Save Your Strength Part 2

October 8, 2022 | 320 | 27:29

Pastor Steven shares the key to sustaining strength in a draining world.

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Steven Furtick | Save Your Strength Part 2 | October 8, 2022
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  • >> who set your standard?
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  • >> who set your standard? have you even thought about it
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  • Have you even thought about it or did you just inherit it?
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  • Or did you just inherit it? who set your standard?
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  • Who set your standard? you're looking to celebrities
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  • You're looking to celebrities for your standard,
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  • For your standard, really?
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  • Really? them?
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  • Them? the ones who
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  • The ones who are so miserable
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  • Are so miserable they can only be happy
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  • They can only be happy when they have attention?
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  • When they have attention? really?
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  • Really? that's your standard?
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  • That's your standard? who set your standard?
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  • Who set your standard? who set your standard
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  • Who set your standard of what you will
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  • Of what you will and will not listen to?
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  • And will not listen to? who set your standard?
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  • Who set your standard? oh, you think
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  • Oh, you think you're better than us.
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  • You're better than us. that's what they'll say
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  • That's what they'll say when you start living
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  • When you start living with standards.
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  • With standards. oh, you think
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  • Oh, you think you're better than us.
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  • You're better than us. no, it's just that i know
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  • No, it's just that i know how much i need a source
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  • How much i need a source that is not me,
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  • That is not me, cause i am weak without him.
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  • Cause i am weak without him. in fact, i'm nothing
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  • In fact, i'm nothing without him.
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  • Without him. so, excuse me,
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  • So, excuse me, but the battle that i'm in
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  • But the battle that i'm in is too real for me
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  • Is too real for me to play around
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  • To play around and live my life
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  • And live my life with exposed places
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  • With exposed places and low standards,
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  • And low standards, so i gotta get this right
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  • So i gotta get this right this year!
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  • [applause]
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  • I like that boy right there.
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  • I like that boy right there. he looks like a teenager
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  • He looks like a teenager with standards.
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  • With standards. right, sittin' there,
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  • Right, sittin' there, leanin' in in church.
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  • Leanin' in in church. some kids would be texting
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  • Some kids would be texting in church, but not you.
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  • In church, but not you. you look like you
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  • You look like you want somethin' from god, boy!
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  • Want somethin' from god, boy! you look like
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  • You look like you've got a mission!
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  • You've got a mission! you look like god might use you!
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  • You look like god might use you! don't you lift down
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  • Don't you lift down to the level of your friends.
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  • To the level of your friends. your friends don't know
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  • Your friends don't know anything yet.
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  • Anything yet. god is taking you places!
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  • God is taking you places! stand up on your feet right now!
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  • Stand up on your feet right now! yeah, you!
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  • Yeah, you! stand up right now!
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  • Stand up right now! raise the standard,
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  • Raise the standard, don't lower it!
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  • Don't lower it! when you show up at school,
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  • When you show up at school, god walks through the halls!
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  • God walks through the halls! when you show up at school,
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  • When you show up at school, the presence of god moves!
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  • [applause]
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  • Raise the standard!
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  • Raise the standard! you really gonna let
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  • You really gonna let your unmarried friends tell you
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  • Your unmarried friends tell you how to do your marriage?
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  • [cheering]
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  • I'll tell you,
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  • I'll tell you, if i had a wife,
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  • If i had a wife, i wouldn't --
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  • I wouldn't -- uh-huh, you said
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  • Uh-huh, you said all i needed to hear
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  • All i needed to hear in that "if i had a wife" part.
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  • In that "if i had a wife" part. if i wanted what you had,
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  • If i wanted what you had, i'd do what you're doin',
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  • I'd do what you're doin', but i want somethin' better.
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  • [laughter]
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  • What's your standard?
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  • What's your standard? sometimes our standards
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  • Sometimes our standards need to be lowered.
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  • Need to be lowered. yeah, no, sometimes they do,
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  • Yeah, no, sometimes they do, because sometimes it takes
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  • Because sometimes it takes too much to make us happy.
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  • Too much to make us happy. who set the standard
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  • Who set the standard for what it takes
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  • For what it takes to make you happy?
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  • To make you happy? who set the standard
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  • Who set the standard for what it takes
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  • For what it takes to have a good day?
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  • To have a good day? i'm bad about this.
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  • I'm bad about this. one bad meeting
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  • One bad meeting and i had a bad day.
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  • And i had a bad day. no, no, no.
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  • No, no, no. it's like that old man
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  • It's like that old man told me that time.
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  • Told me that time. i said, "how're you doin'?"
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  • I said, "how're you doin'?" he said, "i'm alive."
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  • He said, "i'm alive." i thought, well,
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  • I thought, well, you didn't answer me.
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  • You didn't answer me. and then i realized, yes,
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  • And then i realized, yes, he did, because for him,
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  • He did, because for him, to be alive --
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  • [applause]
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  • He woke up, it's a good day.
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  • He woke up, it's a good day. he woke up, it's a good day.
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  • He woke up, it's a good day. who's setting your standards?
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  • Who's setting your standards? i mean, when did we come
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  • I mean, when did we come to the point when kids
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  • To the point when kids had to watch a movie in the car?
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  • [laughter]
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  • For a trip to target --
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  • For a trip to target -- i used to have to ride
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  • I used to have to ride four hours with a crayon
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  • Four hours with a crayon and a book,
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  • And a book, and now you need elsa
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  • And now you need elsa to get to harris teeter!
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  • To get to harris teeter! who set the standard?
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  • Who set the standard? have we lost our mind?
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  • [applause]
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  • The one time,
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  • The one time, i was complaining.
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  • I was complaining. i preached on a saturday night.
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  • I preached on a saturday night. my friend came.
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  • My friend came. he's on staff at another church,
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  • He's on staff at another church, and i was apologizing to him
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  • And i was apologizing to him cause the crowd
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  • Cause the crowd was a little down,
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  • Was a little down, cause i was used to bein'
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  • Cause i was used to bein' packed out in elevation
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  • Packed out in elevation on saturday night.
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  • On saturday night. i said, "i'm sorry, man.
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  • I said, "i'm sorry, man. it was kinda --
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  • It was kinda -- it was kinda down today."
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  • It was kinda down today." he said, "your down day
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  • He said, "your down day would be my revival."
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  • [laughter]
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  • [laughter]
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  • I needed that,
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  • I needed that, cause sometimes
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  • Cause sometimes you let your standard
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  • You let your standard get out of control.
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  • Get out of control. sometimes, as the church,
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  • Sometimes, as the church, we want to put a standard
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  • We want to put a standard on the world that we ourselves
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  • On the world that we ourselves don't even exemplify.
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  • Don't even exemplify. we can't even figure out
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  • We can't even figure out racial reconciliation
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  • Racial reconciliation within the context
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  • Within the context of the community of faith,
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  • Of the community of faith, but then we want to judge it
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  • But then we want to judge it when it's in the world?
