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What Do You Want? Part 1

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October 5, 2020
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Pastor Steven shares how; even when you feel small; God has chosen you for a purpose.

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What Do You Want? Part 1

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear biblical teaching
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week for
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  • the live broadcast of
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  • our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community of
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  • people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - Matthew 2020 is the verse
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  • - Matthew 2020 is the verseI want to start with today.
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  • I want to start with today.And let me read this
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  • And let me read thisin its entirety.
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  • in its entirety.And then come along
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  • And then come alongand preach behind it
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  • and preach behind itand give you a little bit
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  • and give you a little bitalong and along.
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  • along and along.Matthew 20:20:
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  • Matthew 20:20:"Then the mother of Zebedee sons
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  • "Then the mother of Zebedee sonscame to Jesus with her sons,
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  • came to Jesus with her sons,and kneeling down
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  • and kneeling downas the favor of him,
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  • as the favor of him,'What is it you want?'
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  • 'What is it you want?'he asked.
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  • he asked.And she said,
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  • And she said,'Grant that one of these
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  • 'Grant that one of thesetwo sons of mine may sit
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  • two sons of mine may sitat your right
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  • at your rightand the other at your left
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  • and the other at your leftin your kingdom.'
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  • in your kingdom.''You do not know
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  • 'You do not knowwhat you are asking,'
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  • what you are asking,'Jesus said to them,
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  • Jesus said to them,'Can you drink the cup
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  • 'Can you drink the cupI am going to drink?'
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  • I am going to drink?''We can,' they answered."
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  • 'We can,' they answered."That's kind of cocky.
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  • That's kind of cocky.You know, "We can."
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  • You know, "We can."And, "Jesus said to them,
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  • And, "Jesus said to them,'You will indeed
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  • 'You will indeeddrink from my cup,
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  • drink from my cup,but to sit at my right
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  • but to sit at my rightor left is not for me to grant.
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  • or left is not for me to grant.These places belong to those
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  • These places belong to thosefor whom they have
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  • for whom they havebeen prepared by my father.'
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  • been prepared by my father.'And when the 10 heard
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  • And when the 10 heardabout this,
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  • about this,they were indignant
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  • they were indignantwith the two brothers.
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  • with the two brothers.Jesus called them
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  • Jesus called themtogether and said,
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  • together and said,you know that the rulers
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  • you know that the rulersof the Gentiles
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  • of the Gentileslord it over them,
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  • lord it over them,and their high officials
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  • and their high officialsexercise authority over them.
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  • exercise authority over them.Not so with you.
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  • Not so with you.Instead, whoever wants
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  • Instead, whoever wantsto become great among you
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  • to become great among youmust be your servant,
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  • must be your servant,and whoever wants to be first
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  • and whoever wants to be firstmust be your slave
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  • must be your slavejust as the Son of Man
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  • just as the Son of Mandid not come to be served,
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  • did not come to be served,but to serve
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  • but to serveand to give his life
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  • and to give his lifeas a ransom for many.'"
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  • as a ransom for many.'"Amen.
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  • Amen.What a fascinating
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  • What a fascinatinglittle story.
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  • little story.What a great place
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  • What a great placeto talk about this subject
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  • to talk about this subjectof Kingdom clout.
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  • of Kingdom clout.And before I forget this,
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  • And before I forget this,Holly said it stressed her out
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  • Holly said it stressed her outlast night because
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  • last night becauseI didn't give a title
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  • I didn't give a titlefor the message.
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  • for the message.She said she couldn't hardly
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  • She said she couldn't hardlylisten to me or notice
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  • listen to me or noticehow attractive I look
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  • how attractive I lookin this red track jacket.
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  • in this red track jacket.Because I didn't give a title.
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  • Because I didn't give a title.So for those OCD saints,
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  • So for those OCD saints,this is Kingdom clout
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  • this is Kingdom cloutpart one.
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  • part one.[laughter]
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  • [laughter]You good?
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  • You good?Let's go.
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  • Let's go.Um, my series ideas
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  • Um, my series ideasdon't come
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  • don't comefrom brainstorming sessions.
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  • from brainstorming sessions.They come from conversations.
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  • They come from conversations.And my favorite person
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  • And my favorite personto talk to about the sermons
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  • to talk to about the sermonsthat I'm going to preach
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  • that I'm going to preachis not Bishop TD Jakes.
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  • is not Bishop TD Jakes.He's my favorite preacher.
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  • He's my favorite preacher.I heard a rumor
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  • I heard a rumorhe might be coming
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  • he might be comingto preach for our anniversary.
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  • to preach for our anniversary.But he's not my favorite person
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  • But he's not my favorite personto talk to about my sermons.
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  • to talk to about my sermons.When I really want to talk
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  • When I really want to talkabout a sermon,
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  • about a sermon,I love to talk
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  • I love to talkto my 14 year old
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  • to my 14 year oldmy firstborn son,
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  • my firstborn son,Elijah-beats on YouTube-Furtick.
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  • Elijah-beats on YouTube-Furtick.He is insightful.
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  • He is insightful.He helps me
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  • He helps meto understand concepts,
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  • to understand concepts,really through his eyes,
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  • really through his eyes,that he has such a great way
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  • that he has such a great wayof getting excited
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  • of getting excitedabout what I'm preaching,
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  • about what I'm preaching,he gets it quick.
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  • he gets it quick.Before I even tell him
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  • Before I even tell himwhat I'm going to preach.
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  • what I'm going to preach.It's like we have this thing.
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  • It's like we have this thing.And he gets it.
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  • And he gets it.And my best sermons
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  • And my best sermonsthat I ever preached
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  • that I ever preachedcame from me talking to him,
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  • came from me talking to him,if I track them back,
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  • if I track them back,even if I go to on YouTube,
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  • even if I go to on YouTube,the highest sermons
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  • the highest sermonsthat people watch
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  • that people watchand say, "It helped me",
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  • and say, "It helped me",came from talking to him,
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  • came from talking to him,and don't get any ideas
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  • and don't get any ideasthat I'm gonna start
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  • that I'm gonna startgiving you a cut,
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  • giving you a cut,or anything like that.
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  • or anything like that.But I really appreciate you
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  • But I really appreciate youearning your keep around
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  • earning your keep aroundthe house.
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  • the house.Because when you think
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  • Because when you thinkabout the ages of our children,
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  • about the ages of our children,it may help you to understand
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  • it may help you to understandthe subjects that I choose,
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  • the subjects that I choose,for my messages 14, 12
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  • for my messages 14, 12and eight.
