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  • CC BY ABERDEEN CAPTIONING 1-800-688-6621 WWW.ABERCAP.COM
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  • - Brian Houston: Well,
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  • I love the Hillsong Conference.
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  • Now for 30 years,
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  • starting in Australia,
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  • this conference has been
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  • all about blessing
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  • We're amazed at the lean in
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  • we get all around the world
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  • from pastors, churches,
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  • and believers
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  • who wanna grow together.
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  • The atmosphere within
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  • the conference is something
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  • to behold.
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  • So I want you to come
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  • on this journey and enjoy
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  • the experience for yourself.
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  • - Steven Furtick: Sometimes
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  • the fact that you're
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  • under attack isn't a sign
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  • that you're doing it wrong.
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  • It's a sign that you're
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  • on the right track.
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  • The devil doesn't have
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  • to attack apathetic people.
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  • It's only the people who have
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  • made up their mind,
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  • "I'm not staying where I am.
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  • I'm not living for just me.
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  • I'm gonna make a difference
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  • in my world.
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  • I'm breaking out of the confines
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  • of what's comfortable for me,
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  • and I'm stepping
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  • - Steven: All right,
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  • you may be seated.
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  • Look at this in your Bible
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  • in Acts chapter 16.
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  • Hopefully this will be
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  • a very interactive evening.
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  • I'm looking for you to get
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  • involved with this message.
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  • So I'm gonna open the Book--
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  • [audience cheering]
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  • Acts chapter 16,
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  • verse 22 through 26.
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  • [audience cheering]
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  • God bless you.
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  • Here goes the Bible:
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  • "The crowd joined in the attack
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  • against Paul and Silas,
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  • and the magistrates ordered
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  • them to be stripped
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  • and beaten with rods."
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  • Happy little sermon
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  • for the night session
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  • of conference.
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  • "After they had been
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  • severely flogged,
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  • they were thrown into prison,
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  • and the jailer was commanded
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  • to guard them carefully.
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  • And when he received
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  • these orders,
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  • he put them in the inner cell
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  • and fastened their feet
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  • in the stocks.
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  • About midnight Paul and Silas
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  • were praying and singing hymns
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  • to God, and the other prisoners
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  • were listening to them.
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  • And suddenly there was such
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  • a violent earthquake
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  • that the foundations
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  • of the prison were shaken.
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  • At once all the prison doors
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  • flew open, and everyone's
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  • chains came loose."
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  • I feel freedom
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  • in the house tonight.
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  • And I wanna share with you on
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  • the subject "Chain Reactions."
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  • Chain Reactions.
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  • It's kinda interesting how
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  • in your life one thing leads
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  • to another, isn't it?
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  • And usually at the time that
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  • you're going through something,
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  • you don't know
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  • what it's leading to.
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  • If you did, it'd be easier
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  • to go through hard things
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  • because you would know
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  • what it was leading to.
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  • You know, the Bible says,
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  • "All things work together
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  • for the good of those
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  • who love God, are called
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  • according to his purpose,"
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  • Romans 8:28.
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  • But you don't always know how
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  • this is gonna work together,
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  • and what it's gonna work
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  • together with for you good.
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  • You just kind have to trust
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  • in the end it's gonna be good
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  • when God gets done with it.
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  • And we have this saying we say.
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  • We say, "It's all good."
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  • But really, it's not all good.
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  • What we mean when we say,
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  • "It's all good," is we mean,
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  • "It's gonna be good
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  • when God gets done with it."
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  • So if you're going through
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  • something in your life right
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  • now, you need to know by faith
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  • that when God gets done,
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  • it's gonna be good.
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  • Touch somebody,
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  • say, "It's gonna be good
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  • when God gets done."
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  • But kinda knowing how
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  • that's gonna work out,
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  • you don't always know
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  • how one thing is going
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  • to lead to another.
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  • And life gives you
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  • that perspective,
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  • but you don't always
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  • have the perspective
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  • when you're in the midst of it.
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  • You don't always have
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  • the perspective, I guess,
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  • in the process,
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  • to know what the end product
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  • is going to be.
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  • Like, for instance,
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  • when Pastor Mickey White
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  • handed me a copy
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  • of this book called
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  • "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire"
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  • by Pastor Jim Cymbala
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  • of the Brooklyn Tabernacle
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  • Church, I didn't know
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  • that I would come across
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  • a sentence on page 23
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  • of that book.
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  • I was 16 years old.
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  • And the sentence said:
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  • "I despaired at the thought
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  • that my life might slip by
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  • without God showing himself
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  • mightily on our behalf."
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  • I don't know how
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  • as a 16-year-old the thought
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  • of my life slipping by resonated
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  • with me.
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  • You know, you would think
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  • that's a little deep,
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  • but as I read on in his book,
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  • you know, he was talking
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  • about being a pastor,
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  • seeing God move
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  • in a great way in his city.
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  • And I was reading the stories
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  • and I just got a sense, man,
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  • from this book
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  • that Pastor Mickey handed me.
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  • And he said that I had
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  • to read it and we were
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  • gonna talk about it.
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  • But I didn't know when
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  • he handed me the book
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  • and gave me an assignment
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  • that I would across a sentence
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  • on page 23 and that I would get
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  • a vision from just reading
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  • that one thing that one day
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  • I would be a pastor,
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  • I'd start a church.
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  • And I kinda knew it
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  • a little bit at age 16.
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  • I mean, I say now
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  • that I knew it at age 16.
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  • Really, at the time,
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  • I can explain it to you now,
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  • like, I saw that it was
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  • this definite thing.
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  • But really, at the time,
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  • it was more like a sense,
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  • an impression.
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  • And now I can tell you about it
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  • and I can say, "Oh, well,
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  • when I read that book at age 16
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  • that's where God started
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  • to speak to me that I was
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  • gonna be a pastor one day."
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  • But if I were really 16
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  • talking to you about it,
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  • I couldn't explain it
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  • that clearly.
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  • Because you can't really see it
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  • when you're in it.
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  • You can only see how it
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  • connected looking back at it.
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  • You know what I mean?
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  • Like, I could tell you all
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  • the events that led up to me
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  • marrying Holly.
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  • I could tell you how Derrick
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  • didn't take her out on a date,
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  • and so I did.
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  • I could tell you how that was
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  • the greatest decision
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  • of her life.
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  • Now, she didn't know
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  • at the time that Derrick
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  • the Disappointment,
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  • that's the nickname
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  • I've given him, was leading
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  • her to her destiny.
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  • How many of you know that
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  • sometimes your disappointment
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  • is leading you to your destiny?
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  • And I bring it up because in
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  • Acts chapter 16 Paul is taking
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  • the gospel to Europe.
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  • The gospel's never been
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  • to Europe before.
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  • He's taking the gospel
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  • to Philippi,
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  • the Macedonian region,
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  • to be exact.
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  • He's in Europe, but he didn't
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  • originally wanna go to Europe.
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  • He wanted to go
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  • to the province of Asia.
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  • And because the door was closed
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  • for where he wanted to go,
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  • he was forced to go where
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  • he didn't know
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  • that he needed to go.
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  • And because he was forced
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  • to go where he didn't know
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  • he needed to go, the gospel went
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  • where God wanted it to go.
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  • But I bet he didn't see it
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  • while he was in it.
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  • It's pretty to preach about now
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  • that we have Acts chapter 16
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  • canonized and crystalized.
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  • But when you're in it,
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  • it's different.
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  • Touch your neighbor
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  • and tell 'em, "It's different
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  • when you're in it."
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  • It's different when
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  • you're in it.
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  • You know, you can look
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  • back on it and say, "Well,
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  • you know, this led to that."
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  • And I was talking
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  • to a guy one time.
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  • He had been through
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  • something really painful,
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  • and he said something profound.
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  • I said, "Man, I'm sorry
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  • you had to go through that."
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  • He said, "Oh, no, no, no, no,
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  • no, don't apologize
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  • that I had to go through it."
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  • And what he said had
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  • a lot of wisdom to it.
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  • He said, "I wouldn't have chosen
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  • it, but I wouldn't change it."
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  • And what he was saying is,
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  • "Now that I see what God
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  • used it for in my life,
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  • even though at the time
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  • I was praying and asking God,
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  • 'Anything but this,'
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  • now that I see how
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  • one thing led to another,"
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  • how if Derrick would've taken me
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  • on a date, "I never
  • 00:08:04.020 --> 00:08:06.050
  • would have met my destiny.
  • 00:08:06.050 --> 00:08:08.100
  • Now that I see that if
  • 00:08:08.100 --> 00:08:10.080
  • I had got what I wanted,
  • 00:08:10.080 --> 00:08:11.200
  • I wouldn't be where
  • 00:08:11.200 --> 00:08:13.050
  • I needed to be."
  • 00:08:13.050 --> 00:08:15.180
  • But it's different
  • 00:08:15.180 --> 00:08:17.210
  • when you're in it.
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  • What we see in Acts chapter 16
  • 00:08:19.130 --> 00:08:21.080
  • is the gospel making progress.
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  • As the gospel is
  • 00:08:25.010 --> 00:08:26.050
  • making progress, or we could say
  • 00:08:26.050 --> 00:08:28.000
  • as the gospel is advancing,
  • 00:08:28.000 --> 00:08:30.230
  • there is an attack.
  • 00:08:30.230 --> 00:08:32.270
  • And see, one thing we need
  • 00:08:32.270 --> 00:08:35.040
  • to understand about the nature
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  • of growth in our lives
  • 00:08:37.170 --> 00:08:39.050
  • and the growth of God's kingdom
  • 00:08:39.050 --> 00:08:41.140
  • is that the attack
  • 00:08:41.140 --> 00:08:44.070
  • and the advancement
  • 00:08:44.070 --> 00:08:46.140
  • always go hand in hand.
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  • Paul is now in Europe,
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  • and he's having some success
  • 00:08:54.040 --> 00:08:55.080
  • sharing the gospel.
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  • He converted a woman named
  • 00:08:56.090 --> 00:08:57.220
  • Lydia, and he turned around
  • 00:08:57.220 --> 00:08:59.270
  • to this one girl
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  • that was following him
  • 00:09:01.220 --> 00:09:02.240
  • around and he commanded
  • 00:09:02.240 --> 00:09:04.130
  • an evil spirit to come
  • 00:09:04.130 --> 00:09:05.120
  • out of her in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:09:05.120 --> 00:09:07.010
  • And the spirit obeyed.
  • 00:09:07.010 --> 00:09:09.140
  • But you know, the attack
  • 00:09:10.130 --> 00:09:13.130
  • and the advance always
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:15.260
  • go hand in hand.
  • 00:09:15.260 --> 00:09:17.030
  • I like country preachers, man.
  • 00:09:17.030 --> 00:09:18.270
  • I heard one country preacher
  • 00:09:18.270 --> 00:09:20.040
  • say one time, he said,
  • 00:09:20.040 --> 00:09:22.230
  • "If you haven't had
  • 00:09:22.230 --> 00:09:23.200
  • a head-on collision
  • 00:09:23.200 --> 00:09:24.230
  • with the lately, you might be
  • 00:09:24.230 --> 00:09:26.110
  • headed in the same direction
  • 00:09:26.110 --> 00:09:27.160
  • he is."
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  • That's what the country
  • 00:09:30.120 --> 00:09:31.100
  • preachers said.
  • 00:09:31.100 --> 00:09:33.050
  • And you know, it's kinda true.
  • 00:09:33.050 --> 00:09:35.220
  • It's kinda true.
  • 00:09:35.220 --> 00:09:37.070
  • I remember a little while ago,
  • 00:09:37.070 --> 00:09:39.070
  • our church was going through
  • 00:09:39.070 --> 00:09:40.290
  • some criticism and stuff.
  • 00:09:40.290 --> 00:09:43.050
  • And I asked God to make it stop.
  • 00:09:43.050 --> 00:09:45.190
  • I was like, "God, stop it."
  • 00:09:45.190 --> 00:09:47.120
  • 'Cause it didn't seem fair,
  • 00:09:47.120 --> 00:09:48.160
  • and I didn't like it.