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  • [applause]
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  • But, god's got a remnant.
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  • But, god's got a remnant. god always has a remnant.
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  • God always has a remnant. i believe god is raising up
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  • I believe god is raising up elevation church
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  • Elevation church as a remnant in this day,
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  • As a remnant in this day, to raise the standard
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  • To raise the standard of what church can be
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  • Of what church can be and how broad
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  • And how broad this message really is,
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  • This message really is, and we're here
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  • And we're here to raise the standard.
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  • To raise the standard. i wonder who set your standard?
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  • I wonder who set your standard? see, how can you expect god
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  • See, how can you expect god to be your strength
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  • To be your strength if he didn't set your standards?
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  • If he didn't set your standards? how can i expect success
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  • How can i expect success if i don't have
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  • If i don't have a standard of excellence?
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  • A standard of excellence? if i have not established
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  • If i have not established a standard of excellence
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  • A standard of excellence in my life,
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  • In my life, why would i expect god
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  • Why would i expect god to bless my blemished offerings?
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  • To bless my blemished offerings? you could take a little time off
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  • You could take a little time off your sermons, you know,
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  • Your sermons, you know, nobody would notice.
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  • Nobody would notice. but, why would i ask god
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  • But, why would i ask god to bless something
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  • To bless something that my whole heart wasn't in?
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  • That my whole heart wasn't in? it's hard to preach
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  • It's hard to preach this in church,
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  • This in church, because in church people think
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  • Because in church people think that if it's for god,
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  • That if it's for god, it doesn't have to be good.
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  • It doesn't have to be good. church can become a place
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  • Church can become a place where we just bring god
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  • Where we just bring god any old thing.
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  • Any old thing. we show up on time for something
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  • We show up on time for something we buy a ticket for,
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  • We buy a ticket for, but we're 35 minutes late
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  • But we're 35 minutes late to get to church
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  • To get to church and it doesn't matter,
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  • And it doesn't matter, cause it's like
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  • Cause it's like the preliminary stuff
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  • The preliminary stuff or something like that,
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  • Or something like that, and just bring god
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  • And just bring god any old thing.
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  • Any old thing. and listen,
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  • And listen, i am not talking about
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  • I am not talking about keeping god's standards
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  • Keeping god's standards so that you'll earn his love.
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  • So that you'll earn his love. this is not about keeping rules
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  • This is not about keeping rules so that god will love you,
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  • So that god will love you, it's because living right
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  • It's because living right because he does.
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  • [applause]
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  • Not living up to a standard,
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  • Not living up to a standard, but living out of a standard.
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  • But living out of a standard. christ in you,
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  • Christ in you, the hope of glory,
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  • The hope of glory, or as romans says,
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  • Or as romans says, that "the righteous requirements
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  • That "the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met
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  • Of the law might be fully met in us who walk
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  • In us who walk not after the flesh,
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  • Not after the flesh, but the spirit."
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  • But the spirit." for years, i read it that
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  • For years, i read it that the righteous requirements
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  • The righteous requirements of the law might be met by us.
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  • Of the law might be met by us. now i realize it's not something
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  • Now i realize it's not something god wants from me,
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  • God wants from me, it's something
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  • It's something that he wants for me.
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  • That he wants for me. he has given me a standard.
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  • He has given me a standard. he has called me his child,
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  • He has called me his child, and to live beneath that
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  • And to live beneath that is to be like eve
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  • Is to be like eve and to speak to something
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  • And to speak to something that you should be stepping on.
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  • [applause]
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  • But a lot of times,
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  • But a lot of times, we have an expectation
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  • We have an expectation with no standard.
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  • With no standard. a standard of excellence means
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  • A standard of excellence means doing the best
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  • Doing the best with what you have.
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  • With what you have. and until i've done the best
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  • And until i've done the best with what i have,
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  • With what i have, i don't feel like
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  • I don't feel like i should ask god to do
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  • I should ask god to do what he can do if i haven't done
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  • What he can do if i haven't done what i can do.
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  • What i can do. and you run into all kinds
  • 00:08:01.711 --> 00:08:02.812
  • And you run into all kinds of problems with this, you know,
  • 00:08:02.879 --> 00:08:04.514
  • Of problems with this, you know, even from early in the church.
  • 00:08:04.580 --> 00:08:06.582
  • Even from early in the church. early in the church,
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  • Early in the church, i wanted to have
  • 00:08:07.517 --> 00:08:08.017
  • I wanted to have a standard, you know?
  • 00:08:08.084 --> 00:08:09.385
  • A standard, you know? and we didn't have money,
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  • And we didn't have money, but i wanted a standard.
  • 00:08:10.419 --> 00:08:12.221
  • But i wanted a standard. and we didn't have equipment,
  • 00:08:12.288 --> 00:08:13.489
  • And we didn't have equipment, but i wanted a standard.
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  • But i wanted a standard. so, i was the worship leader
  • 00:08:14.891 --> 00:08:15.825
  • So, i was the worship leader when we started.
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  • When we started. the standard was way lower
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  • The standard was way lower than it is now!
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  • Than it is now! i got in at a good time, okay?
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  • I got in at a good time, okay? i was the only one available.
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  • I was the only one available. and so, so i had
  • 00:08:24.700 --> 00:08:28.070
  • And so, so i had to organize the band,
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  • To organize the band, and i brought in this guitar
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  • And i brought in this guitar player for one
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  • Player for one of our first rehearsals,
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  • Of our first rehearsals, and he came in
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  • And he came in and he didn't practice.
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  • And he didn't practice. he said, i got busy this week.
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  • He said, i got busy this week. i haven't practiced
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  • I haven't practiced this week, but i'm good.
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  • This week, but i'm good. so, i let him practice with us,
  • 00:08:40.449 --> 00:08:42.552
  • So, i let him practice with us, then after practice
  • 00:08:42.618 --> 00:08:43.786
  • Then after practice i pulled him aside,
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  • I pulled him aside, cause i didn't want
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  • Cause i didn't want to embarrass him.
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  • To embarrass him. i said, hey, man,
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  • I said, hey, man, we won't be needing you sunday,
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  • We won't be needing you sunday, cause you didn't practice.
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  • Cause you didn't practice. he said, "really?
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  • He said, "really? he said, "you're gonna kick me
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  • He said, "you're gonna kick me out the church
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  • Out the church cause i didn't practice?"
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  • Cause i didn't practice?" i said, "no,
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  • I said, "no, you can come to church,
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  • You can come to church, you just can't come
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  • You just can't come with a guitar on
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  • With a guitar on and stand on the stage.
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  • And stand on the stage. you can come to church
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  • You can come to church all you want.
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  • All you want. i'll save you a seat,
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  • I'll save you a seat, but yo ain't playing."
  • 00:09:00.403 --> 00:09:02.405
  • But yo ain't playing." and i gave him a $50 gas card.
