --> 00:24:35.230
  • I PRODUCED THREE OF MY MOVIES IN
  • 00:24:35.230 --> 00:24:36.150
  • THE L.A. DREAM CENTER;
  • 00:24:36.150 --> 00:24:39.010
  • USED TO MANAGE THAT WHOLE
  • 00:24:39.010 --> 00:24:40.070
  • PROPERTY, WAY BACK, WHEN THEY
  • 00:24:40.070 --> 00:24:42.130
  • JUST FIRST, FIRST BOUGHT IT.
  • 00:24:42.130 --> 00:24:43.110
  • - LAURIE: WE ALL MOVED UP THERE
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:44.130
  • AT THE SAME-- IN 1995, TOGETHER.
  • 00:24:44.130 --> 00:24:46.130
  • - MATT: YEAH, SO '95, WE
  • 00:24:46.130 --> 00:24:48.110
  • STARTED MANAGING THAT PROPERTY
  • 00:24:48.110 --> 00:24:50.050
  • FOR TOMMY AND MATTHEW BEFORE HE
  • 00:24:50.050 --> 00:24:52.060
  • WAS THE PASTOR, LIKE, WAY
  • 00:24:52.060 --> 00:24:53.010
  • BEFORE.
  • 00:24:53.010 --> 00:24:53.240
  • - LAURIE: MATTHEW.
  • 00:24:53.240 --> 00:24:54.150
  • - MARK: YEAH.
  • 00:24:54.150 --> 00:24:55.070
  • - MATT: AND SO, JUST RECENTLY,
  • 00:24:55.070 --> 00:24:56.100
  • FOR THOSE THAT KNOW THE BARNETT
  • 00:24:56.100 --> 00:24:57.290
  • FAMILY AND KNOW THAT TOMMY WAS A
  • 00:24:57.290 --> 00:24:58.210
  • RUNNER, AND THEN NOW MATTHEW,
  • 00:24:58.210 --> 00:25:01.220
  • MATTHEW JUST DID SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:25:01.220 --> 00:25:04.030
  • IS STUNNING HERE IN 2017.
  • 00:25:04.030 --> 00:25:05.180
  • HE RAN SEVEN MARATHONS IN 7
  • 00:25:05.180 --> 00:25:08.100
  • DAYS, ON SEVEN CONTINENTS, OKAY?
  • 00:25:08.100 --> 00:25:09.020
  • IT'S CALLED THE WORLD MARATHON
  • 00:25:09.020 --> 00:25:10.200
  • CHALLENGE.
  • 00:25:10.200 --> 00:25:11.290
  • HANDFUL OF PEOPLE DO IT, EVER,
  • 00:25:11.290 --> 00:25:13.230
  • IN THE WHOLE WORLD OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:25:13.230 --> 00:25:15.110
  • - LAURIE: I'M NOT EVER GOING TO
  • 00:25:15.110 --> 00:25:16.050
  • DO THAT!
  • 00:25:16.050 --> 00:25:16.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:25:16.280 --> 00:25:18.110
  • - MATT: AND HE PERSEVERED ON
  • 00:25:18.110 --> 00:25:19.020
  • BEHALF OF DREAM-- YOU KNOW, AND
  • 00:25:19.020 --> 00:25:21.200
  • WHEN I WAS FOLLOWING HIM ON
  • 00:25:21.200 --> 00:25:23.130
  • INSTAGRAM, SOME OF HIS POSTS, HE
  • 00:25:23.130 --> 00:25:25.010
  • RAN THE LAST THREE MARATHONS,
  • 00:25:25.010 --> 00:25:26.180
  • BASICALLY, ON ONE LEG ALMOST.
  • 00:25:26.180 --> 00:25:28.000
  • AND THE IDEA THAT HE SAID, "MOST
  • 00:25:28.130 --> 00:25:31.130
  • PEOPLE THAT ARE IN DREAM CENTERS
  • 00:25:32.200 --> 00:25:35.200
  • FACE THE MOST DIFFICULT
  • 00:25:35.200 --> 00:25:37.080
  • CHALLENGES THAT WE COULD
  • 00:25:37.080 --> 00:25:38.110
  • UNDERSTAND, AND I'M FACING A
  • 00:25:38.110 --> 00:25:39.110
  • DIFFICULT CHALLENGE.
  • 00:25:39.110 --> 00:25:40.120
  • IT'S A DIFFERENT ONE, BUT I'M
  • 00:25:40.120 --> 00:25:42.020
  • DOING IT TO UNDERSTAND EVEN THE
  • 00:25:42.020 --> 00:25:43.230
  • DRAMA THAT MOST PEOPLE--" SO
  • 00:25:43.230 --> 00:25:45.160
  • MOST PEOPLE THAT WE'RE, YOU
  • 00:25:45.160 --> 00:25:47.050
  • KNOW, TALKING ABOUT THAT ARE IN
  • 00:25:47.050 --> 00:25:48.230
  • THESE DREAM CENTERS, MATTHEW
  • 00:25:48.230 --> 00:25:50.140
  • WAS, YOU KNOW, PERSEVERING
  • 00:25:50.140 --> 00:25:52.150
  • PHYSICALLY, AND A LOT OF TIMES,
  • 00:25:52.150 --> 00:25:54.140
  • IT'S A MENTAL CHALLENGE FOR A
  • 00:25:54.140 --> 00:25:56.050
  • LOT OF PEOPLE THAT-- SO,
  • 00:25:56.050 --> 00:25:57.190
  • MATTHEW, GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:25:58.210 --> 00:26:01.230
  • I PRAY YOUR RECOVERY IS
  • 00:26:01.230 --> 00:26:02.170
  • STARTING.
  • 00:26:03.230 --> 00:26:06.230
  • AND THE IDEA OF RUNNING-- I'M A
  • 00:26:06.230 --> 00:26:08.130
  • RUNNER; NOT AT THAT LEVEL, AND
  • 00:26:08.280 --> 00:26:11.280
  • SO THE IDEA OF UNDERSTANDING MY
  • 00:26:11.280 --> 00:26:13.090
  • OWN ACHES AND PAINS AND, YOU
  • 00:26:13.090 --> 00:26:15.030
  • KNOW, WHEN I RUN A 10K, MUCH
  • 00:26:15.030 --> 00:26:16.120
  • LESS A, YOU KNOW, MUCH LESS A
  • 00:26:16.120 --> 00:26:18.030
  • MARATHON.
  • 00:26:18.030 --> 00:26:18.220
  • - MARK: SO, MATT, CAN I JUST
  • 00:26:19.040 --> 00:26:22.040
  • TESTIFY FOR A MOMENT?
  • 00:26:22.040 --> 00:26:23.140
  • - MATT: PLEASE.
  • 00:26:23.150 --> 00:26:26.150
  • - MARK: 212 DAYS AGO, THE LORD
  • 00:26:26.150 --> 00:26:27.190
  • HEALED MY ASTHMA, ASTHMA THAT
  • 00:26:27.190 --> 00:26:28.150
  • I'VE HAD FOR 4 DECADES.
  • 00:26:28.150 --> 00:26:29.230
  • - MATT: WOW!
  • 00:26:29.230 --> 00:26:32.000
  • - MARK: I CHALLENGED OUR CHURCH
  • 00:26:32.000 --> 00:26:32.220
  • IN A MESSAGE.
  • 00:26:32.220 --> 00:26:34.070
  • IT SAID, "WHAT'S THE BRAVEST
  • 00:26:34.070 --> 00:26:34.270
  • PRAYER YOU CAN PRAY?"
  • 00:26:34.270 --> 00:26:35.160
  • AND THEN I VERY, IN A VERY
  • 00:26:35.160 --> 00:26:36.210
  • VULNERABLE WAY, SHARED THAT I
  • 00:26:36.210 --> 00:26:38.270
  • PRAYED HUNDREDS OF TIMES THAT
  • 00:26:38.270 --> 00:26:41.040
  • THE LORD WOULD HEAL MY ASTHMA,
  • 00:26:42.000 --> 00:26:45.000
  • AND IT NEVER HAPPENED...UNTIL
  • 00:26:45.060 --> 00:26:48.060
  • THAT DAY, AND GOD HEALED ME.
  • 00:26:48.120 --> 00:26:51.120
  • AND SO I'M TRAINING FOR MY FIRST
  • 00:26:51.120 --> 00:26:53.050
  • MARATHON TO VALIDATE AND
  • 00:26:53.230 --> 00:26:56.230
  • CELEBRATE THAT HEALING MIRACLE
  • 00:26:56.230 --> 00:26:58.060
  • IN MY LIFE--
  • 00:26:58.060 --> 00:26:59.060
  • - MATT: THANK YOU, LORD!
  • 00:26:59.060 --> 00:27:00.120
  • - MARK: -- AND SO I'M JUST
  • 00:27:00.120 --> 00:27:01.210
  • BEGINNING TO TRAIN AND JUST,
  • 00:27:01.210 --> 00:27:03.170
  • KIND OF, THROWIN' THE PITY PARTY
  • 00:27:03.170 --> 00:27:05.130
  • ABOUT HOW HARD IT IS WHEN I
  • 00:27:05.130 --> 00:27:08.100
  • DISCOVER THAT MATTHEW BARNETT IS
  • 00:27:08.100 --> 00:27:09.020
  • RUNNING SEVEN ON SEVEN
  • 00:27:09.020 --> 00:27:10.090
  • CONTINENTS!
  • 00:27:10.090 --> 00:27:10.250
  • SO FIRST OF ALL--
  • 00:27:10.250 --> 00:27:11.170
  • - MATT: HE GOT ALL SEVEN
  • 00:27:11.170 --> 00:27:12.120
  • MEDALS!
  • 00:27:12.120 --> 00:27:13.150
  • - MARK: YES, I KNOW!
  • 00:27:13.150 --> 00:27:14.020
  • - LAURIE: AND HE'S ALIVE!
  • 00:27:14.020 --> 00:27:14.210
  • - MATT: YEAH!
  • 00:27:14.210 --> 00:27:15.050
  • - MARK: SO FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:27:15.050 --> 00:27:16.260
  • MATTHEW, THANK YOU FOR HELPING
  • 00:27:16.260 --> 00:27:19.090
  • THE REST OF US REALIZE THAT,
  • 00:27:19.090 --> 00:27:21.130
  • WHEN WE'RE DREAMING, WE CAN
  • 00:27:21.130 --> 00:27:23.150
  • DREAM A LITTLE BIT BIGGER.
  • 00:27:23.150 --> 00:27:24.140
  • - LAURIE: YES.
  • 00:27:24.140 --> 00:27:26.210
  • - MARK: AND WOULD WE HAVE TIME
  • 00:27:26.210 --> 00:27:27.130
  • FOR ME TO SAY ONE THING ABOUT
  • 00:27:27.130 --> 00:27:28.040
  • TOMMY BARNETT?
  • 00:27:28.040 --> 00:27:29.060
  • - MATT: PLEASE, PLEASE.
  • 00:27:29.060 --> 00:27:30.010
  • - LAURIE: YES!
  • 00:27:30.010 --> 00:27:30.200
  • - MARK: BECAUSE, COME ON, THE
  • 00:27:30.200 --> 00:27:31.110
  • APPLE DIDN'T FALL FAR FROM THE
  • 00:27:31.110 --> 00:27:32.020
  • TREE!
  • 00:27:32.020 --> 00:27:32.110
  • - MATT: RIGHT, RIGHT.
  • 00:27:32.110 --> 00:27:32.280
  • - LAURIE: HE'S AMAZING.
  • 00:27:32.280 --> 00:27:34.040
  • - MARK: I WANNA SHARE ONE
  • 00:27:34.040 --> 00:27:34.230
  • EXPERIENCE, AND I JUST THOUGHT
  • 00:27:34.230 --> 00:27:35.270
  • OF IT, BUT IT'S A DEFINING
  • 00:27:35.270 --> 00:27:36.200
  • MOMENT IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:27:36.200 --> 00:27:37.220
  • - MATT: OKAY.
  • 00:27:37.220 --> 00:27:39.040
  • - MARK: RIGHT BEFORE "IN A PIT
  • 00:27:39.040 --> 00:27:40.160
  • WITH A LION ON A SNOWY DAY" WAS
  • 00:27:40.160 --> 00:27:41.240
  • SET TO RELEASE, I KNEW AS A
  • 00:27:41.240 --> 00:27:43.160
  • FIRST-TIME AUTHOR THAT, YOU
  • 00:27:44.000 --> 00:27:47.000
  • KNOW, 97% OF BOOKS DON'T SELL
  • 00:27:47.000 --> 00:27:47.210
  • 5.000 COPIES, AND I ALSO KNEW I
  • 00:27:48.060 --> 00:27:51.060
  • WORKED A LITTLE TOO HARD ON IT
  • 00:27:51.060 --> 00:27:51.270
  • TO HOPE FOR LESS THAN THAT.
  • 00:27:52.230 --> 00:27:55.230
  • AND SO I'M AT A CONFERENCE, AND
  • 00:27:55.230 --> 00:27:57.030
  • I HAPPEN TO BE SPEAKING, AND
  • 00:27:57.030 --> 00:27:59.250
  • TOMMY BARNETT IS THERE,
  • 00:27:59.250 --> 00:28:02.270
  • SPEAKING, AND AT THE END OF HIS
  • 00:28:03.120 --> 00:28:06.120
  • SESSION, HE INVITES US FORWARD,
  • 00:28:06.120 --> 00:28:08.110
  • ANYBODY THAT WANTS A
  • 00:28:08.110 --> 00:28:08.270
  • MULTIPLICATION ANOINTING.