  • 00:09:48.160 --> 00:09:49.160
  • It didn't feel good.
  • 00:09:49.160 --> 00:09:50.170
  • They were saying stuff about me,
  • 00:09:50.170 --> 00:09:51.180
  • and some of it wasn't true,
  • 00:09:51.180 --> 00:09:52.250
  • and I didn't like it.
  • 00:09:52.250 --> 00:09:53.260
  • It didn't feel good.
  • 00:09:53.260 --> 00:09:54.200
  • And I asked God,
  • 00:09:54.200 --> 00:09:55.220
  • could he make it stop.
  • 00:09:55.220 --> 00:09:56.200
  • And I felt like what he was
  • 00:09:56.200 --> 00:09:57.250
  • saying back to me was,
  • 00:09:57.250 --> 00:09:58.280
  • "Yeah, I can stop it,
  • 00:09:58.280 --> 00:10:00.130
  • but if I stop the attack,
  • 00:10:00.160 --> 00:10:03.160
  • I'll have to stop
  • 00:10:03.160 --> 00:10:04.250
  • the accompanying blessing
  • 00:10:04.250 --> 00:10:07.010
  • - Steven: See, the way
  • 00:10:11.230 --> 00:10:12.200
  • I see it, in the kingdom of God,
  • 00:10:13.050 --> 00:10:16.050
  • praise is my passport.
  • 00:10:17.090 --> 00:10:20.090
  • Praise is my way
  • 00:10:20.090 --> 00:10:22.200
  • out of my situation
  • 00:10:22.200 --> 00:10:24.220
  • even before I get out
  • 00:10:24.220 --> 00:10:26.260
  • - Steven: Sometimes we get so
  • 00:10:36.020 --> 00:10:37.180
  • comfortable and complacent that
  • 00:10:37.230 --> 00:10:40.230
  • we assume that if we're facing
  • 00:10:40.230 --> 00:10:43.140
  • an attack, we must be doing
  • 00:10:43.140 --> 00:10:45.250
  • something wrong.
  • 00:10:45.250 --> 00:10:47.150
  • But I came with
  • 00:10:47.150 --> 00:10:48.130
  • an announcement tonight.
  • 00:10:48.130 --> 00:10:50.070
  • Sometimes the fact that you're
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:52.160
  • under attack isn't a sign
  • 00:10:52.160 --> 00:10:55.050
  • that you're doing it wrong.
  • 00:10:55.050 --> 00:10:56.240
  • It's a sign that you're
  • 00:10:56.240 --> 00:10:58.030
  • on the right track
  • 00:10:58.030 --> 00:10:59.290
  • and the devil sees that
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:01.180
  • you have determined
  • 00:11:01.180 --> 00:11:02.240
  • and decided in your heart,
  • 00:11:02.240 --> 00:11:04.260
  • in your mind, in your spirit
  • 00:11:04.260 --> 00:11:07.030
  • that, "I'm gonna make
  • 00:11:07.030 --> 00:11:08.020
  • a difference."
  • 00:11:08.020 --> 00:11:09.040
  • Let me share something with you.
  • 00:11:09.040 --> 00:11:10.150
  • The devil doesn't have
  • 00:11:10.150 --> 00:11:11.160
  • to attack apathetic people.
  • 00:11:11.160 --> 00:11:13.220
  • It's only the people who have
  • 00:11:13.220 --> 00:11:14.280
  • made up their mind,
  • 00:11:14.280 --> 00:11:16.000
  • "I'm not staying where I am.
  • 00:11:16.000 --> 00:11:17.120
  • I'm not living for just me.
  • 00:11:17.120 --> 00:11:19.060
  • I'm gonna make
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:20.050
  • a difference in my world.
  • 00:11:20.050 --> 00:11:21.090
  • I'm breaking out of the confines
  • 00:11:21.090 --> 00:11:22.280
  • of what's comfortable for me,
  • 00:11:22.280 --> 00:11:24.150
  • and I'm stepping
  • 00:11:24.150 --> 00:11:25.150
  • into my calling."
  • 00:11:25.150 --> 00:11:27.120
  • Those are the people
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:28.290
  • who are attacked.
  • 00:11:29.060 --> 00:11:32.060
  • One thing I've been praying
  • 00:11:32.060 --> 00:11:33.110
  • for more than ever
  • 00:11:33.110 --> 00:11:35.250
  • in the last 3 years,
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:36.270
  • and I've been praying this
  • 00:11:36.270 --> 00:11:37.270
  • for myself and for the people
  • 00:11:37.270 --> 00:11:39.000
  • that I pastor, and I pray it
  • 00:11:39.000 --> 00:11:40.100
  • for you tonight, is that God
  • 00:11:40.100 --> 00:11:42.160
  • would bless my perspective.
  • 00:11:43.020 --> 00:11:46.020
  • You know, I pray for God
  • 00:11:46.020 --> 00:11:46.290
  • to bless all kinds of things
  • 00:11:46.290 --> 00:11:48.120
  • in my life.
  • 00:11:48.120 --> 00:11:50.270
  • But I realized lately that my
  • 00:11:50.270 --> 00:11:52.080
  • perspective is everything.
  • 00:11:54.020 --> 00:11:57.020
  • If God can give me the right
  • 00:11:57.020 --> 00:11:59.250
  • perspective, no matter
  • 00:11:59.250 --> 00:12:02.050
  • what happens in my situation,
  • 00:12:03.020 --> 00:12:06.020
  • I'm gonna be all right.
  • 00:12:06.100 --> 00:12:09.100
  • Would you do me a favor?
  • 00:12:09.100 --> 00:12:10.200
  • Kinda weird, I know, you can
  • 00:12:10.200 --> 00:12:12.150
  • just do it for this one time.
  • 00:12:12.150 --> 00:12:14.020
  • Put your hand on your own head
  • 00:12:14.020 --> 00:12:16.080
  • and say, "God,
  • 00:12:16.080 --> 00:12:17.090
  • bless my perspective."
  • 00:12:17.090 --> 00:12:20.010
  • And let me tell you why
  • 00:12:20.010 --> 00:12:20.280
  • I had you do that.
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:22.130
  • Because your perspective is
  • 00:12:22.130 --> 00:12:25.060
  • the product of your connections.
  • 00:12:25.230 --> 00:12:28.230
  • So your perspective--
  • 00:12:28.230 --> 00:12:30.140
  • if your perspective is off,
  • 00:12:30.140 --> 00:12:31.270
  • every time you face an attack,
  • 00:12:31.270 --> 00:12:34.240
  • every time you face
  • 00:12:34.240 --> 00:12:36.030
  • an adversity, every time
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:37.280
  • you face something
  • 00:12:37.280 --> 00:12:38.250
  • that's out of the ordinary,
  • 00:12:38.250 --> 00:12:40.130
  • you're gonna retreat.
  • 00:12:40.130 --> 00:12:42.030
  • But if God would bless
  • 00:12:42.030 --> 00:12:43.090
  • your perspective, you're gonna
  • 00:12:43.090 --> 00:12:45.100
  • have the courage to advance,
  • 00:12:45.170 --> 00:12:48.170
  • even in the face of attack.
  • 00:12:48.170 --> 00:12:50.190
  • That's what I want us
  • 00:12:50.190 --> 00:12:51.240
  • to get this week, is the kind
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:53.230
  • of courage to get down deep
  • 00:12:53.230 --> 00:12:56.090
  • and say, "If God is for me,
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:57.140
  • who can be against me?"
  • 00:12:57.140 --> 00:12:59.060
  • But you have to have
  • 00:12:59.060 --> 00:13:00.050
  • a perspective of power.
  • 00:13:00.050 --> 00:13:02.040
  • If you have a perspective of
  • 00:13:02.040 --> 00:13:03.080
  • power, this is what David had.
  • 00:13:03.080 --> 00:13:05.090
  • He said, "I dealt with the lion.
  • 00:13:05.090 --> 00:13:07.150
  • I dealt with the bear.
  • 00:13:07.150 --> 00:13:09.040
  • Who is this uncircumcised
  • 00:13:09.040 --> 00:13:10.240
  • Philistine that he should defy
  • 00:13:10.240 --> 00:13:12.180
  • the armies of the living God?"
  • 00:13:12.180 --> 00:13:14.130
  • What did he do?
  • 00:13:14.130 --> 00:13:15.190
  • He made the connection
  • 00:13:15.190 --> 00:13:16.270
  • between his past battles
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:19.000
  • and his present battle.
  • 00:13:19.000 --> 00:13:20.190
  • "If God did it before,
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:22.110
  • he can do it again."
  • 00:13:22.110 --> 00:13:23.150
  • I feel like preaching.
  • 00:13:23.150 --> 00:13:24.120
  • Does anybody feel like helping?
  • 00:13:24.120 --> 00:13:26.290
  • [audience cheering]
  • 00:13:26.290 --> 00:13:29.200
  • God, bless my perspective.
  • 00:13:30.080 --> 00:13:33.080
  • Because your perspective
  • 00:13:33.080 --> 00:13:35.270
  • will either become your prison
  • 00:13:38.020 --> 00:13:41.020
  • Your perspective on the
  • 00:13:46.190 --> 00:13:49.050
  • challenge that you're facing
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:51.260
  • will either become your prison
  • 00:13:51.260 --> 00:13:54.160
  • to keep you bound,
  • 00:13:54.160 --> 00:13:56.250
  • or your passport
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:59.000
  • to set you free.
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:02.160
  • I brought a dude named Buck
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:03.180
  • with me to Australia
  • 00:14:03.180 --> 00:14:04.170
  • the first time I came, and he
  • 00:14:04.170 --> 00:14:06.200
  • couldn't find his passport.
  • 00:14:06.200 --> 00:14:09.110
  • And Buck, Buck is kinda funny.
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:11.230
  • You can ask my team.
  • 00:14:11.230 --> 00:14:12.260
  • Buck is kinda hilarious.
  • 00:14:12.260 --> 00:14:13.290
  • Buck is kinda stubborn.
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:15.200
  • 'Cause he flew with me,
  • 00:14:15.200 --> 00:14:16.210
  • and he was flying,
  • 00:14:16.210 --> 00:14:17.230
  • we were going from Charlotte,
  • 00:14:17.230 --> 00:14:19.010
  • North Carolina,
  • 00:14:19.010 --> 00:14:20.030
  • to the West Coast,
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:21.070
  • to Los Angeles, and then
  • 00:14:21.070 --> 00:14:23.030
  • we were coming to Australia.
  • 00:14:23.030 --> 00:14:24.280
  • And he flew with me from
  • 00:14:24.280 --> 00:14:26.010
  • Charlotte to Los Angeles,
  • 00:14:26.010 --> 00:14:27.050
  • but he didn't have a passport.
  • 00:14:27.050 --> 00:14:29.080
  • And I said, "Well,
  • 00:14:29.080 --> 00:14:30.210
  • what are you gonna do
  • 00:14:30.210 --> 00:14:31.270
  • when we get to Los Angeles?"
  • 00:14:31.270 --> 00:14:32.240
  • He said, "I don't know.
  • 00:14:32.240 --> 00:14:33.240
  • I'm gonna just go to the gate
  • 00:14:33.240 --> 00:14:34.240
  • and see what they say."
  • 00:14:34.240 --> 00:14:37.150
  • How American is this
  • 00:14:37.150 --> 00:14:38.250
  • perspective, by the way?
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:41.260
  • "I'll just see what happens.
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:43.080
  • Better let me on that plane."
  • 00:14:43.080 --> 00:14:44.240
  • But how many know that you're
  • 00:14:44.240 --> 00:14:47.190
  • not getting out of the country
  • 00:14:48.220 --> 00:14:51.220
  • without a passport?
  • 00:14:51.220 --> 00:14:54.210
  • And here's where I want us
  • 00:14:54.210 --> 00:14:55.190
  • to go for the rest of the time
  • 00:14:55.190 --> 00:14:56.270
  • that I have with you
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:57.260
  • wonderful people tonight.
