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Praise | November 11, 2016

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November 11, 2016
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Hillsong Conference 2016 with Carl Lentz and music by Hillsong Worship

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Praise | November 11, 2016

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  • [music]
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • Set our eyes on our Savior
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  • See the image of love
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  • - Matt Crouch: We're welcoming
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  • you to Sydney, Australia,
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  • and we're bringing you
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  • the best of Hillsong 2016.
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  • - Carl Lentz: Because
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  • you are with Jesus,
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  • you are making progress.
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  • You're doing better than you
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  • think you are.
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  • [music]
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • - Carl: Jesus is our
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  • destination.
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  • He is the finished product.
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  • He is the one we look to.
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  • [music]
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  • Salvation tearing through
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  • the dead of night
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  • - Matt: The Hillsong Conference
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  • is fully underway and we're
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  • gonna throw into the main arena
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  • with Carl Lentz.
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  • - Carl: There will be
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  • no problem that can stop your
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  • progress because you will never
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  • forget that there is
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  • a promise right behind it.
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  • - Matt: When he comes out,
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  • we're gonna be sitting right
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  • here on this stage and have
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  • a little bit more time with him.
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  • - Carl: We need nothing but
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  • Jesus and when you hold nothing
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  • dear but him, it's amazing that
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  • his presence surrounds your life
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  • everywhere you go.
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  • - Matt: It's Hillsong 2016;
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  • inside, to Carl Lentz.
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  • - Carl: We serve a Savior that
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  • gives you value
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  • according to who he is.
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  • Now he tells you who you are.
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  • [music]
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  • Jesus our God
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • Set our eyes on our Savior
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  • Sing his praises forever
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  • Creation waking up
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  • to Kingdom come
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  • See the hope of heaven
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  • shining like the rising sun
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  • Now forever lifted up
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  • from death to life
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  • There's no fear in love
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  • and no darkness
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  • in his endless light
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  • Jesus!
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  • Beyond the skies above
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  • love reaching out for us
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  • The Everlasting One
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  • Jesus, our God
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  • Everybody!
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • Set our eyes on our Savior
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  • See the image of love
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  • Sing his praises forever
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  • Sing his praises forever
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • yeah
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  • Beyond the skies above
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  • love reaching out for us
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  • The Everlasting One
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  • Jesus, our God
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  • C'mon!
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  • Beyond the skies above
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  • love reaching out for us
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  • The Everlasting One
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  • Jesus, our God
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • yeah, yeah
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  • Oh, we look to the Son
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  • Set our eyes on our Savior
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  • See the image of love
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  • Sing his praises forever
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  • Sing his praises forever
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • - Carl: I'm gonna preach and
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  • I pray that somehow God uses
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  • the ordinary to bless your life
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  • so you can preach with me, you
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  • can shout, you can be attentive,
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  • you can be receptive,
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  • you can be happy.
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  • No points for looking miserable.
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  • We don't believe in that.
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  • It's okay to remind your face
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  • right now that you chose
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  • I'm calling this message,
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  • it's real simple, title,
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  • "I'm Making Progress."
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  • Can you look at somebody and
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  • say, "I'm making progress"?
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  • Way up top, can you tell
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  • somebody, "I'm making progress"?
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  • Say it like you're from the
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  • south, prah-gress.
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  • And if that title doesn't do it
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  • for you, title option number
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  • two, "Spirit-Led Living."
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  • If that's not cool enough for
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  • you, young people, option number
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  • three, you can call this
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  • message, "Work, Work, Work,
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  • Work, Work."
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  • No one knows what she says after
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  • that, I think she's speaking
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  • in tongues.
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  • "Work, Work, Work, Work, Work.
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  • Should have bought a Honda.
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  • Work, Work, Work, Work."
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  • You need to hear this
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  • before we go any further.
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  • If you are a Christian tonight,
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  • wherever you're watching this
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  • message, if you're a Christian,
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  • it means you have, you know,
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  • looked at the cross, you have
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  • bowed your knee, you have
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  • accepted the fact that you are a
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  • sinner, and there is no hope for
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  • you except that the blood of
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  • Jesus Christ and you've said,
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  • "Lord, save me."
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  • If you are a committed follower
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  • of Jesus tonight, hear this.
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  • You are doing better than you
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  • think you are and God is doing
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  • more in your life than you
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  • think he is.
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  • You are making progress.
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  • Even if it doesn't look like it,
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  • even if you don't feel like it,
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  • even if it doesn't show up on
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  • some statistics.
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  • Even if nobody else recognizes
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  • and hear it tonight,
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  • because you are with Jesus,
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  • you are making progress.
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  • You're doing better than you
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  • think you are.
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  • Someone say, "Amen,"
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  • if you hear me.
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  • You're making progress
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  • because of who you're with.
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  • If you have given your life
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  • to Jesus, it means wherever
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  • he goes, you go.
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  • All he does is go into life.
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  • All he does is go into hope.
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  • Jesus has never lost.
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  • He has never gone backwards.
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  • He has no rival.
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  • He defeated hell.
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  • He defeated the grave and that
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  • means tonight if you're a
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  • Christian, even if it feels like
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  • your life is stationary,
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  • hear it.
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  • You are making progress.
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  • Can I show you why I believe
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  • this is true?
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  • Do you have a Bible?
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • That was great.
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  • John chapter 14.
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  • Here's why I believe that if
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  • you're with Jesus, you have the
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  • right to believe that you're
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  • making progress.
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  • You can sit in here with your
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  • head up tonight, not down,
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  • knowing that God is working in
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  • your life in ways you
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  • cannot imagine.
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  • And what I love about Jesus
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  • is that he would say really
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  • impossible things, things that
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  • didn't make any sense and then
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  • he'd come behind and tell
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  • the reason for it.
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  • So he'd start off and you'd be,
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  • like, "Man, this is a bummer.
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  • Can't achieve this life."
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  • Isn't it interesting that God
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  • designed Christianity to be
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  • impossible without Jesus?
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  • Jesus didn't ask you to do
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  • big things.
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  • He asked you to do
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  • impossible things.
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  • The bridge between what you are
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  • called to do and what you're
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  • capable of doing is so huge and
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  • what bridges the gap is the
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  • power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Jesus said this, "Anybody who
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  • loves me will obey my teaching."
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  • How you doing with that?
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  • "My Father will love them
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  • and we will come to them and
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  • we'll make our home with them.
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  • Anybody who does not love me
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  • will not obey my teaching.
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  • These words you hear, they're
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  • not my own and they belong
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  • to the Father who sent me.
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  • All this I have spoken while
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  • still with you but
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  • the Advocate--" C'mon, somebody.
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  • "The Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
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  • whom the Father will send in my
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  • name will teach you all things
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  • and will remind you of
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  • everything I have said to you.
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  • Peace I leave with you.
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  • My peace I give to you.
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  • And I don't give it like
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  • New York City gives it.
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  • I don't give it
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  • as Australia gives it.
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  • I don't give it like
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  • the world gives it.
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  • Do not let your hearts be
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  • troubled and do not be afraid."
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  • C'mon, somebody.
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  • That is a amazing reality
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  • tonight.
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  • You know what that--you know
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  • what that verse screams to me?
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  • Progress.
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  • Screams to me that Jesus didn't
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  • just say, "Go live a big life,"
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  • and expect you to figure it out.
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  • He said, "I'm gonna call you out
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  • and it's gonna be out of your
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  • depth and you're not gonna be
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  • able to figure it out all
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  • the time but I'm gonna send
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  • the Advocate, the lifter of your
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  • head, the ever-present help,
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  • the one who's gonna get you
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  • through when you can't get
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  • through on your own, and he
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  • is gonna push you even further.
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  • Thank God we get to live
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  • Spirit-led.
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  • But it also means we'd better
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  • get used to the word progress
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  • and the idea of a process
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  • really quickly.
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  • 'Cause in my opinion and my
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  • observations, especially in
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  • New York City living, people
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  • don't really like the idea
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  • of progress.
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  • And they don't like the idea
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  • of process.
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  • People don't wanna hear about
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  • process.
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  • They don't wanna hear about,
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  • like, some sort of trajectory.
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  • They don't wanna hear about
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  • going from this part of
  • 00:09:29.070 --> 00:09:30.020
  • the stage to that part of
  • 00:09:30.020 --> 00:09:31.030
  • the stage.
  • 00:09:31.030 --> 00:09:31.220
  • We want the finished product
  • 00:09:31.220 --> 00:09:32.240
  • right away.
  • 00:09:32.240 --> 00:09:34.240
  • We want the Instagram version.
  • 00:09:34.240 --> 00:09:35.220
  • We've been tithing for 10 weeks,
  • 00:09:35.220 --> 00:09:37.100
  • we should have a tenfold return.
  • 00:09:37.100 --> 00:09:38.210
  • I've been loving Jesus for
  • 00:09:38.210 --> 00:09:39.190
  • this long, and I should have
  • 00:09:39.190 --> 00:09:40.250
  • this kind of spouse.
  • 00:09:40.250 --> 00:09:41.280
  • We want nothing to do
  • 00:09:41.280 --> 00:09:43.020
  • with the process.
  • 00:09:43.020 --> 00:09:44.250
  • And that's a problem because
  • 00:09:44.250 --> 00:09:46.070
  • that's the way our God works.
  • 00:09:46.070 --> 00:09:47.180
  • Have you ever heard the phrase,
  • 00:09:47.180 --> 00:09:49.040
  • by the way,
  • 00:09:49.040 --> 00:09:49.280
  • "We're making progress"?
  • 00:09:49.280 --> 00:09:51.230
  • It's normally in a bad context
  • 00:09:51.230 --> 00:09:53.290
  • and it's really annoying
  • 00:09:53.290 --> 00:09:54.250
  • because, really, what it means
  • 00:09:54.250 --> 00:09:56.050
  • is we're not done yet.
  • 00:09:56.050 --> 00:09:58.130
  • And we're not there yet.
  • 00:09:58.130 --> 00:10:00.030
  • Have you ever flown here?
  • 00:10:00.030 --> 00:10:01.020
  • Who is not from Australia
  • 00:10:01.020 --> 00:10:02.050
  • and you flew here?
  • 00:10:02.050 --> 00:10:04.180
  • Have you ever watched that
  • 00:10:04.180 --> 00:10:06.150
  • little plane graph
  • 00:10:06.150 --> 00:10:07.290
  • on your way over?
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:10.260
  • It is the worst thing you could
  • 00:10:10.260 --> 00:10:12.090
  • ever do because you're watching
  • 00:10:12.090 --> 00:10:13.190
  • it and it never moves.
  • 00:10:13.190 --> 00:10:16.020
  • And you try to sleep and act
  • 00:10:16.020 --> 00:10:17.060
  • like you're really tired and you
  • 00:10:17.060 --> 00:10:18.040
  • look up again and the plane, it
  • 00:10:18.040 --> 00:10:19.120
  • hasn't moved, and you're, like,
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:21.040
  • "I'm not making any progress,"
  • 00:10:21.040 --> 00:10:22.200
  • but apparently, you are.
  • 00:10:22.200 --> 00:10:24.120
  • Have you ever missed a flight
  • 00:10:24.120 --> 00:10:25.180
  • and been in an airport and been
  • 00:10:25.180 --> 00:10:27.060
  • in a line and you're waiting
  • 00:10:27.060 --> 00:10:28.150
  • there in that line.
  • 00:10:28.150 --> 00:10:29.170
  • There's everybody else is sad
  • 00:10:29.170 --> 00:10:30.250
  • with you and they're in a line
  • 00:10:30.250 --> 00:10:32.070
  • and you're behind the little
  • 00:10:32.070 --> 00:10:33.050
  • desk and the little flight
  • 00:10:33.050 --> 00:10:34.090
  • attendant lady is just typing.
  • 00:10:34.090 --> 00:10:36.070
  • Meanwhile, more flights you're
  • 00:10:36.070 --> 00:10:37.050
  • missing.
  • 00:10:37.050 --> 00:10:38.080
  • Progress is not being made.
  • 00:10:38.080 --> 00:10:39.260
  • There's other people that are
  • 00:10:39.260 --> 00:10:40.190
  • upset and she just sits there
  • 00:10:40.190 --> 00:10:41.170
  • and you're, like, "D'you have
  • 00:10:41.170 --> 00:10:42.200
  • any answers?"
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:43.080
  • And she's, like,
  • 00:10:43.080 --> 00:10:43.250
  • "We're making progress."
  • 00:10:43.250 --> 00:10:44.220
  • And you sit there and
  • 00:10:44.220 --> 00:10:45.100
  • go, "What--who are you
  • 00:10:45.100 --> 00:10:46.020
  • contacting back there?
  • 00:10:46.020 --> 00:10:47.040
  • NASA?
  • 00:10:47.040 --> 00:10:47.240
  • Like, what are you doing?"
  • 00:10:47.240 --> 00:10:49.170
  • Because you have a place to go
  • 00:10:49.170 --> 00:10:51.100
  • and you have stuff you wanna do
  • 00:10:51.100 --> 00:10:52.270
  • and you have a destination to be
  • 00:10:52.270 --> 00:10:54.240
  • at so there's always this sense
  • 00:10:54.240 --> 00:10:56.170
  • of unrest,
  • 00:10:56.170 --> 00:10:57.170
  • like you're never there.
  • 00:10:57.170 --> 00:10:59.020
  • Guess what, y'all?
  • 00:10:59.020 --> 00:10:59.240
  • Tonight, we need to hear this.
  • 00:10:59.240 --> 00:11:01.030
  • Jesus is our destination.
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:03.090
  • He is the finished product.
  • 00:11:03.090 --> 00:11:05.000
  • He is the one we look to.
  • 00:11:05.000 --> 00:11:06.220
  • Now, the rest of our life, we
  • 00:11:06.220 --> 00:11:08.130
  • don't have to rush around trying
  • 00:11:08.130 --> 00:11:09.250
  • to get to a destination and
  • 00:11:09.250 --> 00:11:11.170
  • foregoing the process because
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:13.130
  • all we have to do every day is
  • 00:11:13.130 --> 00:11:15.060
  • wake up and make a little bit
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:16.250
  • more progress and know Jesus
  • 00:11:16.250 --> 00:11:18.190
  • just a little bit better,
  • 00:11:18.190 --> 00:11:19.240
  • give just a little bit more.
  • 00:11:19.240 --> 00:11:21.140
  • While everybody else is running
  • 00:11:21.140 --> 00:11:23.000
  • around, trying to figure out
  • 00:11:23.000 --> 00:11:24.020
  • where to go,
  • 00:11:24.020 --> 00:11:25.020
  • we get to look to Jesus.
  • 00:11:25.020 --> 00:11:27.010
  • Now our life consists of
  • 00:11:27.010 --> 00:11:28.240
  • making sure we're making
  • 00:11:28.240 --> 00:11:30.020
  • just a little bit of progress
  • 00:11:30.020 --> 00:11:30.260
  • day in and day out.
  • 00:11:30.260 --> 00:11:32.280
  • Knowing Jesus just a little bit
  • 00:11:32.280 --> 00:11:34.040
  • better, day in and day out.
  • 00:11:34.040 --> 00:11:35.230
  • It's a good life, being led by
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:37.100
  • the Spirit into progress
  • 00:11:37.100 --> 00:11:39.160
  • that is unthinkable.
  • 00:11:39.160 --> 00:11:41.060
  • Can somebody say, "Amen,"
  • 00:11:41.060 --> 00:11:42.110
  • if you're with me tonight?
  • 00:11:43.050 --> 00:11:46.050
  • That was paltry.
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:47.100
  • I only heard it from this side.
  • 00:11:47.100 --> 00:11:48.080
  • Anybody believe what
  • 00:11:48.080 --> 00:11:49.000
  • I'm talking about?
  • 00:11:49.000 --> 00:11:49.240
  • You're making progress.
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:54.070
  • Remember this, your purpose
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:58.240
  • will always be greater than your
  • 00:11:58.240 --> 00:12:01.250
  • position so do not get nervous,
  • 00:12:02.210 --> 00:12:05.210
  • y'all, when God changes
  • 00:12:05.210 --> 00:12:07.240
  • your location.
  • 00:12:07.270 --> 00:12:10.270
  • Somebody in here
  • 00:12:10.270 --> 00:12:11.160
  • needs to hear it.
  • 00:12:11.160 --> 00:12:12.250
  • Your purpose will always be
  • 00:12:12.250 --> 00:12:15.080
  • greater than your position,
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:18.020
  • Christian.
  • 00:12:18.020 --> 00:12:19.120
  • So don't get nervous when God
  • 00:12:19.120 --> 00:12:20.240
  • changes your location.
  • 00:12:20.240 --> 00:12:23.060
  • That's what I love about
  • 00:12:23.060 --> 00:12:24.120
  • being a Christian.
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:25.250
  • There's a lot of people need to
  • 00:12:25.250 --> 00:12:26.200
  • hear this tonight.
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:27.120
  • If you pray for God to use you
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:29.290
  • and for him to send you and for
  • 00:12:29.290 --> 00:12:31.230
  • him to start his unbelievable
  • 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:33.120
  • sanctification process
  • 00:12:33.120 --> 00:12:34.280
  • and progress in your life,
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:37.010
  • he's gonna do it.
  • 00:12:37.010 --> 00:12:38.130
  • But often it's gonna lead you to
  • 00:12:38.130 --> 00:12:39.090
  • a place you did not expect.