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  • and eight.Having a brilliant
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  • Having a brilliant14 year old son affords you
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  • 14 year old son affords youthe ability to relive parts
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  • the ability to relive partsof your life,
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  • of your life,through their,
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  • through their,through their eyes,
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  • through their eyes,and really to give them advice
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  • and really to give them advicethat you didn't take
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  • that you didn't takewhen you were their age either.
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  • when you were their age either.[laughter]
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  • [laughter]Tell them things,
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  • Tell them things,you know that
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  • you know thatthat they need to do,
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  • that they need to do,that you didn't do.
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  • that you didn't do.And so when Elijah
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  • And so when Elijahstarted talking to me
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  • started talking to meabout clout - clout chasers -
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  • about clout - clout chasers -and how people
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  • and how peopledo anything for clout.
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  • do anything for clout.I think he was quoting offset
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  • I think he was quoting offsetor one of the other theologians
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  • or one of the other theologiansfrom those three apostles.
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  • from those three apostles.[laughter]
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  • [laughter]But he was saying how,
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  • But he was saying how,you know, clout chasing.
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  • you know, clout chasing.'Cause, listen,
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  • 'Cause, listen,How many of y'all are like me,
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  • How many of y'all are like me,you're 38 years old or older.
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  • you're 38 years old or older.Things are so different now,
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  • Things are so different now,for kids.
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  • for kids.They really are like,
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  • They really are like,these days,
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  • these days,kids are really obsessed
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  • kids are really obsessedwith popularity.
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  • with popularity.It's different than it was
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  • It's different than it waswhen we were kids.
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  • when we were kids.You know, we were focused
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  • You know, we were focusedon serving God and making
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  • on serving God and makinga difference in our world.
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  • a difference in our world.These days,
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  • These days,kids will do anything
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  • kids will do anythingfor clout.
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  • for clout.They're, they're driven,
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  • They're, they're driven,and obsessed by what people
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  • and obsessed by what peoplethink about them.
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  • think about them.They spend their time
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  • They spend their timetrying to prove stuff
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  • trying to prove stuffto people who aren't
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  • to people who aren'teven paying attention.
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  • even paying attention.It's different than it is...
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  • It's different than it is...Wait a minute.
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  • Wait a minute.You know, for all of us,
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  • You know, for all of us,who have ever said
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  • who have ever saidsomething stupid,
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  • something stupid,like you shouldn't care
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  • like you shouldn't carewhat people think about you.
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  • what people think about you.That is the worst advice
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  • That is the worst advicethat you could ever give.
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  • that you could ever give.Please care what people
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  • Please care what peoplethink about you.
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  • think about you.Please brush your teeth.
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  • Please brush your teeth.Please wear deodorant.
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  • Please wear deodorant.Please smile,
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  • Please smile,please be nice,
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  • please be nice,it's okay to care
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  • it's okay to carewhat people think about you.
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  • what people think about you.It is not okay
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  • It is not okayto be controlled
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  • to be controlledby what people think about you.
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  • In Matthew chapter 20,
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  • In Matthew chapter 20,Jesus has just finished
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  • Jesus has just finishedgiving his disciples
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  • giving his disciplestwo consecutive lessons
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  • two consecutive lessonson the kingdom of God.
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  • on the kingdom of God.The kingdom of God
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  • The kingdom of Godwas not a new concept.
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  • was not a new concept.But Jesus was the first one
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  • But Jesus was the first onewho called it that.
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  • who called it that.in Matthew's Gospel,
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  • in Matthew's Gospel,you'll see the phrase,
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  • you'll see the phrase,the kingdom of the heavens,
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  • the kingdom of the heavens,because the Jewish audience
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  • because the Jewish audiencethat Matthew was writing to,
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  • that Matthew was writing to,would be offended,
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  • would be offended,if he use the name of God,
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  • if he use the name of God,it was not to be spoken.
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  • it was not to be spoken.So he referenced it
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  • So he referenced itin a more abstract way,
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  • in a more abstract way,the kingdom of the heavens,
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  • the kingdom of the heavens,you'll see it in other gospels,
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  • you'll see it in other gospels,the kingdom of God.
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  • the kingdom of God.It was preached about
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  • It was preached aboutover 100 times
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  • over 100 timesthrough the mouth of Jesus.
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  • through the mouth of Jesus.But he didn't just preach
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  • But he didn't just preachabout it.
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  • about it.He demonstrated it.
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  • He demonstrated it.everywhere he went,
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  • everywhere he went,he taught the kingdom of God,
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  • he taught the kingdom of God,not so much
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  • not so muchthat they could learn it
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  • that they could learn itby principle,
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  • by principle,but so that
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  • but so thatthey could observe it
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  • they could observe itby demonstration.
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  • by demonstration.How many know a good sermon
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  • How many know a good sermonis one you can see and hear.
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  • is one you can see and hear.And Jesus did just that
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  • And Jesus did just thathe would teach it,
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  • he would teach it,and then he would do it,
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  • and then he would do it,he would talk about it.
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  • he would talk about it.And then he
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  • And then hewould transformatively
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  • would transformativelyheal or bless or forgive.
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  • heal or bless or forgive.And he was demonstrating
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  • And he was demonstratingeverywhere he went,
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  • everywhere he went,this kingdom of God.
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  • this kingdom of God.It was not the kingdom
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  • It was not the kingdomthat his disciples expected.
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  • that his disciples expected.It was not a kingdom
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  • It was not a kingdomthat delivered them
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  • that delivered themfrom Roman oppression.
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  • from Roman oppression.That's what they wanted.
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  • That's what they wanted.That's what they prayed for.
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  • That's what they prayed for.And you could make the case
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  • And you could make the casethat for the 12 disciples
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  • that for the 12 disciplesthat he chose,
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  • that he chose,they signed up to see
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  • they signed up to seehis kingdom come,
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  • his kingdom come,they signed up
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  • they signed upthat they could witness
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  • that they could witnesshis kingdom.
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  • his kingdom.But when they saw it,
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  • But when they saw it,they almost missed it.
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  • they almost missed it.Because they were looking
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  • Because they were lookingfor something so different
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  • for something so differentthan what he came to bring
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  • than what he came to bringthat it was right
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  • that it was rightin front of them.