  • 00:09:02.471 --> 00:09:05.841
  • And i gave him a $50 gas card. i said, "here you go, man.
  • 00:09:05.908 --> 00:09:08.277
  • I said, "here you go, man. and, but you're not playin'."
  • 00:09:08.344 --> 00:09:10.613
  • And, but you're not playin'." he said, "your standards
  • 00:09:10.680 --> 00:09:11.247
  • He said, "your standards are too high."
  • 00:09:11.314 --> 00:09:15.217
  • Are too high." he said, "nobody's gonna want
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  • He said, "nobody's gonna want to be a part of this ministry,
  • 00:09:16.819 --> 00:09:18.888
  • To be a part of this ministry, cause the standards
  • 00:09:18.955 --> 00:09:19.422
  • Cause the standards are too high,"
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  • Are too high," and he was right.
  • 00:09:20.222 --> 00:09:21.691
  • And he was right. nobody --
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  • Nobody -- this whole thing just.
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  • [laughter]
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  • I heard a story,
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  • I heard a story, listen to this.
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  • Listen to this. i heard a story last night
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  • I heard a story last night from an e-group in our church.
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  • From an e-group in our church. the couple that came
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  • The couple that came a couple of years ago,
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  • A couple of years ago, they were sharing their story
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  • They were sharing their story how they got here.
  • 00:09:35.404 --> 00:09:36.105
  • How they got here. they said, "we hated it
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  • They said, "we hated it when we first came."
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  • When we first came." and i was waitin'
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  • And i was waitin' for the twist, you know?
  • 00:09:39.008 --> 00:09:41.510
  • For the twist, you know? cause you're here now,
  • 00:09:41.577 --> 00:09:43.079
  • Cause you're here now, and you came years ago.
  • 00:09:43.145 --> 00:09:44.513
  • And you came years ago. they said, "we came in
  • 00:09:44.580 --> 00:09:45.548
  • They said, "we came in and somebody at the door said
  • 00:09:45.615 --> 00:09:46.682
  • And somebody at the door said we couldn't bring
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  • We couldn't bring our starbucks in church,
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  • Our starbucks in church, and we had just spent $5
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  • And we had just spent $5 each on our starbucks.
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  • Each on our starbucks. and i sat through
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  • And i sat through the first part of the sermon
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  • The first part of the sermon all mad about my starbucks,
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  • All mad about my starbucks, but then in the middle
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  • But then in the middle of the sermon,
  • 00:10:02.031 --> 00:10:02.598
  • Of the sermon, i started cryin'.
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  • I started cryin'. and then when we left
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  • And then when we left the church, we were getting
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  • The church, we were getting in our car,
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  • In our car, and somebody chased us down,
  • 00:10:08.104 --> 00:10:10.740
  • And somebody chased us down, the same person that told us
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  • The same person that told us we couldn't have our starbucks
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  • We couldn't have our starbucks in church.
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  • In church. they said,
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  • They said, 'while you were in service,
  • 00:10:14.744 --> 00:10:16.212
  • 'while you were in service, we went and got you
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  • We went and got you a starbucks gift card,'"
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  • A starbucks gift card,'" and chased them down
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  • And chased them down with a starbucks gift card.
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  • [applause]
  • 00:10:22.151 --> 00:10:26.956
  • And it wasn't even my sermon
  • 00:10:27.957 --> 00:10:28.924
  • And it wasn't even my sermon that won them to christ,
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  • That won them to christ, it was starbucks.
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  • [laughter]
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  • But it was a standard,
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  • But it was a standard, see, because i feel like
  • 00:10:34.263 --> 00:10:35.297
  • See, because i feel like why should i ask people
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  • Why should i ask people to tithe to this ministry
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  • To tithe to this ministry and then have lazy staff members
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  • And then have lazy staff members who don't even want
  • 00:10:40.770 --> 00:10:41.337
  • Who don't even want to practice?
  • 00:10:41.404 --> 00:10:42.271
  • To practice? why should i expect you
  • 00:10:42.338 --> 00:10:43.272
  • Why should i expect you to invite your friends
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  • To invite your friends to church,
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  • To church, and not have a standard
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  • And not have a standard of excellence on this stage?
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  • Of excellence on this stage? why should i expect god
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  • Why should i expect god to bless something
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  • To bless something that i am not invested in?
  • 00:10:50.613 --> 00:10:52.348
  • That i am not invested in? why should we expect god
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  • Why should we expect god to bless our lives with success
  • 00:10:54.316 --> 00:10:56.385
  • To bless our lives with success when we have not established
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  • When we have not established a standard of excellence?
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  • A standard of excellence? this is my year
  • 00:11:00.322 --> 00:11:01.390
  • This is my year to bring my best to god,
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  • To bring my best to god, to bring him a worthy offering.
  • 00:11:03.626 --> 00:11:05.394
  • To bring him a worthy offering. i will not offer the lord
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  • I will not offer the lord that which costs me nothing!
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  • [applause]
  • 00:11:08.698 --> 00:11:11.767
  • How can i expect god
  • 00:11:13.202 --> 00:11:14.136
  • How can i expect god to bless me with success
  • 00:11:14.203 --> 00:11:16.872
  • To bless me with success when i have no standard
  • 00:11:16.939 --> 00:11:17.573
  • When i have no standard of excellence?
  • 00:11:17.640 --> 00:11:19.075
  • Of excellence? how can i expect god
  • 00:11:19.141 --> 00:11:20.743
  • How can i expect god to bless me with abundance
  • 00:11:20.810 --> 00:11:22.078
  • To bless me with abundance when i have no standard
  • 00:11:22.144 --> 00:11:22.812
  • When i have no standard of stewardship?
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  • Of stewardship? the standard comes
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  • The standard comes before the strength.
  • 00:11:26.282 --> 00:11:27.583
  • Before the strength. "he will be a spirit of justice
  • 00:11:27.650 --> 00:11:28.918
  • "he will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment,
  • 00:11:28.984 --> 00:11:30.553
  • To the one who sits in judgment, and a source of strength to him
  • 00:11:30.619 --> 00:11:32.188
  • And a source of strength to him who turns back the battle
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  • Who turns back the battle at the gate."
  • 00:11:33.022 --> 00:11:33.856
  • At the gate." the standard,
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  • The standard, then the strength.
  • 00:11:34.757 --> 00:11:35.858
  • Then the strength. the standard,
  • 00:11:35.925 --> 00:11:36.625
  • The standard, then the strength.
  • 00:11:36.692 --> 00:11:37.660
  • Then the strength. so, if i want god
  • 00:11:37.727 --> 00:11:38.961
  • So, if i want god to be my provider,
  • 00:11:39.028 --> 00:11:40.529
  • To be my provider, i have to make a plan.
  • 00:11:40.596 --> 00:11:41.831
  • I have to make a plan. why would god give me provision
  • 00:11:41.897 --> 00:11:43.733
  • Why would god give me provision if i don't have a plan for it?