  • 00:28:08.270 --> 00:28:11.080
  • - MATT: THANK YOU, LORD.
  • 00:28:11.080 --> 00:28:12.290
  • - MARK: NOW, AT FIRST, I'M
  • 00:28:12.290 --> 00:28:14.110
  • LIKE, I'M THINKIN', "NOW, IS
  • 00:28:14.110 --> 00:28:15.060
  • THAT IN THE BIBLE?
  • 00:28:15.060 --> 00:28:15.280
  • IS THAT IN THE BIBLE?"
  • 00:28:15.280 --> 00:28:16.180
  • AND THEN, IT IS.
  • 00:28:16.180 --> 00:28:17.130
  • IT IS, YOU KNOW, THIRTY-,
  • 00:28:17.130 --> 00:28:19.050
  • SIXTY-, AND HUNDREDFOLD.
  • 00:28:19.050 --> 00:28:21.180
  • AND I THOUGHT IF TOMMY BARNETT'S
  • 00:28:21.180 --> 00:28:22.230
  • OFFERING, I'M ACCEPTING.
  • 00:28:22.230 --> 00:28:25.210
  • AND I REMEMBER GOIN' TO THE
  • 00:28:25.210 --> 00:28:27.260
  • ALTAR THAT DAY, MATT AND LAURIE,
  • 00:28:27.260 --> 00:28:30.070
  • AND I'M A BIG BELIEVER, DON'T
  • 00:28:30.070 --> 00:28:31.170
  • LEAVE YOUR GIFT AT THE ALTAR.
  • 00:28:31.170 --> 00:28:32.240
  • COME ON, GO TO THE ALTAR, AND IF
  • 00:28:32.240 --> 00:28:33.280
  • THERE'S SOMETHIN' THERE, LET'S
  • 00:28:33.280 --> 00:28:36.190
  • BELIEVE GOD FOR IT.
  • 00:28:36.190 --> 00:28:38.240
  • AND HE PRAYED A MULTIPLICATION
  • 00:28:38.240 --> 00:28:40.200
  • ANOINTING ON ME, AND ALL OF A
  • 00:28:41.020 --> 00:28:44.020
  • SUDDEN, MY DREAM FOR THAT BOOK
  • 00:28:44.020 --> 00:28:46.150
  • WAS NOT JUST 5.000 COPIES OR
  • 00:28:46.150 --> 00:28:49.110
  • 25.000 COPIES, OR 100.000
  • 00:28:49.110 --> 00:28:50.100
  • COPIES.
  • 00:28:50.100 --> 00:28:52.170
  • IT WAS FAR GREATER THAN THAT,
  • 00:28:52.170 --> 00:28:55.090
  • AND, YOU KNOW, HERE WE ARE 10
  • 00:28:55.090 --> 00:28:56.030
  • YEARS LATER, AND THE LORD HAS
  • 00:28:56.130 --> 00:28:59.130
  • PUT SOME OF THE BOOKS I'VE
  • 00:28:59.130 --> 00:29:01.160
  • WRITTEN INTO MILLIONS OF
  • 00:29:01.160 --> 00:29:02.180
  • PEOPLE'S HANDS, BUT PLEASE,
  • 00:29:02.180 --> 00:29:03.120
  • PLEASE HEAR ME.
  • 00:29:03.120 --> 00:29:05.030
  • TO ME, A BOOK SOLD IS NOT A BOOK
  • 00:29:05.030 --> 00:29:07.090
  • SOLD.
  • 00:29:07.090 --> 00:29:08.010
  • IT'S A PRAYER ANSWERED.
  • 00:29:08.010 --> 00:29:08.220
  • - MATT: WOW.
  • 00:29:08.220 --> 00:29:09.090
  • - MARK: AND I HAVE A TEAM OF
  • 00:29:09.090 --> 00:29:10.250
  • INTERCESSORS THAT PRAY THAT GOD
  • 00:29:10.250 --> 00:29:12.290
  • WOULD PUT THE RIGHT BOOK IN THE
  • 00:29:12.290 --> 00:29:14.010
  • RIGHT HANDS AT THE RIGHT TIME,
  • 00:29:14.010 --> 00:29:15.100
  • AND HE'S DONE THAT COUNTLESS
  • 00:29:15.100 --> 00:29:17.130
  • TIMES, BUT I GO BACK TO A MOMENT
  • 00:29:17.200 --> 00:29:20.200
  • WHEN A TOMMY BARNETT LAID HANDS
  • 00:29:21.080 --> 00:29:24.080
  • ON ME AND PRAYED A
  • 00:29:24.080 --> 00:29:25.040
  • MULTIPLICATION ANOINTING, AND I
  • 00:29:25.040 --> 00:29:26.290
  • THINK IT WOULD BE FAIR FOR US TO
  • 00:29:26.290 --> 00:29:28.190
  • PRAY THAT ON FOLKS THAT ARE
  • 00:29:28.190 --> 00:29:30.060
  • VIEWING.
  • 00:29:30.060 --> 00:29:32.050
  • - MATT: THE IDEA THAT HEALING
  • 00:29:32.050 --> 00:29:33.180
  • IS REAL, IT HAPPENS.
  • 00:29:33.180 --> 00:29:35.180
  • I MEAN, IF I HADN'T HAVE
  • 00:29:35.200 --> 00:29:38.200
  • MENTIONED MATT'S MARATHON,
  • 00:29:38.200 --> 00:29:40.140
  • YOU WOULD'VE NEVER
  • 00:29:40.140 --> 00:29:41.170
  • MENTIONED THAT--
  • 00:29:41.170 --> 00:29:42.040
  • - MARK: WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN
  • 00:29:42.040 --> 00:29:43.000
  • THOUGHT, YES.
  • 00:29:43.000 --> 00:29:43.160
  • - LAURIE: GIVE ME A TASTE OF
  • 00:29:43.160 --> 00:29:44.070
  • THE BRAVE PRAYER AND WHAT YOU
  • 00:29:44.070 --> 00:29:46.120
  • ENCOURAGED YOUR PEOPLE TO DO,
  • 00:29:46.120 --> 00:29:47.100
  • AND THEN LET'S PRAY.
  • 00:29:47.100 --> 00:29:49.170
  • - MARK: WELL, I THINK
  • 00:29:49.170 --> 00:29:50.050
  • SOMETIMES, LAURIE, SOMETIMES THE
  • 00:29:50.050 --> 00:29:51.020
  • BRAVEST PRAYER IS PRAYING THE
  • 00:29:51.020 --> 00:29:52.270
  • PRAYER THAT YOU PRAYED A
  • 00:29:52.270 --> 00:29:53.270
  • THOUSAND TIMES.
  • 00:29:53.270 --> 00:29:56.210
  • - MATT: OH, MY, GOD.
  • 00:29:56.210 --> 00:29:58.120
  • - MARK: IN FACT, AND I WOULD
  • 00:29:58.120 --> 00:29:59.250
  • SAY, "WHAT PRAYER HAVE YOU
  • 00:29:59.250 --> 00:30:00.150
  • STOPPED PRAYING?"
  • 00:30:00.150 --> 00:30:01.000
  • - MATT: WOW.
  • 00:30:01.000 --> 00:30:01.130
  • - MARK: BECAUSE THAT'S THE
  • 00:30:01.130 --> 00:30:02.040
  • BRAVE PRAYER.
  • 00:30:02.040 --> 00:30:02.250
  • - MATT: WOW.
  • 00:30:02.250 --> 00:30:03.090
  • - MARK: IT'S THAT LOVED ONE
  • 00:30:03.090 --> 00:30:04.070
  • THAT YOU HAVE A HARD TIME STILL
  • 00:30:04.070 --> 00:30:05.100
  • BELIEVING FOR BECAUSE YOU PRAYED
  • 00:30:05.100 --> 00:30:06.260
  • THAT PRAYER A THOUSAND TIMES.
  • 00:30:07.210 --> 00:30:10.210
  • WELL, AS I SEE IT, YOU HAVE TWO
  • 00:30:10.210 --> 00:30:11.130
  • OPTIONS: STOP PRAYING OR KEEP
  • 00:30:11.130 --> 00:30:12.280
  • PRAYING.
  • 00:30:12.280 --> 00:30:15.010
  • AND, TO ME, STOPPING PRAYING IS
  • 00:30:15.010 --> 00:30:15.230
  • NOT AN OPTION.
  • 00:30:15.230 --> 00:30:18.210
  • - LAURIE: RIGHT.
  • 00:30:18.210 --> 00:30:19.130
  • - MARK: AND SO PRAY, PRAY
  • 00:30:19.130 --> 00:30:21.280
  • THROUGH, KEEP BELIEVING.
  • 00:30:21.280 --> 00:30:23.110
  • PRAY SOME OF THOSE BRAVE
  • 00:30:23.110 --> 00:30:25.090
  • PRAYERS, AND THAT'S WHAT I DID
  • 00:30:25.090 --> 00:30:26.280
  • THAT DAY.
  • 00:30:26.280 --> 00:30:28.070
  • - MATT: THAT'S AN AMAZING
  • 00:30:28.070 --> 00:30:28.280
  • POINT.
  • 00:30:28.280 --> 00:30:29.290
  • - LAURIE: YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:30:29.290 --> 00:30:30.190
  • - MATT: THE BRAVE PRAYER IS THE
  • 00:30:30.190 --> 00:30:31.210
  • PRAYER YOU'VE PRAYED A MILLION
  • 00:30:31.210 --> 00:30:32.190
  • TIMES BEFORE.
  • 00:30:32.190 --> 00:30:34.260
  • - MARK: YEAH, YEAH.
  • 00:30:34.260 --> 00:30:35.140
  • - MATT: THAT'S REALLY AMAZING.
  • 00:30:35.140 --> 00:30:36.060
  • SO, LISTEN, THERE'S A THING HERE
  • 00:30:36.140 --> 00:30:39.140
  • RIGHT NOW, SO JUST, JUST DO YOUR
  • 00:30:39.140 --> 00:30:41.000
  • THING AS A PASTOR TO OUR
  • 00:30:41.000 --> 00:30:42.020
  • AUDIENCE.
  • 00:30:42.020 --> 00:30:45.000
  • THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US ON
  • 00:30:45.000 --> 00:30:45.210
  • "PRAISE," AND, JUST, LET'S
  • 00:30:45.210 --> 00:30:46.100
  • CONCLUDE IN PRAYER.
  • 00:30:46.170 --> 00:30:49.170
  • - MARK: YEAH, LET'S DO IT.
  • 00:30:49.170 --> 00:30:50.180
  • LORD, I KNOW THAT THE THINGS
  • 00:30:50.180 --> 00:30:52.190
  • THAT YOU DO IN US ARE THE THINGS
  • 00:30:52.190 --> 00:30:55.150
  • THAT YOU WANNA DO THROUGH US.
  • 00:30:55.150 --> 00:30:58.080
  • AND SO, WHEN WE EXPERIENCE A
  • 00:30:58.080 --> 00:31:00.130
  • MIRACLE, GOD, THEN, YOU'VE GIVEN
  • 00:31:00.130 --> 00:31:01.090
  • US A TESTIMONY, AND A TESTIMONY
  • 00:31:02.060 --> 00:31:05.060
  • IS OUR WAY OF LOANING OUR FAITH
  • 00:31:05.060 --> 00:31:07.230
  • TO SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE, IF YOU
  • 00:31:07.230 --> 00:31:08.180
  • DID IT FOR ME, YOU CAN DO IT FOR
  • 00:31:08.180 --> 00:31:09.100
  • THEM.
  • 00:31:09.100 --> 00:31:11.080
  • IF YOU DID IT BEFORE, YOU CAN DO
  • 00:31:11.080 --> 00:31:12.060
  • IT AGAIN.
  • 00:31:12.060 --> 00:31:13.060
  • AND SO, LORD, THERE ARE PEOPLE
  • 00:31:13.060 --> 00:31:15.120
  • RIGHT NOW THAT HAVE PRAYED SOME
  • 00:31:15.120 --> 00:31:16.240
  • PRAYERS, LIKE ME, FOR 40 YEARS,
  • 00:31:17.020 --> 00:31:20.020
  • AND THOSE PRAYERS HAVE NOT BEEN
  • 00:31:20.020 --> 00:31:21.000
  • ANSWERED WHEN OR HOW OR WHERE
  • 00:31:21.000 --> 00:31:23.080
  • THEY WANT IT, BUT, GOD, I PRAY
  • 00:31:23.080 --> 00:31:25.030
  • THAT YOU WOULD GIVE US THE FAITH
  • 00:31:25.030 --> 00:31:26.050
  • TO PRAY THAT PRAYER ONE MORE
  • 00:31:26.280 --> 00:31:29.280
  • TIME, TO PRAY THAT BRAVE PRAYER,
  • 00:31:29.280 --> 00:31:32.150
  • AND TO DO IT IN JESUS' NAME AND
  • 00:31:32.150 --> 00:31:35.150
  • TO PUT IT IN YOUR HANDS, AND TO
  • 00:31:35.150 --> 00:31:37.070
  • RECOGNIZE THAT THE ANSWER ISN'T
  • 00:31:37.070 --> 00:31:39.290
  • UP TO US.
