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October 7, 2016
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Steven Furtick: Unqualified

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  • If you've ever wondered if you've got what it take
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  • If you've ever wondered if you've got what it takes
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  • to live the life God's called you to,
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  • to live the life God's called you to,
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  • I wanna share with you why I believe you do.
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  • I wanna share with you why I believe you do.
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  • The "(UN)QUALIFIED" series is for every person who's tired
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  • The "(UN)QUALIFIED" series is for every person who's tired
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  • of dealing with the frustration and insecurity
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  • of dealing with the frustration and insecurity
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  • of feeling inadequate and ready to discover that God still
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  • of feeling inadequate and ready to discover that God still
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  • uses broken people to do big things.
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  • uses broken people to do big things.
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  • (female announcer) They are the heroes of the Bible.
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  • (female announcer) They are the heroes of the Bible.
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  • They are immortalized, sanctified, revered.
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  • They are immortalized, sanctified, revered.
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  • They were God's chosen people, the founders of the church.
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  • They were God's chosen people, the founders of the church.
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  • What were their qualifications?
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  • What were their qualifications?
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  • A speech impediment.
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  • A speech impediment.
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  • A denial of faith.
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  • A denial of faith.
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  • An affair.
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  • An affair.
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  • Who were these heroes?
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  • Who were these heroes?
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  • A murderer.
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  • A murderer.
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  • A prostitute.
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  • A prostitute.
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  • A liar and a schemer.
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  • A liar and a schemer.
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  • In the eyes of the world, they were unqualified.
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  • In the eyes of the world, they were unqualified.
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  • But God has a history of using broken people to do big things.
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  • But God has a history of using broken people to do big things.
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  • And he still does it today.
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  • And he still does it today.
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  • (Steven Furtick) So I wanna share a list with you.
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  • (Steven Furtick) So I wanna share a list with you.
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  • This is a very deep, important list.
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  • This is a very deep, important list.
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  • You may wanna make notes on this
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  • You may wanna make notes on this
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  • if you wanna get something to write with.
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  • if you wanna get something to write with.
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  • This is the seven movies that have made me cry.
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  • This is the seven movies that have made me cry.
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  • Now, there aren't many movies that have made this list.
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  • Now, there aren't many movies that have made this list.
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  • I'm a tough guy.
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  • I'm a tough guy.
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  • Yes, I'm very emotionally stable.
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  • Yes, I'm very emotionally stable.
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  • But there are seven movies that I can remember
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  • But there are seven movies that I can remember
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  • in the course of my life that have reduced me to tears.
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  • in the course of my life that have reduced me to tears.
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  • And those movies include the following.
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  • And those movies include the following.
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  • The first one you probably haven't heard of.
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  • The first one you probably haven't heard of.
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  • It's called "Follow That Bird."
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  • It's called "Follow That Bird."
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  • And Big Bird gets dislocated from his family.
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  • And Big Bird gets dislocated from his family.
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  • Anyway, it's terrifying for a child.
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  • Anyway, it's terrifying for a child.
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  • It's just heart wrenching.
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  • It's just heart wrenching.
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  • Followed by "Harry and the Hendersons."
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  • Followed by "Harry and the Hendersons."
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  • I don't know if any of you remember
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  • I don't know if any of you remember
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  • "Harry and the Hendersons,"
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  • "Harry and the Hendersons,"
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  • but there was one scene in particular.
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  • but there was one scene in particular.
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  • I don't recommend it.
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  • I don't recommend it.
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  • I think it's part of the reason for my issues today, that movie,
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  • I think it's part of the reason for my issues today, that movie,
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  • that scene in that movies.
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  • that scene in that movies.
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  • It just made me cry. It was so sad.
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  • It just made me cry. It was so sad.
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  • They slapped Harry.
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  • They slapped Harry.
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  • Anyway, then of course we move into more mature movies
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  • Anyway, then of course we move into more mature movies
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  • as I grew up, movies of substance,
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  • as I grew up, movies of substance,
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  • movies of depth, movies of philosophical breadth,
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  • movies of depth, movies of philosophical breadth,
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  • movies like "Rocky II,"
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  • movies like "Rocky II,"
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  • "Rocky III," and "Rocky IV."
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  • "Rocky III," and "Rocky IV."
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  • And I'll also mention another sports movie,
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  • And I'll also mention another sports movie,
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  • the sixth movie that made me cry.
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  • the sixth movie that made me cry.
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  • And if this movie doesn't make you cry,
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  • And if this movie doesn't make you cry,
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  • I question not only your Christian faith
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  • I question not only your Christian faith
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  • but also your ability to feel as a human being.
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  • but also your ability to feel as a human being.
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  • You may be a sociopath if you can watch "Rudy"
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  • You may be a sociopath if you can watch "Rudy"
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  • and not shed a tear.
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  • and not shed a tear.
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  • If you can watch him run out on that field
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  • If you can watch him run out on that field
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  • and not get a little emotional and your lip quiver,
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  • and not get a little emotional and your lip quiver,
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  • I worry about you.
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  • I worry about you.
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  • And of course, the seventh movie that made me cry
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  • And of course, the seventh movie that made me cry
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  • is "The Notebook."
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  • is "The Notebook."
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  • I'm just kidding. I've never seen "The Notebook."
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  • I'm just kidding. I've never seen "The Notebook."
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  • No, the seventh movie that made me cry, it was unexpected.
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  • No, the seventh movie that made me cry, it was unexpected.
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  • I took my boys to watch "Wreck-It Ralph,"
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  • I took my boys to watch "Wreck-It Ralph,"
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  • the Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph."
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  • the Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph."
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  • And it got me.
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  • And it got me.
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  • It blindsided me because there was this character in the movie,
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  • It blindsided me because there was this character in the movie,
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  • which was a movie that was based inside a video game,
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  • which was a movie that was based inside a video game,
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  • so it's an animated movie about a video game.
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  • so it's an animated movie about a video game.
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  • Deep stuff, man, I'm telling you.
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  • Deep stuff, man, I'm telling you.
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  • And this one character named, I think her name was Vanellope,
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  • And this one character named, I think her name was Vanellope,
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  • she was in the game "Candy Crush,"
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  • she was in the game "Candy Crush,"
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  • and it was a racing game.
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  • and it was a racing game.
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  • But Vanellope wasn't allowed to race
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  • But Vanellope wasn't allowed to race
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  • because they called her a "glitch."
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  • because they called her a "glitch."
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  • They said that her character was defective.
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  • They said that her character was defective.
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  • And so she wasn't able to race.
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  • And so she wasn't able to race.