  • 00:14:57.260 --> 00:14:59.260
  • The Bible says, "Enter his gates
  • 00:15:01.220 --> 00:15:04.220
  • with thanksgiving
  • 00:15:04.220 --> 00:15:07.010
  • and his courts with praise."
  • 00:15:07.170 --> 00:15:10.170
  • See, the way I see it,
  • 00:15:10.170 --> 00:15:12.160
  • in the kingdom of God,
  • 00:15:12.160 --> 00:15:14.230
  • praise is my passport.
  • 00:15:15.270 --> 00:15:18.270
  • Praise is my way
  • 00:15:18.270 --> 00:15:21.020
  • out of my situation,
  • 00:15:21.020 --> 00:15:23.100
  • even before I get
  • 00:15:23.100 --> 00:15:25.090
  • out of my situation.
  • 00:15:25.090 --> 00:15:27.120
  • Paul and Silas prove it
  • 00:15:27.120 --> 00:15:29.070
  • in Acts chapter 16.
  • 00:15:29.070 --> 00:15:31.100
  • It says that, "The crowd joined
  • 00:15:31.100 --> 00:15:33.000
  • in the attack against Paul
  • 00:15:33.000 --> 00:15:34.130
  • and Silas.
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:35.230
  • The magistrates ordered them
  • 00:15:35.230 --> 00:15:37.090
  • to be stripped and beaten
  • 00:15:37.220 --> 00:15:40.220
  • with rods."
  • 00:15:40.220 --> 00:15:42.160
  • Stripped, that's taking
  • 00:15:42.160 --> 00:15:44.200
  • away your dignity.
  • 00:15:44.200 --> 00:15:46.250
  • Stripped, that's a position
  • 00:15:46.250 --> 00:15:49.010
  • of vulnerability and shame.
  • 00:15:49.130 --> 00:15:52.130
  • Stripped, that's where something
  • 00:15:52.130 --> 00:15:54.160
  • is taken off of your life.
  • 00:15:54.160 --> 00:15:56.240
  • Stripped, that's where you feel
  • 00:15:56.240 --> 00:15:58.280
  • like you have no defense.
  • 00:15:58.280 --> 00:16:00.250
  • Stripped and beaten,
  • 00:16:00.250 --> 00:16:03.170
  • beaten down perhaps emotionally
  • 00:16:03.210 --> 00:16:06.210
  • in the room tonight.
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:08.030
  • Beaten down perhaps
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:10.130
  • by continual failures.
  • 00:16:10.130 --> 00:16:12.170
  • Beaten down by the last thing
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:14.000
  • that you prayed that God would
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:15.030
  • do, and it hasn't happened yet.
  • 00:16:15.030 --> 00:16:17.150
  • "Stripped and beaten with rods.
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:21.190
  • And after they had been
  • 00:16:21.190 --> 00:16:23.250
  • severely flogged, they were
  • 00:16:23.250 --> 00:16:26.170
  • thrown into prison,
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:30.010
  • and the jailer was commanded
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:31.110
  • to guard them carefully."
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:36.060
  • Now, this jailer, he has
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:40.120
  • important orders, you know?
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:43.000
  • 'Cause he's gotta keep Paul in
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:44.060
  • prison, and that's kinda hard.
  • 00:16:45.060 --> 00:16:48.060
  • It's kinda hard to keep somebody
  • 00:16:48.060 --> 00:16:49.150
  • in prison who knows how
  • 00:16:49.150 --> 00:16:51.250
  • to praise.
  • 00:16:53.110 --> 00:16:56.110
  • It's kinda--
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:16:57.230
  • I always want to be more
  • 00:17:03.230 --> 00:17:05.120
  • of a Bible teacher.
  • 00:17:05.120 --> 00:17:06.280
  • I always get up and I'm like,
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:08.040
  • "I'm gonna teach.
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:09.040
  • I'm not gonna act, you know,
  • 00:17:09.040 --> 00:17:10.180
  • scream and yell and stuff.
  • 00:17:10.180 --> 00:17:11.240
  • People don't like all that."
  • 00:17:11.240 --> 00:17:13.230
  • Something gets on me when I
  • 00:17:13.230 --> 00:17:15.050
  • start, get up here, man.
  • 00:17:15.050 --> 00:17:16.270
  • I just get--and one time this
  • 00:17:16.270 --> 00:17:19.120
  • guy said to me, he was like,
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:21.040
  • "I really like the way you
  • 00:17:21.040 --> 00:17:22.040
  • worked the crowd, bro.
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:24.090
  • That's good that you worked
  • 00:17:24.090 --> 00:17:25.140
  • the crowd, man.
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:26.110
  • I saw you.
  • 00:17:26.110 --> 00:17:27.120
  • I saw you work the crowd."
  • 00:17:27.120 --> 00:17:29.090
  • And I said this back to him, I
  • 00:17:29.090 --> 00:17:31.200
  • was pretty proud of my response.
  • 00:17:31.200 --> 00:17:32.230
  • I said, "I don't really look
  • 00:17:32.230 --> 00:17:35.090
  • at it like working the crowd.
  • 00:17:35.090 --> 00:17:37.150
  • I look at it like I'm putting
  • 00:17:37.150 --> 00:17:38.210
  • the crowd to work."
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:42.080
  • See, because if you get
  • 00:17:42.080 --> 00:17:43.150
  • the Word and you're passive,
  • 00:17:44.180 --> 00:17:47.180
  • I have this one message I teach
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:48.190
  • about the power of receptivity.
  • 00:17:48.190 --> 00:17:50.060
  • You can download it sometimes,
  • 00:17:50.060 --> 00:17:52.220
  • a little thing I teach.
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:53.230
  • It's got some things
  • 00:17:53.230 --> 00:17:54.230
  • that start with the letter A
  • 00:17:54.230 --> 00:17:55.220
  • down at the end.
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:56.190
  • You can get it later.
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:17:57.170
  • But I said,
  • 00:17:57.170 --> 00:17:58.250
  • "If you don't work the Word,
  • 00:18:01.080 --> 00:18:04.080
  • if you don't practice praise--"
  • 00:18:05.070 --> 00:18:08.070
  • See, let me tell you something.
  • 00:18:08.070 --> 00:18:09.150
  • By the time I finish this sermon
  • 00:18:09.150 --> 00:18:10.250
  • in a few minutes,
  • 00:18:10.250 --> 00:18:11.280
  • I'm not gonna be much longer.
  • 00:18:11.280 --> 00:18:13.120
  • I'm not gonna be in front of you
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:14.220
  • very long.
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:15.230
  • But by the time I finish, we're
  • 00:18:15.230 --> 00:18:17.080
  • gonna praise Paul and Silas
  • 00:18:18.000 --> 00:18:21.000
  • out of prison.
  • 00:18:21.000 --> 00:18:23.070
  • We're gonna do that together
  • 00:18:23.070 --> 00:18:24.140
  • from the top to the floor,
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:27.210
  • from the front to the back,
  • 00:18:27.210 --> 00:18:29.290
  • we're gonna praise Paul
  • 00:18:29.290 --> 00:18:31.070
  • and Silas out of prison.
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.250
  • But if you just think this
  • 00:18:32.250 --> 00:18:33.260
  • is hype, you won't get
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:36.030
  • the heart behind it.
  • 00:18:36.090 --> 00:18:39.090
  • If you just think, "Oh,
  • 00:18:39.090 --> 00:18:40.100
  • this is hype.
  • 00:18:40.100 --> 00:18:41.100
  • Oh, this is praise,
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:42.070
  • you know, praise time.
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:43.040
  • I don't really do
  • 00:18:43.040 --> 00:18:44.040
  • that praise thing."
  • 00:18:44.040 --> 00:18:45.030
  • Let me explain something to you.
  • 00:18:45.030 --> 00:18:46.260
  • You're gonna need
  • 00:18:46.260 --> 00:18:47.270
  • this praise thing.
  • 00:18:47.270 --> 00:18:50.120
  • And if you don't practice praise
  • 00:18:50.120 --> 00:18:52.070
  • before you get thrown
  • 00:18:52.070 --> 00:18:53.190
  • in the prison
  • 00:18:53.190 --> 00:18:54.240
  • at the midnight hour,
  • 00:18:54.240 --> 00:18:57.190
  • how in the world do you think
  • 00:18:57.190 --> 00:18:59.020
  • you're gonna praise?
  • 00:18:59.020 --> 00:19:00.070
  • I mean, that's what we came
  • 00:19:00.070 --> 00:19:01.060
  • to conference for.
  • 00:19:01.060 --> 00:19:02.190
  • This is praise practice.
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:05.070
  • I said,
  • 00:19:05.070 --> 00:19:06.050
  • "This is praise practice."
  • 00:19:06.050 --> 00:19:08.060
  • Come on,
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:09.060
  • this is praise practice.
  • 00:19:09.060 --> 00:19:11.230
  • And they commanded this guard,
  • 00:19:11.230 --> 00:19:13.030
  • they said, "Keep Paul
  • 00:19:13.030 --> 00:19:14.010
  • and Silas on lockdown.
  • 00:19:14.010 --> 00:19:15.270
  • Keep 'em on lockdown 'cause
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:17.050
  • they're stirring something up."
  • 00:19:17.050 --> 00:19:18.170
  • And you know, I feel like
  • 00:19:18.170 --> 00:19:19.180
  • the enemy has been
  • 00:19:19.180 --> 00:19:20.180
  • commanded to keep some of you
  • 00:19:20.180 --> 00:19:21.230
  • on lockdown because he knows
  • 00:19:21.230 --> 00:19:23.130
  • what's in you.
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:24.160
  • And if he knows--he knows
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:25.140
  • if it ever gets loose,
  • 00:19:25.140 --> 00:19:26.240
  • and if you ever get free,
  • 00:19:26.240 --> 00:19:28.020
  • and if you ever get liberated
  • 00:19:28.020 --> 00:19:29.080
  • from insecurity and selfishness
  • 00:19:29.080 --> 00:19:31.180
  • and flesh and carnality
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:33.240
  • and all of the things
  • 00:19:33.240 --> 00:19:34.260
  • that are keeping you bound,
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:36.070
  • the addiction that's keeping you
  • 00:19:36.070 --> 00:19:37.210
  • in a position of shame,
  • 00:19:37.210 --> 00:19:39.030
  • if you ever discover that,
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:40.210
  • "I am righteousness of God
  • 00:19:40.210 --> 00:19:42.030
  • in Christ,"
  • 00:19:42.030 --> 00:19:43.120
  • if you ever get it and get free,
  • 00:19:43.120 --> 00:19:45.120
  • it's gonna mean damage
  • 00:19:45.120 --> 00:19:46.200
  • to the kingdom of darkness.
  • 00:19:48.010 --> 00:19:51.010
  • So he guarded them carefully.
  • 00:19:51.010 --> 00:19:53.270
  • He had one job.
  • 00:19:53.270 --> 00:19:56.120
  • He had one job, and he did one
  • 00:19:56.120 --> 00:19:59.050
  • thing right that guaranteed
  • 00:19:59.110 --> 00:20:02.110
  • that Paul and Silas couldn't get
  • 00:20:02.110 --> 00:20:05.040
  • out of the prison.
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:07.100
  • And he did one thing wrong
  • 00:20:07.100 --> 00:20:08.140
  • that guaranteed
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:09.150
  • - Steven: And we'll praise our
  • 00:20:13.180 --> 00:20:14.270
  • way out of this prison together.
  • 00:20:18.180 --> 00:20:21.180
  • See, that's the key word,
  • 00:20:21.180 --> 00:20:22.190
  • "together."
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:24.170
  • Together.
  • 00:20:24.170 --> 00:20:26.130
  • - Steven: Praise is my way
  • 00:20:39.010 --> 00:20:41.080
  • out of my situation.
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:43.150
  • Paul and Silas prove it
  • 00:20:43.150 --> 00:20:45.060
  • in Acts chapter 16.
  • 00:20:45.060 --> 00:20:47.150
  • "They were thrown into prison,
  • 00:20:47.150 --> 00:20:50.150
  • and the jailer was commanded
  • 00:20:50.150 --> 00:20:51.260
  • to guard them.