  • 00:31:39.290 --> 00:31:41.120
  • IT'S OUR JOB TO PRAY LIKE IT
  • 00:31:41.230 --> 00:31:44.230
  • DEPENDS ON YOU, AND IT'S YOUR
  • 00:31:44.230 --> 00:31:45.250
  • JOB TO SHOW YOUR SOVEREIGNTY AND
  • 00:31:46.140 --> 00:31:49.140
  • YOUR OMNISCIENCE AND YOUR LOVE
  • 00:31:49.140 --> 00:31:51.290
  • AND YOUR GRACE IN THE WAY THAT
  • 00:31:51.290 --> 00:31:53.110
  • ONLY YOU CAN.
  • 00:31:53.160 --> 00:31:56.160
  • AND SO, LORD, RIGHT NOW, WE JUST
  • 00:31:56.160 --> 00:31:57.280
  • DECLARE OUR TRUST IN YOU.
  • 00:31:58.040 --> 00:32:01.060
  • LORD, I ALSO WANNA PRAY A
  • 00:32:01.060 --> 00:32:02.200
  • MULTIPLICATION ANOINTING.
  • 00:32:02.200 --> 00:32:05.070
  • I KNOW THAT WE CAN'T BREAK THE
  • 00:32:05.070 --> 00:32:07.180
  • LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING.
  • 00:32:07.180 --> 00:32:08.190
  • IT'S A LAW THAT YOU ESTABLISHED.
  • 00:32:09.280 --> 00:32:12.280
  • GOD, I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD HONOR
  • 00:32:12.280 --> 00:32:14.060
  • IT IN OUR LIVES AND, LORD, I
  • 00:32:14.060 --> 00:32:16.000
  • PRAY THAT MULTIPLICATION
  • 00:32:16.000 --> 00:32:18.270
  • ANOINTING UPON THOSE WHO ARE
  • 00:32:18.270 --> 00:32:20.280
  • WATCHING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:32:20.280 --> 00:32:23.160
  • I, JUST, WOULD CHALLENGE YOU TO
  • 00:32:23.170 --> 00:32:26.170
  • JUST RECEIVE THE BLESSING THAT
  • 00:32:26.170 --> 00:32:28.190
  • GOD HAS FOR YOU, IN JESUS' NAME,
  • 00:32:28.190 --> 00:32:29.150
  • AMEN.
  • 00:32:30.050 --> 00:32:33.050
  • - LAURIE: AMEN.
  • 00:32:33.050 --> 00:32:33.280
  • - MARK: AMEN.
  • 00:32:33.280 --> 00:32:35.070
  • - LAURIE: SWEET.
  • 00:32:35.070 --> 00:32:36.020
  • - MATT: WOW, WOW.
  • 00:32:36.020 --> 00:32:36.270
  • - MARK: WHAT A MOMENT!
  • 00:32:36.270 --> 00:32:37.290
  • - LAURIE: YEAH.
  • 00:32:37.290 --> 00:32:38.150
  • - MATT: BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:32:38.150 --> 00:32:40.130
  • WE'RE IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL.
  • 00:32:40.130 --> 00:32:41.190
  • BEHIND US IS A REAL WINDOW
  • 00:32:43.160 --> 00:32:46.160
  • LOOKING OUT OVER A REAL CITY,
  • 00:32:46.240 --> 00:32:49.240
  • AND THIS CITY IS WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:32:49.240 --> 00:32:52.050
  • CALLED TO.
  • 00:32:52.050 --> 00:32:53.040
  • - LAURIE: WHEN DOES THE DREAM
  • 00:32:53.040 --> 00:32:53.250
  • - MARK: DREAM CENTER OPENS IN
  • 00:32:57.050 --> 00:32:58.100
  • LESS THAN A MONTH.
  • 00:32:58.100 --> 00:32:58.260
  • - MATT: COME ON, NOW.
  • 00:32:58.260 --> 00:32:59.150
  • - MARK: WE'RE KIND OF RIGHT AT
  • 00:32:59.150 --> 00:33:00.090
  • THE PUNCH LIST.
  • 00:33:00.090 --> 00:33:01.130
  • - LAURIE: YEAH.
  • 00:33:01.130 --> 00:33:02.020
  • - MARK: AND SO WE'RE READY TO
  • 00:33:02.020 --> 00:33:02.230
  • THROW THOSE DOORS OPEN AND
  • 00:33:02.230 --> 00:33:03.120
  • BELIEVE THAT-- YOU KNOW, OUR
  • 00:33:04.140 --> 00:33:07.140
  • YOU KNOW, WE HAVE LOTS OF
  • 00:33:12.180 --> 00:33:13.070
  • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO, WHEN
  • 00:33:13.070 --> 00:33:13.280
  • THEY'RE IN TOWN, WOULD ATTEND,
  • 00:33:13.280 --> 00:33:14.220
  • HUNDREDS OF HILL STAFFERS.
  • 00:33:14.220 --> 00:33:17.180
  • YOU KNOW, THIS BUILDING IS RUN
  • 00:33:17.180 --> 00:33:19.110
  • BY 20-SOMETHINGS, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:33:19.110 --> 00:33:20.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:20.270 --> 00:33:21.220
  • - LAURIE: RIGHT.
  • 00:33:21.220 --> 00:33:23.000
  • - MARK: AND, THEN, WE HAVE OUR
  • 00:33:23.000 --> 00:33:23.220
  • HOMELESS FRIENDS, AND NOW WE'RE
  • 00:33:23.220 --> 00:33:24.210
  • IN A PART OF THE CITY WHERE, YOU
  • 00:33:24.210 --> 00:33:25.280
  • KNOW, MOST OF THOSE KIDS DO NOT
  • 00:33:25.280 --> 00:33:28.230
  • GROW UP WITH AN EARTHLY FATHER,
  • 00:33:28.230 --> 00:33:30.020
  • BUT THERE'S A HEAVENLY FATHER
  • 00:33:30.020 --> 00:33:31.130
  • THAT WE WANT THEM TO BE IN
  • 00:33:32.060 --> 00:33:35.060
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH, AND SO OUR
  • 00:33:35.060 --> 00:33:36.230
  • HEART IS TO REACH UP, TO REACH
  • 00:33:36.230 --> 00:33:38.090
  • DOWN, TO REACH EVERYBODY IN
  • 00:33:38.090 --> 00:33:40.040
  • BETWEEN, AND WE'RE PRAYING FOR A
  • 00:33:40.040 --> 00:33:41.190
  • REVIVAL IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL.
  • 00:33:41.190 --> 00:33:44.000
  • - LAURIE: AMEN!
  • 00:33:44.000 --> 00:33:45.030
  • - MARK: AND SO, WOULD
  • 00:33:45.030 --> 00:33:46.120
  • APPRECIATE EVERYBODY PRAYING
  • 00:33:46.120 --> 00:33:47.240
  • WITH US FOR THAT.
  • 00:33:47.240 --> 00:33:48.130
  • - LAURIE: AMEN!
  • 00:33:48.130 --> 00:33:48.270
  • - MATT: IF YOU DON'T HAVE A
  • 00:33:48.270 --> 00:33:49.180
  • HOME CHURCH HERE IN THE CAPITAL,
  • 00:33:49.180 --> 00:33:50.260
  • NCC, MARK BATTERSON IS CALLED
  • 00:33:51.200 --> 00:33:54.200
  • HERE.
  • 00:33:54.200 --> 00:33:55.150
  • EIGHT CAMPUSES AROUND THIS AREA
  • 00:33:55.150 --> 00:33:56.250
  • AT THE TIME WE'RE TAPING.
  • 00:33:56.250 --> 00:33:58.080
  • IT'LL PROBABLY BE NINE BY THE
  • 00:33:58.080 --> 00:33:59.250
  • TIME IT AIRS.
  • 00:34:01.080 --> 00:34:04.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:34:04.080 --> 00:34:05.040
  • AND A BRAND-NEW DREAM CENTER
  • 00:34:05.040 --> 00:34:05.240
  • IS OPENING NOW.
  • 00:34:05.240 --> 00:34:07.100
  • SO, BEAUTIFUL, MARK.
  • 00:34:07.100 --> 00:34:07.290
  • THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.
  • 00:34:07.290 --> 00:34:08.280
  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:34:08.280 --> 00:34:11.040
  • - MARK: WELL, I WANT US TO
  • 00:34:11.040 --> 00:34:11.240
  • UNDERSTAND THAT GOD ALWAYS HAS
  • 00:34:11.240 --> 00:34:12.190
  • ULTERIOR MOTIVES, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:34:13.180 --> 00:34:16.180
  • GOOD.
  • 00:34:16.180 --> 00:34:16.290
  • THEY'RE BETTER THAN WHAT WE CAN
  • 00:34:16.290 --> 00:34:17.210
  • IMAGINE.
  • 00:34:17.210 --> 00:34:20.000
  • AND IT'S OUR JOB TO PLANT SEEDS
  • 00:34:20.000 --> 00:34:21.200
  • OF FAITH, AND THEN GOD DOES
  • 00:34:21.200 --> 00:34:23.160
  • SOMETHING WITH IT THAT'S SO MUCH
  • 00:34:23.160 --> 00:34:24.220
  • BIGGER AND BETTER.
  • 00:34:24.220 --> 00:34:26.000
  • BECAUSE OF THIS SETTING--
  • 00:34:26.000 --> 00:34:28.170
  • AND I LOVE THIS SETTING 'CAUSE
  • 00:34:28.170 --> 00:34:30.100
  • IT-- I FEEL LIKE WE'RE ALL
  • 00:34:30.100 --> 00:34:31.090
  • AMONGST FRIENDS.
  • 00:34:31.090 --> 00:34:32.210
  • WE'RE ALL IN THIS THING
  • 00:34:32.210 --> 00:34:33.120
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:34:33.120 --> 00:34:34.130
  • DOESN'T IT FEEL THAT WAY?
  • 00:34:34.130 --> 00:34:35.150
  • AND SO MAYBE I CAN JUST SHARE A
  • 00:34:35.260 --> 00:34:38.260
  • LITTLE BIT OUT OF MY LIFE, AND
  • 00:34:38.260 --> 00:34:39.170
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT, WHEN I
  • 00:34:39.170 --> 00:34:41.190
  • SHARE A TESTIMONY, I DO IT WITH
  • 00:34:41.190 --> 00:34:43.020
  • TWO KIND OF PREVAILING THOUGHTS.
  • 00:34:46.240 --> 00:34:49.240
  • ONE IS THAT WE OVERCOME BY THE
  • 00:34:49.240 --> 00:34:51.020
  • BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND BY THE
  • 00:34:51.020 --> 00:34:51.290
  • WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY.
  • 00:34:51.290 --> 00:34:52.270
  • HONESTLY, RANDY, DO THOSE TWO
  • 00:34:53.080 --> 00:34:56.080
  • THINGS EVEN BELONG IN THE SAME
  • 00:34:56.080 --> 00:34:58.020
  • VERSE?
  • 00:34:58.020 --> 00:35:00.260
  • LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
  • 00:35:00.260 --> 00:35:01.160
  • LIKE, I'VE OFTEN THOUGHT, LIKE,
  • 00:35:01.160 --> 00:35:02.080
  • "THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB."
  • 00:35:02.080 --> 00:35:05.080
  • NOTHING'S MORE SACRED,
  • 00:35:05.080 --> 00:35:06.180
  • MORE HOLY, AND THEN OUR
  • 00:35:06.180 --> 00:35:07.090
  • TESTIMONIES?
  • 00:35:07.120 --> 00:35:10.120
  • THAT'S HOW WE OVERCOME?
  • 00:35:10.120 --> 00:35:12.090
  • THOSE TWO-- LIKE, THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:35:12.090 --> 00:35:13.120
  • EVEN-- BUT "TESTIMONY," THE
  • 00:35:13.120 --> 00:35:14.210
  • CHURCH HAS FORGOTTEN THE POWER
  • 00:35:14.210 --> 00:35:17.020
  • OF THE TESTIMONY.
  • 00:35:17.020 --> 00:35:19.110
  • AND YOU KNOW WHY?
  • 00:35:19.110 --> 00:35:20.050
  • 'CAUSE USUALLY IN EVERY CHURCH,
  • 00:35:21.290 --> 00:35:24.290
  • ONE PERSON BLEW IT FOR EVERYBODY
  • 00:35:24.290 --> 00:35:26.200
  • ELSE.
  • 00:35:26.200 --> 00:35:28.160
  • ONE PERSON SHARES THE TESTIMONY,
  • 00:35:28.160 --> 00:35:31.120
  • PASTOR MIKE, AND IT IS TMI.
  • 00:35:31.120 --> 00:35:33.000
  • IT IS TOO MUCH INFORMATION.
  • 00:35:33.000 --> 00:35:36.000
  • YOU KNOW, THEY BLEW IT FOR
  • 00:35:36.000 --> 00:35:36.290
  • EVERYBODY ELSE.
  • 00:35:36.290 --> 00:35:37.260
  • LIKE, WE ARE NOT GONNA DO THAT
  • 00:35:37.260 --> 00:35:38.270
  • AGAIN!
  • 00:35:38.270 --> 00:35:41.130
  • BY THE WAY, THAT'S WHY WE--
  • 00:35:41.130 --> 00:35:42.290
  • [CLEARING THROAT]
  • 00:35:42.290 --> 00:35:44.010
  • THAT'S WHY WE HAVE OUR MEDIA
  • 00:35:44.010 --> 00:35:44.210
  • TEAM RECORD THEM...
  • 00:35:46.180 --> 00:35:49.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:49.180 --> 00:35:50.010
  • ...CAUSE WE CAN EDIT IT!