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  • And there's one scene in the movie--
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  • And there's one scene in the movie--
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  • I'm not gonna spoil it for you if you haven't seen it--
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  • I'm not gonna spoil it for you if you haven't seen it--
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  • but there's one scene in the movie where she discovers
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  • but there's one scene in the movie where she discovers
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  • what her glitch was all about, and it changes everything.
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  • what her glitch was all about, and it changes everything.
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  • And when it hit that part of the movie,
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  • And when it hit that part of the movie,
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  • I had to lie to Graham, my son, 'cause he was like,
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  • I had to lie to Graham, my son, 'cause he was like,
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  • "Daddy, are you crying?"
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  • "Daddy, are you crying?"
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  • And I was like, "Shut up and watch the movie, boy.
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  • And I was like, "Shut up and watch the movie, boy.
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  • I'm not crying. Eat your popcorn."
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  • I'm not crying. Eat your popcorn."
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  • But I wanna talk to you for a few minutes about glitches.
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  • But I wanna talk to you for a few minutes about glitches.
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  • In particular, I wanna share a session with you
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  • In particular, I wanna share a session with you
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  • from 2 Corinthians, and I wanna call this study
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  • from 2 Corinthians, and I wanna call this study
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  • "The Glitch That Keeps On Giving."
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  • "The Glitch That Keeps On Giving."
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  • "The Glitch That Keeps On Giving."
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  • "The Glitch That Keeps On Giving."
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  • And you know, if you look at the Bible characters,
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  • And you know, if you look at the Bible characters,
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  • they all had glitches.
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  • they all had glitches.
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  • It's interesting that the people that God used
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  • It's interesting that the people that God used
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  • were all glitchy people.
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  • were all glitchy people.
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  • And I found a list.
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  • And I found a list.
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  • Maybe you've seen a list like this before.
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  • Maybe you've seen a list like this before.
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  • To me, this is kinda funny.
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  • To me, this is kinda funny.
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  • It goes through some of the people God used in the Bible
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  • It goes through some of the people God used in the Bible
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  • and why they were surprising candidates.
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  • and why they were surprising candidates.
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  • And I'll just read this to you.
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  • And I'll just read this to you.
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  • It says, you know, the next time you feel discouraged
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  • It says, you know, the next time you feel discouraged
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  • about your glitch, like God can't use you,
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  • about your glitch, like God can't use you,
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  • remember that Noah was a drunk.
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  • remember that Noah was a drunk.
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  • Abraham was too old. Isaac was a daydreamer.
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  • Abraham was too old. Isaac was a daydreamer.
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  • Jacob--we talked about Jacob in another session,
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  • Jacob--we talked about Jacob in another session,
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  • he was a deceiver.
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  • he was a deceiver.
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  • Leah wasn't very good looking.
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  • Leah wasn't very good looking.
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  • She had this issue with her eyes.
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  • She had this issue with her eyes.
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  • I'm not making it up. It's in the Bible.
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  • I'm not making it up. It's in the Bible.
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  • Joseph was abused and neglected.
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  • Joseph was abused and neglected.
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  • Moses had a speech problem.
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  • Moses had a speech problem.
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  • Gideon was afraid.
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  • Gideon was afraid.
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  • Samson was a womanizer, and he had long hair.
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  • Samson was a womanizer, and he had long hair.
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  • God can't use anybody with long hair, amen.
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  • God can't use anybody with long hair, amen.
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  • Rahab was a prostitute.
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  • Rahab was a prostitute.
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  • Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.
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  • Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.
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  • David had an affair and murdered to cover it up.
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  • David had an affair and murdered to cover it up.
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  • Elijah was suicidal.
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  • Elijah was suicidal.
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  • Isaiah preached naked.
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  • Isaiah preached naked.
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  • You know, I have tried a lot of techniques
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  • You know, I have tried a lot of techniques
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  • to get people's attention but never that one.
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  • to get people's attention but never that one.
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  • Everybody say "Thank God."
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  • Everybody say "Thank God."
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  • Yes, thank God for no naked preachers on TV.
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  • Yes, thank God for no naked preachers on TV.
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  • Well, Jonah ran from God.
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  • Well, Jonah ran from God.
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  • Naomi was a widow who became bitter.
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  • Naomi was a widow who became bitter.
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  • Job went bankrupt. Peter denied Christ.
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  • Job went bankrupt. Peter denied Christ.
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  • The disciples fell asleep while praying
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  • The disciples fell asleep while praying
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  • as Christ prepared to go to the cross.
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  • as Christ prepared to go to the cross.
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  • Martha worried about everything.
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  • Martha worried about everything.
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  • The Samaritan woman was divorced more than once.
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  • The Samaritan woman was divorced more than once.
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  • Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he.
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  • Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he.
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  • Don't look at your neighbor.
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  • Don't look at your neighbor.
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  • That's rude when I'm talking about how
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  • That's rude when I'm talking about how
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  • Timothy had stomach problems and was timid.
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  • Timothy had stomach problems and was timid.
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  • And check this out the next time you feel like God can't use you,
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  • And check this out the next time you feel like God can't use you,
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  • Lazarus was dead.
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  • Lazarus was dead.
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  • So I wanna ask the question today:
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  • So I wanna ask the question today:
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  • What's your excuse for why God can't use you?
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  • What's your excuse for why God can't use you?
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  • What makes you unqualified?
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  • What makes you unqualified?
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  • There is one Bible character
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  • There is one Bible character
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  • that I didn't mention on that list.
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  • that I didn't mention on that list.
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  • And you may recognize him if I were to tell you he was
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  • And you may recognize him if I were to tell you he was
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  • the most gifted scholar who ever put pen to paper,
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  • the most gifted scholar who ever put pen to paper,
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  • or to parchment, I guess, more accurately.
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  • or to parchment, I guess, more accurately.
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  • He wrote about 23% of the New Testament.
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  • He wrote about 23% of the New Testament.
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  • According to how you calculate it,
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  • According to how you calculate it,
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  • it would be somewhere around 13 letters
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  • it would be somewhere around 13 letters
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  • that he wrote in the New Testament.
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  • that he wrote in the New Testament.
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  • We call them epistles.
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  • We call them epistles.
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  • And those weren't the wives of the apostles, amen.
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  • And those weren't the wives of the apostles, amen.
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  • Little church humor.
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  • Little church humor.
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  • But he wrote about 13 of these letters.
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  • But he wrote about 13 of these letters.
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  • He studied under Gamaliel.
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  • He studied under Gamaliel.
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  • I'm talking, of course, about the Apostle Paul.
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  • I'm talking, of course, about the Apostle Paul.
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  • Paul was so gifted.
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  • Paul was so gifted.
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  • It makes sense that God recruited Paul.
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  • It makes sense that God recruited Paul.