  • 00:12:39.090 --> 00:12:41.050
  • It's gonna lead you into
  • 00:12:41.050 --> 00:12:42.110
  • a position where you are shaky
  • 00:12:42.110 --> 00:12:43.260
  • and there are so many people
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.050
  • who are still caught up
  • 00:12:45.050 --> 00:12:46.100
  • in the position game.
  • 00:12:46.100 --> 00:12:47.230
  • Because we live in a world
  • 00:12:47.230 --> 00:12:48.230
  • that gives you value
  • 00:12:48.230 --> 00:12:50.070
  • according to what you do.
  • 00:12:50.070 --> 00:12:51.220
  • But we serve a Savior that
  • 00:12:51.220 --> 00:12:53.190
  • gives you value according to
  • 00:12:53.190 --> 00:12:54.290
  • who he is.
  • 00:12:54.290 --> 00:12:56.030
  • Now, he tells you who you are.
  • 00:12:56.030 --> 00:12:58.020
  • So what you do can change
  • 00:12:58.020 --> 00:12:59.280
  • but who you are never will.
  • 00:12:59.280 --> 00:13:02.000
  • So you don't need a title.
  • 00:13:02.000 --> 00:13:03.020
  • You don't need a position.
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:04.160
  • You don't need a labeled seat at
  • 00:13:04.160 --> 00:13:05.250
  • Hillsong Conference.
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:07.010
  • You don't have to have a church
  • 00:13:07.010 --> 00:13:08.000
  • of a certain size.
  • 00:13:08.000 --> 00:13:09.120
  • You don't need somebody else
  • 00:13:09.120 --> 00:13:10.150
  • to anoint you because
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:11.160
  • Jesus already has.
  • 00:13:11.160 --> 00:13:13.110
  • Do you know that my purpose will
  • 00:13:13.110 --> 00:13:15.000
  • not change even when
  • 00:13:15.000 --> 00:13:16.090
  • my position does?
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:19.270
  • So you're no longer just working
  • 00:13:19.270 --> 00:13:21.140
  • at a coffee place.
  • 00:13:21.140 --> 00:13:23.050
  • You are a missionary sent from
  • 00:13:23.050 --> 00:13:25.100
  • God to pray over those coffee
  • 00:13:25.100 --> 00:13:27.120
  • beans, believing that revival
  • 00:13:27.120 --> 00:13:28.280
  • might strike every time somebody
  • 00:13:28.280 --> 00:13:30.110
  • walks through that door.
  • 00:13:30.110 --> 00:13:32.040
  • I don't need a position.
  • 00:13:32.040 --> 00:13:33.150
  • Your church might not be big
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:35.020
  • in the world's eyes.
  • 00:13:35.020 --> 00:13:36.020
  • Guess what?
  • 00:13:36.020 --> 00:13:36.190
  • You don't need a position
  • 00:13:36.190 --> 00:13:37.250
  • to make sure
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:38.180
  • You just need a revelation that
  • 00:13:40.200 --> 00:13:41.250
  • God's gonna do whatever
  • 00:13:41.250 --> 00:13:42.280
  • he's gonna do in my life.
  • 00:13:42.280 --> 00:13:44.070
  • My purpose will remain.
  • 00:13:44.070 --> 00:13:46.030
  • Even if you don't think
  • 00:13:46.030 --> 00:13:47.100
  • my position warrants it,
  • 00:13:47.100 --> 00:13:48.240
  • God called me so I'm still
  • 00:13:48.240 --> 00:13:50.050
  • If you get this wrong, what
  • 00:13:53.130 --> 00:13:55.050
  • happens is you will pray things
  • 00:13:55.050 --> 00:13:57.010
  • and you will sing songs, not
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:59.030
  • realizing that God's actually
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:01.080
  • gonna answer your prayers.
  • 00:14:01.080 --> 00:14:03.050
  • And then you find Christians
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:04.240
  • because they get caught in
  • 00:14:04.240 --> 00:14:06.000
  • the position game where then
  • 00:14:06.000 --> 00:14:07.020
  • they start asking God to deliver
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:08.290
  • them from their prayer request.
  • 00:14:09.170 --> 00:14:12.170
  • God answered your prayer
  • 00:14:12.170 --> 00:14:14.050
  • but he moved your position
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:15.120
  • and it made you uncomfortable.
  • 00:14:15.120 --> 00:14:17.140
  • You didn't realize God's doing
  • 00:14:17.140 --> 00:14:18.060
  • more than you think he's doing
  • 00:14:18.060 --> 00:14:19.210
  • so you have Christians
  • 00:14:19.210 --> 00:14:20.190
  • who will sing a song
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:21.170
  • in Hillsong Conference like
  • 00:14:21.170 --> 00:14:23.100
  • "Spirit, lead me where my trust
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:26.200
  • doesn't have any borders.
  • 00:14:27.200 --> 00:14:30.200
  • Do it in me, Lord."
  • 00:14:30.200 --> 00:14:31.180
  • And then
  • 00:14:31.180 --> 00:14:32.140
  • a couple of months later
  • 00:14:32.140 --> 00:14:33.200
  • they're calling people,
  • 00:14:33.200 --> 00:14:34.180
  • "Hey, God, I feel lonely."
  • 00:14:34.180 --> 00:14:37.140
  • Kinda what it looks like
  • 00:14:37.140 --> 00:14:39.040
  • when Jesus leads you in places
  • 00:14:39.040 --> 00:14:40.010
  • nobody else is at.
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:41.070
  • We have other people
  • 00:14:41.070 --> 00:14:42.080
  • that will say, "God, use me.
  • 00:14:42.080 --> 00:14:44.100
  • Here I am, open vessel.
  • 00:14:44.100 --> 00:14:45.250
  • Use me," and then a couple of
  • 00:14:45.250 --> 00:14:47.090
  • months later, we're leaving our
  • 00:14:47.090 --> 00:14:48.110
  • churches, then we're blogging
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:49.150
  • about the fact I left because
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:50.170
  • I feel used.
  • 00:14:53.210 --> 00:14:56.210
  • We have people that will shout
  • 00:14:56.210 --> 00:14:57.240
  • you down during a service,
  • 00:14:57.240 --> 00:14:59.090
  • "I wanna be a bridge.
  • 00:14:59.090 --> 00:15:00.120
  • Use me as a bridge, Lord."
  • 00:15:00.120 --> 00:15:01.200
  • And then we go get counseling
  • 00:15:01.200 --> 00:15:02.230
  • 'cause we feel like people are
  • 00:15:02.230 --> 00:15:03.240
  • walking all over us.
  • 00:15:05.040 --> 00:15:08.040
  • What's it gonna be?
  • 00:15:08.040 --> 00:15:10.160
  • What if we love Jesus so much
  • 00:15:10.160 --> 00:15:11.240
  • where he could give us
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:13.180
  • a position and take a position
  • 00:15:13.180 --> 00:15:14.290
  • away, people could love us or
  • 00:15:14.290 --> 00:15:17.040
  • hate us, they can see us or they
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:18.260
  • could not see us but we are
  • 00:15:18.260 --> 00:15:20.090
  • so secure in our purpose
  • 00:15:20.090 --> 00:15:22.130
  • that Jesus could actually
  • 00:15:22.130 --> 00:15:23.250
  • do whatever he wants.
  • 00:15:23.250 --> 00:15:25.100
  • The Holy Spirit can lead
  • 00:15:25.100 --> 00:15:27.000
  • wherever he wants, and we're
  • 00:15:27.000 --> 00:15:28.230
  • so confident in our progress,
  • 00:15:28.230 --> 00:15:30.080
  • we don't need the label
  • 00:15:30.080 --> 00:15:31.140
  • because we have the calling.
  • 00:15:31.140 --> 00:15:32.140
  • C'mon, somebody, shout me down
  • 00:15:32.140 --> 00:15:33.240
  • if you're with me.
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:35.170
  • I'm already sweating.
  • 00:15:36.140 --> 00:15:39.140
  • I'm gonna read you a story about
  • 00:15:39.140 --> 00:15:40.180
  • what happens.
  • 00:15:40.180 --> 00:15:41.270
  • Is this good?
  • 00:15:41.270 --> 00:15:42.160
  • Is this helping anybody?
  • 00:15:42.160 --> 00:15:45.150
  • Can I read you a story about
  • 00:15:45.150 --> 00:15:46.270
  • a man who was led by the Spirit
  • 00:15:46.280 --> 00:15:49.280
  • and his position changed but his
  • 00:15:49.280 --> 00:15:51.090
  • purpose actually highlighted?
  • 00:15:51.090 --> 00:15:53.030
  • Would you believe me tonight if
  • 00:15:53.030 --> 00:15:54.240
  • I told you, if you follow Jesus
  • 00:15:54.240 --> 00:15:56.030
  • sometimes you forego
  • 00:15:56.030 --> 00:15:57.080
  • the position that the world
  • 00:15:57.080 --> 00:15:59.020
  • thinks is right and it
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:16:00.210
  • can seem like God's leading
  • 00:16:00.210 --> 00:16:01.200
  • you into obscurity or an
  • 00:16:01.200 --> 00:16:03.160
  • anonymous-type serving role, but
  • 00:16:03.160 --> 00:16:05.220
  • really your purpose is in there?
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:07.160
  • Go with me to Acts real quick.
  • 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:15.000
  • Look at somebody and say,
  • 00:16:15.000 --> 00:16:15.270
  • "I'm making progress."
  • 00:16:15.270 --> 00:16:18.210
  • Here's the story.
  • 00:16:18.210 --> 00:16:20.030
  • Are you still with me up there,
  • 00:16:20.030 --> 00:16:21.020
  • way up top?
  • 00:16:21.170 --> 00:16:24.170
  • Paul.
  • 00:16:24.170 --> 00:16:25.230
  • "Paul and his companions, they
  • 00:16:25.230 --> 00:16:27.150
  • traveled throughout the region
  • 00:16:27.150 --> 00:16:28.250
  • of Phrygia and Galatia, having
  • 00:16:28.250 --> 00:16:31.130
  • been kept by the Holy Spirit
  • 00:16:31.130 --> 00:16:33.290
  • from preaching the Word
  • 00:16:33.290 --> 00:16:35.150
  • in the province of Asia."
  • 00:16:35.150 --> 00:16:37.170
  • Interesting, circle that.
  • 00:16:37.170 --> 00:16:38.130
  • "They were kept."
  • 00:16:38.130 --> 00:16:39.190
  • So they're already in a position
  • 00:16:39.190 --> 00:16:40.140
  • they didn't plan on being.
  • 00:16:40.140 --> 00:16:42.080
  • "When they came to the border
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:43.000
  • of Mysia, they tried to enter
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:44.220
  • Bithynia, but the Spirit of
  • 00:16:44.220 --> 00:16:47.010
  • Jesus would not allow them to.
  • 00:16:47.010 --> 00:16:49.070
  • So they passed by and they went
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:51.030
  • down to a different town, Troas.
  • 00:16:51.030 --> 00:16:53.040
  • During the night Paul had
  • 00:16:53.040 --> 00:16:54.120
  • a vision of a man of Macedonia
  • 00:16:54.120 --> 00:16:56.130
  • standing and begging him, 'Come
  • 00:16:56.130 --> 00:16:58.170
  • over to Macedonia and help us.'
  • 00:16:58.170 --> 00:17:00.060
  • After Paul had seen the vision,
  • 00:17:00.060 --> 00:17:01.250
  • he got ready at once to leave
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:03.130
  • for Macedonia, concluding that
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:05.000
  • God had called us to preach
  • 00:17:05.000 --> 00:17:07.000
  • the gospel to them."
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  • Now if you don't read your Bible
  • 00:17:09.020 --> 00:17:10.160
  • often or get where
  • 00:17:10.160 --> 00:17:11.150
  • I'm going with this,
  • 00:17:11.150 --> 00:17:12.190
  • this is a big deal because Paul
  • 00:17:12.190 --> 00:17:14.040
  • was headed one way, had
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:15.100
  • a revival plan, was doing big
  • 00:17:15.100 --> 00:17:17.040
  • things but he was so in tune
  • 00:17:17.040 --> 00:17:18.260
  • with the progress of
  • 00:17:18.260 --> 00:17:20.070
  • the Holy Spirit and
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:21.250
  • what God wanted him to do
  • 00:17:21.250 --> 00:17:22.280
  • that he was able to get
  • 00:17:22.280 --> 00:17:23.210
  • stopped in his tracks and do
  • 00:17:23.210 --> 00:17:25.210
  • what God wanted him to do
  • 00:17:25.210 --> 00:17:27.120
  • and we're still reading
  • 00:17:27.120 --> 00:17:28.060
  • about him today.
  • 00:17:28.060 --> 00:17:29.210
  • Did you know sometimes
  • 00:17:29.210 --> 00:17:30.140
  • the greatest enemy of God's
  • 00:17:30.140 --> 00:17:32.080
  • plans are your plans?
  • 00:17:32.080 --> 00:17:34.070
  • Just because you had made peace
  • 00:17:34.070 --> 00:17:36.140
  • with God does not mean that God
  • 00:17:36.140 --> 00:17:38.020
  • has made peace with your plans.
  • 00:17:38.020 --> 00:17:40.210
  • And so I've said this to our
  • 00:17:40.210 --> 00:17:42.190
  • church and I'll say it to you
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  • tonight, be careful that you
  • 00:17:43.230 --> 00:17:45.210
  • don't get caught in the trap of
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:47.030
  • trying to save your progress.
  • 00:17:47.060 --> 00:17:50.060
  • There's a lot of Christians who
  • 00:17:50.060 --> 00:17:52.000
  • are trying to move forward but
  • 00:17:52.000 --> 00:17:53.190
  • they're absolutely in love with
  • 00:17:53.190 --> 00:17:55.050
  • what they have already done
  • 00:17:55.050 --> 00:17:56.190
  • and the comfort
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:17:57.140
  • that they already have.
  • 00:17:57.140 --> 00:17:59.030
  • And sometimes the Holy Spirit's
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:17:59.260
  • gonna say, "It's great what has
  • 00:17:59.260 --> 00:18:00.270
  • been but come on out.
  • 00:18:00.270 --> 00:18:02.160
  • It's great what you have planned
  • 00:18:02.160 --> 00:18:03.130
  • but come on out.
  • 00:18:03.130 --> 00:18:04.160
  • I know you went to Bible college
  • 00:18:04.160 --> 00:18:05.150
  • to be a star, but go grab
  • 00:18:05.150 --> 00:18:06.170
  • a broom and clean a closet.
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:09.150
  • I know you thought your church
  • 00:18:09.150 --> 00:18:10.130
  • was gonna be this, but it's
  • 00:18:10.130 --> 00:18:11.120
  • actually this, so go ahead,
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:12.210
  • get it started."
  • 00:18:12.210 --> 00:18:14.210
  • Be careful you
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:15.070
  • don't get caught trying
  • 00:18:15.070 --> 00:18:16.040
  • to save your progress.
  • 00:18:16.040 --> 00:18:17.170
  • Have you ever been working on
  • 00:18:17.170 --> 00:18:18.080
  • a document and in the blink of
  • 00:18:18.080 --> 00:18:19.220
  • an eye, you just lose
  • 00:18:19.220 --> 00:18:20.230
  • your progress?
  • 00:18:20.230 --> 00:18:22.290
  • Special prayer group
  • 00:18:22.290 --> 00:18:23.240
  • for you later.
  • 00:18:23.240 --> 00:18:26.170
  • That's a natural feeling but
  • 00:18:26.170 --> 00:18:28.000
  • it's also a good reflection
  • 00:18:28.000 --> 00:18:29.070
  • of what we should be like
  • 00:18:29.070 --> 00:18:30.170
  • as Christians.
  • 00:18:30.170 --> 00:18:31.230
  • "God, I've been
  • 00:18:31.230 --> 00:18:32.170
  • working on this."
  • 00:18:32.170 --> 00:18:33.100
  • In the blink of an eye,
  • 00:18:33.100 --> 00:18:34.030
  • do you love Jesus?
  • 00:18:34.030 --> 00:18:34.280
  • Do you trust him enough to allow
  • 00:18:34.280 --> 00:18:36.060
  • him to lead you into
  • 00:18:36.060 --> 00:18:37.020
  • something new?
  • 00:18:37.020 --> 00:18:38.070
  • My son--I have an amazing
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:39.210
  • little boy.
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  • He's a genius.
  • 00:18:40.140 --> 00:18:41.210
  • Will be an NFL first rounder.
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  • He loves video games.
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  • He inherited it from me and one
  • 00:18:46.000 --> 00:18:47.170
  • day I came home and I heard
  • 00:18:47.170 --> 00:18:49.100
  • my son screaming and crying
  • 00:18:49.100 --> 00:18:51.180
  • and then I heard my wife go,
  • 00:18:51.180 --> 00:18:53.070
  • "Cahl!"
  • 00:18:53.070 --> 00:18:55.100
  • Which translated in proper
  • 00:18:55.100 --> 00:18:56.090
  • grammatical English, she meant,
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:57.160
  • "Carl!" with an "R."
  • 00:18:59.230 --> 00:19:02.250
  • She said, "Get down
  • 00:19:02.250 --> 00:19:04.030
  • here and deal with your son."
  • 00:19:04.030 --> 00:19:05.200
  • And I came down and I'm, like,
  • 00:19:05.200 --> 00:19:07.150
  • "What's going on?"
  • 00:19:07.150 --> 00:19:08.130
  • And Roman's crying.
  • 00:19:08.130 --> 00:19:09.060
  • His glasses are fogged up, which
  • 00:19:09.060 --> 00:19:10.170
  • means he's really emotional.