  • 00:11:43.799 --> 00:11:45.801
  • If i don't have a plan for it? why would god bless me
  • 00:11:45.868 --> 00:11:47.269
  • Why would god bless me with more when i'm not even
  • 00:11:47.336 --> 00:11:48.871
  • With more when i'm not even generous with what i have?
  • 00:11:48.938 --> 00:11:50.906
  • Generous with what i have? why would he pour out
  • 00:11:50.973 --> 00:11:51.874
  • Why would he pour out of his resources
  • 00:11:51.941 --> 00:11:52.875
  • Of his resources into closed hands?
  • 00:11:52.942 --> 00:11:54.610
  • Into closed hands? i need a standard!
  • 00:11:54.677 --> 00:11:58.681
  • I need a standard! that's why i give
  • 00:11:58.748 --> 00:11:59.381
  • That's why i give the first 10% to god.
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  • The first 10% to god. that's my standard.
  • 00:12:01.217 --> 00:12:02.384
  • That's my standard. he's first.
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  • He's first. this is off limits.
  • 00:12:03.486 --> 00:12:04.854
  • This is off limits. it's not for negotiation.
  • 00:12:04.920 --> 00:12:06.722
  • It's not for negotiation. this is my standard.
  • 00:12:06.789 --> 00:12:08.257
  • This is my standard. god comes first!
  • 00:12:08.324 --> 00:12:12.595
  • God comes first! your children
  • 00:12:12.661 --> 00:12:13.062
  • Your children shouldn't even have to ask you,
  • 00:12:13.129 --> 00:12:14.630
  • Shouldn't even have to ask you, are we going to church
  • 00:12:14.697 --> 00:12:15.331
  • Are we going to church this week,
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  • This week, unless you got the flu!
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  • Unless you got the flu! of course,
  • 00:12:21.971 --> 00:12:22.404
  • Of course, we're going to church!
  • 00:12:22.471 --> 00:12:24.340
  • We're going to church! it's our standard!
  • 00:12:24.406 --> 00:12:26.542
  • It's our standard! i don't care who's playin'.
  • 00:12:26.609 --> 00:12:28.377
  • I don't care who's playin'. it's our standard!
  • 00:12:28.444 --> 00:12:29.979
  • It's our standard! i don't care who's preachin'.
  • 00:12:30.045 --> 00:12:31.480
  • I don't care who's preachin'. it's our standard!
  • 00:12:31.547 --> 00:12:32.948
  • It's our standard! i don't care how bad
  • 00:12:33.015 --> 00:12:34.316
  • I don't care how bad the parking lot is,
  • 00:12:34.383 --> 00:12:35.551
  • The parking lot is, it's our standard
  • 00:12:35.618 --> 00:12:36.652
  • It's our standard and god is worth it!
  • 00:12:36.719 --> 00:12:40.055
  • And god is worth it! i'll sit in traffic,
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  • I'll sit in traffic, he's god.
  • 00:12:41.157 --> 00:12:41.991
  • [applause]
  • 00:12:42.458 --> 00:12:46.462
  • I got standards.
  • 00:12:46.896 --> 00:12:49.064
  • I got standards. i got standards, see,
  • 00:12:49.131 --> 00:12:51.300
  • I got standards, see, and that's where my strength
  • 00:12:51.367 --> 00:12:52.635
  • And that's where my strength comes from, my standards.
  • 00:12:52.701 --> 00:12:54.203
  • Comes from, my standards. i don't have to waste time
  • 00:12:54.270 --> 00:12:55.237
  • I don't have to waste time making decisions about standards
  • 00:12:55.304 --> 00:12:56.705
  • Making decisions about standards that i should've set
  • 00:12:56.772 --> 00:12:57.439
  • That i should've set a long time ago.
  • 00:12:57.506 --> 00:13:00.209
  • A long time ago. i don't have to negotiate
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  • I don't have to negotiate between the gates.
  • 00:13:01.010 --> 00:13:03.179
  • Between the gates. i have standards.
  • 00:13:03.245 --> 00:13:05.548
  • I have standards. how can i expect god to give me
  • 00:13:05.614 --> 00:13:07.216
  • How can i expect god to give me stability if i don't have
  • 00:13:07.283 --> 00:13:09.985
  • Stability if i don't have a standard of integrity?
  • 00:13:10.052 --> 00:13:13.589
  • A standard of integrity? a lot of times we ask god
  • 00:13:13.656 --> 00:13:14.523
  • A lot of times we ask god to help us feel better,
  • 00:13:14.590 --> 00:13:16.892
  • To help us feel better, but sometimes
  • 00:13:16.959 --> 00:13:17.359
  • But sometimes we're not gonna feel better
  • 00:13:17.426 --> 00:13:18.127
  • We're not gonna feel better until we do better.
  • 00:13:18.194 --> 00:13:19.528
  • [applause]
  • 00:13:20.029 --> 00:13:24.967
  • And when you're managing secrets
  • 00:13:25.434 --> 00:13:26.001
  • And when you're managing secrets that you won't bring before god
  • 00:13:26.068 --> 00:13:27.469
  • That you won't bring before god and confess to him
  • 00:13:27.536 --> 00:13:28.370
  • And confess to him so that he can begin
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  • So that he can begin the process of healing,
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  • The process of healing, you will always feel off inside.
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  • You will always feel off inside. god can't be the source
  • 00:13:33.943 --> 00:13:35.411
  • God can't be the source of your strength
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  • Of your strength if he's not the source
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  • If he's not the source of your standards.
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  • Of your standards. how can i expect god
  • 00:13:38.681 --> 00:13:39.548
  • How can i expect god to give me influence
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  • To give me influence if i will not embrace
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  • If i will not embrace the standard of sacrifice
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  • The standard of sacrifice that influence requires?
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  • That influence requires? i want the influence,
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  • I want the influence, but not the sacrifice.
  • 00:13:50.893 --> 00:13:51.794
  • But not the sacrifice. i want the resurrection,
  • 00:13:51.861 --> 00:13:53.262
  • I want the resurrection, but not the crucifixion.
  • 00:13:53.329 --> 00:13:58.067
  • But not the crucifixion. the same standards.
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  • The same standards. how can i expect to live
  • 00:14:00.536 --> 00:14:02.137
  • How can i expect to live in freedom if i do not embrace
  • 00:14:02.204 --> 00:14:03.372
  • In freedom if i do not embrace god's standard of forgiveness?