  • 00:20:51.260 --> 00:20:53.130
  • This jailer, he had one job.
  • 00:20:53.130 --> 00:20:55.280
  • And he did one thing right that
  • 00:20:55.280 --> 00:20:57.290
  • guaranteed that Paul and Silas
  • 00:20:57.290 --> 00:21:00.100
  • couldn't get out of the prison.
  • 00:21:00.100 --> 00:21:02.120
  • And he did one thing wrong
  • 00:21:02.120 --> 00:21:03.260
  • that guaranteed
  • 00:21:03.260 --> 00:21:04.280
  • - Steven: "When he," verse 24,
  • 00:21:08.020 --> 00:21:09.080
  • "received these orders,
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:11.130
  • he put them in the inner cell
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:12.220
  • and fastened their feet
  • 00:21:12.220 --> 00:21:13.200
  • in the stocks."
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:14.240
  • Now, what did he do right?
  • 00:21:15.180 --> 00:21:18.180
  • He put their feet in the stocks.
  • 00:21:19.110 --> 00:21:22.110
  • It's gonna be kinda hard for
  • 00:21:22.110 --> 00:21:24.140
  • them to get out with their feet
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:27.020
  • fastened in the stocks.
  • 00:21:28.120 --> 00:21:31.120
  • But what he did wrong
  • 00:21:31.120 --> 00:21:32.150
  • is a little bit more subtle,
  • 00:21:32.150 --> 00:21:34.040
  • and you missed it.
  • 00:21:34.040 --> 00:21:35.290
  • It was right there in the verse,
  • 00:21:35.290 --> 00:21:37.030
  • and you missed it.
  • 00:21:37.030 --> 00:21:38.160
  • I'm gonna show you now.
  • 00:21:38.160 --> 00:21:39.170
  • I'm gonna back up.
  • 00:21:39.170 --> 00:21:40.180
  • This is a remedial lesson.
  • 00:21:41.110 --> 00:21:44.110
  • "He put their feet
  • 00:21:44.110 --> 00:21:45.060
  • in the stocks."
  • 00:21:45.060 --> 00:21:47.180
  • But the Bible says, this is
  • 00:21:47.180 --> 00:21:48.220
  • where he made his mistake,
  • 00:21:48.220 --> 00:21:51.020
  • "He put them in the inner cell."
  • 00:21:55.260 --> 00:21:58.260
  • You missed it again.
  • 00:21:59.010 --> 00:22:02.030
  • All right, one more time.
  • 00:22:02.030 --> 00:22:03.190
  • "He put them," plural,
  • 00:22:05.230 --> 00:22:08.230
  • "in the inner cell," singular.
  • 00:22:11.050 --> 00:22:14.050
  • What he should not have done
  • 00:22:14.120 --> 00:22:17.120
  • that he did was put them
  • 00:22:17.270 --> 00:22:20.270
  • in the same cell together.
  • 00:22:23.000 --> 00:22:26.000
  • What he should've done,
  • 00:22:26.000 --> 00:22:28.170
  • if he wanted to keep them there,
  • 00:22:28.170 --> 00:22:31.120
  • is keep them separated.
  • 00:22:32.120 --> 00:22:35.120
  • You know what the devil should
  • 00:22:35.120 --> 00:22:36.140
  • not have done this week?
  • 00:22:36.140 --> 00:22:38.290
  • He shouldn't have let us
  • 00:22:38.290 --> 00:22:40.020
  • get together like this
  • 00:22:40.040 --> 00:22:43.040
  • from all these churches
  • 00:22:43.040 --> 00:22:45.210
  • and all these nations
  • 00:22:45.210 --> 00:22:48.020
  • and all these backgrounds.
  • 00:22:48.020 --> 00:22:50.040
  • He should not--
  • 00:22:50.040 --> 00:22:51.120
  • Touch your neighbor,
  • 00:22:51.120 --> 00:22:52.070
  • say, "The devil shouldn't have
  • 00:22:52.070 --> 00:22:53.170
  • let you sit next to me."
  • 00:22:53.170 --> 00:22:56.100
  • Come on, I told you you were
  • 00:22:56.100 --> 00:22:57.110
  • gonna need a partner tonight.
  • 00:22:57.110 --> 00:22:59.010
  • So you need a partner.
  • 00:22:59.010 --> 00:23:00.070
  • You need a partner.
  • 00:23:00.070 --> 00:23:01.230
  • 'Cause imagine, imagine it.
  • 00:23:01.230 --> 00:23:02.260
  • All right, let's say they
  • 00:23:02.260 --> 00:23:04.000
  • would've put Paul in prison
  • 00:23:04.000 --> 00:23:05.090
  • and he would've been there
  • 00:23:05.090 --> 00:23:06.060
  • by himself.
  • 00:23:06.060 --> 00:23:07.100
  • We know that Paul had a tendency
  • 00:23:07.100 --> 00:23:09.070
  • to be a little grumpy, right?
  • 00:23:09.070 --> 00:23:11.230
  • I mean, he was holy.
  • 00:23:11.230 --> 00:23:12.280
  • He was amazing.
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:13.280
  • But Paul, Paul could get
  • 00:23:13.280 --> 00:23:15.040
  • a little bit of an attitude.
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:16.270
  • So let's say he put Paul in
  • 00:23:16.270 --> 00:23:18.140
  • Paul might've tossed
  • 00:23:23.190 --> 00:23:24.190
  • and turned all night.
  • 00:23:24.190 --> 00:23:25.220
  • Maybe at some point during
  • 00:23:25.220 --> 00:23:26.210
  • the night, as he can't get
  • 00:23:26.210 --> 00:23:28.270
  • comfortable 'cause they beat him
  • 00:23:28.270 --> 00:23:30.040
  • on the right side,
  • 00:23:30.040 --> 00:23:32.260
  • and they beat him
  • 00:23:32.260 --> 00:23:33.220
  • on the left side,
  • 00:23:33.260 --> 00:23:36.260
  • and he can't lay on his back,
  • 00:23:36.260 --> 00:23:38.000
  • but his feet are fastened
  • 00:23:38.000 --> 00:23:39.140
  • in the stocks
  • 00:23:39.140 --> 00:23:42.000
  • so he can't turn over.
  • 00:23:42.000 --> 00:23:44.260
  • Maybe at some point during
  • 00:23:44.260 --> 00:23:45.290
  • the night Paul starts thinking,
  • 00:23:47.150 --> 00:23:50.150
  • "I served God for this?"
  • 00:23:51.190 --> 00:23:54.190
  • You know how you start thinking
  • 00:23:54.190 --> 00:23:55.270
  • "I sacrificed for this?
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:06.210
  • God, I was trying to serve you.
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:10.100
  • You know,
  • 00:24:10.100 --> 00:24:11.120
  • I'm a pretty smart man.
  • 00:24:11.120 --> 00:24:12.150
  • I think I could make a living
  • 00:24:12.150 --> 00:24:13.170
  • doing something else.
  • 00:24:13.170 --> 00:24:14.280
  • I didn't sign up for this."
  • 00:24:14.280 --> 00:24:16.110
  • I'm not saying Paul would've
  • 00:24:16.110 --> 00:24:17.100
  • thought this way, but I'm saying
  • 00:24:17.100 --> 00:24:18.100
  • he could have had it not been
  • 00:24:18.100 --> 00:24:21.030
  • for Silas in the same cell.
  • 00:24:23.210 --> 00:24:26.210
  • 'Cause right about the time
  • 00:24:26.210 --> 00:24:27.270
  • Paul started thinking,
  • 00:24:30.140 --> 00:24:33.140
  • "I didn't sign up for this,"
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:36.150
  • and he's trying to fall asleep,
  • 00:24:36.150 --> 00:24:38.260
  • you know, he's trying
  • 00:24:38.260 --> 00:24:39.270
  • to fall asleep.
  • 00:24:39.270 --> 00:24:41.100
  • And all of a sudden,
  • 00:24:41.100 --> 00:24:42.170
  • in the same cell,
  • 00:24:42.170 --> 00:24:43.140
  • everybody say, "Same cell."
  • 00:24:43.140 --> 00:24:45.090
  • That was his mistake,
  • 00:24:45.090 --> 00:24:46.120
  • that Silas was in the same cell.
  • 00:24:46.120 --> 00:24:48.120
  • And all of a sudden,
  • 00:24:48.120 --> 00:24:49.180
  • it's about midnight.
  • 00:24:49.180 --> 00:24:50.240
  • Pauls' finally maybe about to
  • 00:24:50.240 --> 00:24:52.000
  • doze off, and he starts hearing
  • 00:24:54.060 --> 00:24:57.060
  • My hope is built
  • 00:24:59.090 --> 00:25:02.110
  • Paul's over here,
  • 00:25:07.170 --> 00:25:09.130
  • Paul's, "Shut up, Silas."
  • 00:25:09.130 --> 00:25:12.050
  • [audience laughing]
  • 00:25:13.170 --> 00:25:16.170
  • And Silas sang
  • 00:25:20.010 --> 00:25:22.030
  • Than Jesus' blood
  • 00:25:24.140 --> 00:25:27.140
  • Paul's saying, "All right, fine.
  • 00:25:33.150 --> 00:25:36.150
  • I dare not trust
  • 00:25:36.160 --> 00:25:39.160
  • And Silas sang
  • 00:25:39.160 --> 00:25:41.000
  • The sweetest frame
  • 00:25:41.240 --> 00:25:44.240
  • And Paul sang
  • 00:25:44.240 --> 00:25:46.240
  • But wholly lean
  • 00:25:46.240 --> 00:25:49.070
  • He's starting to smile now
  • 00:25:49.070 --> 00:25:50.110
  • 'cause he's starting
  • 00:25:50.110 --> 00:25:51.120
  • to think about how he has
  • 00:25:51.120 --> 00:25:54.060
  • a firm foundation.
  • 00:25:54.060 --> 00:25:56.080
  • And then Silas sang
  • 00:25:56.080 --> 00:25:57.180
  • On Jesus' name
  • 00:25:57.180 --> 00:26:00.020
  • And then Paul starts singing
  • 00:26:00.020 --> 00:26:01.260
  • a little harmony, he said:
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:03.040
  • On Christ
  • 00:26:04.030 --> 00:26:07.030
  • the solid Rock I stand
  • 00:26:10.100 --> 00:26:13.100
  • all other ground
  • 00:26:13.110 --> 00:26:16.110
  • All other ground
  • 00:26:24.020 --> 00:26:27.020
  • is sinking sand
  • 00:26:27.270 --> 00:26:30.270
  • Then Paul starts getting happy,
  • 00:26:30.270 --> 00:26:32.110
  • and he remembered
  • 00:26:32.110 --> 00:26:33.030
  • hymn number 387
  • 00:26:33.030 --> 00:26:34.260
  • out the Baptist hymnal.
  • 00:26:34.260 --> 00:26:36.070
  • He said:
  • 00:26:36.070 --> 00:26:36.230
  • What can wash away
  • 00:26:39.050 --> 00:26:42.050
  • high note.
  • 00:26:42.260 --> 00:26:45.260
  • Nothing but the blood
  • 00:26:45.260 --> 00:26:47.040
  • Silas said:
  • 00:26:47.040 --> 00:26:48.070
  • Nothing but the blood
  • 00:26:48.070 --> 00:26:50.220
  • And Paul sang
  • 00:26:54.220 --> 00:26:55.280
  • What can make
  • 00:26:55.280 --> 00:26:57.250
  • Silas sang
  • 00:26:57.250 --> 00:26:59.000
  • Me whole again?
  • 00:26:59.140 --> 00:27:02.160
  • I didn't say Silas was
  • 00:27:02.160 --> 00:27:03.160
  • a good singer.
  • 00:27:03.160 --> 00:27:04.080
  • And Paul said:
  • 00:27:04.080 --> 00:27:05.120
  • Nothing but the blood
  • 00:27:05.120 --> 00:27:07.210
  • of Jesus
  • 00:27:07.250 --> 00:27:10.250
  • Now, the Bible says that
  • 00:27:10.250 --> 00:27:11.290
  • everybody in the prison
  • 00:27:11.290 --> 00:27:13.160
  • heard 'em singing.