  • 00:08:02.768 --> 00:08:05.004
  • in front of them.But they were looking past it
  • 00:08:05.004 --> 00:08:06.806
  • But they were looking past itto something in the future
  • 00:08:06.806 --> 00:08:07.573
  • to something in the futurethat Jesus did not
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  • that Jesus did noteven intend to bring,
  • 00:08:09.842 --> 00:08:11.644
  • even intend to bring,which was political deliverance,
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  • which was political deliverance,which was
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  • which wasan economic deliverance,
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  • an economic deliverance,which was a military
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  • which was a militaryreign or rule,
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  • reign or rule,but Jesus came to preach
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  • but Jesus came to preachthe kingdom of God.
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  • the kingdom of God.This particular instance
  • 00:08:23.789 --> 00:08:24.957
  • This particular instancein the ministry of Jesus
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  • in the ministry of Jesusdid not happen at the beginning.
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  • did not happen at the beginning.But it was just before
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  • But it was just beforehis ministry would start
  • 00:08:31.097 --> 00:08:33.332
  • his ministry would startto come to a close on Earth.
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  • to come to a close on Earth.The Bible says that this -
  • 00:08:35.535 --> 00:08:38.004
  • The Bible says that this -"mother of Zebedee's sons
  • 00:08:38.004 --> 00:08:39.839
  • "mother of Zebedee's sonscame to Jesus
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  • came to Jesuswith her sons and,
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  • with her sons and,kneeling down,
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  • kneeling down,ask the favor of him."
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  • ask the favor of him."I think the most profound
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  • I think the most profoundquestion is the one
  • 00:08:46.846 --> 00:08:49.615
  • question is the onethat Jesus asked next.
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  • that Jesus asked next.And the question sounds simple
  • 00:08:50.917 --> 00:08:52.451
  • And the question sounds simpleon the surface.
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  • on the surface.But let's take a moment
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  • But let's take a momentand think about it.
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  • and think about it.As a new year begins.
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  • As a new year begins.Jesus asked this mother,
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  • Jesus asked this mother,"What is it you want?"
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  • "What is it you want?"What is it you want?
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  • What is it you want?We all have a list.
  • 00:09:05.898 --> 00:09:07.867
  • We all have a list.But usually, in church,
  • 00:09:07.867 --> 00:09:09.368
  • But usually, in church,we are taught to downplay
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  • we are taught to downplayour desires,
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  • our desires,and to pray prayers
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  • and to pray prayersthat we don't really mean
  • 00:09:13.339 --> 00:09:15.174
  • that we don't really meanbecause they sound good,
  • 00:09:15.174 --> 00:09:17.877
  • because they sound good,but they're plastic.
  • 00:09:17.877 --> 00:09:19.812
  • but they're plastic.What I admire about this mother
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  • What I admire about this motherin the passage,
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  • in the passage,is that she got honest
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  • is that she got honestwith Jesus and said,
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  • with Jesus and said,I want my boys
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  • I want my boysto have VIP seating
  • 00:09:29.855 --> 00:09:31.791
  • to have VIP seatingin your kingdom.
  • 00:09:31.791 --> 00:09:32.792
  • in your kingdom.Don't you love somebody
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  • Don't you love somebodywho will be honest
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  • who will be honestabout what they want?
  • 00:09:36.529 --> 00:09:37.563
  • about what they want?Don't you ever have people
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  • Don't you ever have peoplewho call you on the phone?
  • 00:09:38.764 --> 00:09:40.399
  • who call you on the phone?And you just want to tell them?
  • 00:09:40.399 --> 00:09:41.233
  • And you just want to tell them?Cut the crap
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  • Cut the crapand tell me what you want?
  • 00:09:42.768 --> 00:09:43.502
  • and tell me what you want?I know you're not calling
  • 00:09:43.502 --> 00:09:44.870
  • I know you're not callingto check on me, you never do.
  • 00:09:44.870 --> 00:09:46.839
  • to check on me, you never do.Do you need $20 off cash app?
  • 00:09:46.839 --> 00:09:47.440
  • Do you need $20 off cash app?You just to get off
  • 00:09:47.440 --> 00:09:48.374
  • You just to get offthis phone right now?
  • 00:09:48.374 --> 00:09:51.377
  • this phone right now?What do you want?
  • 00:09:51.377 --> 00:09:52.445
  • What do you want?Or even when my kids, you know,
  • 00:09:52.445 --> 00:09:53.079
  • Or even when my kids, you know,I love being a dad,
  • 00:09:53.079 --> 00:09:55.247
  • I love being a dad,but when they're being too nice,
  • 00:09:55.247 --> 00:09:57.583
  • but when they're being too nice,there's something behind it.
  • 00:09:57.583 --> 00:09:58.751
  • there's something behind it.How was your day Dad?
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  • How was your day Dad?Okay, you can have more video
  • 00:09:59.785 --> 00:10:00.353
  • Okay, you can have more videogame time, bah, bah,
  • 00:10:00.353 --> 00:10:01.387
  • game time, bah, bah,bah, bah, bah...
  • 00:10:01.387 --> 00:10:01.954
  • bah, bah, bah...What do you want?
  • 00:10:01.954 --> 00:10:02.755
  • What do you want?Let's just get to it.
  • 00:10:02.755 --> 00:10:04.390
  • Let's just get to it.But Jesus is asking
  • 00:10:04.390 --> 00:10:05.324
  • But Jesus is askingthe question,
  • 00:10:05.324 --> 00:10:07.426
  • the question,not on the level
  • 00:10:07.426 --> 00:10:07.960
  • not on the levelof inconvenience, like,
  • 00:10:07.960 --> 00:10:08.828
  • of inconvenience, like,"What do you want?"
  • 00:10:08.828 --> 00:10:09.762
  • "What do you want?"Because everything the woman
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  • Because everything the womanis doing this,
  • 00:10:11.230 --> 00:10:14.266
  • is doing this,this mother of Zebedee's sons
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  • this mother of Zebedee's sonsis on the surface
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  • is on the surfaceexactly what you should do,
  • 00:10:16.802 --> 00:10:17.536
  • exactly what you should do,let's look at it
  • 00:10:17.536 --> 00:10:18.437
  • let's look at itreal quick.
  • 00:10:18.437 --> 00:10:20.573
  • real quick.She comes to Jesus.
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  • She comes to Jesus.That's what
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  • That's whatyou're supposed to do.
  • 00:10:23.009 --> 00:10:23.576
  • you're supposed to do.I think.
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  • I think.I don't know
  • 00:10:24.110 --> 00:10:25.811
  • I don't knowwhere else to go.