  • 00:19:10.170 --> 00:19:12.070
  • And Laura goes, "He's freaking
  • 00:19:12.070 --> 00:19:13.250
  • out because he's been playing
  • 00:19:13.250 --> 00:19:14.250
  • the video game for too long.
  • 00:19:14.250 --> 00:19:16.050
  • And so I came in
  • 00:19:16.050 --> 00:19:17.050
  • and I turned it off."
  • 00:19:17.050 --> 00:19:18.190
  • And I said, "Laura, did
  • 00:19:18.190 --> 00:19:20.030
  • you allow him to save his game?"
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:22.110
  • And she goes, "No."
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:23.270
  • And Roman's going...
  • 00:19:23.270 --> 00:19:26.070
  • and I looked at her and she's,
  • 00:19:26.070 --> 00:19:27.090
  • like, "What's the problem?"
  • 00:19:27.090 --> 00:19:28.110
  • I said, "Not only is he not
  • 00:19:28.110 --> 00:19:29.180
  • wrong, you might be evil.
  • 00:19:29.180 --> 00:19:31.100
  • You're grounded.
  • 00:19:31.100 --> 00:19:32.100
  • You need to go upstairs."
  • 00:19:32.100 --> 00:19:34.270
  • And I sat on the ground
  • 00:19:34.270 --> 00:19:37.030
  • with Roman.
  • 00:19:37.030 --> 00:19:38.010
  • I'm, like, "Tell me
  • 00:19:38.010 --> 00:19:38.190
  • all about it, Bro."
  • 00:19:38.190 --> 00:19:39.110
  • He's, like, "Dad, I
  • 00:19:39.110 --> 00:19:39.290
  • was almost to the portal of that
  • 00:19:39.290 --> 00:19:41.070
  • Lego thing and I almost had it,
  • 00:19:41.070 --> 00:19:43.030
  • you know, working and Mom
  • 00:19:43.030 --> 00:19:44.090
  • wouldn't let me save it.
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:45.070
  • Now all my work is done."
  • 00:19:45.070 --> 00:19:46.140
  • I sat there and we cried
  • 00:19:46.140 --> 00:19:47.060
  • and we cuddled.
  • 00:19:47.060 --> 00:19:48.060
  • I was, like,
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:48.260
  • "She's terrible, man.
  • 00:19:48.260 --> 00:19:49.260
  • I can't believe that happened."
  • 00:19:49.260 --> 00:19:50.230
  • I said, "Son, good news, though.
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:52.280
  • Unbeknownst to you, yesterday
  • 00:19:52.280 --> 00:19:55.230
  • I was at the mall and they
  • 00:19:55.230 --> 00:19:57.100
  • came out with a new game.
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:19:59.130
  • It's a updated game.
  • 00:19:59.130 --> 00:20:00.240
  • I was gonna surprise you in
  • 00:20:00.240 --> 00:20:01.260
  • a couple of months but now
  • 00:20:01.260 --> 00:20:03.170
  • that your mom has committed
  • 00:20:03.170 --> 00:20:04.170
  • this grievous offense against
  • 00:20:04.170 --> 00:20:05.270
  • our family, I'm gonna
  • 00:20:05.270 --> 00:20:07.270
  • give it to you now.
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:09.140
  • So even if you would have saved
  • 00:20:09.140 --> 00:20:10.260
  • your progress, we never would
  • 00:20:10.260 --> 00:20:12.060
  • have played that game again
  • 00:20:12.060 --> 00:20:13.190
  • because I've got the
  • 00:20:13.190 --> 00:20:14.200
  • newer version.
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:15.200
  • I've got something you didn't
  • 00:20:15.200 --> 00:20:16.180
  • even know you wanted and
  • 00:20:16.180 --> 00:20:17.240
  • I'm gonna give it to you now.
  • 00:20:17.240 --> 00:20:20.100
  • What if I told you tonight that
  • 00:20:20.100 --> 00:20:21.280
  • some of y'all have been hanging
  • 00:20:21.280 --> 00:20:23.100
  • on to territory and you've been
  • 00:20:23.100 --> 00:20:25.100
  • hanging on to old stuff and
  • 00:20:25.100 --> 00:20:27.030
  • you've been so caught up in what
  • 00:20:27.030 --> 00:20:28.190
  • has been that you have missed
  • 00:20:28.190 --> 00:20:30.100
  • the blinking light that is
  • 00:20:30.100 --> 00:20:31.190
  • the Holy Spirit saying,
  • 00:20:31.190 --> 00:20:33.080
  • "C'mon, the world is dying.
  • 00:20:33.080 --> 00:20:34.250
  • There are people who need you.
  • 00:20:34.250 --> 00:20:36.100
  • I've got a better plan and if
  • 00:20:36.100 --> 00:20:37.240
  • you will let go and let God move
  • 00:20:37.240 --> 00:20:39.220
  • you forward you will see
  • 00:20:39.220 --> 00:20:41.100
  • progress that is supernatural
  • 00:20:41.100 --> 00:20:43.080
  • that you haven't
  • 00:20:43.080 --> 00:20:44.040
  • even prayed for."
  • 00:20:44.040 --> 00:20:44.250
  • C'mon, somebody, shout me
  • 00:20:44.250 --> 00:20:45.140
  • down if you--I'm about to
  • 00:20:45.140 --> 00:20:47.100
  • run down this runway.
  • 00:20:47.100 --> 00:20:50.090
  • Thank God Brian and Bobbie
  • 00:20:50.090 --> 00:20:51.090
  • have never been into
  • 00:20:51.090 --> 00:20:52.070
  • saving their progress.
  • 00:20:52.070 --> 00:20:54.170
  • As good as it is, we're gonna do
  • 00:20:54.170 --> 00:20:55.190
  • something different.
  • 00:20:55.190 --> 00:20:57.080
  • That's great, church,
  • 00:20:57.080 --> 00:20:58.010
  • we're doing great.
  • 00:20:58.010 --> 00:20:58.240
  • Here's the next thing.
  • 00:20:58.240 --> 00:21:00.120
  • We love it, we're so thankful,
  • 00:21:00.120 --> 00:21:01.030
  • God, win or loss,
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:02.130
  • we're moving forward.
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:04.080
  • Good or bad,
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:04.250
  • we're moving forward.
  • 00:21:04.250 --> 00:21:06.240
  • If you are in a season tonight
  • 00:21:06.240 --> 00:21:07.250
  • that it's been bad, hear me out.
  • 00:21:07.250 --> 00:21:09.140
  • You're making progress.
  • 00:21:09.140 --> 00:21:10.170
  • There's a better day.
  • 00:21:10.170 --> 00:21:11.180
  • If you're in a good season,
  • 00:21:11.180 --> 00:21:12.190
  • I pray that it's awesome,
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:13.200
  • it's great, but I got even
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:15.030
  • better news for you.
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:16.010
  • There's great ahead.
  • 00:21:16.010 --> 00:21:17.050
  • Let the good go.
  • 00:21:17.050 --> 00:21:18.030
  • Let the bad go.
  • 00:21:18.030 --> 00:21:19.000
  • We need nothing but Jesus and,
  • 00:21:19.000 --> 00:21:20.130
  • when you hold nothing dear but
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:21.270
  • him, it's amazing that his
  • 00:21:21.270 --> 00:21:23.130
  • presence surrounds your life
  • 00:21:23.130 --> 00:21:24.200
  • everywhere you go.
  • 00:21:29.080 --> 00:21:32.080
  • Somebody shout,
  • 00:21:32.080 --> 00:21:33.190
  • "I'm making progress."
  • 00:21:33.190 --> 00:21:36.030
  • Look at somebody and say,
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.030
  • "I'm making progress."
  • 00:21:37.030 --> 00:21:39.060
  • Don't buy the lie.
  • 00:21:39.060 --> 00:21:40.000
  • Don't get discouraged.
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:41.090
  • I see so many Christians, they
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:42.130
  • start their day already losing,
  • 00:21:43.020 --> 00:21:46.020
  • not understanding you're
  • 00:21:46.020 --> 00:21:47.220
  • with the King of kings.
  • 00:21:47.220 --> 00:21:49.230
  • It's making you better.
  • 00:21:49.230 --> 00:21:50.290
  • Don't care what the stats say.
  • 00:21:50.290 --> 00:21:52.080
  • Don't care what you see in
  • 00:21:52.080 --> 00:21:53.050
  • the mirror sometimes.
  • 00:21:53.050 --> 00:21:54.010
  • We're making progress.
  • 00:21:54.010 --> 00:21:55.040
  • Can you imagine waking up
  • 00:21:55.040 --> 00:21:55.230
  • tomorrow, conference is over,
  • 00:21:55.230 --> 00:21:57.050
  • first thing you say,
  • 00:21:57.050 --> 00:21:58.050
  • "Making progress."
  • 00:21:58.050 --> 00:21:59.160
  • Try it.
  • 00:21:59.160 --> 00:22:00.280
  • Tell somebody on the way to work
  • 00:22:00.280 --> 00:22:01.200
  • or wherever you're headed.
  • 00:22:01.200 --> 00:22:02.180
  • I tell people in New York City,
  • 00:22:02.180 --> 00:22:03.150
  • they're crazy anyway,
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:04.120
  • you can just talk to strangers,
  • 00:22:04.120 --> 00:22:05.060
  • they don't care.
  • 00:22:05.060 --> 00:22:06.000
  • "I'm making progress."
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:06.200
  • "What did you say?"
  • 00:22:06.200 --> 00:22:07.080
  • "Nothing.
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:07.240
  • Don't worry about it."
  • 00:22:07.240 --> 00:22:10.000
  • Making progress.
  • 00:22:10.000 --> 00:22:11.230
  • And can I throw this out there?
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:13.010
  • As we allow the Holy Spirit
  • 00:22:13.280 --> 00:22:16.280
  • to change, to sanctify,
  • 00:22:16.280 --> 00:22:19.150
  • to regenerate new life in us,
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:22.200
  • can we make a dedication as
  • 00:22:22.200 --> 00:22:23.190
  • a Christian community to give
  • 00:22:23.190 --> 00:22:25.010
  • other people grace as God
  • 00:22:25.010 --> 00:22:27.290
  • changes them and makes
  • 00:22:27.290 --> 00:22:29.290
  • progress in their life?
  • 00:22:29.290 --> 00:22:32.050
  • Can I just throw that out there?
  • 00:22:32.270 --> 00:22:35.270
  • Who in here is under
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:36.280
  • construction?
  • 00:22:36.280 --> 00:22:38.230
  • Okay, put your hands down.
  • 00:22:38.230 --> 00:22:40.130
  • Who in here has it all together?
  • 00:22:40.130 --> 00:22:42.290
  • You're lying if your hand's up.
  • 00:22:42.290 --> 00:22:44.110
  • If it's up, show me your wings,
  • 00:22:44.110 --> 00:22:46.090
  • float around, holler.
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:48.220
  • My point is this.
  • 00:22:48.220 --> 00:22:50.160
  • If you know that God's working
  • 00:22:50.160 --> 00:22:51.260
  • on you, where have we gotten to
  • 00:22:51.260 --> 00:22:53.120
  • in the Christian community where
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:55.000
  • we are so quick to look at other
  • 00:22:55.000 --> 00:22:57.140
  • people who are under
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:22:58.280
  • construction that God is working
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:00.260
  • in and we are so quick to not
  • 00:23:00.260 --> 00:23:02.140
  • give them any grace but we want
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:03.290
  • people to give us all kinds of
  • 00:23:03.290 --> 00:23:05.060
  • grace.
  • 00:23:05.060 --> 00:23:06.020
  • So here we are, with our
  • 00:23:06.020 --> 00:23:07.140
  • countries in the state of wreck
  • 00:23:07.140 --> 00:23:08.200
  • that they are and we're, like,
  • 00:23:08.200 --> 00:23:10.140
  • you know, bring in the lost,
  • 00:23:10.140 --> 00:23:11.100
  • come as you are.
  • 00:23:11.100 --> 00:23:12.170
  • Even though God loves you so
  • 00:23:12.170 --> 00:23:13.220
  • much, he's not gonna leave you,
  • 00:23:13.220 --> 00:23:14.190
  • like, all that.
  • 00:23:14.190 --> 00:23:15.170
  • Then people do and they show us
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:16.210
  • their progress and we're, like,
  • 00:23:16.210 --> 00:23:17.260
  • "Ah!"
  • 00:23:17.260 --> 00:23:19.110
  • Religion says fix yourself up
  • 00:23:19.110 --> 00:23:21.180
  • and then show me when you got it
  • 00:23:21.180 --> 00:23:22.260
  • all together.
  • 00:23:22.260 --> 00:23:23.240
  • A relationship with Jesus says,
  • 00:23:23.240 --> 00:23:25.070
  • "Yeah, I'm with you in every
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:26.190
  • single stage of the process."
  • 00:23:28.040 --> 00:23:31.040
  • Where have we gotten to?
  • 00:23:31.040 --> 00:23:33.150
  • Where we're so frustrated with
  • 00:23:33.150 --> 00:23:34.170
  • our own lives that we're looking
  • 00:23:34.170 --> 00:23:35.240
  • at other Christians and other
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:36.290
  • people who are hurting in their
  • 00:23:36.290 --> 00:23:38.030
  • progress, under their process,
  • 00:23:38.030 --> 00:23:39.230
  • and we judge them rather
  • 00:23:39.230 --> 00:23:41.080
  • than pray and hope.
  • 00:23:41.080 --> 00:23:42.110
  • Maybe God is working in
  • 00:23:42.110 --> 00:23:43.190
  • their lives and I can't see it.
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:45.220
  • Had somebody tell me
  • 00:23:45.220 --> 00:23:46.180
  • the other day about a guy that
  • 00:23:46.180 --> 00:23:47.130
  • I work with.
  • 00:23:47.130 --> 00:23:48.000
  • They're, like,
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:48.170
  • "Why hasn't he changed yet?"
  • 00:23:48.170 --> 00:23:49.280
  • I said, "Why haven't
  • 00:23:49.280 --> 00:23:50.170
  • you changed yet?"
  • 00:23:50.170 --> 00:23:52.220
  • They said, "Well,
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:53.110
  • he smells like beer."
  • 00:23:53.110 --> 00:23:54.140
  • I said, "You smell like pride."
  • 00:23:57.130 --> 00:24:00.150
  • I wonder--wonder
  • 00:24:01.180 --> 00:24:04.180
  • if we can get to the place.
  • 00:24:04.180 --> 00:24:05.110
  • What I love about Hillsong
  • 00:24:05.110 --> 00:24:06.140
  • Church culture is that it's
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  • an encouraging place to be while
  • 00:24:08.110 --> 00:24:10.110
  • you're in the middle of your
  • 00:24:10.110 --> 00:24:11.050
  • process called life until
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:12.090
  • you die and go see Jesus.
  • 00:24:12.090 --> 00:24:14.030
  • It doesn't mean you endorse
  • 00:24:14.030 --> 00:24:15.060
  • bad behavior.
  • 00:24:15.060 --> 00:24:16.180
  • Doesn't mean you give people,
  • 00:24:16.180 --> 00:24:17.170
  • you know, some sort of,
  • 00:24:17.170 --> 00:24:18.270
  • you know, sin support.
  • 00:24:18.270 --> 00:24:21.180
  • It just means that I'm with you.
  • 00:24:21.180 --> 00:24:22.290
  • And I'm not ashamed of you.
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  • I'm not gonna abandon you
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  • while you're in your process.
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  • We wanna have churches where
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  • the lost is coming home and
  • 00:24:28.190 --> 00:24:29.230
  • people who are broken--I mean,
  • 00:24:29.230 --> 00:24:31.100
  • our cultures are a total
  • 00:24:31.100 --> 00:24:33.040
  • disaster so we need to get good
  • 00:24:33.040 --> 00:24:34.290
  • as Christians at welcoming
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  • people whose process
  • 00:24:36.120 --> 00:24:38.050
  • is so messy and so weird
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:40.000
  • that it might shock you on
  • 00:24:40.000 --> 00:24:41.060
  • the inside but what comes out
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:42.180
  • is, "Yeah, you're doing better.
  • 00:24:42.180 --> 00:24:45.140
  • Glad you're here.
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  • My process is messy too.
  • 00:24:46.250 --> 00:24:48.090
  • Don't get it twisted.
  • 00:24:48.090 --> 00:24:49.060
  • I've been a Christian for
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  • 30 years but I remember
  • 00:24:49.260 --> 00:24:51.020
  • what it was like when
  • 00:24:51.020 --> 00:24:52.040
  • I walked in these doors.
  • 00:24:52.040 --> 00:24:53.010
  • I was a wreck too.
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  • Look at what God did for me.
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  • He can do it for you.
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  • C'mon, keep going."
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  • If you are
  • 00:24:59.100 --> 00:25:00.120
  • in here tonight and you came in
  • 00:25:00.120 --> 00:25:01.190
  • discouraged because some mean
  • 00:25:01.190 --> 00:25:03.000
  • Christian pointed at you in
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  • the middle of your process,
  • 00:25:04.140 --> 00:25:05.260
  • can I apologize?
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:07.150
  • Can I tell you to
  • 00:25:07.150 --> 00:25:08.050
  • lift your head?
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  • Can I tell you to remind
  • 00:25:09.130 --> 00:25:10.120
  • yourself that God's not done
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:11.030
  • with you?