  • 00:35:50.010 --> 00:35:50.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:50.290 --> 00:35:51.180
  • AND WE CAN SET IT TO MUSIC!
  • 00:35:51.180 --> 00:35:52.100
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:52.100 --> 00:35:53.070
  • SOUNDS EVEN BETTER!
  • 00:35:53.070 --> 00:35:55.260
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:35:56.100 --> 00:35:59.100
  • TESTIMONY IS A WAY OF-- IT'S ME
  • 00:35:59.100 --> 00:36:01.040
  • LOANING MY FAITH TO SOMEONE
  • 00:36:01.040 --> 00:36:03.030
  • ELSE.
  • 00:36:04.270 --> 00:36:07.270
  • OH, MAN, NOW I'M-- THIS IS
  • 00:36:07.270 --> 00:36:09.100
  • DANGEROUS.
  • 00:36:09.100 --> 00:36:11.010
  • I SHOULD NOT RABBIT TRAIL RIGHT
  • 00:36:11.010 --> 00:36:11.260
  • NOW.
  • 00:36:11.260 --> 00:36:12.150
  • BUT CAN I JUST TELL YOU
  • 00:36:12.270 --> 00:36:15.270
  • SOMETHIN'?
  • 00:36:15.270 --> 00:36:17.010
  • A HUNDRED AND TEN DAYS AGO, I
  • 00:36:17.010 --> 00:36:17.260
  • PREACHED A SERMON.
  • 00:36:17.260 --> 00:36:20.100
  • WE BEGAN A SERIES AT OUR CHURCH,
  • 00:36:20.100 --> 00:36:21.280
  • CALLED, "MOUNTAINS MOVE," AND I
  • 00:36:21.280 --> 00:36:23.120
  • ASKED OUR CHURCH, WHAT'S THE
  • 00:36:23.210 --> 00:36:26.210
  • BRAVEST PRAYER YOU COULD PRAY?
  • 00:36:26.210 --> 00:36:28.060
  • AND I CHALLENGED EVERYBODY
  • 00:36:28.060 --> 00:36:30.010
  • DURING THAT SERIES.
  • 00:36:30.010 --> 00:36:32.250
  • WHAT'S THE BRAVEST PRAYER YOU
  • 00:36:32.250 --> 00:36:33.260
  • COULD PRAY?
  • 00:36:33.260 --> 00:36:36.010
  • AND THEN I THINK ONE OF MY JOBS
  • 00:36:36.010 --> 00:36:37.050
  • AS A PASTOR WHEN I GET INTO THE
  • 00:36:37.050 --> 00:36:38.110
  • PULPIT-- AND I HOPE THIS COMES
  • 00:36:38.110 --> 00:36:41.020
  • ACROSS THE RIGHT WAY-- I FEEL
  • 00:36:41.020 --> 00:36:42.180
  • LIKE ONE OF MY JOBS IS TO
  • 00:36:42.180 --> 00:36:43.170
  • HUMANIZE MYSELF,
  • 00:36:47.180 --> 00:36:50.180
  • AND SO I FELT LIKE I NEEDED
  • 00:36:50.180 --> 00:36:51.080
  • TO JUST, KIND OF,
  • 00:36:51.080 --> 00:36:52.110
  • GO THERE WITH OUR CHURCH AND
  • 00:36:52.110 --> 00:36:53.090
  • SAY, "YOU KNOW, THE BRAVEST
  • 00:36:53.090 --> 00:36:53.290
  • PRAYER I COULD PRAY IS THAT THE
  • 00:36:53.290 --> 00:36:54.270
  • LORD WOULD HEAL MY ASTHMA."
  • 00:36:55.190 --> 00:36:58.190
  • AND I'LL TELL YA WHY
  • 00:36:58.190 --> 00:37:00.090
  • 'CAUSE MY EARLIEST MEMORY
  • 00:37:00.090 --> 00:37:00.290
  • IS AN ASTHMA ATTACK AT
  • 00:37:00.290 --> 00:37:01.250
  • 3 YEARS OF AGE.
  • 00:37:01.250 --> 00:37:03.190
  • IT'S ALL I CAN REMEMBER.
  • 00:37:03.190 --> 00:37:05.050
  • AND I PRAYED HUNDREDS OF TIMES
  • 00:37:05.050 --> 00:37:08.040
  • THAT GOD WOULD HEAL ME.
  • 00:37:08.040 --> 00:37:09.090
  • I PLAYED BASKETBALL IN COLLEGE,
  • 00:37:09.090 --> 00:37:11.260
  • BUT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND, I
  • 00:37:11.260 --> 00:37:13.010
  • HAD AN INHALER IN MY SOCK EVERY
  • 00:37:13.010 --> 00:37:14.000
  • TIME I PLAYED.
  • 00:37:14.200 --> 00:37:17.200
  • I NEVER WENT ANYWHERE-- THERE
  • 00:37:17.200 --> 00:37:18.110
  • AREN'T 50 DAYS IN MY LIFE WHERE
  • 00:37:18.110 --> 00:37:19.290
  • I DIDN'T TAKE AN INHALER
  • 00:37:19.290 --> 00:37:20.170
  • MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY.
  • 00:37:20.220 --> 00:37:23.220
  • THE LAST TIME I TOOK MY INHALER
  • 00:37:24.080 --> 00:37:27.080
  • WAS THE DAY THAT I PREACHED THAT
  • 00:37:27.080 --> 00:37:28.270
  • SERMON AND ASKED THAT QUESTION
  • 00:37:28.270 --> 00:37:30.090
  • 109 DAYS AGO.
  • 00:37:30.090 --> 00:37:33.010
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:37:33.010 --> 00:37:35.280
  • I DON'T EVEN HAVE A CATEGORY FOR
  • 00:37:40.250 --> 00:37:41.180
  • IT.
  • 00:37:41.180 --> 00:37:42.140
  • IT'S, LIKE, SURREAL FOR ME TO
  • 00:37:42.140 --> 00:37:43.130
  • EVEN BE TALKING ABOUT IT!
  • 00:37:43.130 --> 00:37:44.270
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:37:44.270 --> 00:37:46.260
  • YOU KNOW WHY I SHARE A
  • 00:37:46.260 --> 00:37:47.270
  • KIND OF BACK TO THE ORIGINAL
  • 00:37:50.010 --> 00:37:50.210
  • POINT IS BECAUSE, IF GOD DID IT
  • 00:37:50.210 --> 00:37:51.130
  • BEFORE, HE CAN DO IT AGAIN.
  • 00:37:51.130 --> 00:37:52.200
  • AND IF GOD DID IT FOR YOU, HE
  • 00:37:52.200 --> 00:37:54.240
  • CAN DO IT FOR ME.
  • 00:37:54.240 --> 00:37:56.210
  • AND SO WE NEED TO BE SHARING THE
  • 00:37:56.210 --> 00:37:58.050
  • TESTIMONY.
  • 00:37:58.050 --> 00:37:59.180
  • WOW, THIS JUST TURNED INTO,
  • 00:37:59.180 --> 00:38:00.180
  • LIKE, A SERMON WITHIN A SERMON.
  • 00:38:00.180 --> 00:38:03.080
  • BUT, SO, WHEN I SHARE, I SHARE
  • 00:38:05.000 --> 00:38:08.000
  • IN THE SENSE OF "COME ON, WE
  • 00:38:08.000 --> 00:38:09.110
  • GOTTA ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER WITH
  • 00:38:09.110 --> 00:38:10.240
  • THE STORIES OF THE WAY GOD IS
  • 00:38:10.240 --> 00:38:12.090
  • MOVING AND WORKING."
  • 00:38:12.090 --> 00:38:13.080
  • AND THEN, SECONDLY,
  • 00:38:13.080 --> 00:38:15.140
  • I WOULD SAY THIS: THAT
  • 00:38:15.140 --> 00:38:16.170
  • STORY DOESN'T BELONG TO-- THE
  • 00:38:16.170 --> 00:38:19.050
  • TESTIMONY DOESN'T BELONG TO US.
  • 00:38:19.050 --> 00:38:19.280
  • IT BELONGS TO GOD.
  • 00:38:19.280 --> 00:38:21.220
  • AND THE WAY YOU STEWARD IT IS BY
  • 00:38:21.220 --> 00:38:24.060
  • SHARING THAT STORY, AND IT'S NOT
  • 00:38:24.060 --> 00:38:25.210
  • YOUR STORY.
  • 00:38:25.210 --> 00:38:27.110
  • IT'S HIS STORY, 'HIS-STORY WITH
  • 00:38:27.110 --> 00:38:28.120
  • A HYPHEN IN IT 'CAUSE HE'S THE
  • 00:38:28.120 --> 00:38:29.210
  • AUTHOR AND PERFECTER OF OUR
  • 00:38:29.210 --> 00:38:32.040
  • FAITH, SO IT'S THE STORY HE'S
  • 00:38:32.040 --> 00:38:33.170
  • WRITING THROUGH OUR LIVES, AND
  • 00:38:33.170 --> 00:38:35.170
  • SO, COME ON, LET'S SHARE OUR
  • 00:38:35.170 --> 00:38:37.200
  • STORIES!
  • 00:38:37.200 --> 00:38:40.020
  • THAT WAS, LIKE, THE LONGEST
  • 00:38:40.020 --> 00:38:40.220
  • PREAMBLE, EVER, TO, LIKE, MAKE A
  • 00:38:40.220 --> 00:38:41.260
  • POINT!
  • 00:38:41.260 --> 00:38:44.000
  • AND SO, AGAIN, WE'RE TALKIN'
  • 00:38:44.000 --> 00:38:45.110
  • ABOUT MUSTARD SEEDS.
  • 00:38:45.110 --> 00:38:46.180
  • OUR JOB IS TO PLANT THE SEED OF
  • 00:38:46.180 --> 00:38:47.250
  • FAITH, AND THEN GOD DOES
  • 00:38:47.250 --> 00:38:50.030
  • SOMETHING WAY BEYOND WHAT WE
  • 00:38:50.030 --> 00:38:52.190
  • COULD IMAGINE.
  • 00:38:52.190 --> 00:38:54.000
  • SO LET ME SHARE, KIND OF, MY TWO
  • 00:38:54.000 --> 00:38:55.150
  • CALLINGS.
  • 00:38:55.150 --> 00:38:57.010
  • I FEEL CALLED TO WRITE.
  • 00:38:57.010 --> 00:38:58.240
  • FELT CALLED TO WRITE WHEN I WAS
  • 00:38:58.240 --> 00:38:59.240
  • 22.
  • 00:38:59.240 --> 00:39:01.020
  • NOW, PLEASE KNOW, IT TOOK 13
  • 00:39:01.020 --> 00:39:02.140
  • YEARS TO WRITE THAT FIRST BOOK,
  • 00:39:02.140 --> 00:39:03.260
  • AND I WAS FRUSTRATED, VERY
  • 00:39:04.000 --> 00:39:07.000
  • FRUSTRATED, BUT I'LL TELL YA
  • 00:39:07.000 --> 00:39:09.040
  • THIS: I'M KIND OF GLAD I DIDN'T
  • 00:39:09.040 --> 00:39:10.110
  • WRITE A BOOK AT 22 'CAUSE I
  • 00:39:10.110 --> 00:39:11.230
  • WOULD'VE HAD TO WRITE ONE AT 23
  • 00:39:12.100 --> 00:39:15.100
  • TO RETRACT WHAT I SAID AT 22.
  • 00:39:15.100 --> 00:39:17.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:18.250 --> 00:39:21.250
  • AND THE TRUTH IS, I
  • 00:39:21.250 --> 00:39:23.060
  • READ 3.000 BOOKS BEFORE I WROTE
  • 00:39:23.060 --> 00:39:24.200
  • ONE.
  • 00:39:24.200 --> 00:39:27.060
  • PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT IS
  • 00:39:27.060 --> 00:39:29.200
  • THAT, WHEN I WAS IN GRAD SCHOOL,
  • 00:39:29.200 --> 00:39:30.240
  • I TOOK AN APTITUDE ASSESSMENT,
  • 00:39:30.240 --> 00:39:32.020
  • AND IT SHOWED THAT I HAD A LOW
  • 00:39:32.020 --> 00:39:33.200
  • APTITUDE FOR WRITING.
  • 00:39:34.230 --> 00:39:37.230
  • IT'S NOT A NATURAL GIFTING, BUT
  • 00:39:37.230 --> 00:39:39.070
  • GOD DOESN'T JUST CALL THE
  • 00:39:39.070 --> 00:39:39.270
  • QUALIFIED.
  • 00:39:39.270 --> 00:39:40.180
  • HE QUALIFIES THE CALLED.
  • 00:39:40.180 --> 00:39:42.190
  • AND I KNEW I WAS CALLED, AND I
  • 00:39:42.190 --> 00:39:44.010
  • KNEW I NEEDED TO PRAY LIKE IT
  • 00:39:44.010 --> 00:39:46.130
  • DEPENDS ON GOD, BUT I ALSO
  • 00:39:46.130 --> 00:39:47.220
  • NEEDED TO WORK LIKE IT DEPENDS
  • 00:39:47.220 --> 00:39:48.140
  • ON ME.