  • 00:10:25.811 --> 00:10:26.412
  • where else to go.How many have something
  • 00:10:26.412 --> 00:10:27.179
  • How many have somethingin your life that people
  • 00:10:27.179 --> 00:10:27.780
  • in your life that peoplecan do for you,
  • 00:10:27.780 --> 00:10:28.681
  • can do for you,only God can do for you.
  • 00:10:28.681 --> 00:10:29.382
  • only God can do for you.And only way you're gonna
  • 00:10:29.382 --> 00:10:30.149
  • And only way you're gonnaget it as God gives it
  • 00:10:30.149 --> 00:10:32.385
  • get it as God gives itto you when you come to him.
  • 00:10:32.385 --> 00:10:33.319
  • to you when you come to him.That's why I came to church
  • 00:10:33.319 --> 00:10:35.054
  • That's why I came to churchto get something from God.
  • 00:10:35.054 --> 00:10:36.022
  • to get something from God.I didn't come here to hear
  • 00:10:36.022 --> 00:10:37.089
  • I didn't come here to hearthe same thing I hear
  • 00:10:37.089 --> 00:10:38.024
  • the same thing I hearon the news that the world
  • 00:10:38.024 --> 00:10:39.125
  • on the news that the worldis falling apart.
  • 00:10:39.125 --> 00:10:41.160
  • is falling apart.I came for a gospel message
  • 00:10:41.160 --> 00:10:42.528
  • I came for a gospel messagethat there's something greater
  • 00:10:42.528 --> 00:10:44.497
  • that there's something greaterthan who sits in an office,
  • 00:10:44.497 --> 00:10:45.798
  • than who sits in an office,that there is a kingdom
  • 00:10:45.798 --> 00:10:47.867
  • that there is a kingdomthat cannot be shaken,
  • 00:10:47.867 --> 00:10:49.602
  • that cannot be shaken,and we got access.
  • 00:10:49.602 --> 00:10:50.870
  • and we got access.I'm sorry.
  • 00:10:50.870 --> 00:10:51.637
  • I'm sorry.[applause]
  • 00:10:51.637 --> 00:10:56.275
  • [applause]Trying to pace myself.
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  • Trying to pace myself.So she came to Jesus,
  • 00:10:58.911 --> 00:11:00.813
  • So she came to Jesus,she came to the right person.
  • 00:11:00.813 --> 00:11:03.449
  • she came to the right person.she knelt before him.
  • 00:11:03.449 --> 00:11:05.851
  • she knelt before him.She had the right posture.
  • 00:11:05.851 --> 00:11:07.186
  • She had the right posture.She brought her sons,
  • 00:11:07.186 --> 00:11:09.021
  • She brought her sons,she had the right priorities,
  • 00:11:09.021 --> 00:11:09.655
  • she had the right priorities,what parent
  • 00:11:09.655 --> 00:11:10.923
  • what parentdoesn't want their kids
  • 00:11:10.923 --> 00:11:14.060
  • doesn't want their kidsto go to the best school.
  • 00:11:14.060 --> 00:11:15.428
  • to go to the best school.But this takes helicopter mom
  • 00:11:15.428 --> 00:11:16.896
  • But this takes helicopter momto a whole new level.
  • 00:11:16.896 --> 00:11:17.930
  • to a whole new level.Because these boys
  • 00:11:17.930 --> 00:11:20.199
  • Because these boysare 30 years old.
  • 00:11:20.199 --> 00:11:23.569
  • are 30 years old.[laughter]
  • 00:11:23.569 --> 00:11:24.937
  • [laughter]Still setting up play dates
  • 00:11:24.937 --> 00:11:26.772
  • Still setting up play datesand they got a beard.
  • 00:11:26.772 --> 00:11:28.607
  • and they got a beard.[laughter]
  • 00:11:28.607 --> 00:11:31.277
  • [laughter]And, and these disciples,
  • 00:11:31.277 --> 00:11:32.278
  • And, and these disciples,these are not just
  • 00:11:32.278 --> 00:11:33.512
  • these are not justany disciples.
  • 00:11:33.512 --> 00:11:34.280
  • any disciples.I want to show you something,
  • 00:11:34.280 --> 00:11:36.315
  • I want to show you something,can I show you something?
  • 00:11:36.315 --> 00:11:37.249
  • can I show you something?I'm gonna do it anyway,
  • 00:11:37.249 --> 00:11:38.784
  • I'm gonna do it anyway,Mark chapter three,
  • 00:11:38.784 --> 00:11:40.219
  • Mark chapter three,the Bible gives
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  • the Bible givesan indication of who Jesus
  • 00:11:42.121 --> 00:11:43.089
  • an indication of who Jesuschose when he came
  • 00:11:43.089 --> 00:11:44.623
  • chose when he cameto set up His kingdom.
  • 00:11:44.623 --> 00:11:47.226
  • to set up His kingdom.Notice this, the kingdom of God
  • 00:11:47.226 --> 00:11:49.628
  • Notice this, the kingdom of Godhad already been established,
  • 00:11:49.628 --> 00:11:50.396
  • had already been established,but it had never
  • 00:11:50.396 --> 00:11:52.765
  • but it had neverbeen reflected in human form.
  • 00:11:52.765 --> 00:11:54.734
  • been reflected in human form.And so when Jesus got ready
  • 00:11:54.734 --> 00:11:56.435
  • And so when Jesus got readyto show what the kingdom of God
  • 00:11:56.435 --> 00:11:57.770
  • to show what the kingdom of Godlooked like, he could
  • 00:11:57.770 --> 00:11:59.772
  • looked like, he couldhave come looking like Thor,
  • 00:11:59.772 --> 00:12:01.040
  • have come looking like Thor,he could have come looking
  • 00:12:01.040 --> 00:12:02.908
  • he could have come lookinglike Dwayne Johnson.
  • 00:12:02.908 --> 00:12:05.211
  • like Dwayne Johnson.He could have come with biceps,
  • 00:12:05.211 --> 00:12:07.313
  • He could have come with biceps,but he came as a baby.
  • 00:12:07.313 --> 00:12:09.014
  • but he came as a baby.That's fascinating to me
  • 00:12:09.014 --> 00:12:10.382
  • That's fascinating to meto know that when he wanted
  • 00:12:10.382 --> 00:12:12.084
  • to know that when he wantedto show us the kingdom,
  • 00:12:12.084 --> 00:12:13.719
  • to show us the kingdom,he started with the ultimate
  • 00:12:13.719 --> 00:12:15.554
  • he started with the ultimateemblem of weakness.
  • 00:12:15.554 --> 00:12:16.522
  • emblem of weakness.He did not start
  • 00:12:16.522 --> 00:12:17.623
  • He did not startwith deliverance.