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  • If you were looking for somebody to spread abroad
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  • If you were looking for somebody to spread abroad
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  • the philosophy of Christ, Paul's the guy you want,
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  • the philosophy of Christ, Paul's the guy you want,
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  • because Paul was a Roman citizen.
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  • because Paul was a Roman citizen.
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  • This pedigree gave him entrée into places
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  • This pedigree gave him entrée into places
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  • where others couldn't go.
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  • where others couldn't go.
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  • Not only that, but his mind functioned in a brilliant way
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  • Not only that, but his mind functioned in a brilliant way
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  • that was able to debate the scholars of this age
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  • that was able to debate the scholars of this age
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  • and the rules, those in high political positions.
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  • and the rules, those in high political positions.
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  • Paul could do it because he was gifted, incredibly gifted.
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  • Paul could do it because he was gifted, incredibly gifted.
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  • So gifted was Paul that he took the gospel
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  • So gifted was Paul that he took the gospel
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  • to the Gentiles for the first time.
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  • to the Gentiles for the first time.
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  • He took the gospel to parts of Northern Africa and Asia
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  • He took the gospel to parts of Northern Africa and Asia
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  • and Europe, places where the gospel had not been.
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  • and Europe, places where the gospel had not been.
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  • He visited many of the major cities of his day.
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  • He visited many of the major cities of his day.
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  • So God would send him to places like Ephesus, Philippi,
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  • So God would send him to places like Ephesus, Philippi,
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  • Athens, Rome, Corinth.
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  • Athens, Rome, Corinth.
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  • One city that he went to, Corinth, was so wild.
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  • One city that he went to, Corinth, was so wild.
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  • And Paul had his work cut out for him in Corinth.
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  • And Paul had his work cut out for him in Corinth.
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  • And so by the time we get to 2 Corinthians,
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  • And so by the time we get to 2 Corinthians,
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  • the passage that I wanna share with you in this session,
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  • the passage that I wanna share with you in this session,
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  • chapter 10, verse 7,
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  • chapter 10, verse 7,
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  • Paul is writing to correct the Corinthians.
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  • Paul is writing to correct the Corinthians.
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  • And he's dealing with something that you wouldn't think
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  • And he's dealing with something that you wouldn't think
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  • Paul would have to deal with at this point in his ministry.
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  • Paul would have to deal with at this point in his ministry.
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  • Now, Paul died when he was around 60 years old we believe.
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  • Now, Paul died when he was around 60 years old we believe.
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  • And this is not the beginning of his ministry.
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  • And this is not the beginning of his ministry.
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  • He's done a lot. He's planted churches.
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  • He's done a lot. He's planted churches.
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  • He has established cell groups in places.
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  • He has established cell groups in places.
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  • He has also now, at this point, established himself
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  • He has also now, at this point, established himself
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  • as one of the premier leading thinkers of his day,
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  • as one of the premier leading thinkers of his day,
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  • theologically and philosophically.
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  • theologically and philosophically.
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  • But he's doing something in 2 Corinthians
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  • But he's doing something in 2 Corinthians
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  • that you would think he would be passed.
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  • that you would think he would be passed.
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  • He's having to defend his credentials.
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  • He's having to defend his credentials.
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  • There has arisen a group that we call
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  • There has arisen a group that we call
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  • "The super-apostles" in Corinth.
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  • "The super-apostles" in Corinth.
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  • And they've tried to strip Paul of his credentials.
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  • And they've tried to strip Paul of his credentials.
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  • They're calling Paul "Unqualified."
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  • They're calling Paul "Unqualified."
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  • Imagine that.
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  • Imagine that.
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  • The guy who, when they went to canonize the Bible,
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  • The guy who, when they went to canonize the Bible,
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  • they kept more of his stuff than anybody else's.
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  • they kept more of his stuff than anybody else's.
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  • But there were people saying, "You know, Paul isn't all that."
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  • But there were people saying, "You know, Paul isn't all that."
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  • It just goes to show you're never gonna arrive
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  • It just goes to show you're never gonna arrive
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  • to the place where you no longer have to deal with
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  • to the place where you no longer have to deal with
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  • this feeling of being unqualified.
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  • this feeling of being unqualified.
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  • And that's what Paul explains in 2 Corinthians 10,
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  • And that's what Paul explains in 2 Corinthians 10,
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  • verse 7 through 12.
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  • verse 7 through 12.
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  • He tells the Corinthian church:
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  • He tells the Corinthian church:
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  • "You are judging by appearances."
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  • "You are judging by appearances."
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  • Now, I could stop right there and preach the entirety
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  • Now, I could stop right there and preach the entirety
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  • of this episode around that one verse.
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  • of this episode around that one verse.
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  • How much of our world today reflects this spirit
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  • How much of our world today reflects this spirit
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  • of judging by appearances, of judging by status,
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  • of judging by appearances, of judging by status,
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  • of judging by stuff,
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  • of judging by stuff,
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  • of judging by superficial measures of success?
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  • of judging by superficial measures of success?
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  • Paul says, "Your problem is you're not looking beneath
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  • Paul says, "Your problem is you're not looking beneath
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  • the surface of things."
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  • the surface of things."
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  • He says, "If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ,
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  • He says, "If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ,
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  • "they should consider again that we belong to Christ
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  • "they should consider again that we belong to Christ
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  • just as much as they do."
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  • just as much as they do."
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  • One thing you've really gotta settle in your heart
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  • One thing you've really gotta settle in your heart
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  • is that I belong.
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  • is that I belong.
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  • Believing that you belong is the starting place
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  • Believing that you belong is the starting place
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  • of confidence in Christ, believing that you belong.
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  • of confidence in Christ, believing that you belong.
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  • You know, believing that you belong to Christ
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  • You know, believing that you belong to Christ
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  • and believing that you belong to his family,
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  • and believing that you belong to his family,
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  • it'll make you bold.
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  • it'll make you bold.
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  • And I believe that God wants to develop within you
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  • And I believe that God wants to develop within you
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  • a new sense of boldness as you look beneath the surface
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  • a new sense of boldness as you look beneath the surface
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  • and realize that I belong to Christ.
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  • and realize that I belong to Christ.
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  • So Paul says because of this, verse 8:
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  • So Paul says because of this, verse 8:
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  • "Even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord
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  • "Even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord
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  • "gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down,
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  • "gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down,
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  • "I will not be ashamed of it.
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  • "I will not be ashamed of it.
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  • "And I don't wanna seem to be trying to frighten you
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  • "And I don't wanna seem to be trying to frighten you
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  • "with my letters.
  • 00:11:12.000 --> 00:11:12.010
  • "with my letters.