  • 00:39:48.140 --> 00:39:49.200
  • AND SO I READ 3.000 BOOKS 'CAUSE
  • 00:39:49.200 --> 00:39:51.170
  • I KNEW IF GONNA-- I'M NOT
  • 00:39:51.170 --> 00:39:52.270
  • NATURAL; IT'S NOT NATURAL, AND
  • 00:39:52.270 --> 00:39:54.290
  • SO I'M GONNA STUDY TO SHOW
  • 00:39:54.290 --> 00:39:57.070
  • MYSELF APPROVED AND SEE WHAT GOD
  • 00:39:57.070 --> 00:39:58.290
  • CAN DO IN AND THROUGH IT.
  • 00:39:58.290 --> 00:40:00.040
  • AND SO WHEN I WRITE, I TAKE OFF
  • 00:40:00.040 --> 00:40:02.060
  • MY SHOES 'CAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT'S
  • 00:40:02.060 --> 00:40:03.270
  • HOLY GROUND.
  • 00:40:03.270 --> 00:40:06.100
  • AND I DON'T TYPE ON A KEYBOARD.
  • 00:40:06.110 --> 00:40:09.110
  • THE WAY I SEE IT IS I OBEY ON
  • 00:40:09.110 --> 00:40:11.100
  • IT.
  • 00:40:11.100 --> 00:40:12.100
  • I TAKE CAPTIVE EVERY THOUGHT AND
  • 00:40:12.100 --> 00:40:14.210
  • MAKE IT OBEDIENT TO CHRIST.
  • 00:40:16.140 --> 00:40:19.140
  • AND THEN THE BEAUTIFUL MOMENT
  • 00:40:19.140 --> 00:40:20.070
  • COMES WHEN THE BOOK IS OUT OF
  • 00:40:20.070 --> 00:40:22.280
  • YOUR HANDS AND IT'S IN GOD'S
  • 00:40:22.280 --> 00:40:24.080
  • HANDS, AND THAT'S WHEN THE FUN
  • 00:40:24.080 --> 00:40:26.090
  • BEGINS.
  • 00:40:26.090 --> 00:40:29.010
  • AND FROM THE VERY FIRST BOOK I
  • 00:40:29.010 --> 00:40:32.000
  • WROTE, WE HAD A PRAYER TEAM THAT
  • 00:40:32.000 --> 00:40:34.010
  • PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD PUT THOSE
  • 00:40:34.010 --> 00:40:36.040
  • BOOKS IN THE RIGHT HANDS AT THE
  • 00:40:36.040 --> 00:40:36.260
  • RIGHT TIME.
  • 00:40:38.200 --> 00:40:41.200
  • AND I DON'T HAVE TIME TO TELL YA
  • 00:40:41.200 --> 00:40:42.120
  • ALL OF THOSE STORIES, BUT GOD
  • 00:40:42.120 --> 00:40:43.030
  • HAS ANSWERED THAT PRAYER IN MORE
  • 00:40:43.030 --> 00:40:45.100
  • WAYS AND MORE TIMES THAN
  • 00:40:45.100 --> 00:40:47.260
  • CERTAINLY WHAT-- PAST MY PAY
  • 00:40:50.160 --> 00:40:53.160
  • GRADE IN FIGURING OUT HOW GOD
  • 00:40:53.160 --> 00:40:54.260
  • DOES WHAT GOD DOES.
  • 00:40:54.260 --> 00:40:55.230
  • BUT HERE'S MY POINT: THE
  • 00:40:55.230 --> 00:40:57.250
  • BEAUTIFUL THING IS, WHEN YOU
  • 00:40:57.250 --> 00:40:59.290
  • OBEY GOD, WHEN YOU PLANT THE
  • 00:40:59.290 --> 00:41:01.260
  • SEED OF FAITH, THEN YOU CAN
  • 00:41:01.260 --> 00:41:03.080
  • TRUST THAT GOD'S GONNA GROW SOME
  • 00:41:03.180 --> 00:41:06.180
  • BRANCHES WHERE SOME BIRDS ARE
  • 00:41:06.180 --> 00:41:09.010
  • GONNA COME AND MAKE A NEST!
  • 00:41:09.010 --> 00:41:09.280
  • COME ON!
  • 00:41:09.280 --> 00:41:12.110
  • AND THAT'S THE STORY THAT GOD'S
  • 00:41:12.110 --> 00:41:14.030
  • WRITING THROUGH EACH ONE OF US.
  • 00:41:14.030 --> 00:41:15.170
  • NOW, LET ME BRING IT A LITTLE
  • 00:41:15.170 --> 00:41:17.100
  • CLOSER TO HOME.
  • 00:41:17.100 --> 00:41:18.070
  • I KNOW WE HAVE SOME PASTORS AND
  • 00:41:18.070 --> 00:41:20.030
  • MINISTERS IN THE HOUSE TODAY,
  • 00:41:20.030 --> 00:41:21.190
  • AND SO-- AND DAMON AND
  • 00:41:24.030 --> 00:41:27.030
  • CHRISTINE, YOU'LL APPRECIATE
  • 00:41:27.030 --> 00:41:28.160
  • THIS, I MEAN, WHEN YOU LIVE AND
  • 00:41:28.160 --> 00:41:29.290
  • WORK IN D.C., JUST, KIND OF A--
  • 00:41:29.290 --> 00:41:31.140
  • THIS WAS A PRETTY ORDINARY
  • 00:41:31.220 --> 00:41:34.220
  • SUNDAY.
  • 00:41:34.220 --> 00:41:36.180
  • LIKE, YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHO'S
  • 00:41:36.180 --> 00:41:38.020
  • GONNA SHOW UP.
  • 00:41:38.020 --> 00:41:38.210
  • SO NOT LONG AGO, I WAS AT A
  • 00:41:38.220 --> 00:41:41.220
  • COUPLE OF OUR DIFFERENT
  • 00:41:41.220 --> 00:41:43.120
  • CAMPUSES.
  • 00:41:43.120 --> 00:41:45.090
  • I MET A NEWLY ELECTED SENATOR
  • 00:41:45.090 --> 00:41:46.000
  • WHO WAS THERE WITH HIS FAMILY, A
  • 00:41:46.000 --> 00:41:47.020
  • HOMELESS FRIEND WHO'S ONE OF OUR
  • 00:41:47.020 --> 00:41:49.170
  • MOST FAITHFUL ATTENDERS, A LOCAL
  • 00:41:49.170 --> 00:41:52.140
  • NEWS ANCHOR, A GEORGETOWN
  • 00:41:52.140 --> 00:41:53.070
  • PROFESSOR, A GIRL WHO WAS FROM
  • 00:41:53.190 --> 00:41:56.190
  • KENYA WHO HAD COME AND STUDIED
  • 00:41:56.190 --> 00:41:57.100
  • IN D.C. AND ATTENDED NCC FOR A
  • 00:41:57.100 --> 00:41:58.160
  • SEASON, THEN MOVED AWAY AND
  • 00:41:58.160 --> 00:41:59.220
  • MOVED BACK.
  • 00:41:59.220 --> 00:42:01.000
  • BUT THE MOST INTERESTING MEET
  • 00:42:03.050 --> 00:42:06.050
  • THAT WEEKEND WAS A WOMAN WHO HAD
  • 00:42:06.050 --> 00:42:07.220
  • BEEN TRAFFICKED FOR 19 YEARS.
  • 00:42:11.100 --> 00:42:14.100
  • VERY EARLY IN THAT TRAFFICKING,
  • 00:42:14.100 --> 00:42:15.020
  • SHE HAD A CHILD.
  • 00:42:15.020 --> 00:42:16.220
  • THAT LITTLE GIRL GREW UP,
  • 00:42:16.220 --> 00:42:17.210
  • SOMEHOW CAME TO FAITH IN CHRIST,
  • 00:42:17.210 --> 00:42:20.210
  • SOMEHOW FOUND HER WAY TO
  • 00:42:20.210 --> 00:42:21.120
  • NATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH, AND
  • 00:42:21.120 --> 00:42:22.190
  • SOMEHOW INVITED HER MOM TO
  • 00:42:22.190 --> 00:42:23.170
  • ATTEND 19 YEARS LATER.
  • 00:42:26.180 --> 00:42:29.180
  • AND I'M THINKIN' TO MYSELF, I'M
  • 00:42:29.180 --> 00:42:30.100
  • WALKIN' OUT THAT WEEKEND,
  • 00:42:30.100 --> 00:42:31.080
  • PASTOR MIKE AND KATHY, AND I'M
  • 00:42:31.080 --> 00:42:32.210
  • THINKIN', LIKE, "DID WE START
  • 00:42:32.210 --> 00:42:34.040
  • THIS CHURCH FOR THAT SENATOR OR
  • 00:42:34.070 --> 00:42:37.070
  • FOR THAT HOMELESS FRIEND OR FOR
  • 00:42:37.070 --> 00:42:39.180
  • THAT NEWS ANCHOR OR THAT
  • 00:42:39.270 --> 00:42:42.270
  • PROFESSOR OR THE GIRL FROM
  • 00:42:42.270 --> 00:42:43.270
  • KENYA, OR THE WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN
  • 00:42:43.270 --> 00:42:45.020
  • TRAFFICKED FOR 19 YEARS?"
  • 00:42:45.020 --> 00:42:45.220
  • AND THE HONEST ANSWER IS "NO,"
  • 00:42:45.220 --> 00:42:47.050
  • LIKE, "NO."
  • 00:42:47.050 --> 00:42:49.020
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WE WERE
  • 00:42:49.020 --> 00:42:51.240
  • DOIN', HONESTLY.
  • 00:42:51.240 --> 00:42:52.140
  • WHAT WE WERE DOING WAS PLANTING
  • 00:42:52.150 --> 00:42:55.150
  • THE SEED OF FAITH, BUT I'LL TELL
  • 00:42:55.150 --> 00:42:57.130
  • YA THIS: I BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:42:57.130 --> 00:43:00.130
  • EVERYBODY THAT WALKS THROUGH
  • 00:43:00.130 --> 00:43:02.120
  • THESE DOORS, THEY ARE NOT HERE
  • 00:43:02.120 --> 00:43:03.170
  • BY ACCIDENT-- HERE BY DIVINE
  • 00:43:03.170 --> 00:43:04.240
  • APPOINTMENT.
  • 00:43:04.240 --> 00:43:07.110
  • AND IT'S NOT MY JOB TO DETERMINE
  • 00:43:07.110 --> 00:43:09.210
  • THE OUTCOME.
  • 00:43:09.210 --> 00:43:12.060
  • IT'S MY JOB TO PLANT THE SEED OF
  • 00:43:12.060 --> 00:43:14.060
  • FAITH.
  • 00:43:14.060 --> 00:43:16.110
  • KEEP PLANTING.
  • 00:43:16.110 --> 00:43:17.030
  • KEEP PLANTING.
  • 00:43:17.030 --> 00:43:18.090
  • "DO NOT BECOME WEARY IN DOING
  • 00:43:18.090 --> 00:43:20.240
  • GOOD, FOR AT THE PROPER TIME,
  • 00:43:20.240 --> 00:43:21.270
  • YOU WILL REAP A HARVEST."
  • 00:43:21.270 --> 00:43:23.260
  • YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T BREAK
  • 00:43:24.090 --> 00:43:27.090
  • THE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING.
  • 00:43:27.090 --> 00:43:28.140
  • YOU CAN'T BREAK IT.
  • 00:43:29.040 --> 00:43:32.040
  • IT CAN ONLY MAKE OR BREAK YOU.
  • 00:43:32.040 --> 00:43:33.020
  • WHAT YOU SOW, YOU WILL REAP, AND
  • 00:43:35.130 --> 00:43:38.130
  • I THINK THAT'S GOOD NEWS IF
  • 00:43:38.130 --> 00:43:40.120
  • WE'RE BOUND AND DETERMINED TO
  • 00:43:40.120 --> 00:43:42.070
  • STAY FAITHFUL TO GOD'S CALLING
  • 00:43:42.070 --> 00:43:43.110
  • IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:43:45.030 --> 00:43:48.030
  • I CAN'T IMAGINE-- I MEAN, YOU
  • 00:43:50.010 --> 00:43:53.010
  • KNOW WHY WE'RE ALL HERE.
  • 00:43:53.010 --> 00:43:54.230
  • IF THIS CHURCH DOESN'T GET
  • 00:43:54.230 --> 00:43:56.130
  • PLANTED 40 YEARS AGO, WE'RE NOT
  • 00:43:56.130 --> 00:43:58.220
  • GATHERED IN THIS PLACE.
  • 00:44:00.040 --> 00:44:03.040
  • AND THIS IS NOT TO-- I THINK IN
  • 00:44:03.040 --> 00:44:03.260
  • THESE MOMENTS, YOU HAVE TO BE
  • 00:44:03.260 --> 00:44:06.050
  • CAREFUL BECAUSE I KNOW PASTOR
  • 00:44:06.050 --> 00:44:06.260
  • MIKE AND KATHY'S HEART AND
  • 00:44:06.260 --> 00:44:08.010
  • PASTOR STEVE, I KNOW THEY'D BE
  • 00:44:08.010 --> 00:44:10.060
  • THE FIRST ONES TO SAY THAT GOD
  • 00:44:10.060 --> 00:44:11.180
  • DOES WHAT GOD DOES, NOT JUST
  • 00:44:11.180 --> 00:44:14.090
  • BECAUSE OF US BUT IN SPITE OF
  • 00:44:14.090 --> 00:44:15.240
  • US.
  • 00:44:15.240 --> 00:44:16.080
  • YOU KNOW, IF WE CAN STAY OUT OF
  • 00:44:16.080 --> 00:44:17.000
  • THE WAY, GOD CAN DO SOMETHIN'
  • 00:44:17.000 --> 00:44:17.210
  • PRETTY AMAZING.