  • 00:12:17.623 --> 00:12:19.358
  • with deliverance.He started with diapers,
  • 00:12:19.358 --> 00:12:20.659
  • He started with diapers,because everything God
  • 00:12:20.659 --> 00:12:21.927
  • because everything Godbrings into your life
  • 00:12:21.927 --> 00:12:24.063
  • brings into your lifewill come in a small form,
  • 00:12:24.063 --> 00:12:25.698
  • will come in a small form,it will seem insignificant
  • 00:12:25.698 --> 00:12:27.633
  • it will seem insignificantin the beginning stages.
  • 00:12:27.633 --> 00:12:29.201
  • in the beginning stages.That's why you can't despise
  • 00:12:29.201 --> 00:12:31.303
  • That's why you can't despisethe day of small beginnings.
  • 00:12:31.303 --> 00:12:32.471
  • the day of small beginnings.You got to celebrate
  • 00:12:32.471 --> 00:12:34.473
  • You got to celebratesome baby steps this year.
  • 00:12:34.473 --> 00:12:35.608
  • some baby steps this year.You got to realize
  • 00:12:35.608 --> 00:12:38.210
  • You got to realizeGod is working in my life.
  • 00:12:38.210 --> 00:12:39.678
  • God is working in my life.Even if people don't see it
  • 00:12:39.678 --> 00:12:40.846
  • Even if people don't see itto celebrate it.
  • 00:12:40.846 --> 00:12:42.481
  • to celebrate it.People don't know celebrate
  • 00:12:42.481 --> 00:12:44.116
  • People don't know celebratewhat they can't see.
  • 00:12:44.116 --> 00:12:45.351
  • what they can't see.So celebrate yourself
  • 00:12:45.351 --> 00:12:47.186
  • So celebrate yourselffor a moment that you came
  • 00:12:47.186 --> 00:12:49.588
  • for a moment that you cameto church on this weekend
  • 00:12:49.588 --> 00:12:51.524
  • to church on this weekendto get a word from God.
  • 00:12:51.524 --> 00:12:53.592
  • to get a word from God.[cheering]
  • 00:12:53.592 --> 00:12:56.462
  • [cheering]I said celebrate yourself
  • 00:12:56.462 --> 00:12:58.364
  • I said celebrate yourselfthat you came to church
  • 00:12:58.364 --> 00:13:00.332
  • that you came to churchthis weekend.
  • 00:13:00.332 --> 00:13:07.106
  • this weekend.[cheering]
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  • [cheering]I need you to know
  • 00:13:07.740 --> 00:13:09.408
  • I need you to knowthat Jesus picked people
  • 00:13:09.408 --> 00:13:13.712
  • that Jesus picked peoplewho have problems.
  • 00:13:13.712 --> 00:13:16.248
  • who have problems.Peter...
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  • Peter...Andrew...
  • 00:13:18.284 --> 00:13:18.851
  • Andrew......James and john.
  • 00:13:18.851 --> 00:13:20.252
  • ...James and john.look at this passage
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  • look at this passagein Mark three.
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  • in Mark three.And I still haven't gotten
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  • And I still haven't gottenover this.
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  • over this.So if I read it slow
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  • So if I read it slowis to keep
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  • is to keepfrom getting choked up.
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  • from getting choked up.Because I am someone
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  • Because I am someonewho struggles a lot of times
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  • who struggles a lot of timeswith believing
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  • with believingthat God chose me.
  • 00:13:37.837 --> 00:13:38.704
  • that God chose me.And when I read this,
  • 00:13:38.704 --> 00:13:41.040
  • And when I read this,about how Jesus
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  • about how Jesuswas calling his disciples
  • 00:13:42.474 --> 00:13:44.577
  • was calling his disciplesto establish His kingdom,
  • 00:13:44.577 --> 00:13:50.316
  • to establish His kingdom,he didn't go to a seminary.
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  • he didn't go to a seminary.He went to the sea,
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  • He went to the sea,found four fishermen.
  • 00:13:55.487 --> 00:13:59.291
  • found four fishermen.The first four: Peter, Andrew,
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  • The first four: Peter, Andrew,James, and John.
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  • James, and John.And it says it
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  • And it says itin Mark chapter three
  • 00:14:04.330 --> 00:14:06.265
  • in Mark chapter threein such a beautiful way
  • 00:14:06.265 --> 00:14:07.399
  • in such a beautiful waythat, "Jesus went up
  • 00:14:07.399 --> 00:14:09.401
  • that, "Jesus went upon a mountainside
  • 00:14:09.401 --> 00:14:10.269
  • on a mountainsideand called to him
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  • and called to himthose he wanted,
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  • those he wanted,and they came to him.
  • 00:14:12.705 --> 00:14:14.506
  • and they came to him.And he appointed twelve,"
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  • And he appointed twelve,"designating them apostles,
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  • designating them apostles,"that they might be with him
  • 00:14:18.344 --> 00:14:19.645
  • "that they might be with himand that he might send them
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  • and that he might send themout to preach
  • 00:14:20.980 --> 00:14:22.915
  • out to preachand to have authority
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  • and to have authorityto drive out demons."
  • 00:14:25.618 --> 00:14:28.220
  • to drive out demons."I said, "to have authority".
  • 00:14:28.220 --> 00:14:31.390
  • I said, "to have authority".Not just to get attention.
  • 00:14:31.390 --> 00:14:33.692
  • Not just to get attention.We live in a time
  • 00:14:33.692 --> 00:14:34.760
  • We live in a timewhere people don't know
  • 00:14:34.760 --> 00:14:36.128
  • where people don't knowthe difference between
  • 00:14:36.128 --> 00:14:40.332
  • the difference betweenattention and authority.
  • 00:14:40.332 --> 00:14:46.038
  • attention and authority.Can I preach like I'm 65?
  • 00:14:46.038 --> 00:14:48.474
  • Can I preach like I'm 65?It's embarrassing to me
  • 00:14:48.474 --> 00:14:49.708
  • It's embarrassing to methat we have created
  • 00:14:49.708 --> 00:14:51.510
  • that we have createda generational perspective
  • 00:14:51.510 --> 00:14:52.077
  • a generational perspectivethat doesn't know
  • 00:14:52.077 --> 00:14:53.445
  • that doesn't knowthe difference between
  • 00:14:53.445 --> 00:14:57.716
  • the difference betweengreatness and fame.