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  • "For some say, 'His letters are weighty and forceful,
  • 00:11:13.220 --> 00:11:13.230
  • "For some say, 'His letters are weighty and forceful,
  • 00:11:13.230 --> 00:11:18.290
  • "'but in person he is unimpressive
  • 00:11:18.290 --> 00:11:19.000
  • "'but in person he is unimpressive
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  • and his speaking amounts to nothing.'"
  • 00:11:22.030 --> 00:11:22.040
  • and his speaking amounts to nothing.'"
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  • I don't know if you've ever seen that verse before, that Paul,
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  • I don't know if you've ever seen that verse before, that Paul,
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  • the one who stood up in synagogues,
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  • the one who stood up in synagogues,
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  • the one who stood up in the cultural hub of Mars Hill
  • 00:11:34.020 --> 00:11:34.030
  • the one who stood up in the cultural hub of Mars Hill
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  • and proclaimed to the pagans who the unknown God was,
  • 00:11:38.100 --> 00:11:38.110
  • and proclaimed to the pagans who the unknown God was,
  • 00:11:38.110 --> 00:11:42.110
  • that the apostle Paul, who we know for his gift
  • 00:11:42.110 --> 00:11:42.120
  • that the apostle Paul, who we know for his gift
  • 00:11:42.120 --> 00:11:45.100
  • because we're still reading his letters today,
  • 00:11:45.100 --> 00:11:45.110
  • because we're still reading his letters today,
  • 00:11:45.110 --> 00:11:47.160
  • in fact, we've just read from one of them, the one who wrote,
  • 00:11:47.160 --> 00:11:47.170
  • in fact, we've just read from one of them, the one who wrote,
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  • "Rejoice in the Lord always,"
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:51.040
  • "Rejoice in the Lord always,"
  • 00:11:51.040 --> 00:11:52.200
  • "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,"
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  • "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,"
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  • Paul, who was so gifted, had a glitch.
  • 00:11:54.240 --> 00:11:54.250
  • Paul, who was so gifted, had a glitch.
  • 00:11:54.250 --> 00:12:00.150
  • See, apparently, there was something about Paul's
  • 00:12:00.150 --> 00:12:00.160
  • See, apparently, there was something about Paul's
  • 00:12:00.160 --> 00:12:03.070
  • physical presence that made him unimpressive
  • 00:12:03.070 --> 00:12:03.080
  • physical presence that made him unimpressive
  • 00:12:03.080 --> 00:12:08.110
  • in his speaking ability.
  • 00:12:08.110 --> 00:12:08.120
  • in his speaking ability.
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:11.240
  • There was something about Paul that when he stood up to speak,
  • 00:12:11.240 --> 00:12:11.250
  • There was something about Paul that when he stood up to speak,
  • 00:12:11.250 --> 00:12:15.070
  • he wasn't as forceful as he came across in his letters.
  • 00:12:15.070 --> 00:12:15.080
  • he wasn't as forceful as he came across in his letters.
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:20.030
  • And his enemies in Corinth were trying to use this as a way
  • 00:12:20.030 --> 00:12:20.040
  • And his enemies in Corinth were trying to use this as a way
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  • to bring him down a little bit.
  • 00:12:23.140 --> 00:12:23.150
  • to bring him down a little bit.
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  • They were trying to use this
  • 00:12:25.270 --> 00:12:25.280
  • They were trying to use this
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  • to undermine his spiritual authority.
  • 00:12:27.210 --> 00:12:27.220
  • to undermine his spiritual authority.
  • 00:12:27.220 --> 00:12:29.140
  • And Paul acknowledges it.
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:29.150
  • And Paul acknowledges it.
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  • He says, "I know that some of you are saying
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  • He says, "I know that some of you are saying
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  • that I'm not that great of a speaker."
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  • that I'm not that great of a speaker."
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  • Paul, who wrote by some accounts
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  • Paul, who wrote by some accounts
  • 00:12:35.280 --> 00:12:38.260
  • the majority of the New Testament letters,
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  • the majority of the New Testament letters,
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  • when he stood up to preach, he had a glitch.
  • 00:12:41.100 --> 00:12:41.110
  • when he stood up to preach, he had a glitch.
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  • I don't know what your glitch is.
  • 00:12:46.170 --> 00:12:46.180
  • I don't know what your glitch is.
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  • I know what Vanellope's was.
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  • I know what Vanellope's was.
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  • When she went to race, she would disappear off the screen.
  • 00:12:49.100 --> 00:12:49.110
  • When she went to race, she would disappear off the screen.
  • 00:12:49.110 --> 00:12:51.110
  • I know what mine are. I know my glitches.
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  • I know what mine are. I know my glitches.
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  • You know your glitches, the things that
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  • You know your glitches, the things that
  • 00:12:54.200 --> 00:12:57.040
  • every time you get a little excited about doing
  • 00:12:57.040 --> 00:12:57.050
  • every time you get a little excited about doing
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  • something for God, here comes that tendency.
  • 00:12:59.030 --> 00:12:59.040
  • something for God, here comes that tendency.
  • 00:12:59.040 --> 00:13:02.080
  • Here comes that weakness.
  • 00:13:02.080 --> 00:13:02.090
  • Here comes that weakness.
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  • It shows up in the moments when you've finally decided
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  • It shows up in the moments when you've finally decided
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  • to step out in faith.
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  • to step out in faith.
  • 00:13:07.230 --> 00:13:09.120
  • And no sooner do you take the step than you feel like
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  • And no sooner do you take the step than you feel like
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  • you disappear from the screen because you have a glitch.
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:11.150
  • you disappear from the screen because you have a glitch.
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  • I wish I could list your glitch today.
  • 00:13:15.260 --> 00:13:15.270
  • I wish I could list your glitch today.
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:18.050
  • I wish I could zero in on it.
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  • I wish I could zero in on it.
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  • I probably could ask your wife.
  • 00:13:20.070 --> 00:13:20.080
  • I probably could ask your wife.
  • 00:13:20.080 --> 00:13:22.160
  • I maybe could ask your mom.
  • 00:13:22.160 --> 00:13:22.170
  • I maybe could ask your mom.
  • 00:13:22.170 --> 00:13:24.070
  • I maybe could ask your friend.
  • 00:13:24.070 --> 00:13:24.080
  • I maybe could ask your friend.
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.280
  • But, really, it's not the glitches that they see.
  • 00:13:25.280 --> 00:13:25.290
  • But, really, it's not the glitches that they see.
  • 00:13:25.290 --> 00:13:28.130
  • It's the things that, you know, those broken places,
  • 00:13:28.130 --> 00:13:28.140
  • It's the things that, you know, those broken places,
  • 00:13:28.140 --> 00:13:30.140
  • those glitchy places.