  • 00:14:03.439 --> 00:14:07.376
  • God's standard of forgiveness? if i hold onto every offense,
  • 00:14:07.443 --> 00:14:08.777
  • If i hold onto every offense, and let it all in the gate
  • 00:14:08.844 --> 00:14:10.679
  • And let it all in the gate and don't turn back the battle,
  • 00:14:10.746 --> 00:14:12.948
  • And don't turn back the battle, if i'm looking for reasons
  • 00:14:13.015 --> 00:14:14.116
  • If i'm looking for reasons to be offended,
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  • To be offended, looking for reasons to be angry,
  • 00:14:16.085 --> 00:14:18.354
  • Looking for reasons to be angry, i should not be surprised
  • 00:14:18.420 --> 00:14:19.521
  • I should not be surprised when i find myself
  • 00:14:19.588 --> 00:14:20.389
  • When i find myself in a low emotional state.
  • 00:14:20.456 --> 00:14:23.292
  • In a low emotional state. how can i be free from
  • 00:14:23.359 --> 00:14:24.526
  • How can i be free from what i let walk
  • 00:14:24.593 --> 00:14:25.394
  • What i let walk right through my front door?
  • 00:14:25.461 --> 00:14:29.899
  • Right through my front door? how can i expect to walk
  • 00:14:29.965 --> 00:14:30.966
  • How can i expect to walk in freedom if i have not chosen
  • 00:14:31.033 --> 00:14:33.869
  • In freedom if i have not chosen to walk in forgiveness?
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  • To walk in forgiveness? it is the standard
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  • It is the standard of forgiveness that enables me
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  • Of forgiveness that enables me to live in freedom.
  • 00:14:41.977 --> 00:14:42.912
  • To live in freedom. i don't forgive you for you.
  • 00:14:42.978 --> 00:14:46.882
  • I don't forgive you for you. i forgive you
  • 00:14:46.949 --> 00:14:47.283
  • I forgive you because i wanna be free.
  • 00:14:47.349 --> 00:14:53.055
  • Because i wanna be free. how can i expect god's peace
  • 00:14:53.122 --> 00:14:56.158
  • How can i expect god's peace in my life if i don't control
  • 00:14:56.225 --> 00:14:58.627
  • In my life if i don't control my meditation?
  • 00:14:58.694 --> 00:15:01.931
  • My meditation? how can i receive strength
  • 00:15:01.997 --> 00:15:03.465
  • How can i receive strength that god is trying to give me
  • 00:15:03.532 --> 00:15:04.833
  • That god is trying to give me if i just let any thought in?
  • 00:15:04.900 --> 00:15:08.170
  • If i just let any thought in? how can i expect to live
  • 00:15:08.237 --> 00:15:09.171
  • How can i expect to live in a state of joyful celebration
  • 00:15:09.238 --> 00:15:11.974
  • In a state of joyful celebration of my progress if i allow myself
  • 00:15:12.041 --> 00:15:13.909
  • Of my progress if i allow myself to constantly complain?
  • 00:15:13.976 --> 00:15:17.646
  • To constantly complain? and sometimes i'm complaining,
  • 00:15:17.713 --> 00:15:19.315
  • And sometimes i'm complaining, or criticizing.
  • 00:15:19.381 --> 00:15:20.716
  • Or criticizing. i can be real critical,
  • 00:15:20.783 --> 00:15:21.951
  • I can be real critical, cause i got
  • 00:15:22.017 --> 00:15:22.351
  • Cause i got that excellence thing,
  • 00:15:22.418 --> 00:15:24.086
  • That excellence thing, and the flip side of excellence
  • 00:15:24.153 --> 00:15:25.421
  • And the flip side of excellence is judgmental,
  • 00:15:25.487 --> 00:15:27.122
  • Is judgmental, when i try to put
  • 00:15:27.189 --> 00:15:29.024
  • When i try to put my standard on you,
  • 00:15:29.091 --> 00:15:31.427
  • My standard on you, which is always wrong,
  • 00:15:31.493 --> 00:15:33.228
  • Which is always wrong, which is always wrong.
  • 00:15:33.295 --> 00:15:35.431
  • Which is always wrong. and so, now i've opened my mouth
  • 00:15:35.497 --> 00:15:37.333
  • And so, now i've opened my mouth and i thought i was complaining,
  • 00:15:37.399 --> 00:15:38.801
  • And i thought i was complaining, or i thought i was criticizing,
  • 00:15:38.867 --> 00:15:39.902
  • Or i thought i was criticizing, and i told myself,
  • 00:15:39.969 --> 00:15:40.869
  • And i told myself, i'm just lettin' it out.
  • 00:15:40.936 --> 00:15:42.972
  • I'm just lettin' it out. no, i'm lettin' it in.
  • 00:15:43.038 --> 00:15:46.375
  • No, i'm lettin' it in. i left my gate
  • 00:15:46.442 --> 00:15:46.976
  • I left my gate wide open to the enemy,
  • 00:15:47.042 --> 00:15:49.078
  • Wide open to the enemy, because i have no standard.
  • 00:15:49.144 --> 00:15:51.213
  • Because i have no standard. but when i set a standard
  • 00:15:51.280 --> 00:15:52.481
  • But when i set a standard for my speech and my thoughts,
  • 00:15:52.548 --> 00:15:55.517
  • For my speech and my thoughts, i turn back the battle
  • 00:15:55.584 --> 00:15:56.318
  • I turn back the battle at the gate,
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  • At the gate, and now i'm not
  • 00:15:58.153 --> 00:15:59.121
  • And now i'm not in the stranglehold of a system
  • 00:15:59.188 --> 00:16:01.156
  • In the stranglehold of a system of thought that i allowed myself
  • 00:16:01.223 --> 00:16:03.325
  • Of thought that i allowed myself to flirt with,
  • 00:16:03.392 --> 00:16:03.926
  • To flirt with, and now i'm living
  • 00:16:03.993 --> 00:16:05.094
  • And now i'm living in a state of joy
  • 00:16:05.160 --> 00:16:06.428
  • In a state of joy and i'm living at a level
  • 00:16:06.495 --> 00:16:07.563
  • And i'm living at a level above the serpent,
  • 00:16:07.629 --> 00:16:08.964
  • Above the serpent, and he's under my feet,
  • 00:16:09.031 --> 00:16:10.499
  • And he's under my feet, and i am not negotiating
  • 00:16:10.566 --> 00:16:12.301
  • And i am not negotiating with what god called me
  • 00:16:12.368 --> 00:16:13.168
  • With what god called me to trample on.
  • 00:16:13.235 --> 00:16:15.237
  • To trample on. i said, i'm not going
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  • I said, i'm not going to conversate with what god
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  • To conversate with what god has given me the ability
  • 00:16:17.906 --> 00:16:19.008
  • Has given me the ability to crush!
  • 00:16:19.074 --> 00:16:20.542
  • To crush! i'm taking my stand
  • 00:16:20.609 --> 00:16:24.713
  • I'm taking my stand and i'm setting my standard.
  • 00:16:24.780 --> 00:16:28.517
  • And i'm setting my standard. how can i expect god's strength
  • 00:16:28.584 --> 00:16:31.553
  • How can i expect god's strength if i do not embrace
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  • If i do not embrace god's standard?