  • 00:44:17.210 --> 00:44:19.230
  • BUT I THINK ABOUT THE LIVES THAT
  • 00:44:19.230 --> 00:44:21.020
  • HAVE BEEN TOUCHED, AND I JUST--
  • 00:44:21.020 --> 00:44:22.280
  • I WANNA SHARE JUST THIS ONE
  • 00:44:22.280 --> 00:44:24.270
  • LITTLE THOUGHT 'CAUSE I THINK
  • 00:44:24.270 --> 00:44:26.000
  • IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:44:26.000 --> 00:44:27.050
  • THERE'S A MAN NAMED STANLEY TAM,
  • 00:44:27.190 --> 00:44:30.190
  • WHO I HAD DINNER WITH A NUMBER
  • 00:44:30.190 --> 00:44:31.250
  • OF YEARS AGO.
  • 00:44:31.250 --> 00:44:32.190
  • HE'S THE GUY WHO INVENTED THE
  • 00:44:32.190 --> 00:44:33.100
  • UNITED STATES PLASTIC
  • 00:44:33.100 --> 00:44:34.100
  • CORPORATION, STARTED THAT, AND I
  • 00:44:34.100 --> 00:44:35.290
  • THINK HE'S GIVEN OVER $130
  • 00:44:35.290 --> 00:44:37.270
  • MILLION TO KINGDOM CAUSES--AN
  • 00:44:37.270 --> 00:44:39.240
  • UNBELIEVABLE PERSON.
  • 00:44:39.240 --> 00:44:42.100
  • STANLEY IS NOW, I THINK, 102,
  • 00:44:42.100 --> 00:44:44.030
  • 103, AND WE WERE HAVIN' DINNER A
  • 00:44:44.030 --> 00:44:45.290
  • FEW YEARS AGO, AND STANLEY SAID
  • 00:44:49.140 --> 00:44:52.140
  • SOMETHING THAT I WILL NEVER
  • 00:44:52.140 --> 00:44:53.120
  • FORGET.
  • 00:44:53.140 --> 00:44:56.140
  • HE SAID, "GOD CAN'T REWARD
  • 00:44:56.190 --> 00:44:59.190
  • ABRAHAM YET BECAUSE HIS SEED IS
  • 00:45:00.260 --> 00:45:03.260
  • STILL MULTIPLYING."
  • 00:45:03.260 --> 00:45:05.200
  • HAH!
  • 00:45:05.200 --> 00:45:08.020
  • HOW GOOD IS THAT?
  • 00:45:09.130 --> 00:45:12.130
  • GOD CAN'T REWARD YA YET.
  • 00:45:12.130 --> 00:45:13.190
  • GOD CAN'T REWARD ANY OF US YET
  • 00:45:13.190 --> 00:45:16.110
  • BECAUSE THE SEED IS STILL
  • 00:45:16.110 --> 00:45:18.140
  • MULTIPLYING ACROSS NATIONS AND
  • 00:45:18.140 --> 00:45:20.040
  • GENERATIONS TO HIS GLORY.
  • 00:45:20.040 --> 00:45:22.050
  • AMEN?
  • 00:45:22.050 --> 00:45:24.100
  • AH, MAN!
  • 00:45:24.100 --> 00:45:27.040
  • I'M JUST SO EXCITED THIS
  • 00:45:27.040 --> 00:45:29.260
  • MORNING.
  • 00:45:29.260 --> 00:45:30.120
  • I'M A LITTLE EXCITABLE TODAY
  • 00:45:30.120 --> 00:45:31.080
  • BECAUSE I JUST-- GOD'S
  • 00:45:33.080 --> 00:45:36.080
  • FAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:45:36.080 --> 00:45:38.000
  • HIS FAITHFULNESS AND THE
  • 00:45:38.000 --> 00:45:39.070
  • CUMULATIVE EFFECT IS PRETTY
  • 00:45:39.070 --> 00:45:40.000
  • UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:45:40.000 --> 00:45:40.210
  • LET ME JUST SHARE A CLOSING
  • 00:45:40.280 --> 00:45:43.280
  • THOUGHT, A CLOSING STORY, AND
  • 00:45:43.280 --> 00:45:44.230
  • THEN I THINK WE'LL HAVE TIME,
  • 00:45:44.230 --> 00:45:45.190
  • MAYBE, FOR A LITTLE BIT OF
  • 00:45:45.190 --> 00:45:46.250
  • Q AND A.
  • 00:45:46.250 --> 00:45:48.100
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN I WROTE "THE
  • 00:45:49.000 --> 00:45:52.000
  • CIRCLE MAKER," THERE WAS THIS
  • 00:45:52.000 --> 00:45:53.140
  • WONDERFUL STORY ABOUT HONI AND
  • 00:45:53.140 --> 00:45:54.240
  • THE TALMUD.
  • 00:45:54.290 --> 00:45:57.290
  • YOU KNOW, HE DREW A CIRCLE IN
  • 00:45:57.290 --> 00:46:00.020
  • THE SAND.
  • 00:46:00.020 --> 00:46:00.190
  • AND HE SAID, "SOVEREIGN LORD, I
  • 00:46:03.030 --> 00:46:03.270
  • SWEAR BEFORE YOUR GREAT NAME
  • 00:46:03.270 --> 00:46:04.170
  • THAT I WILL NOT LEAVE THIS
  • 00:46:04.170 --> 00:46:05.140
  • CIRCLE UNTIL YOU HAVE MERCY UPON
  • 00:46:05.140 --> 00:46:06.120
  • YOUR CHILDREN."
  • 00:46:06.120 --> 00:46:09.070
  • AND IT'S A PRAYER THAT GOD
  • 00:46:09.070 --> 00:46:09.270
  • IN FACT, THE SANHEDRIN, WHO HAD
  • 00:46:12.200 --> 00:46:13.120
  • A LITTLE ISSUE WITH HIM AT FIRST
  • 00:46:13.120 --> 00:46:14.040
  • 'CAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS TOO
  • 00:46:14.040 --> 00:46:14.250
  • BOLD-- BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:46:14.250 --> 00:46:16.080
  • I BELIEVE BOLD PRAYERS HONOR
  • 00:46:16.080 --> 00:46:17.180
  • GOD, AND GOD HONORS BOLD
  • 00:46:17.180 --> 00:46:18.090
  • PRAYERS.
  • 00:46:18.090 --> 00:46:20.000
  • THEY ULTIMATELY HONORED HIM FOR
  • 00:46:20.000 --> 00:46:21.270
  • THE PRAYER THAT SAVED A
  • 00:46:21.270 --> 00:46:23.060
  • GENERATION.
  • 00:46:23.060 --> 00:46:25.090
  • THAT'S THE POWER OF A SINGLE
  • 00:46:25.090 --> 00:46:27.100
  • SEED.
  • 00:46:27.100 --> 00:46:30.020
  • BUT IT'S ANOTHER STORY THAT I
  • 00:46:30.020 --> 00:46:31.120
  • LOVE.
  • 00:46:31.120 --> 00:46:33.080
  • HONI WAS WALKING BY A MAN WHO
  • 00:46:33.080 --> 00:46:36.040
  • WAS PLANTING A CAROB TREE, AND
  • 00:46:36.040 --> 00:46:38.010
  • HE SAID, "SINCE A CAROB TREE
  • 00:46:38.010 --> 00:46:40.140
  • DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT FOR 70
  • 00:46:40.140 --> 00:46:41.260
  • YEARS, ARE YOU SO CERTAIN OF
  • 00:46:41.260 --> 00:46:43.190
  • LIVING SO LONG AS TO EAT OF IT?"
  • 00:46:44.240 --> 00:46:47.240
  • AND THE MAN ANSWERED, "I FOUND
  • 00:46:47.240 --> 00:46:49.290
  • THE WORLD PROVIDED WITH CAROB
  • 00:46:49.290 --> 00:46:52.230
  • TREES AS MY FOREFATHERS PLANTED
  • 00:46:52.230 --> 00:46:55.070
  • THEM FOR ME.
  • 00:46:55.070 --> 00:46:57.080
  • I, LIKEWISE, PLANT THEM FOR MY
  • 00:46:57.080 --> 00:46:59.240
  • DESCENDANTS."
  • 00:46:59.240 --> 00:47:01.270
  • PLEASE HEAR ME RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:47:01.270 --> 00:47:04.000
  • WE THINK THAT WHAT GOD DOES FOR
  • 00:47:04.240 --> 00:47:07.240
  • US IS FOR US, BUT IT'S NEVER
  • 00:47:07.240 --> 00:47:08.140
  • JUST FOR US.
  • 00:47:08.140 --> 00:47:11.100
  • GOD IS ALWAYS THINKING--
  • 00:47:12.120 --> 00:47:15.120
  • WE THINK,
  • 00:47:15.120 --> 00:47:16.170
  • "RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW,"
  • 00:47:16.170 --> 00:47:18.090
  • AND GOD IS THINKING,
  • 00:47:18.090 --> 00:47:19.180
  • "NATIONS AND GENERATIONS."
  • 00:47:19.180 --> 00:47:20.240
  • WE THINK ABOUT KNOCKING OVER
  • 00:47:20.240 --> 00:47:22.260
  • THAT 2-INCH DOMINO,
  • 00:47:23.100 --> 00:47:26.100
  • AND MAYBE WE CAN SEE A
  • 00:47:26.100 --> 00:47:28.030
  • 3-INCH DOMINO, AND MAYBE IF YOU
  • 00:47:28.030 --> 00:47:28.270
  • HAVE TREMENDOUS FAITH AND
  • 00:47:28.270 --> 00:47:29.160
  • FORESIGHT, YOU CAN EVEN SEE THE
  • 00:47:29.160 --> 00:47:31.030
  • 4 & 1/2-INCH DOMINO, BUT YOU
  • 00:47:31.030 --> 00:47:33.140
  • HAVE NO IDEA WHAT GOD WANTS TO
  • 00:47:33.140 --> 00:47:35.290
  • DO WITH THE 18TH DOMINO,
  • 00:47:35.290 --> 00:47:38.060
  • WITH THE 23RD DOMINO, WITH THE
  • 00:47:38.060 --> 00:47:39.270
  • 29TH DOMINO.
  • 00:47:43.050 --> 00:47:46.050
  • WE WANT THINGS TO HAPPEN AT THE
  • 00:47:46.050 --> 00:47:46.270
  • SPEED OF LIGHT, BUT THE KINGDOM
  • 00:47:47.110 --> 00:47:50.110
  • HAPPENS AT THE SPEED OF A SEED
  • 00:47:50.110 --> 00:47:51.260
  • PLANTED IN A GROUND THAT HAS TO
  • 00:47:51.260 --> 00:47:53.260
  • TAKE ROOT BEFORE IT CAN BEAR
  • 00:47:53.260 --> 00:47:55.190
  • FRUIT.
  • 00:47:55.190 --> 00:47:58.080
  • SO YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK?
  • 00:47:58.080 --> 00:47:59.050
  • I THINK WE OVERESTIMATE WHAT WE
  • 00:47:59.050 --> 00:48:00.250
  • CAN DO IN A YEAR OR TWO, BUT I
  • 00:48:00.250 --> 00:48:02.280
  • THINK WE UNDERESTIMATE WHAT GOD
  • 00:48:03.070 --> 00:48:06.070
  • CAN DO IN A DECADE OR TWO OR
  • 00:48:06.070 --> 00:48:07.270
  • FOUR.
  • 00:48:08.040 --> 00:48:11.040
  • AND SO IT IS OUR JOB TO JUST
  • 00:48:11.040 --> 00:48:14.000
  • STAY FAITHFUL TO THE CALLING
  • 00:48:14.000 --> 00:48:16.130
  • HE'S GIVEN US.
  • 00:48:16.130 --> 00:48:17.120
  • CAN I SHARE WITH YOU MY VERSE
  • 00:48:17.120 --> 00:48:19.230
  • FOR THE YEAR?
  • 00:48:19.230 --> 00:48:21.070
  • THIS HAS BECOME A WONDERFUL
  • 00:48:21.070 --> 00:48:22.240
  • PRACTICE, KIND OF AN ANNUAL
  • 00:48:22.280 --> 00:48:25.280
  • DISCIPLINE FOR ME.
  • 00:48:25.280 --> 00:48:26.250
  • THIS YEAR IT'S JOSHUA 3:5,
  • 00:48:26.250 --> 00:48:28.260
  • "CONSECRATE YOURSELVES, FOR
  • 00:48:28.260 --> 00:48:31.120
  • TOMORROW THE LORD WILL DO
  • 00:48:31.120 --> 00:48:32.290
  • AMAZING THINGS AMONG YOU."
  • 00:48:32.290 --> 00:48:34.130
  • I WON'T DO IT HERE, BUT
  • 00:48:37.110 --> 00:48:40.110
  • OCCASIONALLY WHEN I'M TALKIN'
  • 00:48:40.110 --> 00:48:41.020
  • ABOUT THAT VERSE, I'LL JUST ASK
  • 00:48:41.020 --> 00:48:42.000
  • THE QUESTION, "WHO WANTS TO DO
  • 00:48:42.000 --> 00:48:43.180
  • SOMETHING AMAZING FOR GOD?"