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  • those glitchy places.
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  • Paul, who was the vessel to communicate the gospel
  • 00:13:35.050 --> 00:13:35.060
  • Paul, who was the vessel to communicate the gospel
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  • to the Gentiles, and yet he wasn't the greatest preacher.
  • 00:13:40.020 --> 00:13:40.030
  • to the Gentiles, and yet he wasn't the greatest preacher.
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  • Kinda weird. It's kinda weird.
  • 00:13:45.250 --> 00:13:45.260
  • Kinda weird. It's kinda weird.
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  • (announcer) Most of us look in the mirror
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  • (announcer) Most of us look in the mirror
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  • and see our weaknesses, our flaws.
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  • and see our weaknesses, our flaws.
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  • But what if we could see ourselves the way God sees us?
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  • But what if we could see ourselves the way God sees us?
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  • What if our thoughts reflected God's thoughts?
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  • What if our thoughts reflected God's thoughts?
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  • In his book "(UN)QUALIFIED," Steven Furtick helps you
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  • face the good, the bad,
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  • face the good, the bad,
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  • and the unmentionable in your life,
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  • and the unmentionable in your life,
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  • and learn to let God use you right where you are.
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  • and learn to let God use you right where you are.
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  • (Steven) You know, I have had the opportunity
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  • (Steven) You know, I have had the opportunity
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  • in the last several years to meet a lot of people
  • 00:14:29.270 --> 00:14:29.280
  • in the last several years to meet a lot of people
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  • who are heroes to me, and especially other pastors.
  • 00:14:33.150 --> 00:14:33.160
  • who are heroes to me, and especially other pastors.
  • 00:14:33.160 --> 00:14:37.190
  • And I love when I get with another pastor to ask them
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  • And I love when I get with another pastor to ask them
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  • about the secrets of what they think made them successful.
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:41.150
  • about the secrets of what they think made them successful.
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  • And I like to ask 'em in an interesting way.
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  • And I like to ask 'em in an interesting way.
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  • So there are these three guys that I really respect
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  • So there are these three guys that I really respect
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  • in different areas, and I asked each of them a question.
  • 00:14:51.080 --> 00:14:51.090
  • in different areas, and I asked each of them a question.
  • 00:14:51.090 --> 00:14:54.060
  • And I asked it in a different way each time,
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  • And I asked it in a different way each time,
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  • but essentially what I asked 'em was,
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:55.290
  • but essentially what I asked 'em was,
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  • "What made you who you are?"
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  • "What made you who you are?"
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  • 'Cause I wanted to know, at the heart of it,
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  • 'Cause I wanted to know, at the heart of it,
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  • "How do you see it?"
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  • "How do you see it?"
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  • One of the pastors that I talked to about this,
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  • One of the pastors that I talked to about this,
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  • he is the greatest leader that I've ever personally met.
  • 00:15:05.200 --> 00:15:05.210
  • he is the greatest leader that I've ever personally met.
  • 00:15:05.210 --> 00:15:09.230
  • And when I say he's a great leader,
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  • And when I say he's a great leader,
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  • I don't mean that he talks about leadership.
  • 00:15:11.170 --> 00:15:11.180
  • I don't mean that he talks about leadership.
  • 00:15:11.180 --> 00:15:14.010
  • I mean that he has the ability to develop other leaders.
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  • I mean that he has the ability to develop other leaders.
  • 00:15:14.020 --> 00:15:17.150
  • And I wanted to know, "Where does that come from?"
  • 00:15:17.150 --> 00:15:17.160
  • And I wanted to know, "Where does that come from?"
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  • Because he's about 60 years old now.
  • 00:15:19.080 --> 00:15:19.090
  • Because he's about 60 years old now.
  • 00:15:19.090 --> 00:15:21.230
  • And to be honest with you, there are people that he's raised up
  • 00:15:21.230 --> 00:15:21.240
  • And to be honest with you, there are people that he's raised up
  • 00:15:21.240 --> 00:15:25.030
  • that are doing even more than he has done.
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:25.040
  • that are doing even more than he has done.
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  • Which I think is awesome.
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:27.000
  • Which I think is awesome.
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  • So I asked him, "What made you able
  • 00:15:28.180 --> 00:15:28.190
  • So I asked him, "What made you able
  • 00:15:28.190 --> 00:15:31.230
  • to raise up great leaders the way you do?"
  • 00:15:31.230 --> 00:15:31.240
  • to raise up great leaders the way you do?"
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  • And here's what he said.
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  • And here's what he said.
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  • He said, "It was because I never really saw myself
  • 00:15:36.050 --> 00:15:36.060
  • He said, "It was because I never really saw myself
  • 00:15:36.060 --> 00:15:39.270
  • "as being that great.
  • 00:15:39.270 --> 00:15:39.280
  • "as being that great.
  • 00:15:39.280 --> 00:15:41.270
  • "I thought I needed other people to help me
  • 00:15:41.270 --> 00:15:41.280
  • "I thought I needed other people to help me
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:44.050
  • so I had no choice but to rely on other people."
  • 00:15:44.050 --> 00:15:44.060
  • so I had no choice but to rely on other people."
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  • That was the first guy.
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  • That was the first guy.
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  • The second guy, he's the most financially secure.
  • 00:15:49.230 --> 00:15:49.240
  • The second guy, he's the most financially secure.
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  • You think about this guy having millions of dollars in assets
  • 00:15:54.040 --> 00:15:54.050
  • You think about this guy having millions of dollars in assets
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  • and no debt.
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  • and no debt.
  • 00:15:57.190 --> 00:15:59.070
  • He not only leads that way in his personal life,
  • 00:15:59.070 --> 00:15:59.080
  • He not only leads that way in his personal life,
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  • but he leads his church that way.
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:01.140
  • but he leads his church that way.
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:03.000
  • And I asked him the question.
  • 00:16:03.000 --> 00:16:03.010
  • And I asked him the question.
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  • I said, "What made you so financially brilliant?
  • 00:16:04.140 --> 00:16:04.150
  • I said, "What made you so financially brilliant?
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  • "Why do you think that you personally, and your church,
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:07.200
  • "Why do you think that you personally, and your church,
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:10.000
  • is so--why are you so financially secure?"
  • 00:16:10.000 --> 00:16:10.010
  • is so--why are you so financially secure?"
  • 00:16:10.010 --> 00:16:13.230
  • And he said, "It was because I grew up so broke.
  • 00:16:13.230 --> 00:16:13.240
  • And he said, "It was because I grew up so broke.
  • 00:16:13.240 --> 00:16:17.070
  • "I never had anything.
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:17.080
  • "I never had anything.