  • 00:25:11.030 --> 00:25:12.010
  • That secret habit and that
  • 00:25:12.010 --> 00:25:12.280
  • stronghold and that thing you
  • 00:25:12.280 --> 00:25:14.120
  • were having trouble fighting?
  • 00:25:14.120 --> 00:25:15.120
  • Trust me, we're all fighting
  • 00:25:15.120 --> 00:25:16.200
  • stuff in here.
  • 00:25:16.200 --> 00:25:17.180
  • Some of us are just better at
  • 00:25:17.180 --> 00:25:18.150
  • playing the Christian game.
  • 00:25:18.150 --> 00:25:19.230
  • You're gonna be all right.
  • 00:25:19.230 --> 00:25:20.270
  • God's gonna keep on using you.
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  • Don't stop the process.
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  • - Matt: We welcome you back,
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  • right inside here at the Sydney
  • 00:25:27.130 --> 00:25:29.200
  • Hillsong Conference.
  • 00:25:29.200 --> 00:25:32.010
  • We're with Carl and Laura Lentz.
  • 00:25:32.010 --> 00:25:34.240
  • Okay, Carl, go back to your
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  • beginnings with Hillsong.
  • 00:25:37.230 --> 00:25:40.140
  • Let's start there.
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  • You're--how did you get
  • 00:25:41.190 --> 00:25:42.280
  • connected inside the system,
  • 00:25:42.280 --> 00:25:44.160
  • now pastoring Hillsong
  • 00:25:44.160 --> 00:25:46.290
  • New York City?
  • 00:25:46.290 --> 00:25:48.160
  • - Carl: So we--I grew up in
  • 00:25:48.160 --> 00:25:50.080
  • Virginia Beach and I got saved
  • 00:25:50.080 --> 00:25:52.000
  • a couple of times.
  • 00:25:52.000 --> 00:25:53.110
  • And the last time that I really
  • 00:25:55.130 --> 00:25:56.180
  • feel like I decided to follow
  • 00:25:56.180 --> 00:25:58.130
  • Jesus, I was at a church that
  • 00:25:58.130 --> 00:25:59.290
  • the pastor at the time was from
  • 00:25:59.290 --> 00:26:01.240
  • Hillsong Church so he left
  • 00:26:01.240 --> 00:26:03.030
  • Sydney to go plant this church
  • 00:26:03.030 --> 00:26:04.200
  • in Virginia Beach.
  • 00:26:04.200 --> 00:26:05.240
  • I got saved.
  • 00:26:05.240 --> 00:26:06.260
  • And then a couple of months
  • 00:26:06.260 --> 00:26:07.270
  • later, he said, "You need to go
  • 00:26:07.270 --> 00:26:08.250
  • to Hillsong Conference."
  • 00:26:08.250 --> 00:26:10.200
  • It was
  • 00:26:10.200 --> 00:26:11.130
  • the first place he sent me.
  • 00:26:11.130 --> 00:26:12.220
  • Came over, heard about
  • 00:26:12.220 --> 00:26:14.010
  • the college,
  • 00:26:14.010 --> 00:26:14.260
  • went back to Virginia Beach,
  • 00:26:14.260 --> 00:26:15.210
  • and said, "It's kind of where
  • 00:26:15.210 --> 00:26:17.000
  • I think I'm gonna end up."
  • 00:26:17.000 --> 00:26:18.120
  • And then, you know, a year and
  • 00:26:18.120 --> 00:26:19.180
  • a half later, ended up there,
  • 00:26:19.180 --> 00:26:21.010
  • and that's kind of my--
  • 00:26:21.010 --> 00:26:22.020
  • - Laurie Crouch: And really got
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  • saved.
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  • - Carl: Yeah, I mean,
  • 00:26:23.100 --> 00:26:24.060
  • one of those has to take so,
  • 00:26:24.060 --> 00:26:26.030
  • yeah, that was me.
  • 00:26:26.030 --> 00:26:27.120
  • And then went to a Bible college
  • 00:26:27.120 --> 00:26:28.110
  • for 3-1/2 years.
  • 00:26:28.110 --> 00:26:29.270
  • Church-stalked Laura.
  • 00:26:29.270 --> 00:26:32.010
  • Saw her and kind of
  • 00:26:32.010 --> 00:26:34.130
  • pursued her relentlessly
  • 00:26:34.130 --> 00:26:36.160
  • and then, yeah, we--
  • 00:26:36.160 --> 00:26:38.020
  • - Laurie: Got saved again?
  • 00:26:38.020 --> 00:26:39.000
  • - Carl: Got saved again.
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  • It was salvation when
  • 00:26:40.130 --> 00:26:41.070
  • I saw her so, yeah.
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  • - Matt: Okay, did you buy
  • 00:26:42.250 --> 00:26:45.000
  • your shirt from Mike Tyson?
  • 00:26:45.000 --> 00:26:47.080
  • - Carl: Yeah, see, you wanna
  • 00:26:47.080 --> 00:26:49.020
  • throw in a little flare.
  • 00:26:49.020 --> 00:26:50.220
  • - Matt: A little sump'n.
  • 00:26:50.220 --> 00:26:51.200
  • - Carl: 'Cause everybody has
  • 00:26:51.200 --> 00:26:52.230
  • denim and anytime you can do
  • 00:26:52.230 --> 00:26:53.220
  • fake--it's fake leopard fur
  • 00:26:53.220 --> 00:26:56.010
  • on the collar, you know,
  • 00:26:56.010 --> 00:26:56.290
  • who doesn't do that?
  • 00:26:56.290 --> 00:26:58.090
  • - Matt: Why not?
  • 00:26:58.090 --> 00:26:58.240
  • - Carl: So you just
  • 00:26:58.240 --> 00:26:59.160
  • gotta--there's a lot of knee
  • 00:26:59.160 --> 00:27:00.180
  • nudity on TBN so all the viewers
  • 00:27:00.180 --> 00:27:02.180
  • who might be concerned about
  • 00:27:02.180 --> 00:27:04.000
  • that, we were attacked by dogs
  • 00:27:04.000 --> 00:27:05.060
  • on the way in and--
  • 00:27:05.060 --> 00:27:06.210
  • - Laurie: Well, now, if my
  • 00:27:06.210 --> 00:27:07.160
  • mother-in-law was alive--
  • 00:27:07.160 --> 00:27:09.050
  • - Carl: Yeah, nowadays if you
  • 00:27:09.050 --> 00:27:11.110
  • see people with all their knees
  • 00:27:11.110 --> 00:27:12.150
  • covered, you're, like,
  • 00:27:12.150 --> 00:27:13.140
  • "What's with your jeans?"
  • 00:27:13.140 --> 00:27:14.210
  • - Matt: Yeah, really.
  • 00:27:14.210 --> 00:27:15.220
  • Okay, what are you speaking on
  • 00:27:15.220 --> 00:27:17.240
  • here at the big conference?
  • 00:27:17.240 --> 00:27:19.140
  • What's your thing this year?
  • 00:27:19.140 --> 00:27:21.010
  • - Carl: I'm speaking on making
  • 00:27:21.010 --> 00:27:22.150
  • progress, being led by
  • 00:27:22.150 --> 00:27:24.200
  • the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:27:24.200 --> 00:27:26.010
  • And I think, basically, the crux
  • 00:27:26.010 --> 00:27:28.030
  • of it is if we're an Instagram
  • 00:27:28.030 --> 00:27:30.040
  • generation, we have to look
  • 00:27:30.040 --> 00:27:32.170
  • behind that and get to know
  • 00:27:32.170 --> 00:27:34.030
  • the story that created
  • 00:27:34.030 --> 00:27:35.150
  • the photos.
  • 00:27:35.150 --> 00:27:36.030
  • So if we want everything
  • 00:27:36.030 --> 00:27:37.130
  • instant, you need to follow
  • 00:27:37.130 --> 00:27:38.290
  • somebody other than Jesus
  • 00:27:38.290 --> 00:27:40.050
  • because, beyond salvation, from
  • 00:27:40.050 --> 00:27:42.100
  • that day until we see him again,
  • 00:27:42.100 --> 00:27:44.050
  • we're gonna be a
  • 00:27:44.050 --> 00:27:44.290
  • work in progress.
  • 00:27:44.290 --> 00:27:46.010
  • So the goal is to teach people
  • 00:27:46.010 --> 00:27:47.180
  • and encourage them that God's
  • 00:27:47.180 --> 00:27:49.100
  • doing more than you think he is
  • 00:27:49.100 --> 00:27:50.250
  • and Jesus is better than you
  • 00:27:50.250 --> 00:27:52.070
  • think he is and you're doing
  • 00:27:52.070 --> 00:27:53.200
  • better than you think you are
  • 00:27:53.200 --> 00:27:54.240
  • because we always feel like we
  • 00:27:54.240 --> 00:27:55.290
  • have to do more, be more,
  • 00:27:55.290 --> 00:27:57.290
  • which we do but God is
  • 00:27:57.290 --> 00:27:59.140
  • a God of process.
  • 00:27:59.140 --> 00:28:00.130
  • And you're probably at a better
  • 00:28:00.130 --> 00:28:01.230
  • place in your journey than you
  • 00:28:01.230 --> 00:28:03.170
  • realize and that's the goal.
  • 00:28:03.170 --> 00:28:05.090
  • We'll see how it goes.
  • 00:28:05.090 --> 00:28:06.100
  • - Matt: Okay, Spirit led.
  • 00:28:06.100 --> 00:28:09.050
  • That's a church term.
  • 00:28:09.050 --> 00:28:10.230
  • The viewers at TBN
  • 00:28:10.230 --> 00:28:11.260
  • understand that.
  • 00:28:11.260 --> 00:28:12.240
  • If somebody's tuning in and
  • 00:28:12.240 --> 00:28:14.170
  • they, you know, "Aren't you that
  • 00:28:14.170 --> 00:28:17.050
  • guy that I see on, you know,
  • 00:28:17.050 --> 00:28:19.060
  • Instagram?"
  • 00:28:19.060 --> 00:28:19.260
  • Okay, what are we saying
  • 00:28:19.260 --> 00:28:21.180
  • in secular terms?
  • 00:28:21.180 --> 00:28:23.070
  • What are you really wanting
  • 00:28:23.070 --> 00:28:24.240
  • to drive home?
  • 00:28:24.240 --> 00:28:26.050
  • - Carl: Well, we believe that
  • 00:28:26.050 --> 00:28:27.070
  • everybody's led by something.
  • 00:28:27.070 --> 00:28:29.110
  • And now our culture says,
  • 00:28:29.110 --> 00:28:30.030
  • "Be led by your feelings.
  • 00:28:30.030 --> 00:28:32.030
  • Like, live your truth, do what
  • 00:28:32.030 --> 00:28:33.190
  • you want," and, as a Christian,
  • 00:28:33.190 --> 00:28:35.260
  • we say the opposite.
  • 00:28:35.260 --> 00:28:36.240
  • We say you get saved.
  • 00:28:36.240 --> 00:28:38.030
  • Jesus literally saves your life
  • 00:28:38.030 --> 00:28:40.160
  • and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:28:40.160 --> 00:28:41.150
  • is what guides you.
  • 00:28:41.150 --> 00:28:42.150
  • So now, if your feelings match
  • 00:28:42.150 --> 00:28:44.150
  • up with what you believe, great.
  • 00:28:44.150 --> 00:28:46.190
  • But if they don't, you still
  • 00:28:46.190 --> 00:28:47.270
  • are led by the Holy Spirit
  • 00:28:47.270 --> 00:28:50.000
  • to what's right.
  • 00:28:50.000 --> 00:28:51.070
  • Sometimes, even if it rages
  • 00:28:51.070 --> 00:28:52.110
  • against what you believe.
  • 00:28:52.110 --> 00:28:54.000
  • So it's not a popular message
  • 00:28:54.000 --> 00:28:55.170
  • right now because you're gonna
  • 00:28:55.170 --> 00:28:56.230
  • turn on the TV and see
  • 00:28:56.230 --> 00:28:57.200
  • people say, you know,
  • 00:28:57.200 --> 00:28:58.160
  • "Live your truth."
  • 00:28:58.160 --> 00:28:59.290
  • Well, we're Christians.
  • 00:28:59.290 --> 00:29:01.020
  • We don't wanna live our truth.
  • 00:29:01.020 --> 00:29:02.090
  • Our truth is literally born
  • 00:29:02.090 --> 00:29:04.040
  • into sin, gonna die into
  • 00:29:04.040 --> 00:29:05.280
  • sin. The Holy Spirit leads you
  • 00:29:05.280 --> 00:29:07.050
  • into God's truth.
  • 00:29:07.050 --> 00:29:08.140
  • So that's the goal, is to teach
  • 00:29:08.140 --> 00:29:10.020
  • people that we have something
  • 00:29:10.020 --> 00:29:11.000
  • better than culture has
  • 00:29:11.000 --> 00:29:12.090
  • to offer.
  • 00:29:12.090 --> 00:29:13.120
  • We have something better than
  • 00:29:13.120 --> 00:29:14.140
  • how you feel.
  • 00:29:14.140 --> 00:29:15.050
  • 'Cause if I wake up tomorrow and
  • 00:29:15.050 --> 00:29:16.030
  • I don't feel like being married,
  • 00:29:16.030 --> 00:29:18.060
  • tough luck, 'cause I'm led
  • 00:29:18.060 --> 00:29:20.030
  • by the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:29:20.030 --> 00:29:21.060
  • So you have a way to get out of
  • 00:29:21.060 --> 00:29:22.240
  • how you feel.
  • 00:29:22.240 --> 00:29:23.180
  • Everybody else is kinda trapped
  • 00:29:23.180 --> 00:29:24.190
  • in their feelings.
  • 00:29:24.190 --> 00:29:25.160
  • So that's--if someone were
  • 00:29:25.160 --> 00:29:28.060
  • watching, saying,
  • 00:29:28.060 --> 00:29:28.280
  • "Who is the Holy Spirit?"
  • 00:29:28.280 --> 00:29:30.040
  • We'd say it's Jesus.
  • 00:29:30.040 --> 00:29:30.250
  • It's in a different form and it
  • 00:29:30.250 --> 00:29:32.110
  • feels different but that's how
  • 00:29:32.110 --> 00:29:33.210
  • we believe we're called to live,
  • 00:29:33.210 --> 00:29:34.260
  • Spirit led.
  • 00:29:34.260 --> 00:29:36.060
  • - Matt: Okay, so my
  • 00:29:36.210 --> 00:29:39.210
  • interpretation of that 2-minute
  • 00:29:39.230 --> 00:29:42.230
  • sermon, you're gonna unpack
  • 00:29:42.230 --> 00:29:43.280
  • the whole thing here
  • 00:29:43.280 --> 00:29:45.000
  • at the conference.
  • 00:29:45.000 --> 00:29:45.280
  • If you just tuned in,
  • 00:29:45.280 --> 00:29:46.170
  • we're in Sydney.
  • 00:29:46.170 --> 00:29:48.290
  • You're gonna unpack
  • 00:29:48.290 --> 00:29:49.190
  • the whole thing.
  • 00:29:49.190 --> 00:29:50.120
  • But that sounds like a very
  • 00:29:50.120 --> 00:29:52.210
  • mature theme, rather than
  • 00:29:52.210 --> 00:29:55.100
  • something that you're not trying
  • 00:29:55.100 --> 00:29:57.040
  • to just tickle the ears of
  • 00:29:57.040 --> 00:29:58.130
  • somebody.
  • 00:29:58.130 --> 00:29:59.180
  • You want somebody to really die
  • 00:29:59.180 --> 00:30:01.090
  • to themselves and go deeper into
  • 00:30:01.090 --> 00:30:02.230
  • this.
  • 00:30:02.230 --> 00:30:03.150
  • Is that your goal in this
  • 00:30:03.150 --> 00:30:04.070
  • message?
  • 00:30:04.070 --> 00:30:05.170
  • - Carl: Total surrender.
  • 00:30:05.170 --> 00:30:07.130
  • So one of the things that Laura
  • 00:30:07.130 --> 00:30:08.190
  • was so brilliant in my life for,
  • 00:30:08.190 --> 00:30:11.040
  • like, she has a different gift
  • 00:30:11.040 --> 00:30:12.210
  • of faith than I do.
  • 00:30:12.210 --> 00:30:13.220
  • So if we each see a blue sky,
  • 00:30:13.220 --> 00:30:15.100
  • Laura will say, "It's
  • 00:30:15.100 --> 00:30:16.150
  • a blue sky," and I'll say,
  • 00:30:16.150 --> 00:30:17.250
  • "Hmm, could be bluish-gray."
  • 00:30:17.250 --> 00:30:19.200
  • And it might be
  • 00:30:19.200 --> 00:30:20.090
  • a light that's shining in
  • 00:30:20.090 --> 00:30:21.050
  • a different way.
  • 00:30:21.050 --> 00:30:21.250
  • So I--her faith is
  • 00:30:21.250 --> 00:30:23.220
  • all surrender all the time.
  • 00:30:23.220 --> 00:30:25.180
  • New York City culture, we found,
  • 00:30:25.180 --> 00:30:26.260
  • is people are, like, "I wanna
  • 00:30:26.260 --> 00:30:28.050
  • follow Jesus if it works out.
  • 00:30:28.050 --> 00:30:30.070
  • I wanna be a Christian
  • 00:30:30.070 --> 00:30:32.060
  • as long as it works with
  • 00:30:32.060 --> 00:30:33.220
  • my New York agenda."