  • 00:27:13.160 --> 00:27:14.080
  • I think we can do one better
  • 00:27:14.080 --> 00:27:16.140
  • than listen to 'em sing.
  • 00:27:16.140 --> 00:27:18.030
  • I think we can sing
  • 00:27:18.030 --> 00:27:19.020
  • with 'em tonight.
  • 00:27:19.020 --> 00:27:20.280
  • I think we oughta
  • 00:27:20.280 --> 00:27:21.220
  • start singing
  • 00:27:21.220 --> 00:27:23.120
  • and getting ready
  • 00:27:23.120 --> 00:27:25.160
  • and give a perspective a praise.
  • 00:27:26.050 --> 00:27:29.050
  • Say: "Oh, precious is--"
  • 00:27:33.240 --> 00:27:36.240
  • Come on!
  • 00:27:36.240 --> 00:27:37.190
  • That
  • 00:27:37.190 --> 00:27:39.140
  • Makes me white as snow
  • 00:27:42.020 --> 00:27:45.020
  • No other fount I know
  • 00:27:48.290 --> 00:27:51.290
  • Sing it, Silas.
  • 00:27:51.290 --> 00:27:53.100
  • Nothing but the blood
  • 00:27:53.100 --> 00:27:55.260
  • of Jesus
  • 00:27:56.010 --> 00:27:59.010
  • Come on, lift your hands.
  • 00:27:59.010 --> 00:28:00.170
  • Your feet might be bound,
  • 00:28:00.170 --> 00:28:02.010
  • but your hands aren't.
  • 00:28:02.010 --> 00:28:03.010
  • [audience singing]
  • 00:28:03.010 --> 00:28:04.120
  • Oh!
  • 00:28:04.120 --> 00:28:07.070
  • That makes me white!
  • 00:28:08.070 --> 00:28:11.070
  • Come on, now!
  • 00:28:11.170 --> 00:28:14.170
  • Come on, praise is
  • 00:28:14.170 --> 00:28:15.220
  • your passport.
  • 00:28:19.080 --> 00:28:22.080
  • Let's do it.
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  • Nothing but the blood
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  • of Jesus
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  • Nothing but the blood!
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  • Nothing but the blood
  • 00:28:31.000 --> 00:28:34.000
  • of Jesus
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  • Come on, this side be Paul.
  • 00:28:35.180 --> 00:28:37.010
  • You be Paul.
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  • Nothing but the blood
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  • of Jesus
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  • Come on, you say it.
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  • Silas, say it.
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  • Nothing but the blood
  • 00:28:46.050 --> 00:28:48.100
  • of Jesus
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  • Everybody say it.
  • 00:28:50.150 --> 00:28:52.240
  • Nothing but the blood
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  • of Jesus
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  • Come on, lift up
  • 00:29:00.070 --> 00:29:01.090
  • a shout of triumph!
  • 00:29:03.050 --> 00:29:06.050
  • Shout of triumph!
  • 00:29:06.110 --> 00:29:09.110
  • So grab your praise partner
  • 00:29:21.010 --> 00:29:24.010
  • and put your hand
  • 00:29:24.010 --> 00:29:24.260
  • on their shoulder and tell 'em,
  • 00:29:24.260 --> 00:29:26.110
  • "You be Paul, and I'll be Silas,
  • 00:29:28.290 --> 00:29:31.290
  • and we'll praise our way
  • 00:29:31.290 --> 00:29:34.260
  • out of this prison together."
  • 00:29:36.210 --> 00:29:39.210
  • See, that's the key word,
  • 00:29:39.210 --> 00:29:40.270
  • "together."
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  • Together.
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  • Together.
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  • Together.
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  • - Steven: But if
  • 00:29:54.280 --> 00:29:55.160
  • your perspective is connected
  • 00:29:55.160 --> 00:29:57.280
  • to your purpose,
  • 00:29:57.280 --> 00:30:00.180
  • you'll be able to say,
  • 00:30:00.180 --> 00:30:02.280
  • "Even if I'm stripped and even
  • 00:30:03.250 --> 00:30:06.250
  • if I'm beaten, all things,"
  • 00:30:06.250 --> 00:30:09.010
  • somebody shout, "All things
  • 00:30:09.010 --> 00:30:11.190
  • work together for the good
  • 00:30:12.190 --> 00:30:15.190
  • - Steven: Paul and Silas
  • 00:30:28.070 --> 00:30:31.070
  • begin singing praises to God.
  • 00:30:34.120 --> 00:30:37.120
  • Your perspective is a result
  • 00:30:38.250 --> 00:30:41.250
  • of your connections.
  • 00:30:41.250 --> 00:30:44.120
  • Come on, let's make a connection
  • 00:30:44.120 --> 00:30:46.060
  • with heaven tonight
  • 00:30:46.060 --> 00:30:48.150
  • in the presence of God.
  • 00:30:48.150 --> 00:30:51.070
  • Let's get ready for the midnight
  • 00:30:51.070 --> 00:30:52.190
  • hour while we've got
  • 00:30:52.190 --> 00:30:53.200
  • the light shining over us.
  • 00:30:53.200 --> 00:30:56.080
  • Come on, give him a great shout.
  • 00:30:56.170 --> 00:30:59.170
  • Give him a great shout
  • 00:30:59.170 --> 00:31:00.220
  • And the Bible says that
  • 00:31:08.090 --> 00:31:10.110
  • suddenly everyone's
  • 00:31:10.130 --> 00:31:13.130
  • It was a chain reaction.
  • 00:31:22.270 --> 00:31:25.270
  • And when they used what was
  • 00:31:25.270 --> 00:31:28.170
  • loose, see I can't move my feet,
  • 00:31:29.130 --> 00:31:32.130
  • but I can lift my voice.
  • 00:31:32.200 --> 00:31:35.200
  • And when they used
  • 00:31:35.200 --> 00:31:36.230
  • what was loose, it shook free
  • 00:31:36.230 --> 00:31:39.230
  • what was bound.
  • 00:31:39.230 --> 00:31:42.030
  • And the foundations were shaken.
  • 00:31:45.030 --> 00:31:48.030
  • Maybe next time I come back
  • 00:31:48.030 --> 00:31:50.180
  • I'll get to tell you about
  • 00:31:50.180 --> 00:31:51.200
  • how that prison guard,
  • 00:31:51.200 --> 00:31:53.220
  • after everyone's chains
  • 00:31:53.220 --> 00:31:54.280
  • were loose, not only was led
  • 00:31:54.280 --> 00:31:57.100
  • to Christ by Paul, not only did
  • 00:31:57.220 --> 00:32:00.240
  • Paul's prison serve a purpose,
  • 00:32:00.240 --> 00:32:02.200
  • but he washed
  • 00:32:02.200 --> 00:32:04.040
  • and bandaged Paul.
  • 00:32:04.040 --> 00:32:05.110
  • His whole family was
  • 00:32:05.110 --> 00:32:06.130
  • led to Christ.
  • 00:32:06.130 --> 00:32:07.180
  • Now, here's what I wanna
  • 00:32:07.180 --> 00:32:10.010
  • tell you.
  • 00:32:10.010 --> 00:32:12.050
  • If your perspective is
  • 00:32:12.050 --> 00:32:13.250
  • connected to your pain,
  • 00:32:14.030 --> 00:32:17.030
  • you'll lose your praise.
  • 00:32:17.130 --> 00:32:20.130
  • But if your perspective is
  • 00:32:20.130 --> 00:32:22.040
  • connected to your purpose,
  • 00:32:23.010 --> 00:32:26.010
  • you'll be able to say,
  • 00:32:26.010 --> 00:32:28.080
  • "Even if I'm stripped,
  • 00:32:28.080 --> 00:32:30.240
  • and even if I'm beaten,
  • 00:32:30.240 --> 00:32:33.190
  • all things," somebody shout,
  • 00:32:33.190 --> 00:32:35.010
  • "All things work together
  • 00:32:36.040 --> 00:32:39.040
  • for the good of those
  • 00:32:39.040 --> 00:32:41.120
  • who love him."
  • 00:32:41.120 --> 00:32:43.150
  • Does anybody love him
  • 00:32:43.150 --> 00:32:44.140
  • in this place?
  • 00:32:44.140 --> 00:32:46.290
  • And many scholars suggest that
  • 00:32:53.240 --> 00:32:55.280
  • perhaps this jailer and his
  • 00:32:55.280 --> 00:32:58.030
  • family, along with Lydia, were
  • 00:32:58.030 --> 00:33:00.070
  • some of the first church members
  • 00:33:00.070 --> 00:33:01.180
  • of the church at Philippi.
  • 00:33:01.180 --> 00:33:04.100
  • Paul had to spend the night in
  • 00:33:04.110 --> 00:33:07.110
  • prison so that the gospel could
  • 00:33:07.180 --> 00:33:10.180
  • be set free on a continent.
  • 00:33:12.140 --> 00:33:15.140
  • I thought it was appropriate.
  • 00:33:17.220 --> 00:33:20.220
  • Man, I feel something happening
  • 00:33:20.220 --> 00:33:22.020
  • for somebody right now.
  • 00:33:22.020 --> 00:33:23.070
  • Because you've been
  • 00:33:23.070 --> 00:33:24.190
  • in a tight space.
  • 00:33:24.190 --> 00:33:26.170
  • You've been feeling like you
  • 00:33:26.170 --> 00:33:27.150
  • don't matter very much.
  • 00:33:27.150 --> 00:33:28.200
  • You've been feeling like
  • 00:33:28.200 --> 00:33:29.210
  • you don't have a reason
  • 00:33:29.210 --> 00:33:30.200
  • to praise God.
  • 00:33:30.200 --> 00:33:31.200
  • In fact, it's been kinda hard
  • 00:33:31.200 --> 00:33:32.190
  • for you at conference 'cause you
  • 00:33:32.190 --> 00:33:33.240
  • look around at how happy
  • 00:33:33.240 --> 00:33:34.270
  • everybody else is, and how
  • 00:33:34.270 --> 00:33:36.270
  • everybody else seems to be
  • 00:33:36.270 --> 00:33:37.280
  • filled with so much joy.
  • 00:33:37.280 --> 00:33:39.130
  • But the truth of the matter is,
  • 00:33:39.130 --> 00:33:40.150
  • it's kinda hard for you
  • 00:33:40.150 --> 00:33:41.200
  • to praise God.
  • 00:33:41.200 --> 00:33:42.250
  • But if you'll give him
  • 00:33:42.250 --> 00:33:43.250
  • a sacrifice of praise,
  • 00:33:43.250 --> 00:33:45.180
  • if you'll make a decision,
  • 00:33:45.180 --> 00:33:47.020
  • "Praise is not a feeling
  • 00:33:47.020 --> 00:33:48.080
  • in my life.
  • 00:33:48.080 --> 00:33:49.150
  • In fact, praise is my way
  • 00:33:49.150 --> 00:33:50.230
  • of life.
  • 00:33:50.230 --> 00:33:51.290
  • Praise is my decision.
  • 00:33:51.290 --> 00:33:53.180
  • I choose to believe I will see
  • 00:33:54.080 --> 00:33:57.080
  • the goodness of the Lord."
  • 00:33:57.080 --> 00:33:59.190
  • Come on, lift up a shout
  • 00:33:59.190 --> 00:34:00.250
  • just because.
  • 00:34:00.250 --> 00:34:03.000
  • And I guess I thought it was
  • 00:34:10.130 --> 00:34:13.130
  • appropriate to talk about chain
  • 00:34:13.130 --> 00:34:16.090
  • reactions, how a song that
  • 00:34:17.280 --> 00:34:20.280
  • two men sang in a prison cell
  • 00:34:21.110 --> 00:34:24.110
  • ended up having an impact
  • 00:34:24.110 --> 00:34:26.100
  • on a continent.