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  • greatness and fame.[applause]
  • 00:15:00.519 --> 00:15:01.520
  • [applause]And now it's coming up
  • 00:15:01.520 --> 00:15:02.221
  • And now it's coming upin a time --
  • 00:15:02.221 --> 00:15:03.522
  • in a time --And if you don't believe me,
  • 00:15:03.522 --> 00:15:05.491
  • And if you don't believe me,grab somebody that looks like
  • 00:15:05.491 --> 00:15:06.825
  • grab somebody that looks likethey're younger than you
  • 00:15:06.825 --> 00:15:07.760
  • they're younger than youand ask them,
  • 00:15:07.760 --> 00:15:08.193
  • and ask them,would you rather
  • 00:15:08.193 --> 00:15:10.529
  • would you ratherbe rich or famous?
  • 00:15:10.529 --> 00:15:11.230
  • be rich or famous?Don't even put God
  • 00:15:11.230 --> 00:15:12.698
  • Don't even put Godin the question.
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  • in the question.save that for later.
  • 00:15:14.133 --> 00:15:16.101
  • save that for later.Would you rather have money
  • 00:15:16.101 --> 00:15:17.503
  • Would you rather have moneyor followers?
  • 00:15:17.503 --> 00:15:18.971
  • or followers?And if they really get honest
  • 00:15:18.971 --> 00:15:19.905
  • And if they really get honestabout what they want,
  • 00:15:19.905 --> 00:15:20.539
  • about what they want,they will tell you
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  • they will tell youit is a culturally pervasive
  • 00:15:22.241 --> 00:15:23.676
  • it is a culturally pervasiveissue of our day.
  • 00:15:23.676 --> 00:15:24.343
  • issue of our day.And it's the devil
  • 00:15:24.343 --> 00:15:25.878
  • And it's the deviland is short sighted.
  • 00:15:25.878 --> 00:15:27.513
  • and is short sighted.And I came to preach about it.
  • 00:15:27.513 --> 00:15:28.614
  • And I came to preach about it.And I'm not salty,
  • 00:15:28.614 --> 00:15:30.616
  • And I'm not salty,but I am serious.
  • 00:15:30.616 --> 00:15:32.084
  • but I am serious.Everybody famous
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  • Everybody famousisn't great.
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  • isn't great.[applause]
  • 00:15:37.122 --> 00:15:38.123
  • [applause]And...
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  • And...Y'all ready?
  • 00:15:40.459 --> 00:15:44.229
  • Y'all ready?Everybody great ain't famous.
  • 00:15:44.229 --> 00:15:45.464
  • Everybody great ain't famous.So somebody
  • 00:15:45.464 --> 00:15:48.300
  • So somebodyon your row might be great,
  • 00:15:48.300 --> 00:15:49.468
  • on your row might be great,and you don't even know
  • 00:15:49.468 --> 00:15:51.704
  • and you don't even knowtheir name.
  • 00:15:51.704 --> 00:15:52.871
  • their name.I came to preach
  • 00:15:52.871 --> 00:15:55.407
  • I came to preachabout Kingdom clout,
  • 00:15:55.407 --> 00:15:56.375
  • about Kingdom clout,I have a name
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  • I have a namethat's registered in heaven.
  • 00:15:58.610 --> 00:15:59.979
  • that's registered in heaven.My name is written
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  • My name is writtenin the Lamb's book of life.
  • 00:16:02.514 --> 00:16:03.949
  • in the Lamb's book of life.And i might not have
  • 00:16:03.949 --> 00:16:05.517
  • And i might not havea blue check,
  • 00:16:05.517 --> 00:16:06.719
  • a blue check,but he shed
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  • but he shedhis red blood for me,
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  • his red blood for me,and I'm his...
  • 00:16:11.056 --> 00:16:14.026
  • and I'm his...[applause]
  • 00:16:14.026 --> 00:16:17.796
  • [applause]But I'm getting ahead of myself.
  • 00:16:17.796 --> 00:16:19.231
  • But I'm getting ahead of myself.This is a five week series
  • 00:16:19.231 --> 00:16:22.067
  • This is a five week seriesand I got to go slow.
  • 00:16:22.067 --> 00:16:24.403
  • and I got to go slow.It said he chose them
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  • It said he chose themto be with him,
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  • to be with him,and to preach.
  • 00:16:28.741 --> 00:16:30.709
  • and to preach.He chose them to be with him
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  • He chose them to be with himand to preach.
  • 00:16:32.111 --> 00:16:33.312
  • and to preach.When we meet somebody,
  • 00:16:33.312 --> 00:16:34.446
  • When we meet somebody,we identify them
  • 00:16:34.446 --> 00:16:36.982
  • we identify themby what they do.
  • 00:16:36.982 --> 00:16:38.250
  • by what they do.Hey, I'm Jerry.
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  • Hey, I'm Jerry.I'm Steven.
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  • I'm Steven.What do you do?
  • 00:16:41.353 --> 00:16:41.887
  • What do you do?He called them,
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  • He called them,notice the order,
  • 00:16:43.222 --> 00:16:45.591
  • notice the order,to be with him
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  • to be with himand to preach.
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  • and to preach.So that what they do
  • 00:16:49.028 --> 00:16:49.528
  • So that what they dowould flow out
  • 00:16:49.528 --> 00:16:51.997
  • would flow outof who they were.
  • 00:16:51.997 --> 00:16:53.165
  • of who they were.But when you define who you are
  • 00:16:53.165 --> 00:16:56.435
  • But when you define who you areby what you do,
  • 00:16:56.435 --> 00:16:58.704
  • by what you do,it's shaky ground.
  • 00:16:58.704 --> 00:16:59.738
  • it's shaky ground.So before he called them
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  • So before he called themto do it,
  • 00:17:00.606 --> 00:17:02.608
  • to do it,he called them to be it,
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  • he called them to be it,and real Kingdom authority
  • 00:17:03.876 --> 00:17:04.843
  • and real Kingdom authoritycomes from knowing
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  • comes from knowingwho you are,
  • 00:17:07.780 --> 00:17:09.815
  • who you are,who's you are,
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  • who's you are,and not allowing
  • 00:17:10.682 --> 00:17:12.051
  • and not allowingthis crazy world
  • 00:17:12.051 --> 00:17:14.486
  • this crazy worldto define you by what you do,
  • 00:17:14.486 --> 00:17:16.155
  • to define you by what you do,what you have,
  • 00:17:16.155 --> 00:17:20.759
  • what you have,what you wear.