  • 00:16:32.354 --> 00:16:35.124
  • God's standard? how can we expect god
  • 00:16:35.190 --> 00:16:37.226
  • How can we expect god to give our nation unity
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  • To give our nation unity if we do not embrace
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  • If we do not embrace his standard of equality?
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  • [applause]
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  • We will be a spirit of justice
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  • We will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment,
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  • To the one who sits in judgment, and when we allow inequality,
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  • And when we allow inequality, and prejudice,
  • 00:17:01.383 --> 00:17:02.284
  • And prejudice, and stereotypes,
  • 00:17:02.351 --> 00:17:04.153
  • And stereotypes, and oppression to go unchecked,
  • 00:17:04.219 --> 00:17:06.688
  • And oppression to go unchecked, and then ask god to make us one,
  • 00:17:06.755 --> 00:17:10.125
  • And then ask god to make us one, we are violating
  • 00:17:10.192 --> 00:17:10.959
  • We are violating the very principle
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  • The very principle that will create unity.
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  • [applause]
  • 00:17:15.164 --> 00:17:21.470
  • And then we come up
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  • And then we come up on a weekend
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  • On a weekend and we celebrate dr. king,
  • 00:17:23.572 --> 00:17:26.108
  • And we celebrate dr. king, rightfully, but we celebrate him
  • 00:17:26.175 --> 00:17:29.078
  • Rightfully, but we celebrate him at the wrong level,
  • 00:17:29.144 --> 00:17:31.346
  • At the wrong level, because we celebrate
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  • Because we celebrate his speeches.
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  • His speeches. but dr. king's life
  • 00:17:38.087 --> 00:17:40.255
  • But dr. king's life was not about speeches,
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  • Was not about speeches, it was about standards.
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  • [applause]
  • 00:17:44.326 --> 00:17:48.730
  • And i'm so afraid
  • 00:17:49.131 --> 00:17:51.567
  • And i'm so afraid that we want god,
  • 00:17:51.633 --> 00:17:53.402
  • That we want god, we want god to be our mascot.
  • 00:17:53.469 --> 00:17:58.073
  • We want god to be our mascot. we want god to be like
  • 00:17:58.140 --> 00:17:58.841
  • We want god to be like one of those little, you know,
  • 00:17:58.907 --> 00:18:00.809
  • One of those little, you know, those little stuffed animals,
  • 00:18:00.876 --> 00:18:03.011
  • Those little stuffed animals, the ones that talk
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  • The ones that talk when you pull the string,
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  • When you pull the string, and we got our little jesus doll
  • 00:18:05.881 --> 00:18:07.049
  • And we got our little jesus doll that we pull out,
  • 00:18:07.116 --> 00:18:08.383
  • That we pull out, and we pull the string
  • 00:18:08.450 --> 00:18:09.284
  • And we pull the string and jesus has about
  • 00:18:09.351 --> 00:18:09.985
  • And jesus has about three little things
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  • Three little things that he says, you know?
  • 00:18:10.752 --> 00:18:12.454
  • That he says, you know? love your neighbor,
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  • Love your neighbor, and love your enemies,
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  • And love your enemies, and we pull the string.
  • 00:18:14.990 --> 00:18:16.558
  • And we pull the string. we pull the string
  • 00:18:16.625 --> 00:18:17.826
  • We pull the string and he just says
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  • And he just says these little sayings,
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  • These little sayings, and we don't want his standards,
  • 00:18:19.461 --> 00:18:20.696
  • And we don't want his standards, we just want his sayings.
  • 00:18:20.762 --> 00:18:26.702
  • We just want his sayings. and we'll listen to speeches.
  • 00:18:26.768 --> 00:18:28.303
  • And we'll listen to speeches. we'll listen
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  • We'll listen to "i have a dream",
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  • To "i have a dream", but a dream without action,
  • 00:18:31.940 --> 00:18:33.408
  • But a dream without action, and a dream without process,
  • 00:18:33.475 --> 00:18:35.144
  • And a dream without process, and a dream without justice
  • 00:18:35.210 --> 00:18:37.346
  • And a dream without justice is a delusion,
  • 00:18:37.412 --> 00:18:38.747
  • Is a delusion, so we've gotta raise
  • 00:18:38.814 --> 00:18:40.482
  • So we've gotta raise the standard
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  • The standard and declare that some things
  • 00:18:41.016 --> 00:18:42.284
  • And declare that some things are not all right!
  • 00:18:42.351 --> 00:18:46.255
  • Are not all right! there has to be a standard!
  • 00:18:46.321 --> 00:18:48.257
  • There has to be a standard! we are the people of god!
  • 00:18:48.323 --> 00:18:50.159
  • We are the people of god! where is our standard?
  • 00:18:50.225 --> 00:18:52.494
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:52.961 --> 00:18:59.635
  • And we can't wait
  • 00:19:00.636 --> 00:19:01.203
  • And we can't wait for anybody else
  • 00:19:01.270 --> 00:19:02.304
  • For anybody else to set our standard.
  • 00:19:02.371 --> 00:19:03.472
  • To set our standard. we are the church!
  • 00:19:03.539 --> 00:19:05.107
  • We are the church! we are the light of the world!
  • 00:19:05.174 --> 00:19:06.875
  • We are the light of the world! we are the ones in the king!
  • 00:19:06.942 --> 00:19:08.911
  • We are the ones in the king! it's us!
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  • [applause]
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  • And he cannot be the source
  • 00:19:18.053 --> 00:19:18.787
  • And he cannot be the source of our strength
  • 00:19:18.854 --> 00:19:19.555
  • Of our strength if he is not the source
  • 00:19:19.621 --> 00:19:20.455
  • If he is not the source of our standards.
  • 00:19:20.522 --> 00:19:22.691
  • Of our standards. we cannot poison the well
  • 00:19:22.758 --> 00:19:23.926
  • We cannot poison the well and then complain
  • 00:19:23.992 --> 00:19:24.526
  • And then complain about the water.
  • 00:19:24.593 --> 00:19:25.861
  • [applause]
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  • Do you hear
  • 00:19:31.400 --> 00:19:32.134
  • Do you hear what i'm trying to say?
  • 00:19:32.201 --> 00:19:34.236
  • What i'm trying to say? we've got to stop it
  • 00:19:34.303 --> 00:19:36.271
  • We've got to stop it at the source,
  • 00:19:36.338 --> 00:19:37.940
  • At the source, to draw a bloodline
  • 00:19:38.006 --> 00:19:40.042
  • To draw a bloodline in the name of jesus
  • 00:19:40.108 --> 00:19:41.276
  • In the name of jesus and say, this stops here.
  • 00:19:41.343 --> 00:19:44.479
  • And say, this stops here. these are my standards.
  • 00:19:44.546 --> 00:19:46.014
  • These are my standards. i will not apologize.