  • 00:34:26.160 --> 00:34:29.160
  • I thought it would be
  • 00:34:29.160 --> 00:34:30.130
  • interesting because 30 years ago
  • 00:34:32.220 --> 00:34:35.220
  • a little group of people,
  • 00:34:35.220 --> 00:34:38.180
  • I've heard it was 150.
  • 00:34:38.180 --> 00:34:40.050
  • I heard it was 300.
  • 00:34:40.050 --> 00:34:41.110
  • I don't know how many
  • 00:34:41.110 --> 00:34:42.180
  • it was technically,
  • 00:34:42.180 --> 00:34:44.040
  • but it wasn't 30.000.
  • 00:34:44.190 --> 00:34:47.190
  • A group of people started
  • 00:34:47.190 --> 00:34:49.160
  • singing and worshiping God
  • 00:34:49.160 --> 00:34:52.150
  • at a little conference.
  • 00:34:52.160 --> 00:34:55.160
  • And what was happening
  • 00:34:55.160 --> 00:34:56.130
  • with that little group of people
  • 00:34:56.130 --> 00:34:57.290
  • praising God set off
  • 00:34:57.290 --> 00:35:00.100
  • a chain reaction.
  • 00:35:00.240 --> 00:35:03.240
  • And now the song that was
  • 00:35:03.240 --> 00:35:06.010
  • started in a little warehouse
  • 00:35:06.130 --> 00:35:09.130
  • with a group of faithful people
  • 00:35:09.130 --> 00:35:11.230
  • who believed that
  • 00:35:11.230 --> 00:35:12.260
  • the Word of God is not chained
  • 00:35:12.260 --> 00:35:15.010
  • and is not bound
  • 00:35:15.010 --> 00:35:16.260
  • is now ringing out,
  • 00:35:16.260 --> 00:35:18.150
  • touching every continent
  • 00:35:18.150 --> 00:35:20.030
  • of the earth.
  • 00:35:20.030 --> 00:35:21.090
  • I think we ought give God
  • 00:35:21.090 --> 00:35:22.260
  • praise for his faithfulness.
  • 00:35:23.280 --> 00:35:26.280
  • Come on, let's start
  • 00:35:26.280 --> 00:35:27.260
  • something tonight.
  • 00:35:27.260 --> 00:35:29.140
  • Come on, let's set something off
  • 00:35:29.140 --> 00:35:31.020
  • for the next season
  • 00:35:31.020 --> 00:35:32.020
  • of your life.
  • 00:35:32.020 --> 00:35:33.080
  • Lets' set something off that's
  • 00:35:33.080 --> 00:35:34.250
  • gonna touch your community.
  • 00:35:34.250 --> 00:35:36.160
  • How many believe your praise
  • 00:35:36.160 --> 00:35:38.070
  • in this place can affect
  • 00:35:38.070 --> 00:35:39.290
  • your life back home?
  • 00:35:39.290 --> 00:35:41.190
  • If you believe it,
  • 00:35:41.190 --> 00:35:42.250
  • give him a shout.
  • 00:35:42.250 --> 00:35:45.190
  • Repeat after me:
  • 00:35:53.130 --> 00:35:54.230
  • "My praise breaks chains."
  • 00:35:59.010 --> 00:36:02.030
  • You have a decision to make.
  • 00:36:02.070 --> 00:36:05.070
  • Are you gonna let your chains
  • 00:36:05.290 --> 00:36:08.290
  • break your praise,
  • 00:36:09.030 --> 00:36:12.030
  • or are you gonna let your praise
  • 00:36:12.060 --> 00:36:15.060
  • Say it again:
  • 00:36:25.120 --> 00:36:26.180
  • "My praise breaks chains."
  • 00:36:28.140 --> 00:36:31.140
  • I put that on Instagram one
  • 00:36:31.140 --> 00:36:32.270
  • time, and somebody corrected me.
  • 00:36:32.270 --> 00:36:34.160
  • They said, "Jesus Christ,
  • 00:36:34.160 --> 00:36:35.200
  • the Son of God, the Messiah,
  • 00:36:35.200 --> 00:36:36.270
  • is the only one
  • 00:36:36.270 --> 00:36:37.240
  • who can break chains."
  • 00:36:37.240 --> 00:36:40.100
  • Yeah, but you know
  • 00:36:40.100 --> 00:36:41.110
  • when he does it?
  • 00:36:41.110 --> 00:36:42.140
  • See, when I praise him,
  • 00:36:48.070 --> 00:36:50.010
  • it sets off a chain reaction.
  • 00:36:50.010 --> 00:36:52.250
  • When I lift him up, come on,
  • 00:36:52.250 --> 00:36:54.290
  • when I draw near to him,
  • 00:36:54.290 --> 00:36:57.110
  • he draws near to me.
  • 00:36:57.110 --> 00:36:58.290
  • Let's break some chains
  • 00:36:58.290 --> 00:37:00.040
  • in this place.
  • 00:37:00.040 --> 00:37:02.240
  • Come on, somebody is counting
  • 00:37:02.240 --> 00:37:04.060
  • on you to be free.
  • 00:37:04.060 --> 00:37:06.150
  • Pastors, let's break
  • 00:37:06.150 --> 00:37:08.070
  • some chains.
  • 00:37:08.070 --> 00:37:09.280
  • Worship leaders,
  • 00:37:09.280 --> 00:37:11.200
  • let's break some chains.
  • 00:37:11.200 --> 00:37:13.110
  • Moms, dads, let's break
  • 00:37:13.110 --> 00:37:15.210
  • some chains.
  • 00:37:15.210 --> 00:37:17.060
  • Young people, let's break
  • 00:37:17.060 --> 00:37:18.130
  • How wonderful
  • 00:37:22.230 --> 00:37:25.230
  • How glorious
  • 00:37:26.210 --> 00:37:29.210
  • My Savior's scars
  • 00:37:30.200 --> 00:37:33.200
  • victorious
  • 00:37:34.190 --> 00:37:37.190
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:37:38.220 --> 00:37:41.220
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:37:42.220 --> 00:37:45.220
  • From death to life
  • 00:37:46.190 --> 00:37:49.190
  • and grace to grace
  • 00:37:49.190 --> 00:37:52.050
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:37:52.050 --> 00:37:55.050
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:37:55.050 --> 00:37:57.020
  • I see freedom
  • 00:37:57.020 --> 00:37:59.040
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:37:59.040 --> 00:38:01.030
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:38:01.030 --> 00:38:03.070
  • And from death to life
  • 00:38:03.070 --> 00:38:05.070
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:38:05.080 --> 00:38:08.080
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:38:08.080 --> 00:38:11.080
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:38:11.080 --> 00:38:13.030
  • I see freedom
  • 00:38:13.030 --> 00:38:15.030
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:38:15.030 --> 00:38:16.290
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:38:16.290 --> 00:38:19.040
  • And from death to life
  • 00:38:19.040 --> 00:38:21.040
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:38:21.070 --> 00:38:24.070
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:38:25.100 --> 00:38:28.100
  • How my soul
  • 00:38:28.100 --> 00:38:29.070
  • will sing your praise
  • 00:38:29.070 --> 00:38:32.050
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:38:33.030 --> 00:38:36.030
  • How my soul
  • 00:38:36.030 --> 00:38:37.050
  • will sing your praise
  • 00:38:38.200 --> 00:38:41.200
  • How wonderful
  • 00:38:42.190 --> 00:38:45.190
  • How glorious
  • 00:38:46.130 --> 00:38:49.130
  • My Savior's scars
  • 00:38:50.130 --> 00:38:53.130
  • victorious
  • 00:38:54.180 --> 00:38:57.180
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:38:58.200 --> 00:39:01.220
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:39:02.200 --> 00:39:05.200
  • From death to life
  • 00:39:06.210 --> 00:39:09.210
  • - Donna Pisani: And not get
  • 00:39:21.080 --> 00:39:22.040
  • settled in the fact
  • 00:39:22.040 --> 00:39:22.290
  • that I'm a failure, but really
  • 00:39:22.290 --> 00:39:24.200
  • begin to look outside of that,
  • 00:39:24.200 --> 00:39:26.270
  • that in this period of waiting,
  • 00:39:26.270 --> 00:39:28.030
  • God actually wants to--
  • 00:39:28.030 --> 00:39:29.220
  • God is for us.
  • 00:39:29.220 --> 00:39:31.130
  • God loves us, and he's gonna
  • 00:39:31.130 --> 00:39:32.280
  • do whatever he can to help
  • 00:39:32.280 --> 00:39:35.050
  • and make sure that we succeed.
  • 00:39:35.050 --> 00:39:36.120
  • Because at the end of the day,
  • 00:39:36.120 --> 00:39:37.240
  • it came to the place where my
  • 00:39:37.240 --> 00:39:38.230
  • husband and I were like, "Okay,
  • 00:39:38.230 --> 00:39:39.260
  • God, we don't even care what you
  • 00:39:39.260 --> 00:39:40.270
  • do with us, or what you do
  • 00:39:40.270 --> 00:39:41.290
  • through us, we just want you
  • 00:39:41.290 --> 00:39:43.040
  • - Brian: Well, every year we
  • 00:39:51.130 --> 00:39:52.130
  • are privileged to have delegates
  • 00:39:52.130 --> 00:39:53.220
  • from all around the world
  • 00:39:53.220 --> 00:39:55.040
  • attend Hillsong Conference.
  • 00:39:55.040 --> 00:39:57.020
  • I never take it for granted that
  • 00:39:57.020 --> 00:39:58.240
  • we have people from so many
  • 00:39:58.240 --> 00:39:59.280
  • different denominations
  • 00:39:59.280 --> 00:40:00.280
  • and backgrounds
  • 00:40:00.280 --> 00:40:02.010
  • attend conference,
  • 00:40:02.010 --> 00:40:03.060
  • and we know everyone has
  • 00:40:03.060 --> 00:40:04.250
  • their own story to tell.
  • 00:40:04.250 --> 00:40:06.170
  • Niyah is one of our team
  • 00:40:06.170 --> 00:40:08.020
  • from Hillsong Los Angeles.
  • 00:40:08.020 --> 00:40:09.280
  • She was able to capture just
  • 00:40:09.280 --> 00:40:11.120
  • a few of the stories from our
  • 00:40:11.120 --> 00:40:13.020
  • delegates in New York.
  • 00:40:13.020 --> 00:40:15.270
  • - Niyah Rahmaan: Well, we're
  • 00:40:15.270 --> 00:40:16.240
  • here at Hillsong Conference,
  • 00:40:16.240 --> 00:40:17.240
  • and we are backstage.
  • 00:40:17.240 --> 00:40:18.210
  • And I am with
  • 00:40:18.210 --> 00:40:19.220
  • Pastor Donna Pisani
  • 00:40:19.220 --> 00:40:21.060
  • from Capital City Church
  • 00:40:21.060 --> 00:40:22.210
  • in Washington, D.C.
  • 00:40:22.210 --> 00:40:24.030
  • Welcome.
  • 00:40:24.030 --> 00:40:25.090
  • - Donna: Thank you, Niyah.
  • 00:40:25.090 --> 00:40:26.100
  • It's good to be with you.
  • 00:40:26.100 --> 00:40:27.100
  • - Niyah: Oh, thank you
  • 00:40:27.100 --> 00:40:28.080
  • so much for coming.
  • 00:40:28.080 --> 00:40:29.060
  • So now, tell us a little bit
  • 00:40:29.060 --> 00:40:30.060
  • about your church.
  • 00:40:30.060 --> 00:40:30.240
  • You're in D.C.
  • 00:40:30.240 --> 00:40:31.250
  • Now, when I think, "D.C.,"
  • 00:40:31.250 --> 00:40:32.230
  • I think of our nation's capital.
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  • I think, "Government."
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  • What's it like pastoring
  • 00:40:35.150 --> 00:40:36.160
  • a church there?
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  • - Donna: It's been fascinating.
  • 00:40:37.280 --> 00:40:39.080
  • We've been there over 20 years.
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  • And we love Washington, D.C.
  • 00:40:41.110 --> 00:40:42.230
  • because it is a city full
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  • of all kinds, very diverse.