  • 00:16:17.080 --> 00:16:19.140
  • "And growing up with that scarcity mentality taught me
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  • "And growing up with that scarcity mentality taught me
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  • how to respect money when it came to me."
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  • how to respect money when it came to me."
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  • That was the second guy.
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  • That was the second guy.
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  • The third guy that I talked to, he's the greatest communicator
  • 00:16:27.170 --> 00:16:27.180
  • The third guy that I talked to, he's the greatest communicator
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  • that I've ever met, an amazing preacher.
  • 00:16:30.240 --> 00:16:30.250
  • that I've ever met, an amazing preacher.
  • 00:16:30.250 --> 00:16:34.210
  • And I heard him say twice, on two different occasions
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  • And I heard him say twice, on two different occasions
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  • in the last several months, something that blew my mind.
  • 00:16:38.030 --> 00:16:38.040
  • in the last several months, something that blew my mind.
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  • Because I see him preach, and he's amazing.
  • 00:16:40.280 --> 00:16:40.290
  • Because I see him preach, and he's amazing.
  • 00:16:40.290 --> 00:16:43.100
  • But he said that the reason that he preaches so hard
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  • But he said that the reason that he preaches so hard
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  • is because he never thought he preached that well.
  • 00:16:46.270 --> 00:16:46.280
  • is because he never thought he preached that well.
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:50.120
  • He said that when he first started preaching,
  • 00:16:50.120 --> 00:16:50.130
  • He said that when he first started preaching,
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:53.210
  • he would shake so much when he held the microphone
  • 00:16:53.210 --> 00:16:53.220
  • he would shake so much when he held the microphone
  • 00:16:53.220 --> 00:16:57.240
  • that he would actually have to put the microphone
  • 00:16:57.240 --> 00:16:57.250
  • that he would actually have to put the microphone
  • 00:16:57.250 --> 00:16:59.240
  • on a stand and put his hands behind his back to preach
  • 00:16:59.240 --> 00:16:59.250
  • on a stand and put his hands behind his back to preach
  • 00:16:59.250 --> 00:17:03.250
  • so nobody would see him shaking.
  • 00:17:03.250 --> 00:17:03.260
  • so nobody would see him shaking.
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  • He would drop the mike from shaking
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  • He would drop the mike from shaking
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  • when he stood up to preach.
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  • when he stood up to preach.
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  • He had a glitch.
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  • He had a glitch.
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  • But he said that his glitch, and this was interesting to me,
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  • But he said that his glitch, and this was interesting to me,
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  • is what made him preach harder.
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  • is what made him preach harder.
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  • He said, "I would preach so hard
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  • He said, "I would preach so hard
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  • "that I would sweat through my shoes.
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  • "that I would sweat through my shoes.
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  • "When I would finish preaching, my shoes would be
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  • "When I would finish preaching, my shoes would be
  • 00:17:22.070 --> 00:17:25.140
  • "sloshing with sweat because I was preaching so hard
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  • "sloshing with sweat because I was preaching so hard
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  • because I didn't think I was very good."
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  • because I didn't think I was very good."
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  • "I'm so good with money because I was so broke."
  • 00:17:33.050 --> 00:17:33.060
  • "I'm so good with money because I was so broke."
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  • "I raised up leaders because I didn't feel like
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  • "I raised up leaders because I didn't feel like
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  • I was a very good leader, so I had no choice."
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  • I was a very good leader, so I had no choice."
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  • In each instance, it was their glitch
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  • In each instance, it was their glitch
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  • that turned into their gift.
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  • that turned into their gift.
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  • It was what they couldn't do that strengthened them
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  • It was what they couldn't do that strengthened them
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  • to be able to accomplish what they were born to do.
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  • to be able to accomplish what they were born to do.
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  • And I want you to understand that maybe the thing
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  • And I want you to understand that maybe the thing
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  • that you're asking God to take away from your life
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  • that you're asking God to take away from your life
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  • is the thing that he wants to use to bring forth the thing
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  • is the thing that he wants to use to bring forth the thing
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  • that he put in you to bless the world with it.
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  • that he put in you to bless the world with it.
  • 00:18:06.030 --> 00:18:09.240
  • 'Cause, see, I was thinking about Paul.
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:09.250
  • 'Cause, see, I was thinking about Paul.
  • 00:18:09.250 --> 00:18:11.040
  • I was thinking about how Paul, by his own admission,
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  • I was thinking about how Paul, by his own admission,
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:13.260
  • wasn't a very impressive speaker.
  • 00:18:13.260 --> 00:18:13.270
  • wasn't a very impressive speaker.
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  • And I was thinking about how Apollos was a great speaker.
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  • And I was thinking about how Apollos was a great speaker.
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  • And I was thinking about how Paul wrote all these books
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  • And I was thinking about how Paul wrote all these books
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  • in the New Testament.
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  • in the New Testament.
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  • And I started to wonder: If Paul had been a better speaker,
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  • And I started to wonder: If Paul had been a better speaker,
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  • would he have sat down and picked up a pen
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  • would he have sat down and picked up a pen
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  • to write those letters?
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  • to write those letters?
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  • If Paul had been a more impressive speaker,
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  • If Paul had been a more impressive speaker,
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  • perhaps he wouldn't have needed to pick up a pen.
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  • perhaps he wouldn't have needed to pick up a pen.
  • 00:18:38.190 --> 00:18:41.220
  • But because of what he couldn't do very well,
  • 00:18:41.220 --> 00:18:41.230
  • But because of what he couldn't do very well,
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  • he did what he could do even better.
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  • he did what he could do even better.
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  • Now I wanna ask you a question.
  • 00:18:50.220 --> 00:18:50.230
  • Now I wanna ask you a question.
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  • How many Bible verses can you quote that Apollos penned?
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  • How many Bible verses can you quote that Apollos penned?
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  • Remember, Apollos is an impressive speaker.
  • 00:18:58.080 --> 00:18:58.090
  • Remember, Apollos is an impressive speaker.
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  • No doubt God used him.
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  • No doubt God used him.
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:03.170
  • Apollos was trained by Priscilla and Aquila.
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:03.180
  • Apollos was trained by Priscilla and Aquila.
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  • I mean, no doubt he did some great things.
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  • I mean, no doubt he did some great things.
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  • The Bible tells us that he did.
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  • The Bible tells us that he did.
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  • He proved that Jesus was the Messiah.
  • 00:19:09.120 --> 00:19:09.130
  • He proved that Jesus was the Messiah.
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  • But you can't quote any Bible verses that Apollos wrote,
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  • But you can't quote any Bible verses that Apollos wrote,
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  • because he spoke them, and that was it.
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:15.200
  • because he spoke them, and that was it.