  • 00:30:33.220 --> 00:30:35.060
  • And our whole thing is
  • 00:30:35.060 --> 00:30:36.120
  • better teach you up front that
  • 00:30:36.120 --> 00:30:38.090
  • this is all God, none of you,
  • 00:30:38.090 --> 00:30:40.080
  • than you to find out 5 years
  • 00:30:40.080 --> 00:30:41.150
  • from now that you didn't die
  • 00:30:41.150 --> 00:30:43.280
  • to something in your own heart
  • 00:30:43.280 --> 00:30:45.060
  • 'cause you thought it was Jesus
  • 00:30:45.060 --> 00:30:46.060
  • and...
  • 00:30:46.060 --> 00:30:47.220
  • We believe it's Jesus and
  • 00:30:47.220 --> 00:30:48.140
  • nothing else.
  • 00:30:48.140 --> 00:30:50.040
  • And once you get that, I think
  • 00:30:50.040 --> 00:30:51.150
  • life's better, the faith that
  • 00:30:51.150 --> 00:30:53.270
  • you hold is stronger, and that's
  • 00:30:53.270 --> 00:30:55.230
  • what we're trying to get across
  • 00:30:55.230 --> 00:30:56.250
  • to people is this is not
  • 00:30:56.250 --> 00:30:57.270
  • a--there's no journey of
  • 00:30:57.270 --> 00:30:59.190
  • freedom.
  • 00:30:59.190 --> 00:31:00.160
  • You know, you get free and then
  • 00:31:00.160 --> 00:31:01.260
  • that deliverance process is
  • 00:31:01.260 --> 00:31:03.160
  • what you learn how to live in.
  • 00:31:03.160 --> 00:31:05.090
  • - Matt: When did you fully
  • 00:31:05.090 --> 00:31:07.030
  • comprehend that enough to
  • 00:31:07.030 --> 00:31:08.210
  • take--to teach it on a stage as
  • 00:31:08.210 --> 00:31:11.130
  • big as this Hillsong Conference?
  • 00:31:11.130 --> 00:31:13.170
  • - Carl: I think to stay true to
  • 00:31:13.170 --> 00:31:14.280
  • the message, I don't think that
  • 00:31:14.280 --> 00:31:16.060
  • I have comprehended it enough
  • 00:31:16.060 --> 00:31:17.260
  • and I don't think I've arrived
  • 00:31:17.260 --> 00:31:18.220
  • to a place where I get it.
  • 00:31:18.220 --> 00:31:20.030
  • But as a fallible preacher, you
  • 00:31:20.030 --> 00:31:22.180
  • guys know, like, you have to
  • 00:31:22.180 --> 00:31:24.040
  • talk about topics even though
  • 00:31:24.040 --> 00:31:25.100
  • you've been doing this for a
  • 00:31:25.100 --> 00:31:26.150
  • long time, you're still learning
  • 00:31:26.150 --> 00:31:27.260
  • stuff.
  • 00:31:27.260 --> 00:31:28.180
  • And people will look at you and
  • 00:31:28.180 --> 00:31:29.100
  • go, "Oh, the Crouches.
  • 00:31:29.100 --> 00:31:30.180
  • You know TV like the back of
  • 00:31:30.180 --> 00:31:31.160
  • your hand."
  • 00:31:31.160 --> 00:31:32.120
  • But y'all will tell
  • 00:31:32.120 --> 00:31:33.060
  • people, "We're learning and
  • 00:31:33.060 --> 00:31:34.090
  • we're growing.
  • 00:31:34.090 --> 00:31:35.140
  • We're trying to figure out."
  • 00:31:35.140 --> 00:31:36.100
  • I think for Laura and I, one of
  • 00:31:36.100 --> 00:31:37.070
  • the hardest things about being
  • 00:31:37.070 --> 00:31:38.180
  • a preacher is preaching stuff
  • 00:31:38.180 --> 00:31:39.290
  • that you're stumbling in
  • 00:31:39.290 --> 00:31:41.090
  • and that you haven't grasped.
  • 00:31:41.090 --> 00:31:42.280
  • But that's what God's called us
  • 00:31:42.280 --> 00:31:43.240
  • to do is to preach not
  • 00:31:43.240 --> 00:31:45.160
  • when the process is over
  • 00:31:45.160 --> 00:31:46.220
  • but right in the middle of it.
  • 00:31:46.220 --> 00:31:48.100
  • 'Cause that's where God
  • 00:31:48.100 --> 00:31:49.150
  • gets the most glory.
  • 00:31:49.150 --> 00:31:50.180
  • Like, if every area of our lives
  • 00:31:50.180 --> 00:31:52.020
  • were perfect, we wouldn't
  • 00:31:52.020 --> 00:31:53.050
  • be able to relate to anybody.
  • 00:31:53.050 --> 00:31:54.030
  • So us being really average
  • 00:31:54.030 --> 00:31:55.150
  • makes us really relevant.
  • 00:31:55.150 --> 00:31:57.290
  • - Laurie: Well, and that's what
  • 00:31:57.290 --> 00:31:58.290
  • I think.
  • 00:31:58.290 --> 00:31:59.230
  • Every time I say something or
  • 00:31:59.230 --> 00:32:01.020
  • talk about the Lord and the good
  • 00:32:01.020 --> 00:32:02.190
  • news or anything about the Lord,
  • 00:32:02.190 --> 00:32:03.240
  • I'm having to live it right then
  • 00:32:03.240 --> 00:32:05.090
  • and right there.
  • 00:32:05.090 --> 00:32:06.270
  • And I think that's what makes us
  • 00:32:06.270 --> 00:32:09.210
  • glean from each other is that
  • 00:32:09.210 --> 00:32:10.270
  • when I see you succeed and get
  • 00:32:10.270 --> 00:32:12.180
  • through something, boy, I wanna
  • 00:32:12.180 --> 00:32:14.060
  • hear what you have to say,
  • 00:32:14.060 --> 00:32:16.020
  • you know.
  • 00:32:16.020 --> 00:32:16.220
  • I wanna know how did you two--
  • 00:32:16.220 --> 00:32:18.260
  • okay, so Laura, you're
  • 00:32:18.260 --> 00:32:19.150
  • from Australia.
  • 00:32:19.150 --> 00:32:20.180
  • You came up in Hillsong Church,
  • 00:32:20.180 --> 00:32:22.230
  • right?
  • 00:32:22.230 --> 00:32:23.240
  • And then he comes to town,
  • 00:32:23.240 --> 00:32:25.270
  • to country, and you guys meet.
  • 00:32:26.000 --> 00:32:29.000
  • How long did you know each other
  • 00:32:29.000 --> 00:32:30.170
  • before you got married?
  • 00:32:30.170 --> 00:32:31.250
  • - Laura Lentz: We knew each
  • 00:32:31.250 --> 00:32:32.290
  • other for a year before
  • 00:32:32.290 --> 00:32:35.100
  • we started dating.
  • 00:32:35.100 --> 00:32:36.170
  • And then we dated for about
  • 00:32:36.170 --> 00:32:38.130
  • a year on and off, a couple of
  • 00:32:38.130 --> 00:32:40.260
  • times, and then we got engaged.
  • 00:32:40.260 --> 00:32:42.190
  • - Carl: I'm a little bit crazy.
  • 00:32:42.190 --> 00:32:44.050
  • - Laura: Then we got engaged
  • 00:32:44.050 --> 00:32:45.000
  • and then got married a couple of
  • 00:32:45.000 --> 00:32:45.290
  • months after that.
  • 00:32:45.290 --> 00:32:48.010
  • - Laurie: And that was about 13
  • 00:32:48.010 --> 00:32:49.080
  • years ago?
  • 00:32:49.080 --> 00:32:50.070
  • - Laura: Yeah, 13 years ago.
  • 00:32:50.070 --> 00:32:51.120
  • - Matt: So when you went off,
  • 00:32:51.120 --> 00:32:53.000
  • what was the "off" about?
  • 00:32:53.280 --> 00:32:56.280
  • - Carl: You want me to tell it?
  • 00:32:56.280 --> 00:32:57.240
  • I'll tell it.
  • 00:32:57.240 --> 00:32:58.240
  • - Matt: Oh, I love it now.
  • 00:32:58.240 --> 00:32:59.250
  • We're getting somewhere.
  • 00:32:59.250 --> 00:33:01.020
  • - Carl: There was one time
  • 00:33:01.020 --> 00:33:02.100
  • where she goes, "We can't date
  • 00:33:02.100 --> 00:33:04.240
  • any longer because you're not
  • 00:33:04.240 --> 00:33:06.230
  • serious enough about your faith
  • 00:33:06.230 --> 00:33:08.150
  • and I'm not stopping.
  • 00:33:08.150 --> 00:33:10.130
  • So I'm not gonna wait around for
  • 00:33:10.130 --> 00:33:11.290
  • you to get your stuff together.
  • 00:33:11.290 --> 00:33:13.140
  • We're not going anywhere,"
  • 00:33:13.140 --> 00:33:15.170
  • and we always tell people,
  • 00:33:15.170 --> 00:33:16.220
  • relationships, nothing is
  • 00:33:16.220 --> 00:33:17.180
  • leaving you the same.
  • 00:33:17.180 --> 00:33:18.290
  • It's either making you better or
  • 00:33:18.290 --> 00:33:19.260
  • worse and she finally got to
  • 00:33:19.260 --> 00:33:21.120
  • the place with me, she was,
  • 00:33:21.120 --> 00:33:22.080
  • like, you know, "I'm not in this
  • 00:33:22.080 --> 00:33:23.260
  • relationship to lead you.
  • 00:33:23.260 --> 00:33:25.070
  • And if I don't keep leading
  • 00:33:25.070 --> 00:33:27.110
  • or keep drawing boundaries,
  • 00:33:27.110 --> 00:33:28.220
  • we're not gonna have any.
  • 00:33:28.220 --> 00:33:31.100
  • So I'm moving on."
  • 00:33:31.100 --> 00:33:32.200
  • And I remember thinking, you
  • 00:33:32.200 --> 00:33:33.290
  • know, I need to get saved again.
  • 00:33:33.290 --> 00:33:36.240
  • I love that girl.
  • 00:33:36.240 --> 00:33:38.210
  • That's, you know, so it was
  • 00:33:38.210 --> 00:33:39.250
  • like one of those moments
  • 00:33:39.250 --> 00:33:40.280
  • where in God's process
  • 00:33:40.280 --> 00:33:43.180
  • there's always a breakdown
  • 00:33:43.180 --> 00:33:45.040
  • before a breakthrough.
  • 00:33:45.040 --> 00:33:46.040
  • A breakdown before
  • 00:33:46.040 --> 00:33:47.150
  • a breakthrough.
  • 00:33:47.150 --> 00:33:48.090
  • And even in our relationship,
  • 00:33:48.090 --> 00:33:49.210
  • that breakdown led me to go,
  • 00:33:49.210 --> 00:33:51.220
  • "I need to know Jesus better.
  • 00:33:51.220 --> 00:33:53.080
  • I don't need to pursue her more.
  • 00:33:53.080 --> 00:33:54.190
  • I need to actually get to
  • 00:33:54.190 --> 00:33:55.250
  • a place where she will see
  • 00:33:55.250 --> 00:33:57.070
  • something in my life she wants
  • 00:33:57.070 --> 00:33:58.070
  • to follow."
  • 00:33:58.070 --> 00:33:58.290
  • - Laura: And that was a spot
  • 00:33:58.290 --> 00:33:59.220
  • for me where I had--I knew that,
  • 00:33:59.220 --> 00:34:02.020
  • you know, we would get married.
  • 00:34:02.020 --> 00:34:03.160
  • I felt that.
  • 00:34:03.160 --> 00:34:04.110
  • But I had to trust God in that
  • 00:34:04.110 --> 00:34:06.230
  • moment that he would get his
  • 00:34:06.230 --> 00:34:08.130
  • stuff together but I didn't
  • 00:34:08.130 --> 00:34:10.010
  • wanna live just a mediocre
  • 00:34:10.010 --> 00:34:11.110
  • and have a relationship
  • 00:34:11.110 --> 00:34:12.250
  • that was just mediocre.
  • 00:34:12.250 --> 00:34:14.050
  • I wanted it to be Spirit led.
  • 00:34:14.050 --> 00:34:15.270
  • So we had to go through
  • 00:34:15.270 --> 00:34:18.040
  • that process--
  • 00:34:18.040 --> 00:34:19.160
  • - Matt: Which is exactly what
  • 00:34:19.160 --> 00:34:20.210
  • you're speaking on in
  • 00:34:20.210 --> 00:34:21.280
  • the big conference.
  • 00:34:21.280 --> 00:34:22.280
  • Spirit led with Carl Lentz,
  • 00:34:22.280 --> 00:34:24.210
  • Laura Lentz.
  • 00:34:24.210 --> 00:34:25.170
  • This is the conference right
  • 00:34:25.170 --> 00:34:27.110
  • here in Sydney, Australia.
  • 00:34:27.110 --> 00:34:28.100
  • Let's go back into the big arena
  • 00:34:28.100 --> 00:34:29.120
  • and hear from Carl Lentz.
  • 00:34:29.120 --> 00:34:31.260
  • Watch this.
  • 00:34:31.260 --> 00:34:33.020
  • - Carl: I remember being
  • 00:34:33.020 --> 00:34:33.230
  • I took Ava and Charlie
  • 00:34:37.090 --> 00:34:38.140
  • out to a café one time
  • 00:34:38.140 --> 00:34:40.030
  • just to be a good dad.
  • 00:34:40.030 --> 00:34:41.110
  • Ava was 7, Charlie was 5.
  • 00:34:41.110 --> 00:34:43.200
  • Have you ever had those days,
  • 00:34:46.010 --> 00:34:47.070
  • parents, where your kids
  • 00:34:47.070 --> 00:34:48.090
  • just are acting terrible?
  • 00:34:48.090 --> 00:34:50.130
  • And you wonder if
  • 00:34:50.130 --> 00:34:51.090
  • there is a God?
  • 00:34:51.090 --> 00:34:52.040
  • Like, you look at them
  • 00:34:52.040 --> 00:34:53.040
  • and you're, like, "Who are
  • 00:34:53.040 --> 00:34:53.260
  • these weird little beings?"
  • 00:34:53.260 --> 00:34:55.030
  • I went to this café and it was
  • 00:34:55.030 --> 00:34:56.130
  • packed and I tried to be that
  • 00:34:56.130 --> 00:34:57.260
  • dad who knows what he's doing
  • 00:34:57.260 --> 00:34:58.220
  • and my daughters were both just
  • 00:34:58.220 --> 00:34:59.230
  • acting insane.
  • 00:34:59.230 --> 00:35:01.220
  • Anything I said that didn't work
  • 00:35:01.220 --> 00:35:02.250
  • they were throwing stuff, they
  • 00:35:02.250 --> 00:35:03.290
  • were just, like, hssss, like,
  • 00:35:03.290 --> 00:35:05.120
  • hissing at me, like, it was like
  • 00:35:05.120 --> 00:35:06.240
  • nothing was working.
  • 00:35:06.240 --> 00:35:07.200
  • Anybody been there?
  • 00:35:07.200 --> 00:35:09.030
  • And I could--I started to sweat.
  • 00:35:09.030 --> 00:35:10.210
  • You know, you get nervous when
  • 00:35:10.210 --> 00:35:12.050
  • people are looking at you 'cause
  • 00:35:12.050 --> 00:35:13.070
  • you know they're judging you
  • 00:35:13.070 --> 00:35:14.030
  • and you just care for whatever
  • 00:35:14.030 --> 00:35:15.250
  • reason about what these people
  • 00:35:15.250 --> 00:35:16.290
  • think, even though they don't
  • 00:35:16.290 --> 00:35:17.210
  • pay your bills and they're never
  • 00:35:17.210 --> 00:35:18.240
  • gonna raise your kids but we're
  • 00:35:18.240 --> 00:35:19.210
  • so concerned anyway.
  • 00:35:19.210 --> 00:35:20.280
  • And I remember sitting there and
  • 00:35:20.280 --> 00:35:22.020
  • my kids kept getting worse and
  • 00:35:22.020 --> 00:35:23.100
  • the pressure was getting worse
  • 00:35:23.100 --> 00:35:24.180
  • and I started to think how much
  • 00:35:24.180 --> 00:35:25.180
  • of a failure I was as a dad.
  • 00:35:25.180 --> 00:35:27.220
  • Here I am trying to have a nice
  • 00:35:27.220 --> 00:35:28.230
  • breakfast and my kids are
  • 00:35:28.230 --> 00:35:29.220
  • wrecking everybody
  • 00:35:29.220 --> 00:35:30.140
  • else's breakfast.
  • 00:35:30.140 --> 00:35:31.120
  • And I could see people
  • 00:35:31.120 --> 00:35:32.030
  • judging me.
  • 00:35:32.030 --> 00:35:32.240
  • I'm starting to get defensive.
  • 00:35:32.240 --> 00:35:33.180
  • And this elderly gentleman
  • 00:35:33.180 --> 00:35:35.030
  • gets up from his table
  • 00:35:35.030 --> 00:35:36.100
  • and he had a cane.
  • 00:35:36.100 --> 00:35:37.250
  • He had a World War II veteran
  • 00:35:37.250 --> 00:35:39.260
  • hat on and he came up to me and
  • 00:35:39.260 --> 00:35:41.000
  • I just--I was, like, "I wonder
  • 00:35:41.000 --> 00:35:42.000
  • what this guy's gonna say."