  • 00:40:44.240 --> 00:40:46.190
  • We love diversity.
  • 00:40:46.190 --> 00:40:47.270
  • We used to travel overseas
  • 00:40:47.270 --> 00:40:48.260
  • and do missions work years ago.
  • 00:40:48.260 --> 00:40:50.200
  • But its filled with 20
  • 00:40:50.200 --> 00:40:52.030
  • and 30 year olds
  • 00:40:52.030 --> 00:40:53.080
  • that come to the city
  • 00:40:53.080 --> 00:40:54.110
  • because they wanna change
  • 00:40:54.110 --> 00:40:54.290
  • the world.
  • 00:40:54.290 --> 00:40:56.010
  • So we have
  • 00:40:56.010 --> 00:40:57.000
  • high-powered, intelligent,
  • 00:40:57.000 --> 00:40:58.020
  • brilliant young people.
  • 00:40:58.020 --> 00:40:59.110
  • At the same time,
  • 00:40:59.110 --> 00:41:00.180
  • because of the diversity,
  • 00:41:00.180 --> 00:41:02.090
  • the range of people
  • 00:41:02.090 --> 00:41:03.060
  • that we can reach
  • 00:41:03.060 --> 00:41:04.110
  • is just extraordinary.
  • 00:41:04.110 --> 00:41:05.070
  • We love being in the city.
  • 00:41:05.070 --> 00:41:06.130
  • - Niyah: Wow,
  • 00:41:06.130 --> 00:41:07.110
  • that's incredible.
  • 00:41:07.110 --> 00:41:08.100
  • And you and your husband have
  • 00:41:08.100 --> 00:41:09.060
  • been there for how long now
  • 00:41:09.060 --> 00:41:10.060
  • pastoring this church, 20 years?
  • 00:41:10.060 --> 00:41:11.070
  • - Donna: Over 20 years, yeah.
  • 00:41:11.070 --> 00:41:12.040
  • - Niyah: Over 20 years.
  • 00:41:12.040 --> 00:41:13.060
  • Now, what was that like?
  • 00:41:13.060 --> 00:41:14.040
  • I mean--
  • 00:41:14.040 --> 00:41:15.040
  • - Donna: We started
  • 00:41:15.040 --> 00:41:15.290
  • when we were 8.
  • 00:41:15.290 --> 00:41:16.260
  • - Niyah: Yeah, yeah, exactly.
  • 00:41:16.260 --> 00:41:17.230
  • I mean, you're 23 now?
  • 00:41:17.230 --> 00:41:18.200
  • Love it.
  • 00:41:18.200 --> 00:41:19.200
  • So now, okay, so tell me.
  • 00:41:19.200 --> 00:41:20.190
  • Take us back on that journey.
  • 00:41:20.190 --> 00:41:22.010
  • You guys started
  • 00:41:22.010 --> 00:41:23.020
  • over 20 years ago.
  • 00:41:23.020 --> 00:41:24.270
  • What was that like?
  • 00:41:24.270 --> 00:41:26.130
  • - Donna: You know,
  • 00:41:26.130 --> 00:41:27.090
  • in the early days there wasn't,
  • 00:41:27.090 --> 00:41:28.130
  • you didn't hear a lot
  • 00:41:28.130 --> 00:41:29.150
  • about networks that helped you
  • 00:41:29.150 --> 00:41:30.150
  • plant churches.
  • 00:41:30.150 --> 00:41:31.190
  • We really didn't know what we
  • 00:41:31.190 --> 00:41:32.190
  • were doing when we started.
  • 00:41:32.190 --> 00:41:33.250
  • We just had a huge heart
  • 00:41:33.250 --> 00:41:34.290
  • for the city and wanted
  • 00:41:34.290 --> 00:41:36.110
  • to see people's lives changed.
  • 00:41:36.110 --> 00:41:38.050
  • So in all of that, in our
  • 00:41:38.050 --> 00:41:39.260
  • not knowing what to do,
  • 00:41:39.260 --> 00:41:41.050
  • I think probably the culture
  • 00:41:41.050 --> 00:41:42.070
  • that we created was not healthy.
  • 00:41:42.070 --> 00:41:44.060
  • In fact, we didn't even realize
  • 00:41:44.060 --> 00:41:45.260
  • that we had a culture
  • 00:41:45.260 --> 00:41:46.260
  • that wasn't healthy.
  • 00:41:46.260 --> 00:41:48.120
  • But the longer that we had been
  • 00:41:48.120 --> 00:41:49.240
  • pastoring the church,
  • 00:41:49.240 --> 00:41:50.230
  • we realized that we weren't
  • 00:41:50.230 --> 00:41:51.250
  • having the impact that we really
  • 00:41:51.250 --> 00:41:52.260
  • wanted to have.
  • 00:41:52.260 --> 00:41:53.290
  • And so we sat down one day
  • 00:41:53.290 --> 00:41:55.220
  • and said, "Well, first of all,
  • 00:41:55.220 --> 00:41:57.060
  • would we invite our friends
  • 00:41:57.060 --> 00:41:58.070
  • to this church?"
  • 00:41:58.070 --> 00:41:59.090
  • We weren't sure that we would.
  • 00:41:59.090 --> 00:42:00.170
  • "And did we really even love
  • 00:42:00.170 --> 00:42:01.200
  • our church?"
  • 00:42:01.200 --> 00:42:02.210
  • We loved the people,
  • 00:42:02.210 --> 00:42:03.230
  • but we didn't really love all
  • 00:42:03.230 --> 00:42:04.230
  • the stuff that was happening.
  • 00:42:04.230 --> 00:42:05.250
  • And so in the middle of all
  • 00:42:05.250 --> 00:42:06.240
  • that, we started investigating,
  • 00:42:06.240 --> 00:42:08.030
  • "Well, surely somebody's
  • 00:42:08.030 --> 00:42:09.040
  • doing it right.
  • 00:42:09.040 --> 00:42:10.120
  • So where do we go to look
  • 00:42:10.120 --> 00:42:11.160
  • for that?
  • 00:42:11.160 --> 00:42:12.190
  • And how can we kinda get part
  • 00:42:12.190 --> 00:42:14.010
  • of that whole thing to see how
  • 00:42:14.010 --> 00:42:16.070
  • we can transition the church
  • 00:42:16.070 --> 00:42:17.110
  • to something healthy?"
  • 00:42:17.110 --> 00:42:18.190
  • - Niyah: As a pastor,
  • 00:42:18.190 --> 00:42:19.210
  • how does that make you feel?
  • 00:42:19.210 --> 00:42:21.060
  • Do you feel like, "You know
  • 00:42:21.060 --> 00:42:22.090
  • what, God, I failed?"
  • 00:42:22.090 --> 00:42:23.160
  • You know, what do you do then?
  • 00:42:23.160 --> 00:42:26.030
  • - Donna: Yeah, it was really
  • 00:42:26.030 --> 00:42:27.030
  • a defining moment for us.
  • 00:42:27.030 --> 00:42:28.220
  • I think our heart
  • 00:42:28.220 --> 00:42:29.190
  • for the city just grew.
  • 00:42:29.190 --> 00:42:30.230
  • And we realized that what we had
  • 00:42:30.230 --> 00:42:32.040
  • been operating on was really
  • 00:42:32.040 --> 00:42:34.070
  • a performance type
  • 00:42:34.070 --> 00:42:36.220
  • of Christianity,
  • 00:42:36.220 --> 00:42:39.020
  • that if we performed well,
  • 00:42:39.020 --> 00:42:41.230
  • and everybody loved it,
  • 00:42:41.230 --> 00:42:43.000
  • then we were doing great.
  • 00:42:43.000 --> 00:42:44.150
  • But if you had
  • 00:42:44.150 --> 00:42:45.130
  • a bad performance,
  • 00:42:45.140 --> 00:42:48.140
  • then nobody was happy,
  • 00:42:48.140 --> 00:42:49.130
  • and really started even feeling
  • 00:42:49.130 --> 00:42:50.190
  • like God wasn't happy with us.
  • 00:42:50.190 --> 00:42:52.020
  • Which is really a bad thing,
  • 00:42:52.020 --> 00:42:53.070
  • when you feel like you're
  • 00:42:53.070 --> 00:42:54.050
  • doing something for God
  • 00:42:54.050 --> 00:42:55.040
  • and he's not necessarily happy
  • 00:42:55.040 --> 00:42:56.090
  • with what you're doing.
  • 00:42:56.090 --> 00:42:57.220
  • And it was really a religious
  • 00:42:57.220 --> 00:42:59.140
  • mind-set that we had to change.
  • 00:42:59.140 --> 00:43:02.150
  • And it, through a period
  • 00:43:02.150 --> 00:43:04.040
  • of years and connections,
  • 00:43:04.040 --> 00:43:05.090
  • actually, Hillsong was one
  • 00:43:05.090 --> 00:43:07.080
  • of the connections that we had
  • 00:43:07.080 --> 00:43:08.100
  • that helped us to begin
  • 00:43:08.100 --> 00:43:09.140
  • to see and understand grace.
  • 00:43:09.290 --> 00:43:12.290
  • When you are confronted with
  • 00:43:12.290 --> 00:43:14.270
  • grace, and that it's not about
  • 00:43:14.270 --> 00:43:17.110
  • what you do, but it's all about
  • 00:43:17.110 --> 00:43:18.260
  • what he did 2.000 years ago--
  • 00:43:18.260 --> 00:43:20.070
  • and we'd been serving God for
  • 00:43:20.070 --> 00:43:21.120
  • a long time but had--
  • 00:43:21.120 --> 00:43:22.150
  • it took a number of years for us
  • 00:43:22.150 --> 00:43:23.210
  • to come to that recognition.
  • 00:43:23.210 --> 00:43:26.150
  • The amazing grace of God
  • 00:43:26.150 --> 00:43:27.220
  • just undid us.
  • 00:43:27.220 --> 00:43:29.040
  • It just broke us.
  • 00:43:29.040 --> 00:43:30.070
  • It just was like,
  • 00:43:30.070 --> 00:43:31.080
  • "What are we doing?
  • 00:43:31.080 --> 00:43:32.070
  • It's not about us.
  • 00:43:32.070 --> 00:43:33.100
  • It's just about us saying
  • 00:43:33.100 --> 00:43:34.060
  • yes to him."
  • 00:43:34.060 --> 00:43:35.090
  • - Niyah: How do you bring
  • 00:43:35.090 --> 00:43:36.080
  • change into your church that
  • 00:43:36.080 --> 00:43:37.250
  • may be set doing things
  • 00:43:37.250 --> 00:43:39.140
  • a certain way?
  • 00:43:39.140 --> 00:43:40.140
  • - Donna: Yeah, it wasn't easy.
  • 00:43:40.140 --> 00:43:42.180
  • At the end of the day, we
  • 00:43:42.180 --> 00:43:43.190
  • live in a city where there's
  • 00:43:43.190 --> 00:43:44.220
  • 1.8 million people.
  • 00:43:44.220 --> 00:43:46.280
  • And our church was just small
  • 00:43:46.280 --> 00:43:48.120
  • at that time.
  • 00:43:48.120 --> 00:43:49.200
  • And it took a lot of courage and
  • 00:43:49.200 --> 00:43:51.230
  • bravery on my husband's part as
  • 00:43:51.230 --> 00:43:53.000
  • well because we knew that when
  • 00:43:53.000 --> 00:43:54.250
  • we had set this unhealthy
  • 00:43:54.250 --> 00:43:56.180
  • culture, but now we were
  • 00:43:56.180 --> 00:43:57.230
  • turning the ship.
  • 00:43:57.230 --> 00:43:59.090
  • And we know that there would
  • 00:43:59.090 --> 00:44:00.180
  • people who loved us,
  • 00:44:00.180 --> 00:44:01.240
  • but wouldn't necessarily love
  • 00:44:01.240 --> 00:44:02.270
  • that change.
  • 00:44:02.270 --> 00:44:04.070
  • But we had to make a decision.