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  • There was no recording device.
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  • There was no recording device.
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  • Paul, on the other hand, not a very good speaker.
  • 00:19:20.070 --> 00:19:20.080
  • Paul, on the other hand, not a very good speaker.
  • 00:19:20.080 --> 00:19:24.070
  • But he sat down with a pen
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  • But he sat down with a pen
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  • because he wasn't as good with his mouth.
  • 00:19:26.170 --> 00:19:26.180
  • because he wasn't as good with his mouth.
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  • I never thought of it this way before,
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:29.130
  • I never thought of it this way before,
  • 00:19:29.130 --> 00:19:31.160
  • but maybe Paul wouldn't have penned Galatians 2:20:
  • 00:19:31.160 --> 00:19:31.170
  • but maybe Paul wouldn't have penned Galatians 2:20:
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  • "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live.
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  • "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live.
  • 00:19:35.010 --> 00:19:38.020
  • "Yet not I, but Christ lives in me.
  • 00:19:38.020 --> 00:19:38.030
  • "Yet not I, but Christ lives in me.
  • 00:19:38.030 --> 00:19:39.180
  • "And the life that I now live in the flesh,
  • 00:19:39.180 --> 00:19:39.190
  • "And the life that I now live in the flesh,
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  • "I live by the faith of the Son of God,
  • 00:19:41.100 --> 00:19:41.110
  • "I live by the faith of the Son of God,
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  • who loved me and gave himself for me."
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  • who loved me and gave himself for me."
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  • That's one of my favorite verses.
  • 00:19:44.170 --> 00:19:44.180
  • That's one of my favorite verses.
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  • I have it hanging in my house in Chinese, in Mandarin.
  • 00:19:45.260 --> 00:19:45.270
  • I have it hanging in my house in Chinese, in Mandarin.
  • 00:19:45.270 --> 00:19:49.030
  • I have Paul's words in Mandarin that he wrote in Greek.
  • 00:19:49.030 --> 00:19:49.040
  • I have Paul's words in Mandarin that he wrote in Greek.
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  • But if he had been a better speaker,
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  • But if he had been a better speaker,
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  • maybe he wouldn't have seen the need to write 'em.
  • 00:19:56.050 --> 00:19:56.060
  • maybe he wouldn't have seen the need to write 'em.
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  • And if he wouldn't have seen the need to write 'em,
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  • And if he wouldn't have seen the need to write 'em,
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  • I wouldn't have 'em in Chinese in my house,
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  • I wouldn't have 'em in Chinese in my house,
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  • and I wouldn't be reading to you today
  • 00:20:04.190 --> 00:20:04.200
  • and I wouldn't be reading to you today
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  • from 2 Corinthians chapter 10, verse 10 where Paul said:
  • 00:20:06.210 --> 00:20:06.220
  • from 2 Corinthians chapter 10, verse 10 where Paul said:
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  • I know I have a glitch, but my glitch became my gift.
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  • I know I have a glitch, but my glitch became my gift.
  • 00:20:11.250 --> 00:20:19.140
  • And because Paul wasn't very good with a microphone,
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  • And because Paul wasn't very good with a microphone,
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  • he picked up a pen.
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  • he picked up a pen.
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  • And because he did, we have these great concepts
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  • And because he did, we have these great concepts
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  • in the Bible, like justification by faith.
  • 00:20:30.270 --> 00:20:30.280
  • in the Bible, like justification by faith.
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  • Paul wrote about that in the book of Romans.
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  • Paul wrote about that in the book of Romans.
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  • He wrote about it.
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  • He wrote about it.
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  • He didn't speak about it.
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  • He didn't speak about it.
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  • If he had spoken about it, he wouldn't have written about it.
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  • If he had spoken about it, he wouldn't have written about it.
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  • If he didn't write about it, you wouldn't know about it.
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  • If he didn't write about it, you wouldn't know about it.
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  • It was what he couldn't do that resulted in the Bible
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  • It was what he couldn't do that resulted in the Bible
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  • that you hold in your hands today.
  • 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:45.260
  • that you hold in your hands today.
  • 00:20:45.260 --> 00:20:48.220
  • (announcer) Paul was a murderer.
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  • (announcer) Paul was a murderer.
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  • Rahab was a prostitute.
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  • Rahab was a prostitute.
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  • Peter denied Jesus.
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  • Peter denied Jesus.
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  • And Jonah was fish food.
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  • And Jonah was fish food.
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  • By any standard, these guys were unqualified,
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  • By any standard, these guys were unqualified,
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  • and yet God entrusted them with some of the most important tasks
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  • and yet God entrusted them with some of the most important tasks
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  • in human history.
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  • in human history.
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  • Just like these Bible greats, we struggle in the space
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  • Just like these Bible greats, we struggle in the space
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  • between our weaknesses and our dreams,
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  • between our weaknesses and our dreams,
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  • between who we think we are
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  • between who we think we are
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  • and who God says we're meant to be.
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  • and who God says we're meant to be.
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  • Feeling unqualified?
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  • Feeling unqualified?
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  • Welcome to the club.
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  • Welcome to the club.
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  • In his encouraging book "(UN)QUALIFIED"
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  • In his encouraging book "(UN)QUALIFIED"
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  • Steven Furtick reveals the inspiring truth
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  • Steven Furtick reveals the inspiring truth
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  • that being unqualified is God's favorite qualification.
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  • that being unqualified is God's favorite qualification.
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  • This book is about understanding your identity
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  • This book is about understanding your identity
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  • in light of who God is.
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  • in light of who God is.
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  • It's about coming to terms with the good, the bad,
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  • It's about coming to terms with the good, the bad,
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  • and the unmentionable in your life
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  • and the unmentionable in your life
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  • and learning to let God use you right where you are.
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  • and learning to let God use you right where you are.
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  • (Steven) I believe that as you read it,
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  • (Steven) I believe that as you read it,
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  • you'll discover that God has a way of using our weaknesses.
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  • you'll discover that God has a way of using our weaknesses.
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  • In fact, you'll be encouraged as you find out
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  • In fact, you'll be encouraged as you find out
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  • that God really loves and uses unqualified people
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  • that God really loves and uses unqualified people
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  • like you and me.
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  • like you and me.
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  • So find out why being unqualified
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  • So find out why being unqualified
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  • is one of God's favorite qualifications.
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  • is one of God's favorite qualifications.
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  • Does God use broken people to do big things?
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  • Does God use broken people to do big things?
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  • I believe he does.
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  • I believe he does.
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  • But you'll never see it happen
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  • But you'll never see it happen
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  • if you don't look beneath the surface.
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  • if you don't look beneath the surface.