  • 00:48:43.180 --> 00:48:44.110
  • AND EVERY HAND GOES UP 'CAUSE
  • 00:48:44.110 --> 00:48:46.080
  • ALL OF US WANNA DO SOMETHING
  • 00:48:46.080 --> 00:48:48.250
  • AMAZING FOR GOD, AND THEN I'LL
  • 00:48:48.250 --> 00:48:49.220
  • HAVE TO TELL 'EM I TRICKED 'EM
  • 00:48:49.220 --> 00:48:52.160
  • BECAUSE IT'S NOT OUR JOB TO DO
  • 00:48:52.160 --> 00:48:55.040
  • SOMETHING AMAZING FOR GOD.
  • 00:48:57.220 --> 00:49:00.240
  • THAT'S HIS JOB TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:49:00.240 --> 00:49:01.160
  • AMAZING FOR US.
  • 00:49:01.200 --> 00:49:04.200
  • OUR JOB IS TO CONSECRATE
  • 00:49:04.200 --> 00:49:05.090
  • OURSELVES, AND IF WE DO OUR JOB,
  • 00:49:06.030 --> 00:49:09.030
  • GOD IS GONNA DO HIS JOB.
  • 00:49:10.080 --> 00:49:13.080
  • IF WE'RE FAITHFUL, DAY IN AND
  • 00:49:13.080 --> 00:49:15.020
  • DAY OUT, GOD IS GOING TO SHOW UP
  • 00:49:15.020 --> 00:49:16.120
  • AND SHOW OFF.
  • 00:49:16.120 --> 00:49:19.020
  • SO WE PLANT THIS MUSTARD SEED OF
  • 00:49:19.020 --> 00:49:21.200
  • FAITH 20 YEARS AGO FOR US, AND
  • 00:49:22.230 --> 00:49:25.230
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:49:25.230 --> 00:49:27.110
  • I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WE WERE
  • 00:49:27.110 --> 00:49:28.250
  • DOIN', BUT GOD KNEW.
  • 00:49:28.250 --> 00:49:30.290
  • GOD KNEW THAT HE WAS GROWING
  • 00:49:31.140 --> 00:49:34.140
  • BRANCHES WHERE THESE BIRDS COULD
  • 00:49:34.140 --> 00:49:37.130
  • COME AND FIND A NEST, AND HE'S
  • 00:49:39.260 --> 00:49:42.260
  • DOING THE SAME THING THROUGH
  • 00:49:42.260 --> 00:49:44.130
  • EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US.
  • 00:49:45.260 --> 00:49:48.260
  • WE CLOSE WITH THIS LITTLE STORY.
  • 00:49:48.260 --> 00:49:51.080
  • I LIKE THIS STORY BECAUSE IT'S A
  • 00:49:51.080 --> 00:49:53.070
  • REMINDER OF THE POWER OF A
  • 00:49:54.050 --> 00:49:57.050
  • SINGLE SEED.
  • 00:49:57.050 --> 00:50:00.010
  • A FEW YEARS AGO, I GOT AN E-MAIL
  • 00:50:00.010 --> 00:50:00.280
  • FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS READING
  • 00:50:00.280 --> 00:50:01.280
  • "IN A PIT WITH A LION ON A SNOWY
  • 00:50:02.090 --> 00:50:05.090
  • DAY," AND, YOU KNOW, PASTOR
  • 00:50:05.090 --> 00:50:07.160
  • STEPHEN SHARED A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:50:07.160 --> 00:50:09.140
  • ABOUT THAT, HOW THE HEART BEHIND
  • 00:50:09.140 --> 00:50:11.270
  • THE BOOK IS LIKE, "COME ON,
  • 00:50:11.270 --> 00:50:14.060
  • LET'S CHASE SOME 500-POUND
  • 00:50:14.060 --> 00:50:14.280
  • LIONS.
  • 00:50:14.280 --> 00:50:15.250
  • LET'S DO THIS THING."
  • 00:50:15.250 --> 00:50:18.100
  • AND SO HE FELT A LITTLE
  • 00:50:18.100 --> 00:50:19.040
  • BIT CONVICTED THAT
  • 00:50:19.040 --> 00:50:19.270
  • IT'D BECOME A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:50:19.270 --> 00:50:21.040
  • REACTIVE IN HIS FAITH, AND HE
  • 00:50:21.040 --> 00:50:23.070
  • WAS READING IT ON AN AIRPLANE.
  • 00:50:23.070 --> 00:50:26.020
  • SO HE HAS A CONNECTING FLIGHT,
  • 00:50:26.020 --> 00:50:28.290
  • GETS ON A FLIGHT, AND HE FEELS
  • 00:50:28.290 --> 00:50:30.120
  • THIS PROMPTING, THIS IMPRESSION
  • 00:50:30.120 --> 00:50:31.040
  • TO ENGAGE THE GIRL NEXT TO HIM
  • 00:50:31.040 --> 00:50:33.260
  • THAT IT MIGHT NOT JUST BE A SEAT
  • 00:50:33.260 --> 00:50:36.050
  • ASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:50:36.050 --> 00:50:36.210
  • IT MIGHT BE A DIVINE
  • 00:50:36.210 --> 00:50:37.160
  • ASSIGNMENT-- KIND OF HAS THIS
  • 00:50:37.160 --> 00:50:38.090
  • SENSE.
  • 00:50:38.090 --> 00:50:38.270
  • YOU'VE HAD THAT SENSE BEFORE?
  • 00:50:38.270 --> 00:50:39.180
  • AND SO HE TURNED TO HER,
  • 00:50:39.180 --> 00:50:41.040
  • INTRODUCED HIMSELF, AND IT WAS
  • 00:50:43.070 --> 00:50:46.070
  • ONE OF THOSE DEALS WHERE, LIKE,
  • 00:50:46.070 --> 00:50:48.270
  • YOU'VE BEEN ON PLANES WHERE THIS
  • 00:50:48.270 --> 00:50:51.150
  • GIRL WAS, LIKE, "YEAH, THANKS
  • 00:50:51.150 --> 00:50:52.240
  • FOR TELLING ME YOUR NAME," LIKE,
  • 00:50:52.240 --> 00:50:54.020
  • "BUT LET'S NEVER TALK AGAIN, AND
  • 00:50:54.020 --> 00:50:55.200
  • THE ARMREST IS MINE," KIND OF
  • 00:50:55.200 --> 00:50:56.290
  • THING, LIKE, JUST, SHUT HIM
  • 00:50:56.290 --> 00:50:57.210
  • BUT HE COULDN'T ESCAPE THIS
  • 00:51:01.060 --> 00:51:01.260
  • PROMPTING THAT HE HAD, AND SO HE
  • 00:51:01.260 --> 00:51:03.200
  • TURNED TO HER AGAIN AND SAID, "I
  • 00:51:04.200 --> 00:51:07.200
  • KNOW IT'S ABSOLUTELY NONE OF MY
  • 00:51:07.200 --> 00:51:08.170
  • BUT YOU SEEM BURDENED, AND I
  • 00:51:11.100 --> 00:51:13.210
  • WONDER IF SHARING IT WITH A
  • 00:51:13.210 --> 00:51:16.190
  • STRANGER MIGHT HELP?"
  • 00:51:17.070 --> 00:51:20.070
  • THAT'S RISKY, RIGHT?
  • 00:51:20.070 --> 00:51:21.260
  • BUT WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT, THIS
  • 00:51:21.260 --> 00:51:22.170
  • GIRL STARTS TO OPEN UP HER HEART
  • 00:51:22.170 --> 00:51:23.290
  • AND HER LIFE.
  • 00:51:23.290 --> 00:51:26.170
  • SHE'S ON THIS AIRPLANE BECAUSE
  • 00:51:26.170 --> 00:51:28.270
  • SHE'S RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME.
  • 00:51:28.270 --> 00:51:30.070
  • SHE STOLE HER PARENTS' CREDIT
  • 00:51:30.070 --> 00:51:32.150
  • CARD THAT MORNING TO BUY A
  • 00:51:32.150 --> 00:51:34.150
  • ONE-WAY FLIGHT TO LAS VEGAS, AND
  • 00:51:34.150 --> 00:51:36.280
  • THE REASON WHY SHE DID IT IS
  • 00:51:36.280 --> 00:51:38.280
  • BECAUSE SHE WAS PREGNANT.
  • 00:51:38.280 --> 00:51:40.150
  • HER BOYFRIEND TOLD HER TO TAKE
  • 00:51:40.150 --> 00:51:41.160
  • OFF AND TAKE CARE OF IT.
  • 00:51:41.160 --> 00:51:44.130
  • AND SO, AS I SEE IT, ONE, MAYBE
  • 00:51:44.130 --> 00:51:46.250
  • TWO LIVES ARE AT RISK HERE.
  • 00:51:46.250 --> 00:51:47.210
  • AND SO "PETER" IS THE GUY'S
  • 00:51:47.280 --> 00:51:50.280
  • NAME, WHO SITS DOWN NEXT TO HER.
  • 00:51:50.280 --> 00:51:52.150
  • SHE SHARES HER STORY.
  • 00:51:52.150 --> 00:51:55.050
  • HE BEGINS TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:51:55.050 --> 00:51:57.280
  • BY THE TIME THEY LAND IN LAS
  • 00:51:57.280 --> 00:52:00.090
  • VEGAS, HE CONVINCES HER TO CALL
  • 00:52:00.090 --> 00:52:02.110
  • HER PARENTS, WHO ARE WORRIED
  • 00:52:02.110 --> 00:52:03.250
  • SICK.
  • 00:52:03.250 --> 00:52:05.280
  • HER PARENTS CONVINCE HER TO GET
  • 00:52:05.280 --> 00:52:08.120
  • RIGHT BACK ON A PLANE AND FLY
  • 00:52:08.120 --> 00:52:09.230
  • HOME, AND THEY TELL HER,
  • 00:52:09.230 --> 00:52:11.280
  • "LISTEN, WE'RE GONNA TAKE CARE
  • 00:52:11.280 --> 00:52:13.000
  • OF YOU, AND WE'RE GONNA TAKE
  • 00:52:13.000 --> 00:52:14.060
  • CARE OF THAT BABY."
  • 00:52:14.060 --> 00:52:16.110
  • NOW, HERE'S THE THING.
  • 00:52:16.110 --> 00:52:17.140
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW THE REST OF
  • 00:52:17.140 --> 00:52:18.060
  • THE STORY.
  • 00:52:18.060 --> 00:52:19.090
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF PETER KNOWS
  • 00:52:19.090 --> 00:52:20.060
  • THE REST OF THE STORY.
  • 00:52:20.060 --> 00:52:21.190
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THEY STAYED
  • 00:52:21.190 --> 00:52:22.230
  • IN TOUCH, BUT MAYBE MY
  • 00:52:22.230 --> 00:52:25.190
  • IMAGINATION GETS A LITTLE
  • 00:52:25.190 --> 00:52:27.200
  • CARRIED AWAY BECAUSE I WONDER,
  • 00:52:27.200 --> 00:52:30.070
  • IN 15, 16, 18 YEARS, IF ONE DAY
  • 00:52:30.220 --> 00:52:33.220
  • THIS MOM MIGHT BE JUST SHARING A
  • 00:52:33.220 --> 00:52:36.200
  • STORY WITH HER DAUGHTER AND SIT
  • 00:52:36.200 --> 00:52:38.110
  • HER DOWN AND SAY, "THERE'S
  • 00:52:38.110 --> 00:52:40.070
  • SOMETHIN' I NEED TO SHARE WITH
  • 00:52:40.070 --> 00:52:41.030
  • YOU.
  • 00:52:41.030 --> 00:52:43.050
  • I WAS ON A PLANE 18 YEARS AGO,
  • 00:52:43.180 --> 00:52:46.180
  • AND I WAS THINKIN' ABOUT ENDING
  • 00:52:47.260 --> 00:52:50.260
  • THIS PREGNANCY, BUT SOMEONE SAT
  • 00:52:50.260 --> 00:52:52.050
  • DOWN NEXT TO ME AND PLANTED A
  • 00:52:52.050 --> 00:52:54.150
  • SEED OF FAITH, AND YOU'RE HERE
  • 00:52:54.150 --> 00:52:56.160
  • TODAY BECAUSE OF THAT SEED OF
  • 00:52:56.160 --> 00:52:58.120
  • FAITH."
  • 00:53:03.080 --> 00:53:06.080
  • I DON'T THINK PETER'S GONNA
  • 00:53:06.080 --> 00:53:06.280
  • GET TO HEAR THE REST OF
  • 00:53:06.280 --> 00:53:07.170
  • THE STORY UNTIL THE OTHER SIDE
  • 00:53:07.170 --> 00:53:09.040
  • OF THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM.
  • 00:53:09.040 --> 00:53:11.230
  • MAYBE AT THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF
  • 00:53:11.230 --> 00:53:13.150
  • THE LAMB, GOD'LL SIT 'EM
  • 00:53:13.150 --> 00:53:14.250
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:53:14.250 --> 00:53:16.120
  • DON'T YOU THINK THAT SEATING IS
  • 00:53:16.120 --> 00:53:17.040
  • GONNA BE INTENTIONAL?
  • 00:53:17.040 --> 00:53:17.260
  • I THINK IT IS.