  • 00:17:20.759 --> 00:17:21.493
  • what you wear.So let me tell y'all
  • 00:17:21.493 --> 00:17:22.094
  • So let me tell y'allsomething I didn't tell 'em
  • 00:17:22.094 --> 00:17:23.729
  • something I didn't tell 'emlast night.
  • 00:17:23.729 --> 00:17:24.530
  • last night.There was a preacher
  • 00:17:24.530 --> 00:17:25.564
  • There was a preacherthat was talking to me
  • 00:17:25.564 --> 00:17:29.568
  • that was talking to methe other day about my shoes.
  • 00:17:29.568 --> 00:17:30.369
  • the other day about my shoes.He didn't ask me anything
  • 00:17:30.369 --> 00:17:32.471
  • He didn't ask me anythingabout a sermon,
  • 00:17:32.471 --> 00:17:35.240
  • about a sermon,exegesis inside from the text
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:37.476
  • exegesis inside from the textor the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:17:37.476 --> 00:17:37.976
  • or the Holy Ghost.He wanted to know
  • 00:17:37.976 --> 00:17:39.411
  • He wanted to knowabout sneakers.
  • 00:17:39.411 --> 00:17:40.112
  • about sneakers.How about these?
  • 00:17:40.112 --> 00:17:41.246
  • How about these?How about those,
  • 00:17:41.246 --> 00:17:43.315
  • How about those,I said, Man, I don't know.
  • 00:17:43.315 --> 00:17:44.850
  • I said, Man, I don't know.Most of stuff I wear
  • 00:17:44.850 --> 00:17:45.717
  • Most of stuff I wearsomebody gave to me,
  • 00:17:45.717 --> 00:17:46.285
  • somebody gave to me,I don't even know
  • 00:17:46.285 --> 00:17:47.686
  • I don't even knowwhat it's called.
  • 00:17:47.686 --> 00:17:48.320
  • what it's called.And now half of it's
  • 00:17:48.320 --> 00:17:49.321
  • And now half of it'sin Elijah's closet,
  • 00:17:49.321 --> 00:17:50.289
  • in Elijah's closet,because he's my size
  • 00:17:50.289 --> 00:17:51.390
  • because he's my sizeand I don't even get to wear it
  • 00:17:51.390 --> 00:17:55.127
  • and I don't even get to wear itbefore he steals it.
  • 00:17:55.127 --> 00:17:55.994
  • before he steals it.And it bothered me
  • 00:17:55.994 --> 00:17:56.929
  • And it bothered mebecause when
  • 00:17:56.929 --> 00:17:59.164
  • because whenwe started the church,
  • 00:17:59.164 --> 00:18:01.767
  • we started the church,Holly would go buy me
  • 00:18:01.767 --> 00:18:03.502
  • Holly would go buy mebutton down shirt,
  • 00:18:03.502 --> 00:18:04.269
  • button down shirt,because I had a superstition
  • 00:18:04.269 --> 00:18:05.237
  • because I had a superstitionevery weekend I wanted
  • 00:18:05.237 --> 00:18:06.071
  • every weekend I wantedto wear something new,
  • 00:18:06.071 --> 00:18:07.239
  • to wear something new,but we didn't have any money.
  • 00:18:07.239 --> 00:18:08.774
  • but we didn't have any money.So she would find a 299
  • 00:18:08.774 --> 00:18:11.310
  • So she would find a 299clearance at Dillards.
  • 00:18:11.310 --> 00:18:13.345
  • clearance at Dillards.But I was proud of it.
  • 00:18:13.345 --> 00:18:14.580
  • But I was proud of it.Because when I would put it on
  • 00:18:14.580 --> 00:18:15.681
  • Because when I would put it onand I give myself a haircut
  • 00:18:15.681 --> 00:18:16.215
  • and I give myself a haircutand I didn't know
  • 00:18:16.215 --> 00:18:17.416
  • and I didn't knowhow to fade my hair.
  • 00:18:17.416 --> 00:18:18.517
  • how to fade my hair.I only had one guard
  • 00:18:18.517 --> 00:18:19.118
  • I only had one guardon the thing.
  • 00:18:19.118 --> 00:18:20.285
  • on the thing.I didn't know how to fade.
  • 00:18:20.285 --> 00:18:21.420
  • I didn't know how to fade.I didn't know how to dress.
  • 00:18:21.420 --> 00:18:22.020
  • I didn't know how to dress.I didn't know how
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:22.754
  • I didn't know howto do anything.
  • 00:18:22.754 --> 00:18:24.089
  • to do anything.But I was called
  • 00:18:24.089 --> 00:18:25.190
  • But I was calledanointed, appointed,
  • 00:18:25.190 --> 00:18:26.692
  • anointed, appointed,passionate fired up,
  • 00:18:26.692 --> 00:18:28.460
  • passionate fired up,charged off.
  • 00:18:28.460 --> 00:18:33.298
  • charged off.I was set apart.
  • 00:18:33.298 --> 00:18:34.933
  • I was set apart.And what I wanted you to know,
  • 00:18:34.933 --> 00:18:36.668
  • And what I wanted you to know,I was so proud of those
  • 00:18:36.668 --> 00:18:39.638
  • I was so proud of those$3 shirts from Dillards.
  • 00:18:39.638 --> 00:18:40.739
  • $3 shirts from Dillards.I was anointed
  • 00:18:40.739 --> 00:18:43.075
  • I was anointedin those $3 shirts
  • 00:18:43.075 --> 00:18:44.643
  • in those $3 shirtsfrom Dillards.
  • 00:18:44.643 --> 00:18:47.045
  • from Dillards.See, when you really got
  • 00:18:47.045 --> 00:18:48.480
  • See, when you really gotsomething from God.
  • 00:18:48.480 --> 00:18:50.716
  • something from God.It is not about externals,
  • 00:18:50.716 --> 00:18:53.452
  • It is not about externals,the external is fine,
  • 00:18:53.452 --> 00:18:55.687
  • the external is fine,but it is the Spirit of God
  • 00:18:55.687 --> 00:18:57.022
  • but it is the Spirit of Godthat makes you great.
  • 00:18:57.022 --> 00:18:59.091
  • that makes you great.It is not an income level.
  • 00:18:59.091 --> 00:19:01.527
  • It is not an income level.It is not a number of followers.
  • 00:19:01.527 --> 00:19:04.062
  • It is not a number of followers.It is not clicks and comments
  • 00:19:04.062 --> 00:19:05.430
  • It is not clicks and commentsand all this crap
  • 00:19:05.430 --> 00:19:07.599
  • and all this crapthat the world calls clout.