  • 00:19:46.081 --> 00:19:47.916
  • I will not apologize. i will not always
  • 00:19:47.983 --> 00:19:48.817
  • I will not always live up to them,
  • 00:19:48.884 --> 00:19:50.052
  • Live up to them, but i am pressing toward
  • 00:19:50.118 --> 00:19:52.454
  • But i am pressing toward the mark for the prize
  • 00:19:52.521 --> 00:19:54.456
  • The mark for the prize of the high calling!
  • 00:19:54.523 --> 00:19:58.460
  • Of the high calling! i've got a high calling,
  • 00:19:58.527 --> 00:20:00.195
  • I've got a high calling, and i will not live
  • 00:20:00.262 --> 00:20:01.196
  • And i will not live with low standards!
  • 00:20:01.263 --> 00:20:02.598
  • [applause]
  • 00:20:03.232 --> 00:20:08.837
  • God is looking for somebody
  • 00:20:09.004 --> 00:20:10.272
  • God is looking for somebody to turn back the battle
  • 00:20:10.339 --> 00:20:12.708
  • To turn back the battle at the gate, at the gate,
  • 00:20:12.774 --> 00:20:15.043
  • At the gate, at the gate, at the very beginning
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:15.911
  • At the very beginning of the year.
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  • Of the year. you know, most people
  • 00:20:16.812 --> 00:20:17.779
  • You know, most people want to get out
  • 00:20:17.846 --> 00:20:18.647
  • Want to get out of the gate strong.
  • 00:20:18.714 --> 00:20:20.382
  • Of the gate strong. we want to get
  • 00:20:20.449 --> 00:20:20.916
  • We want to get in the gate strong,
  • 00:20:20.983 --> 00:20:25.187
  • In the gate strong, take ownership
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  • Take ownership and responsibility
  • 00:20:26.054 --> 00:20:26.989
  • And responsibility for our attitudes.
  • 00:20:27.055 --> 00:20:31.893
  • For our attitudes. "and he will be a spirit
  • 00:20:31.960 --> 00:20:34.229
  • "and he will be a spirit of justice to the one
  • 00:20:34.296 --> 00:20:35.163
  • Of justice to the one who sits in judgment,
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:38.267
  • Who sits in judgment, the source of strength
  • 00:20:38.333 --> 00:20:38.867
  • The source of strength to the one who turns back
  • 00:20:38.934 --> 00:20:39.635
  • To the one who turns back the battle at the gate."
  • 00:20:39.701 --> 00:20:42.904
  • The battle at the gate." if you wanna be one of those
  • 00:20:42.971 --> 00:20:45.207
  • If you wanna be one of those that he speaks about,
  • 00:20:45.274 --> 00:20:47.643
  • That he speaks about, who will turn back
  • 00:20:47.709 --> 00:20:49.144
  • Who will turn back the battle at the gate,
  • 00:20:49.211 --> 00:20:50.912
  • The battle at the gate, i want you to stand
  • 00:20:50.979 --> 00:20:51.613
  • I want you to stand to your feet right now
  • 00:20:51.680 --> 00:20:52.948
  • To your feet right now in every campus,
  • 00:20:53.015 --> 00:20:56.184
  • In every campus, because i believe god
  • 00:20:56.251 --> 00:20:56.785
  • Because i believe god has given us an opportunity.
  • 00:20:56.852 --> 00:20:59.821
  • Has given us an opportunity. the gates of change
  • 00:20:59.888 --> 00:21:01.957
  • The gates of change start with our standards.
  • 00:21:02.024 --> 00:21:06.828
  • Start with our standards. i kinda wish
  • 00:21:06.895 --> 00:21:07.262
  • I kinda wish we could sit down after this.
  • 00:21:07.329 --> 00:21:10.265
  • We could sit down after this. i kinda wish we could take
  • 00:21:10.332 --> 00:21:11.900
  • I kinda wish we could take a moment and look at areas
  • 00:21:11.967 --> 00:21:14.036
  • A moment and look at areas of your life
  • 00:21:14.102 --> 00:21:15.470
  • Of your life where you're feeling weak
  • 00:21:15.537 --> 00:21:17.572
  • Where you're feeling weak and you need strength,
  • 00:21:17.639 --> 00:21:19.574
  • And you need strength, because in the area
  • 00:21:19.641 --> 00:21:20.242
  • Because in the area where you need strength,
  • 00:21:20.309 --> 00:21:21.476
  • Where you need strength, that's where you need standards.
  • 00:21:21.543 --> 00:21:24.413
  • That's where you need standards. i'm not talking about 20 rules
  • 00:21:24.479 --> 00:21:26.181
  • I'm not talking about 20 rules for you to keep that you tried
  • 00:21:26.248 --> 00:21:27.316
  • For you to keep that you tried to keep last year.
  • 00:21:27.382 --> 00:21:29.618
  • To keep last year. i'm not talking about
  • 00:21:29.685 --> 00:21:30.118
  • I'm not talking about that kind of religious spirit
  • 00:21:30.185 --> 00:21:32.788
  • That kind of religious spirit that builds a ladder
  • 00:21:32.854 --> 00:21:33.455
  • That builds a ladder for you to climb to god.
  • 00:21:33.522 --> 00:21:34.523
  • For you to climb to god. i'm talking about a ladder
  • 00:21:34.589 --> 00:21:35.223
  • I'm talking about a ladder that came down to you,
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  • That came down to you, and the first step
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  • And the first step of these changes is standards.
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  • Of these changes is standards. standards, what
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  • Standards, what are your standards?
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  • Are your standards? who set them?
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  • Who set them? who set the standard for you
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  • Who set the standard for you of what it means to be a man?
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  • Of what it means to be a man? who set the standard
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  • Who set the standard for you of what it means
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  • For you of what it means to be a christian?
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  • To be a christian? just to pray a prayer one time?
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  • Just to pray a prayer one time? show up to church
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  • Show up to church when it's convenient?
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  • When it's convenient? try not to cuss too much?
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  • Try not to cuss too much? the devil is a liar.
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  • The devil is a liar. there's a higher standard.
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  • There's a higher standard. this thing is meant to consume
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  • This thing is meant to consume all of my life.
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  • All of my life. it changes the way i see,
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  • It changes the way i see, the way i speak,
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  • The way i speak, the way i think,
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  • The way i think, the way i treat my brother,
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  • The way i treat my brother, the way i treat my sister.
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  • The way i treat my sister. i got a new standard here,
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  • I got a new standard here, and god is looking for people
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  • And god is looking for people at the beginning of this year
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  • At the beginning of this year who will raise the standard.
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  • Who will raise the standard. the beautiful thing about it is
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  • The beautiful thing about it is that he is not going to
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  • That he is not going to cause you to have to reach
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  • Cause you to have to reach the standard,
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  • The standard, he's only calling you
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  • He's only calling you to raise it.
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  • To raise it. and he will give you the grace
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  • And he will give you the grace to draw a line and say,
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  • To draw a line and say, it stops here.