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  • See, when they found out that Vanellope
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  • See, when they found out that Vanellope
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  • wasn't actually a glitch but what they perceived
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  • wasn't actually a glitch but what they perceived
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  • to be her glitch was actually what was gonna make her--
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  • to be her glitch was actually what was gonna make her--
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  • in fact, if you wanna watch
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  • in fact, if you wanna watch
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  • the movie sometime, you can do it.
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  • the movie sometime, you can do it.
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  • Do it while you're reading 2 Corinthians chapter 10.
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  • Do it while you're reading 2 Corinthians chapter 10.
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  • It would be, like, the ultimate Bible study.
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  • It would be, like, the ultimate Bible study.
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  • Watch "Wreck-It Ralph" with 2 Corinthians 10.
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  • Watch "Wreck-It Ralph" with 2 Corinthians 10.
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  • Put 'em together.
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  • Put 'em together.
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  • Because she glitched all the way to the finish line.
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  • Because she glitched all the way to the finish line.
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  • And the thing that she had thought
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  • And the thing that she had thought
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  • and that she had been convinced would keep her from ever
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  • and that she had been convinced would keep her from ever
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  • being of any value was the very thing that enabled her.
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  • being of any value was the very thing that enabled her.
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  • And I know it's "Wreck-It Ralph,"
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  • And I know it's "Wreck-It Ralph,"
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  • and I know it's a cartoon, but I wonder,
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  • and I know it's a cartoon, but I wonder,
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  • "Is there a message in this for our lives today?"
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  • "Is there a message in this for our lives today?"
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  • That it is the glitch that became the gift.
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  • That it is the glitch that became the gift.
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  • The thing that Paul could not do as well as others forced him
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  • The thing that Paul could not do as well as others forced him
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  • to do the thing that is still blessing us today.
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  • to do the thing that is still blessing us today.
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  • So every time you open up your Bible
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  • So every time you open up your Bible
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  • and you read something that Paul wrote
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  • and you read something that Paul wrote
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  • and you admire his gift and his eloquence,
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  • and you admire his gift and his eloquence,
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  • whether it's in 1 or 2 Timothy, or 1 or 2 Thessalonians
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  • whether it's in 1 or 2 Timothy, or 1 or 2 Thessalonians
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  • or Philippians or Ephesians or Romans or 2 Corinthians,
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  • or Philippians or Ephesians or Romans or 2 Corinthians,
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  • just remember that the gift that you hold in your hand
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  • just remember that the gift that you hold in your hand
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  • that we now know as God's Word through Paul
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  • that we now know as God's Word through Paul
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  • may have been all because of a glitch.
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  • may have been all because of a glitch.
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  • We know Paul had some insecurities
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  • We know Paul had some insecurities
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  • because he says in 2 Corinthians 12
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  • because he says in 2 Corinthians 12
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  • that he had a thorn in his flesh,
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  • that he had a thorn in his flesh,
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  • and he asked God to take it away.
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  • and he asked God to take it away.
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  • And three times God said, "No.
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  • And three times God said, "No.
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  • "My grace is sufficient for you,
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  • "My grace is sufficient for you,
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  • for my strength is made perfect in your weakness."
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  • for my strength is made perfect in your weakness."
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  • "And my gift will be strengthened in your glitch."
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  • "And my gift will be strengthened in your glitch."
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  • Are you asking God to take away something
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  • Are you asking God to take away something
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  • that he wants to work through?
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  • that he wants to work through?
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  • We imagine what we could be if we had no weaknesses,
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  • We imagine what we could be if we had no weaknesses,
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  • and we're blinded to what we could become
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  • and we're blinded to what we could become
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  • if we ever embraced our weaknesses
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  • if we ever embraced our weaknesses
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  • as an opportunity to showcase God's strength.
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:33.040
  • as an opportunity to showcase God's strength.
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  • I know you have that thing you wish you could do better.
  • 00:24:37.080 --> 00:24:37.090
  • I know you have that thing you wish you could do better.
  • 00:24:37.090 --> 00:24:40.040
  • I know you wish you were more confident.
  • 00:24:40.040 --> 00:24:40.050
  • I know you wish you were more confident.
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  • I know you wish you could say it better.
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  • I know you wish you could say it better.
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  • I know you wish you could do it better.
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  • I know you wish you could do it better.
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  • But sometimes what God leaves out
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  • But sometimes what God leaves out
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  • is just as important as what he puts in.
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  • is just as important as what he puts in.
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  • It's what teaches you to rely on him.
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  • It's what teaches you to rely on him.
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  • It's what teaches you to work with others.
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  • It's what teaches you to work with others.
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  • It's what forces you to pick up a pen
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  • It's what forces you to pick up a pen
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  • and use what you have for the glory of God.
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  • and use what you have for the glory of God.
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  • God, we thank you today for our glitches.
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  • God, we thank you today for our glitches.
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  • We thank you even for our weak spots
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  • We thank you even for our weak spots
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  • because we believe what Paul said,
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  • because we believe what Paul said,
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  • that when we are weak, then we are strong.
  • 00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:14.080
  • that when we are weak, then we are strong.
  • 00:25:14.080 --> 00:25:17.280
  • I ask you today that whatever those glitches are,
  • 00:25:17.280 --> 00:25:17.290
  • I ask you today that whatever those glitches are,
  • 00:25:17.290 --> 00:25:20.160
  • whatever those places are, whatever those broken spots,
  • 00:25:20.160 --> 00:25:20.170
  • whatever those places are, whatever those broken spots,
  • 00:25:20.170 --> 00:25:26.060
  • whatever those areas of us
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  • whatever those areas of us
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  • that won't seem to function right are,
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  • that won't seem to function right are,
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  • that as we offer them to you in faith
  • 00:25:31.280 --> 00:25:31.290
  • that as we offer them to you in faith
  • 00:25:31.290 --> 00:25:33.230
  • that you will show forth a strength
  • 00:25:33.230 --> 00:25:33.240
  • that you will show forth a strength
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  • that is greater than our glitch, greater than our weakness.
  • 00:25:36.050 --> 00:25:36.060
  • that is greater than our glitch, greater than our weakness.
  • 00:25:36.060 --> 00:25:40.030
  • And maybe, just maybe, use the very thing,
  • 00:25:40.030 --> 00:25:40.040
  • And maybe, just maybe, use the very thing,
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  • the very thorn that we've asked you to take away
  • 00:25:43.090 --> 00:25:43.100
  • the very thorn that we've asked you to take away
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  • to demonstrate who you really are
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  • to demonstrate who you really are
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  • and to teach us to trust you, in Jesus' name, amen.
  • 00:25:49.060 --> 00:25:49.070
  • and to teach us to trust you, in Jesus' name, amen.
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