  • 00:35:42.000 --> 00:35:42.200
  • And he said, "Hey, young man.
  • 00:35:42.200 --> 00:35:44.020
  • You're a good dad.
  • 00:35:44.020 --> 00:35:46.150
  • It gets easier.
  • 00:35:46.150 --> 00:35:47.280
  • We've all had those days.
  • 00:35:47.280 --> 00:35:49.110
  • Keep on showing up
  • 00:35:49.110 --> 00:35:51.090
  • to breakfast."
  • 00:35:51.090 --> 00:35:52.000
  • And I was, like,
  • 00:35:52.000 --> 00:35:52.180
  • "Yeah! That's what!"
  • 00:35:53.080 --> 00:35:56.080
  • It was all I needed.
  • 00:35:56.080 --> 00:35:58.040
  • Can we be those type of
  • 00:35:58.040 --> 00:36:00.130
  • Christians where we see people
  • 00:36:00.130 --> 00:36:02.070
  • limping into our church and we
  • 00:36:02.070 --> 00:36:04.040
  • see people who are almost about
  • 00:36:04.040 --> 00:36:05.050
  • to give up because they're
  • 00:36:05.050 --> 00:36:06.170
  • fighting and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:36:06.170 --> 00:36:08.070
  • is doing his work and they're,
  • 00:36:08.070 --> 00:36:09.200
  • like, "I don't know if I can
  • 00:36:09.200 --> 00:36:10.220
  • do it," and they come into
  • 00:36:10.220 --> 00:36:11.250
  • your church and someone says,
  • 00:36:11.250 --> 00:36:12.170
  • "You're gonna be all right.
  • 00:36:12.170 --> 00:36:13.210
  • C'mon, lift your head.
  • 00:36:13.210 --> 00:36:14.280
  • You're a work in progress.
  • 00:36:14.280 --> 00:36:16.030
  • God isn't done with you.
  • 00:36:16.030 --> 00:36:17.000
  • Look at what he's done
  • 00:36:17.000 --> 00:36:17.180
  • in my life."
  • 00:36:17.180 --> 00:36:18.080
  • Can we be those Christians?
  • 00:36:21.020 --> 00:36:24.020
  • I hope so.
  • 00:36:24.020 --> 00:36:25.010
  • I'm gonna give you two ways,
  • 00:36:25.010 --> 00:36:26.110
  • two ideas to say,
  • 00:36:26.110 --> 00:36:28.290
  • "Being led by the Spirit."
  • 00:36:28.290 --> 00:36:31.140
  • Is that cool if I give
  • 00:36:31.140 --> 00:36:32.050
  • you two?
  • 00:36:32.050 --> 00:36:34.000
  • Comes down to two clear things,
  • 00:36:34.000 --> 00:36:36.030
  • I think.
  • 00:36:36.030 --> 00:36:37.090
  • Number one, I'm gonna say 'em
  • 00:36:37.090 --> 00:36:38.010
  • real quick.
  • 00:36:38.010 --> 00:36:39.050
  • Comes down to the convictions
  • 00:36:39.050 --> 00:36:41.150
  • you hold.
  • 00:36:41.150 --> 00:36:44.070
  • Ideas are gonna come and go.
  • 00:36:44.070 --> 00:36:47.070
  • Convictions keep you firm.
  • 00:36:47.070 --> 00:36:50.060
  • You know, there are a lot of
  • 00:36:50.060 --> 00:36:51.010
  • things right now that
  • 00:36:51.010 --> 00:36:52.200
  • you can be ambiguous about.
  • 00:36:52.200 --> 00:36:54.140
  • But we are in dire need as
  • 00:36:54.140 --> 00:36:55.200
  • Christians to make sure we
  • 00:36:55.200 --> 00:36:57.120
  • understand what we will fight
  • 00:36:57.120 --> 00:36:58.250
  • for and what we will not,
  • 00:36:58.250 --> 00:37:00.100
  • what we will stand on
  • 00:37:00.100 --> 00:37:01.250
  • and what we will not.
  • 00:37:01.250 --> 00:37:03.090
  • There are so many people trying
  • 00:37:03.090 --> 00:37:04.090
  • to live Spirit led
  • 00:37:04.090 --> 00:37:05.160
  • but they have no convictions.
  • 00:37:05.160 --> 00:37:07.050
  • They keep them planned when
  • 00:37:07.050 --> 00:37:08.200
  • they need to be planted.
  • 00:37:08.200 --> 00:37:09.210
  • I wonder tonight, do you know
  • 00:37:09.210 --> 00:37:10.220
  • what you stand for?
  • 00:37:10.220 --> 00:37:12.170
  • Do you know what you believe?
  • 00:37:12.170 --> 00:37:13.260
  • Do you know what you're
  • 00:37:13.260 --> 00:37:14.210
  • gonna fight for?
  • 00:37:14.210 --> 00:37:15.210
  • Do you know what is
  • 00:37:15.210 --> 00:37:16.130
  • a conviction?
  • 00:37:16.130 --> 00:37:17.070
  • Because if you can show me your
  • 00:37:17.070 --> 00:37:18.050
  • five convictions that matter,
  • 00:37:18.050 --> 00:37:19.260
  • we can probably show you where
  • 00:37:19.260 --> 00:37:21.030
  • you're gonna be in 5 years.
  • 00:37:21.150 --> 00:37:24.150
  • Right down tonight,
  • 00:37:24.150 --> 00:37:26.120
  • what do you stand for?
  • 00:37:26.120 --> 00:37:27.260
  • What do I believe?
  • 00:37:28.240 --> 00:37:31.240
  • I like to say convictions hold
  • 00:37:31.240 --> 00:37:33.050
  • you when feelings fail you.
  • 00:37:33.050 --> 00:37:35.250
  • You know, there are no loopholes
  • 00:37:35.250 --> 00:37:38.240
  • in real convictions.
  • 00:37:38.240 --> 00:37:40.130
  • I know a lot of New York
  • 00:37:40.130 --> 00:37:42.040
  • Christians--I know it doesn't
  • 00:37:42.040 --> 00:37:43.000
  • happen in Australia 'cause
  • 00:37:43.000 --> 00:37:44.030
  • y'all are more spiritual.
  • 00:37:44.030 --> 00:37:45.100
  • But there are a lot of
  • 00:37:45.100 --> 00:37:46.160
  • Christians who,
  • 00:37:46.160 --> 00:37:47.100
  • they don't have convictions.
  • 00:37:47.100 --> 00:37:48.070
  • They have ideas with loopholes.
  • 00:37:48.070 --> 00:37:51.000
  • Like, "I'm--I have a conviction.
  • 00:37:51.000 --> 00:37:52.210
  • I'm gonna be nice to people,
  • 00:37:52.210 --> 00:37:54.000
  • if they're nice back.
  • 00:37:54.000 --> 00:37:56.130
  • I'm gonna stay sexually pure
  • 00:37:56.130 --> 00:37:58.060
  • if God brings me
  • 00:37:58.060 --> 00:37:59.180
  • who I need in time.
  • 00:37:59.180 --> 00:38:01.060
  • I'm gonna tithe
  • 00:38:01.060 --> 00:38:03.010
  • if I have money."
  • 00:38:03.010 --> 00:38:04.160
  • These are not convictions.
  • 00:38:05.060 --> 00:38:08.060
  • These are ideas.
  • 00:38:08.060 --> 00:38:10.130
  • And you know what happens in
  • 00:38:10.130 --> 00:38:11.110
  • the life of a Christian when
  • 00:38:11.110 --> 00:38:12.070
  • they're led by their feelings?
  • 00:38:12.070 --> 00:38:13.260
  • It goes the opposite way.
  • 00:38:13.260 --> 00:38:14.260
  • What if I told you that most
  • 00:38:14.260 --> 00:38:16.060
  • of the good convictions in
  • 00:38:16.060 --> 00:38:17.270
  • your life, they're not gonna
  • 00:38:17.270 --> 00:38:19.130
  • be accompanied by a feeling?
  • 00:38:19.130 --> 00:38:21.130
  • So if you know what you stand
  • 00:38:21.130 --> 00:38:22.230
  • for when you don't feel like
  • 00:38:22.230 --> 00:38:24.000
  • doing what God has called you
  • 00:38:24.000 --> 00:38:25.050
  • to do, when you don't feel like
  • 00:38:25.050 --> 00:38:26.120
  • lifting your hands, when you
  • 00:38:26.120 --> 00:38:27.220
  • don't feel like being kind,
  • 00:38:27.220 --> 00:38:29.050
  • it doesn't matter because your
  • 00:38:29.050 --> 00:38:30.160
  • convictions are concrete.
  • 00:38:30.160 --> 00:38:32.160
  • I'm pretty sure that Paul would
  • 00:38:32.160 --> 00:38:34.020
  • have had a feeling that he was
  • 00:38:34.020 --> 00:38:35.290
  • supposed to preach somewhere but
  • 00:38:35.290 --> 00:38:37.170
  • his conviction to listen to the
  • 00:38:37.170 --> 00:38:39.090
  • Holy Spirit kept him on track
  • 00:38:39.090 --> 00:38:41.070
  • with his destiny.
  • 00:38:41.070 --> 00:38:42.210
  • What about you?
  • 00:38:42.210 --> 00:38:44.060
  • Do you know what you stand for
  • 00:38:44.060 --> 00:38:46.010
  • tonight?
  • 00:38:46.010 --> 00:38:47.090
  • 'Cause in my life, I'll tell you
  • 00:38:47.090 --> 00:38:49.050
  • this right now.
  • 00:38:49.050 --> 00:38:49.280
  • I have some convictions and
  • 00:38:49.280 --> 00:38:51.270
  • they're not feelings.
  • 00:38:51.270 --> 00:38:53.100
  • Most of my good convictions,
  • 00:38:53.100 --> 00:38:54.100
  • I don't have a feeling
  • 00:38:54.100 --> 00:38:55.110
  • that comes with them.
  • 00:38:55.110 --> 00:38:56.040
  • I have a conviction to pray.
  • 00:38:56.040 --> 00:38:58.100
  • Don't care if someone prays
  • 00:38:58.100 --> 00:39:00.020
  • for me.
  • 00:39:00.020 --> 00:39:00.250
  • I've got a conviction to give.
  • 00:39:00.250 --> 00:39:02.230
  • Don't care if I have money
  • 00:39:02.230 --> 00:39:03.190
  • 'cause money's not
  • 00:39:03.190 --> 00:39:04.160
  • about--giving's not about money.
  • 00:39:04.160 --> 00:39:05.250
  • It's about a state of mind.
  • 00:39:05.250 --> 00:39:07.170
  • Brian Houston and
  • 00:39:07.170 --> 00:39:08.170
  • Bobbie Houston, they have
  • 00:39:08.170 --> 00:39:09.160
  • a conviction to build
  • 00:39:09.160 --> 00:39:10.220
  • the church.
  • 00:39:10.220 --> 00:39:11.160
  • Doesn't matter if they wake up
  • 00:39:11.160 --> 00:39:12.130
  • one day and don't feel like it.
  • 00:39:12.130 --> 00:39:13.290
  • They have a conviction.
  • 00:39:13.290 --> 00:39:15.050
  • What about you?
  • 00:39:15.050 --> 00:39:16.020
  • The kingdom of God is not built
  • 00:39:16.020 --> 00:39:17.020
  • on good ideas and flashy
  • 00:39:17.020 --> 00:39:18.220
  • concept.
  • 00:39:18.220 --> 00:39:19.250
  • It's built on faithful everyday
  • 00:39:19.250 --> 00:39:21.020
  • Christians who stand on their
  • 00:39:21.020 --> 00:39:22.290
  • conviction day in and day out
  • 00:39:22.290 --> 00:39:24.270
  • and, before you know it, God
  • 00:39:24.270 --> 00:39:25.270
  • does something supernatural.
  • 00:39:27.190 --> 00:39:30.190
  • Warning, real quick, and team,
  • 00:39:30.190 --> 00:39:32.090
  • y'all can come up here.
  • 00:39:32.090 --> 00:39:33.040
  • I've got four closers
  • 00:39:33.040 --> 00:39:34.030
  • so don't get excited.
  • 00:39:34.040 --> 00:39:37.040
  • The most important convictions
  • 00:39:37.220 --> 00:39:40.220
  • will be the most tested
  • 00:39:40.220 --> 00:39:42.170
  • convictions.
  • 00:39:42.170 --> 00:39:44.140
  • God's doing something
  • 00:39:44.140 --> 00:39:46.000
  • in this conference.
  • 00:39:46.000 --> 00:39:47.080
  • I'm preaching tonight with
  • 00:39:47.080 --> 00:39:48.110
  • a heavy heart because
  • 00:39:48.110 --> 00:39:50.050
  • our country back home,
  • 00:39:50.050 --> 00:39:51.130
  • it's in a tailspin.
  • 00:39:51.130 --> 00:39:53.130
  • Things are breaking apart at
  • 00:39:53.130 --> 00:39:54.100
  • the seams and I'm aware that
  • 00:39:54.100 --> 00:39:56.240
  • the toughest convictions in
  • 00:39:56.240 --> 00:39:57.170
  • my life, the ones that really
  • 00:39:57.170 --> 00:39:58.250
  • matter, they will be the ones
  • 00:39:58.250 --> 00:40:00.010
  • that are the most tested.
  • 00:40:00.010 --> 00:40:01.180
  • Wouldn't it be cool if you could
  • 00:40:01.180 --> 00:40:02.220
  • suggest to God what stuff he
  • 00:40:02.220 --> 00:40:03.290
  • tested you on?
  • 00:40:03.290 --> 00:40:06.090
  • It's, like, "God, I'm not in the
  • 00:40:06.090 --> 00:40:07.250
  • mood this month for the whole
  • 00:40:07.250 --> 00:40:08.210
  • fasting thing and the whole
  • 00:40:08.210 --> 00:40:09.210
  • generous thing, like, just let
  • 00:40:09.210 --> 00:40:10.240
  • me just, you know, kind of worry
  • 00:40:10.240 --> 00:40:12.280
  • about the stuff I'm good at."
  • 00:40:12.280 --> 00:40:13.280
  • Doesn't work like that.
  • 00:40:13.280 --> 00:40:15.040
  • Most of the convictions that
  • 00:40:15.040 --> 00:40:16.070
  • matter as a Christian, they're
  • 00:40:16.070 --> 00:40:17.090
  • gonna be pretty hard.
  • 00:40:17.090 --> 00:40:19.020
  • Like, there's some easy stuff,
  • 00:40:19.020 --> 00:40:19.250
  • like, most people, you know,
  • 00:40:19.250 --> 00:40:20.270
  • you don't necessarily
  • 00:40:20.270 --> 00:40:21.260
  • have a temptation.
  • 00:40:21.260 --> 00:40:22.280
  • You have a conviction
  • 00:40:22.280 --> 00:40:23.190
  • not to murder.
  • 00:40:23.190 --> 00:40:24.280
  • You're probably not gonna wanna
  • 00:40:24.280 --> 00:40:25.230
  • murder anybody.
  • 00:40:25.230 --> 00:40:26.150
  • You might have a conviction
  • 00:40:26.150 --> 00:40:27.080
  • not to steal.
  • 00:40:27.080 --> 00:40:28.060
  • You're probably not somebody
  • 00:40:28.060 --> 00:40:29.040
  • who steals.
  • 00:40:29.040 --> 00:40:30.020
  • But you start talking about some
  • 00:40:30.020 --> 00:40:31.000
  • of the little convictions that
  • 00:40:31.000 --> 00:40:32.250
  • lead to big, big, big wins in
  • 00:40:32.250 --> 00:40:34.200
  • the spiritual realm, that's the
  • 00:40:34.200 --> 00:40:36.100
  • stuff that God loves you so much
  • 00:40:36.100 --> 00:40:38.060
  • he will be relentless on.
  • 00:40:38.060 --> 00:40:40.010
  • We have a song that says,
  • 00:40:40.010 --> 00:40:41.050
  • "His love is relentless."
  • 00:40:41.050 --> 00:40:42.000
  • That is true, but the conviction
  • 00:40:42.000 --> 00:40:43.100
  • of the Holy Spirit is equally as
  • 00:40:43.100 --> 00:40:45.060
  • relentless because God knows if
  • 00:40:45.060 --> 00:40:47.080
  • I'd love you that I'm not gonna
  • 00:40:47.080 --> 00:40:48.180
  • leave you, if this conviction
  • 00:40:48.180 --> 00:40:50.020
  • matters, I'm gonna keep on at
  • 00:40:50.020 --> 00:40:51.160
  • it.
  • 00:40:51.160 --> 00:40:53.050
  • And I'm gonna keep on at it and
  • 00:40:53.050 --> 00:40:54.200
  • tonight, maybe you need to go
  • 00:40:54.200 --> 00:40:55.260
  • home and look at some of the
  • 00:40:55.260 --> 00:40:57.060
  • little convictions that might
  • 00:40:57.060 --> 00:40:58.130
  • start to slip because they lead
  • 00:40:58.130 --> 00:40:59.120
  • to either big problems
  • 00:40:59.120 --> 00:41:00.090
  • or big wins.
  • 00:41:00.090 --> 00:41:01.160
  • I've got a conviction--
  • 00:41:01.160 --> 00:41:02.240
  • y'all still with me?
  • 00:41:02.240 --> 00:41:03.180
  • It's hard to hear anybody
  • 00:41:03.180 --> 00:41:04.070
  • in here.