  • 00:44:04.070 --> 00:44:05.230
  • It wasn't--we loved the people,
  • 00:44:05.230 --> 00:44:07.200
  • and we were gonna love them
  • 00:44:07.200 --> 00:44:08.230
  • through this change, but it was
  • 00:44:08.230 --> 00:44:10.020
  • about the thousands of people
  • 00:44:10.020 --> 00:44:11.050
  • who didn't know Jesus yet.
  • 00:44:11.050 --> 00:44:13.000
  • And so it wasn't easy.
  • 00:44:13.000 --> 00:44:15.080
  • There was a lot of tears,
  • 00:44:15.080 --> 00:44:16.260
  • a lot of angst
  • 00:44:16.260 --> 00:44:18.270
  • in the middle of it.
  • 00:44:18.270 --> 00:44:20.030
  • But gosh, we would--
  • 00:44:20.030 --> 00:44:22.180
  • there's no amount of money
  • 00:44:22.180 --> 00:44:25.000
  • that could even compare
  • 00:44:25.000 --> 00:44:26.220
  • to the value of what our church
  • 00:44:26.220 --> 00:44:28.030
  • is now and what it was then.
  • 00:44:28.030 --> 00:44:29.290
  • I mean, the change, and we love
  • 00:44:29.290 --> 00:44:31.290
  • church, and we've seen
  • 00:44:31.290 --> 00:44:33.240
  • so many lives changed.
  • 00:44:33.240 --> 00:44:35.040
  • And all these young kids that
  • 00:44:35.040 --> 00:44:36.060
  • have come to the city that wanna
  • 00:44:36.060 --> 00:44:37.110
  • make an impact, we are seeing
  • 00:44:37.110 --> 00:44:39.050
  • God transform their lives so
  • 00:44:39.050 --> 00:44:40.120
  • that they're not just there for
  • 00:44:40.120 --> 00:44:41.270
  • themselves, but now they realize
  • 00:44:41.270 --> 00:44:43.170
  • that God has them there
  • 00:44:43.170 --> 00:44:44.230
  • for a purpose.
  • 00:44:44.230 --> 00:44:45.270
  • So anyways, it was really hard.
  • 00:44:45.270 --> 00:44:47.150
  • And we did lose people.
  • 00:44:47.150 --> 00:44:49.000
  • And we lost finances
  • 00:44:49.000 --> 00:44:50.010
  • in the process.
  • 00:44:50.010 --> 00:44:51.090
  • But what God's given us is--
  • 00:44:51.090 --> 00:44:52.130
  • - Niyah: What do you when that
  • 00:44:52.130 --> 00:44:53.170
  • happens, though, when you
  • 00:44:53.170 --> 00:44:54.190
  • lose people or you lose
  • 00:44:54.190 --> 00:44:55.220
  • your financing?
  • 00:44:55.220 --> 00:44:56.240
  • - Donna: One of the things
  • 00:44:56.240 --> 00:44:57.270
  • that we did was,
  • 00:44:57.270 --> 00:44:59.000
  • it was extremely painful.
  • 00:44:59.000 --> 00:45:00.040
  • These were people that had been
  • 00:45:00.040 --> 00:45:01.050
  • with us, helped us plant it,
  • 00:45:01.050 --> 00:45:02.060
  • that we loved.
  • 00:45:02.060 --> 00:45:03.100
  • But in the process of all that,
  • 00:45:03.100 --> 00:45:04.110
  • we determined and were
  • 00:45:04.110 --> 00:45:05.170
  • intentional on establishing
  • 00:45:05.170 --> 00:45:06.220
  • relationships with people that
  • 00:45:06.220 --> 00:45:07.280
  • were further along the journey
  • 00:45:07.280 --> 00:45:09.100
  • than us that were already doing
  • 00:45:09.100 --> 00:45:10.240
  • what we thought was important.
  • 00:45:10.240 --> 00:45:12.020
  • And so having those
  • 00:45:12.020 --> 00:45:13.060
  • relationships was strength
  • 00:45:13.060 --> 00:45:14.030
  • to us.
  • 00:45:14.030 --> 00:45:15.060
  • And then just keep going back
  • 00:45:15.060 --> 00:45:16.140
  • to God.
  • 00:45:16.140 --> 00:45:17.150
  • "God, right, this is about you,
  • 00:45:17.150 --> 00:45:19.080
  • and it's about what you
  • 00:45:19.080 --> 00:45:20.070
  • wanna do."
  • 00:45:20.070 --> 00:45:21.120
  • Yeah, so to any pastor right now
  • 00:45:21.120 --> 00:45:23.020
  • that is a little discouraged
  • 00:45:23.020 --> 00:45:24.180
  • and feeling like,
  • 00:45:24.180 --> 00:45:26.070
  • "My church isn't growing."
  • 00:45:26.070 --> 00:45:27.060
  • Or "I feel stuck.
  • 00:45:27.060 --> 00:45:28.120
  • I don't know what to do."
  • 00:45:28.120 --> 00:45:29.140
  • I would just encourage you
  • 00:45:29.140 --> 00:45:30.160
  • to look around and see,
  • 00:45:30.160 --> 00:45:31.290
  • are there people around
  • 00:45:31.290 --> 00:45:33.010
  • that are actually doing this?
  • 00:45:33.010 --> 00:45:34.080
  • And be intentional on
  • 00:45:34.080 --> 00:45:35.130
  • calling them in.
  • 00:45:35.130 --> 00:45:36.210
  • Even if you say to them,
  • 00:45:36.210 --> 00:45:37.220
  • "I just need 30 minutes
  • 00:45:37.220 --> 00:45:38.230
  • of your time," do it.
  • 00:45:38.230 --> 00:45:39.290
  • Because there are lost people in
  • 00:45:39.290 --> 00:45:41.060
  • your community that need to know
  • 00:45:41.060 --> 00:45:42.160
  • Jesus through your church.
  • 00:45:42.160 --> 00:45:44.060
  • - Niyah: Wow, Pastor Donna,
  • 00:45:44.060 --> 00:45:45.070
  • you are incredible.
  • 00:45:45.070 --> 00:45:46.090
  • Thank you so, so much
  • 00:45:46.090 --> 00:45:47.120
  • for sharing your story,
  • 00:45:47.120 --> 00:45:49.020
  • your journey.
  • 00:45:49.020 --> 00:45:50.070
  • I know it's inspired many.
  • 00:45:50.070 --> 00:45:51.140
  • I know that many of our viewers
  • 00:45:51.140 --> 00:45:53.060
  • are inspired.
  • 00:45:53.060 --> 00:45:54.140
  • Thank you so, so much
  • 00:45:54.140 --> 00:45:55.140
  • for joining us today.
  • 00:45:55.140 --> 00:45:56.250
  • And if you guys wanna hear more
  • 00:45:56.250 --> 00:45:58.130
  • stories, don't go anywhere,
  • 00:45:58.130 --> 00:45:59.270
  • because it's all happening right
  • 00:45:59.270 --> 00:46:01.020
  • - Brian: I believe there is
  • 00:46:07.070 --> 00:46:08.000
  • power in music to lift
  • 00:46:08.000 --> 00:46:09.110
  • people's heavenwards.
  • 00:46:09.110 --> 00:46:11.020
  • A lot of heart and passion
  • 00:46:11.020 --> 00:46:12.160
  • go into the making
  • 00:46:12.160 --> 00:46:13.130
  • of all our albums.
  • 00:46:13.130 --> 00:46:14.220
  • We really wanna see people like
  • 00:46:14.220 --> 00:46:15.260
  • you worship and glorify Jesus
  • 00:46:15.260 --> 00:46:18.020
  • - Brian: Let me tell you
  • 00:46:27.240 --> 00:46:28.200
  • a little bit about the heart
  • 00:46:28.200 --> 00:46:29.150
  • behind Hillsong Worship.
  • 00:46:29.150 --> 00:46:31.010
  • When we began as a church in
  • 00:46:31.010 --> 00:46:32.090
  • a little school hall,
  • 00:46:32.090 --> 00:46:33.190
  • I really believed we were called
  • 00:46:33.190 --> 00:46:35.020
  • to be a church to influence
  • 00:46:35.020 --> 00:46:36.090
  • and impact the way
  • 00:46:36.090 --> 00:46:37.130
  • people worship Jesus.
  • 00:46:37.130 --> 00:46:39.020
  • The message of Jesus is
  • 00:46:39.020 --> 00:46:40.070
  • a timeless message.
  • 00:46:40.070 --> 00:46:41.200
  • And I believe there is power
  • 00:46:41.200 --> 00:46:42.250
  • in music that proclaims
  • 00:46:42.250 --> 00:46:44.010
  • this good news.
  • 00:46:44.010 --> 00:46:45.180
  • These are not just songs.
  • 00:46:45.180 --> 00:46:46.290
  • A lot of heart and passion go
  • 00:46:46.290 --> 00:46:48.190
  • into the making of all our
  • 00:46:48.190 --> 00:46:49.250
  • albums, with the intent to lift
  • 00:46:49.250 --> 00:46:51.090
  • people's eyes heavenwards.
  • 00:46:51.090 --> 00:46:53.020
  • We really wanna see people like
  • 00:46:53.020 --> 00:46:54.080
  • you worship and glorify Jesus
  • 00:46:54.080 --> 00:46:56.250
  • wherever you are.
  • 00:46:56.250 --> 00:46:58.090
  • My prayer for you today is
  • 00:46:58.090 --> 00:47:00.050
  • that you can really connect
  • 00:47:00.050 --> 00:47:01.220
  • with the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:47:01.220 --> 00:47:03.090
  • He loves you.
  • 00:47:03.090 --> 00:47:04.130
  • And I believe the words of these
  • 00:47:04.130 --> 00:47:05.260
  • songs can really lift
  • 00:47:05.260 --> 00:47:07.020
  • There is a hill I cherish
  • 00:47:20.170 --> 00:47:23.170
  • the emblem of Salvation
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  • How is it I should profit
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  • while he is crucified?
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  • Yet, as his life was taken
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  • My wealth is in the cross
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  • There's nothing more I want
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  • than just to know his love
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  • My heart is set on Christ
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  • and I will count
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  • all else as loss
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  • The greatest of my crowns
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  • mean nothing to me now
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  • For I counted up the cost
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  • and all my wealth
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  • I will not boast in riches
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  • I have no pride in gold
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  • But I will boast in Jesus
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  • and in his name alone
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  • My wealth is in the cross
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  • There's nothing more I want
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  • than just to know his love
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  • My heart is set on Christ
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  • and I will count
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  • all else as loss
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  • The greatest of my crowns
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  • mean nothing to me now
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  • For I counted up the cost
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  • and all my wealth
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  • Yes, all my wealth
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  • And when I stand in glory
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  • my crowns before the Lord
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  • let this be my confession
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  • My wealth is in the cross
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  • hallelujah
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  • My wealth is in the cross
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  • There's nothing more I want
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  • than just to know his love
  • 00:50:33.170 --> 00:50:36.170
  • My heart is set on Christ
  • 00:50:36.170 --> 00:50:39.170
  • and I will count
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  • all else as loss
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  • The greatest of my crowns
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  • mean nothing to me now
  • 00:50:47.050 --> 00:50:50.050
  • For I counted up the cost
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  • and all my wealth
  • 00:50:53.050 --> 00:50:54.190
  • is in the cross
  • 00:50:54.190 --> 00:50:57.060
  • There's nothing more I want
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  • than just to know his love
  • 00:51:00.290 --> 00:51:03.290
  • My heart is set on Christ
  • 00:51:03.290 --> 00:51:06.260
  • and I will count
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  • all else as loss
  • 00:51:08.110 --> 00:51:10.260
  • The greatest of my crowns
  • 00:51:11.060 --> 00:51:14.060
  • mean nothing to me now
  • 00:51:14.190 --> 00:51:17.190
  • For I counted up the cost
  • 00:51:17.210 --> 00:51:20.210
  • and all my wealth
  • 00:51:20.210 --> 00:51:22.160
  • is in the cross
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  • Yes, all my wealth
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  • is in the cross
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