  • 00:53:19.060 --> 00:53:22.060
  • AND I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE IT'S
  • 00:53:22.060 --> 00:53:23.200
  • LIKE, I MEAN, WE HAVE ALL
  • 00:53:23.200 --> 00:53:25.140
  • ETERNITY, SO MAYBE IT'S LIKE
  • 00:53:25.140 --> 00:53:26.040
  • EVERY 5 MINUTES, WE'LL JUST
  • 00:53:26.040 --> 00:53:27.070
  • SWITCH SEATS AND MAKE SURE WE
  • 00:53:27.070 --> 00:53:28.010
  • GET NEXT TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:53:28.010 --> 00:53:29.030
  • WE NEED TO BE NEXT TO!
  • 00:53:29.030 --> 00:53:29.280
  • BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT GOD'S GONNA
  • 00:53:31.250 --> 00:53:34.250
  • DO WITH THAT GIRL AND HOW HER
  • 00:53:35.230 --> 00:53:38.230
  • LIFE MIGHT THEN AFFECT OTHER
  • 00:53:38.230 --> 00:53:41.040
  • LIVES, MAYBE EVEN AFFECT NATIONS
  • 00:53:41.090 --> 00:53:44.090
  • AND GENERATIONS?
  • 00:53:44.090 --> 00:53:47.030
  • BUT IT ALWAYS STARTS WITH A
  • 00:53:47.030 --> 00:53:49.180
  • SINGLE SEED OF FAITH.
  • 00:53:49.180 --> 00:53:52.120
  • SO PETER SENDS ME THIS E-MAIL,
  • 00:53:54.040 --> 00:53:57.040
  • AND AFTER HE SHARES THIS STORY,
  • 00:53:57.040 --> 00:53:58.240
  • HE SAYS, "THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED
  • 00:53:58.240 --> 00:53:59.250
  • AFTER READING CHAPTER 1.
  • 00:53:59.250 --> 00:54:01.190
  • LOOKING FORWARD TO CHAPTER 2."
  • 00:54:01.190 --> 00:54:03.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:54:03.230 --> 00:54:06.230
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:54:06.230 --> 00:54:08.180
  • LET ME EVEN JUST HAVE A LITTLE
  • 00:54:08.180 --> 00:54:09.090
  • FUN HERE, AND I'M ALMOST DONE.
  • 00:54:09.090 --> 00:54:10.030
  • CAN I TELL YOU WHERE THE IDEA
  • 00:54:10.030 --> 00:54:12.240
  • FOR THIS BOOK CAME FROM?
  • 00:54:15.230 --> 00:54:18.230
  • WHEN I WAS 19 YEARS OLD, I WAS
  • 00:54:18.230 --> 00:54:19.280
  • SITTING IN A CHURCH, CALVARY
  • 00:54:21.120 --> 00:54:24.120
  • CHURCH, AND THERE WAS A GUEST
  • 00:54:24.120 --> 00:54:25.180
  • SPEAKER NAMED SAM FARINA.
  • 00:54:25.180 --> 00:54:26.180
  • AND SAM FARINA PREACHED ON A
  • 00:54:26.180 --> 00:54:28.210
  • VERSE IN THE BIBLE I HAD NEVER
  • 00:54:28.210 --> 00:54:29.120
  • NOTICED BEFORE ABOUT A GUY NAMED
  • 00:54:29.120 --> 00:54:31.170
  • BENAIAH, WHO CHASED A LION INTO
  • 00:54:31.170 --> 00:54:33.090
  • A PIT ON A SNOWY DAY AND KILLED
  • 00:54:33.090 --> 00:54:34.040
  • IT.
  • 00:54:34.040 --> 00:54:36.190
  • AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, "THAT'S
  • 00:54:36.190 --> 00:54:38.070
  • THE COOLEST VERSE I'VE EVER
  • 00:54:38.070 --> 00:54:39.030
  • HEARD."
  • 00:54:39.030 --> 00:54:40.290
  • I HAD TO VERIFY THAT IT WAS,
  • 00:54:40.290 --> 00:54:42.190
  • IN FACT, IN THE BIBLE, AND
  • 00:54:43.250 --> 00:54:46.250
  • WHEN I DID, JUST THIS THOUGHT
  • 00:54:46.250 --> 00:54:47.160
  • KIND OF FIRED ACROSS MY
  • 00:54:47.160 --> 00:54:49.000
  • SYNAPSES: "IF I EVER WRITE A
  • 00:54:49.000 --> 00:54:49.260
  • BOOK, I WANNA WRITE A BOOK ABOUT
  • 00:54:49.260 --> 00:54:50.290
  • THAT VERSE."
  • 00:54:50.290 --> 00:54:53.050
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING IS?"
  • 00:54:54.290 --> 00:54:57.290
  • PETER'S THANKING ME, BUT I DON'T
  • 00:54:57.290 --> 00:54:59.070
  • GET THAT.
  • 00:54:59.070 --> 00:55:01.200
  • I DON'T DESERVE THAT.
  • 00:55:01.200 --> 00:55:02.150
  • IT'S NOT MINE.
  • 00:55:02.150 --> 00:55:03.100
  • THAT'S NOT MINE.
  • 00:55:03.200 --> 00:55:06.200
  • NO, THAT'S SAM.
  • 00:55:06.200 --> 00:55:09.130
  • THAT'S SAM, WHO, UNDER GOD'S
  • 00:55:10.200 --> 00:55:13.200
  • ANOINTING, PREACHED ONE SERMON
  • 00:55:13.200 --> 00:55:14.290
  • THAT TOTALLY CHANGED THE
  • 00:55:14.290 --> 00:55:16.250
  • TRAJECTORY OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:55:16.250 --> 00:55:18.220
  • BUT GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:55:18.220 --> 00:55:20.100
  • I HAVE A HUNCH SAM DOESN'T GET
  • 00:55:22.060 --> 00:55:25.060
  • THE CREDIT EITHER.
  • 00:55:25.060 --> 00:55:26.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:55:26.020 --> 00:55:26.220
  • I DON'T KNOW SAM'S MOM AND
  • 00:55:26.220 --> 00:55:28.000
  • DAD, GRANDPARENTS.
  • 00:55:30.050 --> 00:55:33.050
  • WHO LED THEM TO FAITH IN CHRIST?
  • 00:55:35.050 --> 00:55:38.050
  • I'D HAVE TO WALK RIGHT OUT OF
  • 00:55:38.050 --> 00:55:38.280
  • THIS BUILDING TO TRACE IT ALL
  • 00:55:38.280 --> 00:55:40.180
  • THE WAY BACK TO WHERE THE CREDIT
  • 00:55:40.260 --> 00:55:43.260
  • BELONGS.
  • 00:55:43.260 --> 00:55:45.140
  • AND THE REALITY IS THIS:
  • 00:55:45.140 --> 00:55:46.140
  • EVERYTHING TRACES BACK TO THE
  • 00:55:46.140 --> 00:55:49.020
  • CROSS AND THE RESURRECTION
  • 00:55:49.020 --> 00:55:50.190
  • BECAUSE WITHOUT THAT, WE AREN'T
  • 00:55:50.190 --> 00:55:51.110
  • EVEN HERE.
  • 00:55:51.110 --> 00:55:52.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:55:52.240 --> 00:55:55.240
  • COMES WALKIN' OUT OF THAT
  • 00:55:55.240 --> 00:55:58.200
  • TOMB IN A DOMINO CHAIN
  • 00:56:00.020 --> 00:56:03.020
  • REACTION, AH!
  • 00:56:03.190 --> 00:56:06.190
  • HERE'S WHAT PETER SAYS.
  • 00:56:06.190 --> 00:56:07.210
  • I'M GONNA GIVE HIM THE LAST WORD
  • 00:56:07.210 --> 00:56:08.200
  • IN THIS SERMON.
  • 00:56:08.200 --> 00:56:11.100
  • HE SAID, "PLEASE KNOW THAT I
  • 00:56:11.110 --> 00:56:14.110
  • TAKE NO CREDIT."
  • 00:56:14.110 --> 00:56:15.240
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT?
  • 00:56:17.060 --> 00:56:20.060
  • "I WAS SCARED TO EVEN OPEN UP
  • 00:56:20.060 --> 00:56:21.150
  • THE CONVERSATION FOR FEAR THAT I
  • 00:56:21.150 --> 00:56:24.150
  • WOULD OFFEND THAT YOUNG GIRL.
  • 00:56:24.150 --> 00:56:25.110
  • SO IT WAS ALL GOD.
  • 00:56:27.010 --> 00:56:30.010
  • IT'S NOT MY JOB TO SAVE PEOPLE."
  • 00:56:30.010 --> 00:56:31.270
  • AND HERE IT IS: "IT'S MY
  • 00:56:32.020 --> 00:56:35.020
  • RESPONSIBILITY TO PLANT A SEED."
  • 00:56:35.020 --> 00:56:37.160
  • THAT'S IT.
  • 00:56:41.210 --> 00:56:44.210
  • IT'S NOT COMPLICATED.
  • 00:56:44.210 --> 00:56:47.050
  • AND IF WE'LL PLANT THAT SEED,
  • 00:56:47.050 --> 00:56:49.220
  • SOME UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES,
  • 00:56:49.220 --> 00:56:51.100
  • SOME UNINTENDED BENEFITS ARE
  • 00:56:51.100 --> 00:56:52.270
  • COMING YOUR WAY 'CAUSE HE'S
  • 00:56:53.240 --> 00:56:56.240
  • STILL ON THE THRONE, 'CAUSE HE'S
  • 00:56:56.240 --> 00:56:59.160
  • STILL FAITHFUL, 'CAUSE HE'S
  • 00:56:59.160 --> 00:57:01.200
  • STILL WONDERFUL COUNSELOR,
  • 00:57:01.200 --> 00:57:04.020
  • MIGHTY GOD, PRINCE OF PEACE.
  • 00:57:04.020 --> 00:57:05.080
  • HE IS STILL GOD WITH US.
  • 00:57:05.080 --> 00:57:07.160
  • HE IS STILL GOD FOR US, AND HIS
  • 00:57:07.160 --> 00:57:10.110
  • KINGDOM WILL COME, AND HIS WILL,
  • 00:57:11.150 --> 00:57:14.150
  • WILL BE DONE, AMEN?
  • 00:57:14.150 --> 00:57:15.120
  • - CONGREGATION: YEAH!
  • 00:57:15.120 --> 00:57:16.240
  • - MARK: YEAH, LET'S PRAISE THE
  • 00:57:16.240 --> 00:57:17.160
  • LORD.
  • 00:57:17.160 --> 00:57:19.220
  • THANK YOU, FATHER.
  • 00:57:19.220 --> 00:57:20.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:57:22.030 --> 00:57:25.030
  • GOD, WE BLESS YOU THIS MORNING.
  • 00:57:25.030 --> 00:57:27.030
  • WE GIVE YOU THANKS AND PRAISE.
  • 00:57:27.030 --> 00:57:29.070
  • WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS FOR US TO
  • 00:57:29.070 --> 00:57:30.210
  • BE IN THIS HOUSE AND TO BE
  • 00:57:31.030 --> 00:57:34.030
  • INSPIRED BY THE FAITH AND THE
  • 00:57:34.030 --> 00:57:36.270
  • FAITHFULNESS OF PASTOR MIKE AND
  • 00:57:37.040 --> 00:57:40.040
  • KATHY.
  • 00:57:40.040 --> 00:57:41.190
  • LORD, I THANK YOU FOR PASTOR
  • 00:57:41.190 --> 00:57:42.180
  • STEPHEN.
  • 00:57:42.180 --> 00:57:43.100
  • I PRAY A DOUBLE ANOINTING UPON
  • 00:57:43.100 --> 00:57:45.110
  • HIS LIFE, UPON HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:57:45.110 --> 00:57:47.220
  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE SEEDS OF
  • 00:57:47.230 --> 00:57:50.230
  • FAITH THAT HAVE BEEN PLANTED IN
  • 00:57:50.230 --> 00:57:52.060
  • THIS PLACE AND THROUGH THIS
  • 00:57:52.060 --> 00:57:53.190
  • CHURCH.
  • 00:57:53.190 --> 00:57:55.260
  • LORD, THANK YOU THAT NO ONE CAN
  • 00:57:56.170 --> 00:57:59.170
  • GET REWARDED YET BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:57:59.170 --> 00:58:02.120
  • STILL MULTIPLYING, AND WE
  • 00:58:02.120 --> 00:58:04.070
  • BELIEVE THAT THE BEST IS YET TO
  • 00:58:05.150 --> 00:58:08.150
  • COME, AND SO WE'RE CAREFUL TO
  • 00:58:08.150 --> 00:58:09.060
  • GIVE YOU ALL OF THE THANKS AND
  • 00:58:09.060 --> 00:58:11.150
  • PRAISE AND, LORD, FOR THE 1 OR 2
  • 00:58:11.260 --> 00:58:14.260
  • OR 10 OR 15, WHO ARE HERE TODAY,
  • 00:58:14.260 --> 00:58:16.190
  • WHO JUST NEEDED A REMINDER THAT
  • 00:58:17.190 --> 00:58:20.190
  • THEY'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:58:22.260 --> 00:58:25.260
  • STAY THE COURSE.
  • 00:58:28.040 --> 00:58:31.040
  • STAY FAITHFUL.
  • 00:58:31.040 --> 00:58:32.110
  • KEEP ON KEEPING ON.
  • 00:58:32.110 --> 00:58:35.100
  • COME ON!
  • 00:58:35.100 --> 00:58:36.250
  • GOD'S GONNA DO IT IN YOU AND
  • 00:58:36.250 --> 00:58:39.050
  • THROUGH YOU FOR HIS GLORY, IN
  • 00:58:39.050 --> 00:58:41.190