  • 00:41:04.190 --> 00:41:07.190
  • I've got a conviction in my life
  • 00:41:07.190 --> 00:41:09.020
  • to love people with
  • 00:41:09.020 --> 00:41:10.220
  • It can't be an idea because that
  • 00:41:14.130 --> 00:41:16.020
  • idea will fade because people
  • 00:41:16.020 --> 00:41:17.060
  • are pretty terrible.
  • 00:41:17.060 --> 00:41:19.110
  • Don't act like you don't know
  • 00:41:19.110 --> 00:41:20.130
  • what I'm talking about.
  • 00:41:20.130 --> 00:41:21.280
  • It better be a conviction
  • 00:41:21.280 --> 00:41:23.020
  • And I remember, you know, going
  • 00:41:25.040 --> 00:41:26.060
  • through this moment in church
  • 00:41:26.060 --> 00:41:27.240
  • where I had a friend who is
  • 00:41:27.240 --> 00:41:29.010
  • a universalist.
  • 00:41:29.010 --> 00:41:30.210
  • He believes differently than
  • 00:41:30.210 --> 00:41:32.070
  • I believe and we were going
  • 00:41:32.070 --> 00:41:33.120
  • back and forth, just debating,
  • 00:41:33.120 --> 00:41:34.190
  • week after week.
  • 00:41:34.190 --> 00:41:36.080
  • We'd have coffee and he's that
  • 00:41:36.080 --> 00:41:37.010
  • guy that's, like, "All roads
  • 00:41:37.010 --> 00:41:37.290
  • lead to heaven, bro.
  • 00:41:37.290 --> 00:41:38.290
  • Love is love.
  • 00:41:38.290 --> 00:41:39.220
  • Word, hashtag--you know.
  • 00:41:39.220 --> 00:41:41.100
  • You go that way, I go this way,
  • 00:41:41.100 --> 00:41:42.170
  • and they all lead there."
  • 00:41:42.170 --> 00:41:43.180
  • And I'm, like, "Nah, we
  • 00:41:43.180 --> 00:41:44.130
  • actually don't believe that.
  • 00:41:44.130 --> 00:41:45.080
  • We believe Jesus is the way,
  • 00:41:45.080 --> 00:41:46.090
  • the truth, and the life, and you
  • 00:41:46.090 --> 00:41:47.230
  • might be going on that road
  • 00:41:47.230 --> 00:41:48.200
  • but it doesn't lead to where
  • 00:41:48.200 --> 00:41:49.180
  • Jesus said."
  • 00:41:49.180 --> 00:41:50.120
  • And we would fight and we
  • 00:41:50.120 --> 00:41:51.040
  • would debate and I remember just
  • 00:41:51.040 --> 00:41:52.210
  • thinking, "My job is to love.
  • 00:41:52.210 --> 00:41:54.160
  • Holy Spirit's job is to convict.
  • 00:41:54.160 --> 00:41:55.250
  • I'm gonna keep on loving this
  • 00:41:55.250 --> 00:41:56.160
  • guy."
  • 00:41:56.160 --> 00:41:57.120
  • Calls me one day,
  • 00:41:57.120 --> 00:41:57.280
  • he's like, "Hey,
  • 00:41:57.280 --> 00:41:58.220
  • I wanna come to church."
  • 00:41:58.220 --> 00:41:59.240
  • I'm, like, "Great."
  • 00:41:59.240 --> 00:42:02.000
  • Got him a seat in the front row
  • 00:42:02.000 --> 00:42:03.050
  • and I just happened to be
  • 00:42:03.050 --> 00:42:04.000
  • preaching a message called,
  • 00:42:04.000 --> 00:42:05.080
  • "All Ways Only Jesus."
  • 00:42:05.080 --> 00:42:07.230
  • And I'm, like, that is
  • 00:42:07.230 --> 00:42:08.190
  • awesome, Lord.
  • 00:42:08.190 --> 00:42:09.140
  • You are fantastic.
  • 00:42:09.140 --> 00:42:10.200
  • There's no way he
  • 00:42:10.200 --> 00:42:11.120
  • could miss this.
  • 00:42:11.120 --> 00:42:12.160
  • I mean, I'm gonna preach
  • 00:42:12.160 --> 00:42:13.080
  • literally at him.
  • 00:42:13.080 --> 00:42:15.050
  • And I remember preaching my
  • 00:42:15.050 --> 00:42:16.060
  • heart out like he's right here
  • 00:42:16.060 --> 00:42:17.270
  • and I'm just yelling,
  • 00:42:17.270 --> 00:42:18.290
  • "Always only Jesus.
  • 00:42:19.000 --> 00:42:22.000
  • There is no other way.
  • 00:42:22.000 --> 00:42:23.040
  • He died and rose again and
  • 00:42:23.040 --> 00:42:24.160
  • the whosoevers in this city can
  • 00:42:24.160 --> 00:42:25.230
  • call on his name and if you
  • 00:42:25.230 --> 00:42:27.170
  • look to him, he is the Messiah,
  • 00:42:27.170 --> 00:42:28.250
  • he is the King of kings.
  • 00:42:28.250 --> 00:42:30.000
  • There aren't many gods,
  • 00:42:30.000 --> 00:42:30.280
  • there are one.
  • 00:42:30.280 --> 00:42:31.210
  • There are not many paths,
  • 00:42:31.210 --> 00:42:32.190
  • there are one."
  • 00:42:32.190 --> 00:42:33.160
  • I mean, I let it fly!
  • 00:42:34.100 --> 00:42:37.100
  • We get up to the green room and
  • 00:42:37.100 --> 00:42:38.020
  • I'm, like, "This is amazing.
  • 00:42:38.020 --> 00:42:39.030
  • Can't wait to hear what he has
  • 00:42:39.030 --> 00:42:39.260
  • to say."
  • 00:42:39.260 --> 00:42:40.270
  • And he's, like,
  • 00:42:40.270 --> 00:42:41.290
  • "Hey, man.
  • 00:42:41.290 --> 00:42:42.260
  • I want you to know,
  • 00:42:42.260 --> 00:42:43.130
  • I loved the service.
  • 00:42:43.130 --> 00:42:44.040
  • I loved the part where you said
  • 00:42:44.040 --> 00:42:46.180
  • you can believe whatever you
  • 00:42:46.180 --> 00:42:47.170
  • want and God'll still love you."
  • 00:42:47.170 --> 00:42:50.030
  • "Really?"
  • 00:42:51.160 --> 00:42:54.160
  • I'm, like, "What did you say?
  • 00:42:54.160 --> 00:42:56.030
  • What did you say?"
  • 00:42:56.030 --> 00:42:57.000
  • I could hear my Australian wife
  • 00:42:57.000 --> 00:42:58.090
  • laughing because she loves it
  • 00:42:58.090 --> 00:42:59.270
  • when she knows God is working
  • 00:42:59.270 --> 00:43:01.010
  • on me 'cause sometimes when
  • 00:43:01.010 --> 00:43:02.070
  • you think God's working on them,
  • 00:43:02.070 --> 00:43:03.170
  • he's really working on you
  • 00:43:03.170 --> 00:43:04.230
  • through them.
  • 00:43:04.230 --> 00:43:07.220
  • And I sat there.
  • 00:43:07.220 --> 00:43:08.150
  • I'm, like, "What do you mean?"
  • 00:43:08.150 --> 00:43:09.290
  • He's, like, "Just that part.
  • 00:43:09.290 --> 00:43:10.220
  • That part where you were,
  • 00:43:10.220 --> 00:43:11.260
  • like, God loves everybody.
  • 00:43:11.260 --> 00:43:12.230
  • You can believe whatever
  • 00:43:12.230 --> 00:43:13.110
  • you want.
  • 00:43:13.110 --> 00:43:13.290
  • I really felt the love in here."
  • 00:43:13.290 --> 00:43:14.240
  • And I was, like, "Hah!"
  • 00:43:15.140 --> 00:43:18.140
  • And I said, "I'm just glad
  • 00:43:18.140 --> 00:43:19.140
  • you came, bro.
  • 00:43:19.140 --> 00:43:20.080
  • I'm just glad you came."
  • 00:43:20.080 --> 00:43:21.070
  • Everything in me wanted to
  • 00:43:21.070 --> 00:43:22.150
  • become not just a Christian
  • 00:43:22.150 --> 00:43:23.270
  • but the Messiah.
  • 00:43:23.270 --> 00:43:26.190
  • Not just the one who talks about
  • 00:43:26.190 --> 00:43:27.170
  • the truth, but the truth
  • 00:43:27.170 --> 00:43:28.280
  • 'cause it's my job.
  • 00:43:28.280 --> 00:43:29.280
  • And we know it's not my job.
  • 00:43:29.280 --> 00:43:31.010
  • And I remember I just held fast
  • 00:43:31.010 --> 00:43:32.160
  • to my conviction.
  • 00:43:32.160 --> 00:43:33.070
  • I'm not here preaching
  • 00:43:33.070 --> 00:43:34.030
  • so I can see a return.
  • 00:43:34.030 --> 00:43:35.230
  • I'm not being his friend
  • 00:43:35.230 --> 00:43:37.090
  • so he'll become a Christian.
  • 00:43:37.090 --> 00:43:38.180
  • I'm not doing this
  • 00:43:38.180 --> 00:43:39.140
  • and loving him.
  • 00:43:39.140 --> 00:43:40.130
  • I'm doing this because God loved
  • 00:43:40.130 --> 00:43:41.150
  • me and he's called me to be
  • 00:43:41.150 --> 00:43:43.000
  • that type of Christian.
  • 00:43:43.000 --> 00:43:44.280
  • So I very frustratedly
  • 00:43:44.280 --> 00:43:46.040
  • walked out.
  • 00:43:46.040 --> 00:43:49.020
  • He called me a little while
  • 00:43:49.020 --> 00:43:50.090
  • later, 2 weeks later,
  • 00:43:50.090 --> 00:43:52.100
  • matter of fact.
  • 00:43:52.100 --> 00:43:53.020
  • He said, "Hey, I just woke up,
  • 00:43:53.020 --> 00:43:54.220
  • thinking about your message.
  • 00:43:54.220 --> 00:43:56.130
  • I just feel like I just
  • 00:43:56.130 --> 00:43:57.160
  • keep hearing about Jesus
  • 00:43:57.160 --> 00:43:58.080
  • over and over.
  • 00:43:58.080 --> 00:43:59.010
  • Can we meet?
  • 00:43:59.010 --> 00:43:59.260
  • Can we talk?"
  • 00:43:59.260 --> 00:44:01.220
  • Sometimes, God is working
  • 00:44:01.220 --> 00:44:03.210
  • and he's doing stuff
  • 00:44:03.210 --> 00:44:04.180
  • that we cannot see.
  • 00:44:04.180 --> 00:44:06.110
  • Sometimes, your conviction right
  • 00:44:06.110 --> 00:44:07.190
  • now that you're having trouble
  • 00:44:07.190 --> 00:44:09.020
  • holding fast to,
  • 00:44:09.020 --> 00:44:10.060
  • you got a conviction to pray
  • 00:44:10.060 --> 00:44:11.080
  • for your son or daughter
  • 00:44:11.080 --> 00:44:12.100
  • that's backslidden and
  • 00:44:12.100 --> 00:44:13.070
  • the devil's pulling at it.
  • 00:44:13.070 --> 00:44:14.210
  • Hold fast to it.
  • 00:44:14.210 --> 00:44:16.000
  • You might have a conviction
  • 00:44:16.000 --> 00:44:17.020
  • that God has called you to have
  • 00:44:17.020 --> 00:44:18.250
  • that church where you have it
  • 00:44:18.250 --> 00:44:20.000
  • and people aren't coming
  • 00:44:20.000 --> 00:44:21.020
  • like you thought.
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  • And there's some challenges.
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  • Hold fast to your conviction
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  • because the Holy Spirit
  • 00:44:25.170 --> 00:44:26.130
  • will continue to lead you.
  • 00:44:28.000 --> 00:44:31.000
  • Number two as we close,
  • 00:44:31.010 --> 00:44:34.010
  • comes down to the what?
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  • The convictions you hold.
  • 00:44:35.190 --> 00:44:37.060
  • You wanna live Spirit led?
  • 00:44:37.060 --> 00:44:38.060
  • And number two, it comes down to
  • 00:44:38.060 --> 00:44:39.250
  • the covenant you trust.
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  • The covenant you trust.
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  • One of my favorite parts
  • 00:44:46.240 --> 00:44:47.230
  • in the Scripture.
  • 00:44:47.230 --> 00:44:49.260
  • It's what our Bible tells us
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  • that the Holy Spirit will remind
  • 00:44:51.100 --> 00:44:53.090
  • us and he doesn't give it
  • 00:44:53.090 --> 00:44:55.240
  • like the world gives it.
  • 00:44:55.240 --> 00:44:57.290
  • Reason why I think that's in
  • 00:44:57.290 --> 00:44:59.000
  • there is because I
  • 00:44:59.000 --> 00:45:00.040
  • live in New York City and people
  • 00:45:00.040 --> 00:45:01.130
  • still think that they're in
  • 00:45:01.130 --> 00:45:02.200
  • a relationship with Jesus that
  • 00:45:02.200 --> 00:45:04.070
  • is contract-based rather than
  • 00:45:04.070 --> 00:45:06.080
  • covenant-based, meaning you
  • 00:45:06.080 --> 00:45:08.200
  • do something right
  • 00:45:08.200 --> 00:45:10.030
  • and you do something right
  • 00:45:10.030 --> 00:45:11.130
  • and together we have a deal.
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  • But if one of us breaks it,
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  • we're in trouble.
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  • Contract is over.
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  • A covenant is Jesus
  • 00:45:16.270 --> 00:45:17.290
  • died for you.
  • 00:45:17.290 --> 00:45:18.290
  • It is in cement.
  • 00:45:18.290 --> 00:45:20.070
  • It's not going anywhere.
  • 00:45:20.070 --> 00:45:21.140
  • That's why he said, "Hey, when
  • 00:45:21.140 --> 00:45:22.050
  • you all go and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:45:22.050 --> 00:45:23.240
  • leads, you don't ever forget
  • 00:45:23.240 --> 00:45:24.210
  • I don't give you peace
  • 00:45:24.210 --> 00:45:25.240
  • like the world gives it."
  • 00:45:25.240 --> 00:45:26.280
  • It's not going anywhere.
  • 00:45:26.280 --> 00:45:28.080
  • It is a covenant and if you're
  • 00:45:28.080 --> 00:45:29.150
  • gonna leave here tonight and you
  • 00:45:29.150 --> 00:45:30.260
  • are gonna be led by the Spirit,
  • 00:45:30.260 --> 00:45:32.080
  • there are gonna be moments
  • 00:45:32.080 --> 00:45:34.030
  • where you don't understand
  • 00:45:34.030 --> 00:45:34.270
  • what's going on.
  • 00:45:34.270 --> 00:45:36.040
  • There are gonna be moments where
  • 00:45:36.040 --> 00:45:37.080
  • you can't figure out what's
  • 00:45:37.080 --> 00:45:38.120
  • going on in the process and if
  • 00:45:38.120 --> 00:45:39.130
  • you don't know what covenants to
  • 00:45:39.130 --> 00:45:42.010
  • stand on, the devil can get you.
  • 00:45:42.010 --> 00:45:44.030
  • There can be a river of pain
  • 00:45:44.030 --> 00:45:45.160
  • that gets you.
  • 00:45:45.160 --> 00:45:46.130
  • There can be a discouraging
  • 00:45:46.130 --> 00:45:47.130
  • season that gets you.
  • 00:45:47.130 --> 00:45:48.240
  • But if you stand
  • 00:45:48.240 --> 00:45:49.130
  • on the covenant.
  • 00:45:50.180 --> 00:45:53.180
  • Paul, I think when he was
  • 00:45:53.180 --> 00:45:55.220
  • worried about switching
  • 00:45:55.220 --> 00:45:57.000
  • his plans, he knew.
  • 00:45:57.000 --> 00:45:58.170
  • He said, "No, I trust my God.
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  • He's never gonna leave me,
  • 00:46:00.180 --> 00:46:01.280
  • never gonna forsake me."
  • 00:46:01.280 --> 00:46:03.010
  • If y'all believe this tonight,
  • 00:46:03.010 --> 00:46:04.000
  • there will be no problem
  • 00:46:04.000 --> 00:46:05.190
  • that can stop your progress
  • 00:46:05.190 --> 00:46:06.230
  • because you will never forget
  • 00:46:06.230 --> 00:46:08.110
  • that there is a promise
  • 00:46:08.110 --> 00:46:09.160
  • right behind it.
  • 00:46:09.160 --> 00:46:11.070
  • So you're in your progress,
  • 00:46:11.070 --> 00:46:13.020
  • you're making it work.
  • 00:46:13.020 --> 00:46:15.030
  • And there's a problem.
  • 00:46:15.030 --> 00:46:16.140
  • Remember there's a promise
  • 00:46:16.140 --> 00:46:17.180
  • right behind it.
  • 00:46:17.180 --> 00:46:18.100
  • Who has one of your
  • 00:46:18.100 --> 00:46:19.010
  • smartphones tonight?
  • 00:46:19.010 --> 00:46:20.220
  • Have you all ever noticed
  • 00:46:20.220 --> 00:46:21.110
  • how many things that
  • 00:46:21.110 --> 00:46:22.100
  • you can download now?
  • 00:46:22.250 --> 00:46:25.250
  • You can get an app
  • 00:46:25.250 --> 00:46:26.190
  • for everything.