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  • It stops here. are there some things
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  • Are there some things in your life today
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  • In your life today that you need to say,
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  • That you need to say, it stops here?
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  • It stops here? i'm not gonna talk that way,
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  • I'm not gonna talk that way, think that way, live that way.
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  • Think that way, live that way. i'm not gonna just allow
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  • I'm not gonna just allow unrestricted access
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  • Unrestricted access to everything that wants to come
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  • To everything that wants to come into my space or my spirit
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  • Into my space or my spirit to dominate my life
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  • To dominate my life and sabotage my soul
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  • And sabotage my soul this year.
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  • [applause]
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  • I'm raising the standard.
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  • I'm raising the standard. and when the enemy
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  • And when the enemy comes in like a flood,
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  • Comes in like a flood, the spirit of the lord
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  • The spirit of the lord will raise a standard
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  • Will raise a standard against him.
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  • Against him. he will be a spirit of justice,
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  • He will be a spirit of justice, a wreath for the remnant
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  • A wreath for the remnant to him who turns back
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  • To him who turns back the battle at the gate.
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  • >> i wanna tell you about
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  • >> i wanna tell you about a special offer today
  • 00:23:31.173 --> 00:23:32.307
  • A special offer today called "soul control."
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  • Called "soul control." this is a six-part series
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  • This is a six-part series that we're making available
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  • That we're making available for a limited time
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  • For a limited time for a gift of any amount
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  • For a gift of any amount to the ministry.
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  • To the ministry. and this is a game changer
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  • And this is a game changer because in this
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  • Six-part dvd series
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  • I'm gonna teach you
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  • How to take control of your
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  • Mind, will and emotions
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  • And align them with
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  • The purpose that god has
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  • For your life.
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  • Really, our soul is
  • 00:23:53.261 --> 00:23:54.963
  • The battleground,
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  • It's the place where
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  • We make decisions
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  • And if we allow all kinds
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  • Of weeds to come up
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  • And cough out the fruit
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  • And cough out what god
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  • Is producing in our lives
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  • Over time we can begin
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  • To become weary
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  • And wonder why faith
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  • Isn't working for us,
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  • But the key is
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  • You have to take control,
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  • You have to own your soul
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  • And we're gonna talk about
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  • How to do that as we
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  • Get deep into god's
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  • Word together.
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  • I can't wait to walk you
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  • Through these concepts;
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  • How to keep your heart healthy
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  • When people offend you,
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  • How to make sure you are
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  • Managing your moods,
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  • Making sure that you are
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  • Staying in a place of faith
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  • From day to day.
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  • All of that and more is
  • 00:24:30.465 --> 00:24:31.900
  • Covered in this series,
  • 00:24:31.967 --> 00:24:33.068
  • "soul control."
  • 00:24:33.134 --> 00:24:34.069
  • Have you been drained lately?
  • 00:24:34.135 --> 00:24:35.904
  • You feel like there's not
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  • Enough of you to go around?
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  • Well, you're more than
  • 00:24:37.973 --> 00:24:38.740
  • A conqueror through him
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  • Who loved you
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  • And i wanna show you
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  • How to tap into that reality
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  • And take control of your soul
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  • And take control of your life,
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  • In jesus name.
  • 00:24:46.448 --> 00:24:47.382
  • So stop whatever
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  • You're doing right now,
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  • Call or go online
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  • And request your copy
  • 00:24:50.819 --> 00:24:51.920
  • Of "soul control."
  • 00:24:51.987 --> 00:24:53.188
  • This series might
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  • Set something off
  • 00:24:54.523 --> 00:24:55.557
  • That moves you forward
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  • Into your future,
  • 00:24:56.658 --> 00:24:57.626
  • Here's a look at
  • 00:24:57.692 --> 00:24:58.126
  • What you can expect.
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  • >> god has given you
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  • >> god has given you editing software
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  • Editing software in your spirit to choose
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  • In your spirit to choose what you call to your mind
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  • What you call to your mind and what you recall
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  • And what you recall to your mind
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  • To your mind determines the revelation
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  • Determines the revelation that you will have
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  • That you will have and the faith
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  • And the faith that you can walk in
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  • That you can walk in and the contentment
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  • And the contentment that you will enjoy.
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  • That you will enjoy. maybe this won't take
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  • Maybe this won't take your pain away,
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  • Your pain away, but if you would start seeing
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  • But if you would start seeing your pain as preparation,
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  • Your pain as preparation, i'm not saying
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  • I'm not saying god's the one who hurt you,
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  • God's the one who hurt you, i'm saying, in his hands,
  • 00:25:30.825 --> 00:25:34.262
  • I'm saying, in his hands, whatever hurt you
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  • Whatever hurt you will become healing
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  • Will become healing for where he's taking you.
  • 00:25:38.800 --> 00:25:41.670
  • For where he's taking you. the place of conflict,
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  • The place of conflict, that's the place of calling.
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  • That's the place of calling. but you have
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  • But you have to be comfortable hiding
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  • To be comfortable hiding in the midst of hardships
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  • In the midst of hardships to know that god is your refuge,
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  • To know that god is your refuge, your strong tower
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  • Your strong tower in the battle, not from it.
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  • In the battle, not from it. how can i look to culture
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  • How can i look to culture for my standards
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  • For my standards and then look to god
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  • And then look to god for my strength?
  • 00:25:58.086 --> 00:25:59.454
  • For my strength? how can i look for the world
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  • How can i look for the world to tell me how to live
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  • To tell me how to live and then expect god
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  • And then expect god to give me strength
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  • To give me strength for a standard
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  • For a standard that was not his?
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  • That was not his? i don't live
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  • I don't live by people's compliments
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  • By people's compliments because if i live
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  • Because if i live by their compliments,
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  • By their compliments, i would die by their criticism.
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  • I would die by their criticism. i don't live by that.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • You didn't just buy
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  • You didn't just buy a ticket.
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  • A ticket. you set something
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  • You set something in motion just by
  • 00:26:27.749 --> 00:26:28.516
  • In motion just by being here tonight.
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  • Being here tonight. some of you bought
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  • Some of you bought somebody else a ticket
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  • Somebody else a ticket tonight and it's gonna
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  • Tonight and it's gonna change their life
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  • Change their life to know that god loves them,
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  • To know that god loves them, and has not forsaken them,
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  • And has not forsaken them, and he is for you
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  • And he is for you and not against you.
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  • ♪ roar ♪
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  • ♪ hail, hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ hail, hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ prepare the way ♪
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  • ♪ of the lord ♪
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  • ♪ prepare the way ♪
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  • ♪ of the lord ♪
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  • ♪ prepare the way ♪
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  • ♪ of the lord ♪
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  • ♪ prepare the way ♪
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  • ♪ of the lord ♪
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  • ♪ oh, valley ♪
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  • ♪ be raised up ♪
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  • ♪ oh, mountain ♪
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