  • 00:46:26.190 --> 00:46:28.030
  • My daughter showed me this.
  • 00:46:28.030 --> 00:46:30.030
  • I said, "You wanna go shopping,
  • 00:46:30.030 --> 00:46:31.040
  • spend some time together?"
  • 00:46:31.040 --> 00:46:31.290
  • "Like, sure.
  • 00:46:31.290 --> 00:46:32.290
  • I'll just download it
  • 00:46:32.290 --> 00:46:33.180
  • on my app."
  • 00:46:33.180 --> 00:46:34.280
  • There's an app for
  • 00:46:34.280 --> 00:46:35.160
  • everything.
  • 00:46:35.160 --> 00:46:36.020
  • You can app, you know, to bring
  • 00:46:36.020 --> 00:46:37.130
  • groceries to your house.
  • 00:46:37.130 --> 00:46:38.160
  • You can get an app
  • 00:46:38.160 --> 00:46:39.060
  • for whatever you want.
  • 00:46:39.060 --> 00:46:40.090
  • It's weird.
  • 00:46:40.090 --> 00:46:40.290
  • It's taking away all kinds of
  • 00:46:40.290 --> 00:46:41.270
  • communication and relationship.
  • 00:46:41.270 --> 00:46:43.060
  • That's a different sermon.
  • 00:46:43.060 --> 00:46:45.060
  • Did you know that as a Christian
  • 00:46:45.060 --> 00:46:47.000
  • there is literally a promise
  • 00:46:47.000 --> 00:46:47.250
  • for everything?
  • 00:46:47.250 --> 00:46:49.200
  • Some of you right now you think
  • 00:46:49.200 --> 00:46:50.240
  • you have that one problem that
  • 00:46:50.240 --> 00:46:52.230
  • God can't fix.
  • 00:46:52.230 --> 00:46:53.290
  • You have that one issue that
  • 00:46:53.290 --> 00:46:55.020
  • there is no promise for you.
  • 00:46:55.020 --> 00:46:56.220
  • I came to tell somebody in here
  • 00:46:56.220 --> 00:46:58.110
  • right now you're in your
  • 00:46:58.110 --> 00:46:59.140
  • process.
  • 00:46:59.140 --> 00:47:00.170
  • The Holy Spirit's leading you
  • 00:47:00.170 --> 00:47:01.250
  • and there is a problem, you need
  • 00:47:01.250 --> 00:47:03.250
  • to hear that there is a promise
  • 00:47:03.250 --> 00:47:05.070
  • that is greater right behind it.
  • 00:47:05.070 --> 00:47:06.260
  • And you gotta learn
  • 00:47:06.260 --> 00:47:07.210
  • how to stand on it.
  • 00:47:07.210 --> 00:47:09.210
  • You might be, like,
  • 00:47:09.210 --> 00:47:10.110
  • "You don't know my life,
  • 00:47:10.110 --> 00:47:11.070
  • you don't know my excuse."
  • 00:47:11.070 --> 00:47:12.050
  • Well, I got a couple.
  • 00:47:12.050 --> 00:47:13.050
  • Just in case you find yourself
  • 00:47:13.050 --> 00:47:14.130
  • on a journey and you hear that
  • 00:47:14.130 --> 00:47:15.260
  • voice of the problem, what if
  • 00:47:15.260 --> 00:47:17.110
  • God's voice of the promise
  • 00:47:17.110 --> 00:47:19.010
  • was even louder?
  • 00:47:19.010 --> 00:47:20.030
  • So you say--watch how this
  • 00:47:20.030 --> 00:47:21.160
  • works.
  • 00:47:21.160 --> 00:47:22.040
  • You say, "I can't figure it
  • 00:47:22.040 --> 00:47:23.010
  • out."
  • 00:47:23.010 --> 00:47:24.070
  • God says, "I will direct
  • 00:47:24.070 --> 00:47:25.140
  • your steps."
  • 00:47:25.140 --> 00:47:26.090
  • That covenant's in Proverbs 3.
  • 00:47:26.090 --> 00:47:27.060
  • You say, "I am too tired."
  • 00:47:27.060 --> 00:47:29.110
  • Well, guess what?
  • 00:47:29.110 --> 00:47:30.060
  • God says, "I will give you
  • 00:47:30.060 --> 00:47:31.260
  • rest," that's a promise.
  • 00:47:31.260 --> 00:47:32.230
  • It's in Matthew.
  • 00:47:32.230 --> 00:47:33.130
  • You say, "It's impossible."
  • 00:47:33.130 --> 00:47:34.200
  • Well, guess what?
  • 00:47:34.200 --> 00:47:35.250
  • God says, "All things
  • 00:47:35.250 --> 00:47:36.270
  • are possible."
  • 00:47:36.270 --> 00:47:38.000
  • That's in Luke.
  • 00:47:38.000 --> 00:47:39.050
  • You say, "Nobody loves me."
  • 00:47:39.050 --> 00:47:40.200
  • Guess what?
  • 00:47:40.200 --> 00:47:41.150
  • God says, "I love you."
  • 00:47:41.150 --> 00:47:42.290
  • That covenant is found in John.
  • 00:47:42.290 --> 00:47:44.180
  • You say,
  • 00:47:44.180 --> 00:47:45.090
  • "I can't forgive myself."
  • 00:47:45.090 --> 00:47:46.250
  • Well, God says,
  • 00:47:46.250 --> 00:47:47.150
  • "I forgive you."
  • 00:47:47.150 --> 00:47:48.190
  • That covenant
  • 00:47:48.190 --> 00:47:49.080
  • is found in Romans 8.
  • 00:47:49.080 --> 00:47:50.200
  • You say, "It's not worth it."
  • 00:47:50.200 --> 00:47:52.220
  • God says, "It will be worth it."
  • 00:47:52.220 --> 00:47:54.090
  • That promise is in Romans.
  • 00:47:54.090 --> 00:47:55.230
  • You say, "I'm not smart enough."
  • 00:47:55.230 --> 00:47:57.090
  • Guess what?
  • 00:47:57.090 --> 00:47:58.000
  • God says,
  • 00:47:58.000 --> 00:47:58.150
  • "I will give you wisdom."
  • 00:47:58.150 --> 00:48:00.270
  • You say, "I'm not able."
  • 00:48:01.130 --> 00:48:04.130
  • God says, "I am able."
  • 00:48:08.020 --> 00:48:11.020
  • Hear me now, we're done.
  • 00:48:11.020 --> 00:48:11.290
  • You can shut your books, Bibles,
  • 00:48:11.290 --> 00:48:14.080
  • whatever you've got, and hear me
  • 00:48:14.080 --> 00:48:15.110
  • loud and clear.
  • 00:48:15.110 --> 00:48:16.180
  • My prayer tonight is that as we
  • 00:48:16.180 --> 00:48:18.290
  • think about the covenants of God
  • 00:48:18.290 --> 00:48:21.030
  • and we think about how faithful
  • 00:48:21.030 --> 00:48:22.180
  • he has been, it will inspire us
  • 00:48:22.180 --> 00:48:25.100
  • in this place to say, "Lord,
  • 00:48:25.100 --> 00:48:26.180
  • I wanna live Spirit led.
  • 00:48:26.180 --> 00:48:28.070
  • I don't want my progress
  • 00:48:28.070 --> 00:48:29.000
  • to stop.
  • 00:48:29.000 --> 00:48:30.000
  • I don't wanna live in fear."
  • 00:48:30.000 --> 00:48:31.040
  • Because while we try to get
  • 00:48:31.040 --> 00:48:32.230
  • ourselves together,
  • 00:48:32.230 --> 00:48:33.280
  • our world is falling apart.
  • 00:48:34.260 --> 00:48:37.260
  • So God's looking for
  • 00:48:37.260 --> 00:48:38.150
  • a generation of people that
  • 00:48:38.150 --> 00:48:39.150
  • will rise up and say,
  • 00:48:39.150 --> 00:48:40.230
  • "Lord, I'm ready.
  • 00:48:40.230 --> 00:48:41.220
  • Lead me where you wanna lead me.
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  • If you say, 'Go,' I'm gonna go.
  • 00:48:43.120 --> 00:48:45.080
  • If you say, 'Serve,'
  • 00:48:45.080 --> 00:48:46.110
  • I'm gonna serve.
  • 00:48:46.110 --> 00:48:47.100
  • If you say, 'Fight,'
  • 00:48:47.100 --> 00:48:48.070
  • I'm gonna fight.
  • 00:48:48.070 --> 00:48:49.190
  • If you say--" stand on
  • 00:48:49.250 --> 00:48:52.250
  • your feet, I'm gonna pray.
  • 00:48:52.250 --> 00:48:54.190
  • Here's what we're gonna do
  • 00:48:54.190 --> 00:48:55.110
  • on our last night.
  • 00:48:55.110 --> 00:48:57.130
  • Last thing I wanna say.
  • 00:48:57.130 --> 00:48:59.130
  • You guys good up top?
  • 00:48:59.130 --> 00:49:00.110
  • You're hearing me?
  • 00:49:02.200 --> 00:49:05.200
  • What if we learned how to praise
  • 00:49:05.200 --> 00:49:08.080
  • God in the middle of
  • 00:49:08.080 --> 00:49:10.070
  • Because anybody can praise God
  • 00:49:13.150 --> 00:49:15.030
  • in the beginning of the process
  • 00:49:15.030 --> 00:49:16.250
  • because you have no idea
  • 00:49:16.250 --> 00:49:17.180
  • what you're getting into.
  • 00:49:17.180 --> 00:49:19.110
  • And anybody can praise God at
  • 00:49:19.110 --> 00:49:21.040
  • the end of the journey
  • 00:49:21.040 --> 00:49:22.120
  • because you can't believe
  • 00:49:22.120 --> 00:49:23.050
  • what you survived.
  • 00:49:23.050 --> 00:49:24.280
  • But only a Christian can praise
  • 00:49:24.280 --> 00:49:26.280
  • before it's done, before
  • 00:49:29.050 --> 00:49:30.230
  • it's healed, before it's been
  • 00:49:30.230 --> 00:49:32.210
  • restored, before the stuff
  • 00:49:32.210 --> 00:49:34.090
  • has grown, before you
  • 00:49:34.090 --> 00:49:35.210
  • got the job you wanted.
  • 00:49:35.210 --> 00:49:37.000
  • If you're a Christian in here
  • 00:49:37.000 --> 00:49:38.050
  • and you're willing to praise God
  • 00:49:38.050 --> 00:49:39.170
  • for who he is and what he's
  • 00:49:39.170 --> 00:49:40.290
  • done, can you give him
  • 00:49:40.290 --> 00:49:42.080
  • a shout in this place
  • 00:49:42.080 --> 00:49:43.090
  • [audience applauding]
  • 00:49:45.090 --> 00:49:47.110
  • - Brooke: There is such
  • 00:49:51.090 --> 00:49:54.090
  • At the beginning of the week,
  • 00:49:59.260 --> 00:50:02.000
  • Mikali, one of our beautiful
  • 00:50:02.000 --> 00:50:04.130
  • cellists gave me an orange
  • 00:50:04.190 --> 00:50:07.190
  • from the tree in her backyard.
  • 00:50:09.030 --> 00:50:12.030
  • It smelled so good.
  • 00:50:12.030 --> 00:50:14.270
  • I asked her when it would be
  • 00:50:14.270 --> 00:50:15.230
  • ready to eat and she said
  • 00:50:15.230 --> 00:50:16.240
  • that it was ready to eat now.
  • 00:50:16.240 --> 00:50:19.130
  • And I said I didn't realize that
  • 00:50:19.130 --> 00:50:21.180
  • oranges ripened in the winter.
  • 00:50:21.180 --> 00:50:24.000
  • And she said, "That's actually
  • 00:50:24.000 --> 00:50:25.270
  • God's design because in
  • 00:50:25.270 --> 00:50:27.190
  • the winter we need
  • 00:50:27.190 --> 00:50:28.180
  • the vitamin C."
  • 00:50:28.180 --> 00:50:30.130
  • And I thought,
  • 00:50:30.130 --> 00:50:31.160
  • "Isn't that so like God?
  • 00:50:31.260 --> 00:50:34.260
  • Isn't that so like God that
  • 00:50:34.260 --> 00:50:37.210
  • in the winters of our lives
  • 00:50:37.210 --> 00:50:40.190
  • he would bring forth fruit that
  • 00:50:41.230 --> 00:50:44.230
  • could give us exactly what we
  • 00:50:44.230 --> 00:50:47.000
  • need, that could give humanity
  • 00:50:47.000 --> 00:50:48.190
  • exactly what it needs."
  • 00:50:48.190 --> 00:50:51.120
  • And she told me one more thing
  • 00:50:51.120 --> 00:50:53.210
  • about this orange.
  • 00:50:53.210 --> 00:50:54.180
  • She said she learned a lesson
  • 00:50:54.180 --> 00:50:55.170
  • from last year when it was
  • 00:50:55.170 --> 00:50:56.210
  • picked too early.
  • 00:50:56.210 --> 00:50:58.010
  • She said you need to wait until
  • 00:50:58.010 --> 00:50:59.150
  • after the first frost because
  • 00:50:59.150 --> 00:51:01.280
  • it's only after an orange has
  • 00:51:01.280 --> 00:51:03.090
  • endured a frost that it comes
  • 00:51:03.090 --> 00:51:05.130
  • to its optimal sweetness.
  • 00:51:06.000 --> 00:51:09.000
  • So if you're in the frost right
  • 00:51:09.000 --> 00:51:11.060
  • So if you're in the frost right
  • 00:51:11.060 --> 00:51:18.080
  • So we thank you, Lord, whether
  • 00:51:23.190 --> 00:51:26.190
  • we are in--whatever season of
  • 00:51:26.190 --> 00:51:29.080
  • life we're in, whether we find
  • 00:51:29.080 --> 00:51:30.240
  • ourselves in a height of summer,
  • 00:51:31.220 --> 00:51:34.220
  • spiritually, or in a winter,
  • 00:51:35.090 --> 00:51:38.090
  • enduring a frost.
  • 00:51:38.090 --> 00:51:40.160
  • We know, Lord, that by your
  • 00:51:40.160 --> 00:51:42.030
  • Spirit you bring about the fruit
  • 00:51:42.030 --> 00:51:43.200
  • you desire at exactly
  • 00:51:43.200 --> 00:51:45.180
  • the right time.
  • 00:51:45.180 --> 00:51:47.050
  • Not just so that you may be
  • 00:51:47.050 --> 00:51:48.170
  • glorified in our own lives,
  • 00:51:48.170 --> 00:51:50.020
  • Lord, but that so we and our
  • 00:51:50.020 --> 00:51:52.030
  • fruit and the fruit of our
  • 00:51:52.030 --> 00:51:53.220
  • endurance might be for
  • 00:51:53.220 --> 00:51:56.100
  • the nourishment
  • 00:51:56.100 --> 00:51:58.110
  • of this broken world.
  • 00:51:58.280 --> 00:52:02.000
  • So God, take our brokenness as
  • 00:52:02.000 --> 00:52:03.180
  • we bring it before you now.
  • 00:52:04.060 --> 00:52:07.060
  • We all have areas of our life
  • 00:52:07.060 --> 00:52:09.100
  • that need your touch, that need
  • 00:52:09.100 --> 00:52:12.020
  • your Spirit, that need you
  • 00:52:12.020 --> 00:52:14.060
  • to work deep, deep,
  • 00:52:14.060 --> 00:52:14.290
  • deep, deep, deep down.
  • 00:52:14.290 --> 00:52:17.160
  • And so we invite you now in
  • 00:52:17.160 --> 00:52:18.100
  • these last moments we have, as
  • 00:52:18.100 --> 00:52:19.190
  • these last moments we have, as
  • 00:52:19.190 --> 00:52:27.020
  • [music]
  • 00:52:27.040 --> 00:52:33.150
  • You were the Word at
  • 00:52:40.050 --> 00:52:43.050
  • the beginning
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  • one with God
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  • the Lord Most High
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  • Your hidden glory in
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  • creation now revealed
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  • in you, our Christ
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  • What a beautiful name it is
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  • what a beautiful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus Christ
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  • my King
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  • What a beautiful name it is
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  • Nothing compares to this
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  • What a beautiful name it is
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  • What a beautiful name it is
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  • You didn't want heaven
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  • without us
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  • So Jesus
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  • you brought heaven down
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  • My sin was great
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  • Your love was greater
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  • What could separate us now?
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  • What a wonderful name it is
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  • what a wonderful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus Christ
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  • my King
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  • What a wonderful name it is
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  • Nothing compares to this
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  • What a wonderful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus
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  • What a wonderful name it is
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  • What a wonderful name it is
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music and praise]
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  • Death could not hold you
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  • The veil tore before you
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  • You silence the boast
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  • of sin and grave
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  • The heavens are roaring
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  • the praise of your glory
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  • for you are raised
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  • to life again
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  • You have no rival
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  • You have no equal
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  • Now and forever
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  • God, you reign
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  • Yours is the kingdom
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  • Yours is the glory
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  • Yours is the name
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  • above all names
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • what a powerful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus Christ
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  • my King
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • Nothing can stand against
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus
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  • You have the power
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  • You have no equal
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  • Now and forever
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  • God, you reign
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  • Yours is the kingdom
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  • Yours is the glory
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  • Yours is the name
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  • above all names
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • what a powerful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus Christ
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  • my King
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • Nothing can stand against
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • the name of Jesus
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • What a powerful name it is
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • [music]
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