  • 00:19:07.599 --> 00:19:09.401
  • that the world calls clout.When you have a Father
  • 00:19:09.401 --> 00:19:10.769
  • When you have a Fatherwho is in heaven,
  • 00:19:10.769 --> 00:19:12.738
  • who is in heaven,who knows your name,
  • 00:19:12.738 --> 00:19:13.872
  • who knows your name,who chose you,
  • 00:19:13.872 --> 00:19:14.773
  • who chose you,who called you,
  • 00:19:14.773 --> 00:19:17.042
  • who called you,you can do what you gotta do
  • 00:19:17.042 --> 00:19:19.111
  • you can do what you gotta do'cause its in you.
  • 00:19:19.111 --> 00:19:24.116
  • And he called to him
  • 00:19:34.092 --> 00:19:36.061
  • And he called to himthose he wanted.
  • 00:19:36.061 --> 00:19:37.429
  • those he wanted.Did you see that?
  • 00:19:37.429 --> 00:19:40.899
  • Did you see that?He called those he wanted.
  • 00:19:40.899 --> 00:19:43.135
  • He called those he wanted.He called those he wanted.
  • 00:19:43.135 --> 00:19:47.673
  • He called those he wanted.Because God has options.
  • 00:19:47.673 --> 00:19:48.440
  • Because God has options.There's a difference
  • 00:19:48.440 --> 00:19:50.909
  • There's a differencebetween having clout
  • 00:19:50.909 --> 00:19:54.580
  • between having cloutand being chosen.
  • 00:19:54.580 --> 00:19:57.316
  • and being chosen.Clout, people can give it.
  • 00:19:57.316 --> 00:20:01.119
  • Clout, people can give it.They can take it away.
  • 00:20:01.119 --> 00:20:04.122
  • They can take it away."Hosanna, Hosanna...
  • 00:20:04.122 --> 00:20:06.758
  • "Hosanna, Hosanna......crucify him."
  • 00:20:06.758 --> 00:20:09.528
  • ...crucify him."Within a 72 hour period,
  • 00:20:09.528 --> 00:20:11.863
  • Within a 72 hour period,they will change their mind.
  • 00:20:11.863 --> 00:20:12.931
  • they will change their mind.Oh, God, they'll change
  • 00:20:12.931 --> 00:20:16.602
  • Oh, God, they'll changetheir mind.
  • 00:20:16.602 --> 00:20:18.937
  • their mind.But when you're called
  • 00:20:18.937 --> 00:20:21.607
  • But when you're calledand chosen...
  • 00:20:21.607 --> 00:20:22.040
  • and chosen...He called,
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:23.408
  • He called,look at verse 13,
  • 00:20:23.408 --> 00:20:27.079
  • look at verse 13,those he wanted?
  • 00:20:27.079 --> 00:20:27.679
  • those he wanted?What does it feel like
  • 00:20:27.679 --> 00:20:28.847
  • What does it feel liketo be wanted?
  • 00:20:28.847 --> 00:20:33.552
  • to be wanted?- CONGREGATION: Yeah!
  • 00:20:33.552 --> 00:20:36.855
  • - CONGREGATION: Yeah!- Like that?
  • 00:20:36.855 --> 00:20:37.589
  • - Like that?See how happy you get?
  • 00:20:37.589 --> 00:20:40.759
  • See how happy you get?See, God has options.
  • 00:20:40.759 --> 00:20:42.394
  • See, God has options.Sometimes you don't.
  • 00:20:42.394 --> 00:20:43.128
  • Sometimes you don't.Be honest.
  • 00:20:43.128 --> 00:20:43.795
  • Be honest.Sometimes you hang out
  • 00:20:43.795 --> 00:20:44.363
  • Sometimes you hang outwith people
  • 00:20:44.363 --> 00:20:44.930
  • with peoplebecause they were
  • 00:20:44.930 --> 00:20:45.897
  • because they werethe only one available.
  • 00:20:45.897 --> 00:20:47.699
  • the only one available.[laughter]
  • 00:20:47.699 --> 00:20:49.401
  • [laughter]Sometimes you hire somebody,
  • 00:20:49.401 --> 00:20:50.369
  • Sometimes you hire somebody,because they were the best
  • 00:20:50.369 --> 00:20:51.903
  • because they were the bestavailable candidate.
  • 00:20:51.903 --> 00:20:53.138
  • available candidate.You make it work.
  • 00:20:53.138 --> 00:20:54.940
  • You make it work.God looks for exactly
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  • God looks for exactlywhat he wants.
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  • what he wants.And I don't mean
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  • And I don't meanto get biological,
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  • to get biological,but he fertilizes the right egg
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  • but he fertilizes the right eggat the right moment.
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  • at the right moment.Do you realize
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  • Do you realizethe percentage chance
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  • the percentage chanceof you being born
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  • of you being bornwhen you were born
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  • when you were bornto do what you do?
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  • to do what you do?And you're going to walk around
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  • And you're going to walk aroundand self doubt
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  • and self doubttrying to figure out
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  • trying to figure outif God chose you.
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  • if God chose you.You ought to know God chose you.
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  • You ought to know God chose you.You ought to believe
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  • You ought to believeGod chose you.
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  • God chose you.And you ought to go through
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  • And you ought to go throughyour life
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  • your lifewith your head held high,
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  • with your head held high,no matter what is
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  • no matter what isin your bank account.
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  • in your bank account.Because I'm chosen.
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  • Where's Eric?
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  • Where's Eric?I know he had to sit
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  • I know he had to sitin the back today,
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  • in the back today,'cause something --
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  • 'cause something --Yeah, he used to always
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  • Yeah, he used to alwaystell them
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  • tell thembecause they would make fun
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  • because they would make funof him for being adopted
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  • of him for being adoptedwhen we were in high school.
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  • when we were in high school.And he'd say my parents
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  • And he'd say my parentspicked me
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  • picked meyours got stuck.
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  • That shut 'em up real quick too.
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  • That shut 'em up real quick too.My father picked me.
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  • My father picked me.[cheering]
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  • [cheering]He wanted you
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  • He wanted youin the Earth right now.
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  • in the Earth right now.And he wanted you short,
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  • And he wanted you short,or he wanted you tall.
  • 00:22:04.509 --> 00:22:05.877
  • or he wanted you tall.Or he wanted you
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  • Or he wanted youto have experienced this set
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  • to have experienced this setof circumstances or the other.
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  • of circumstances or the other.And he got what he wanted.
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  • And he got what he wanted.And he called
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  • And he calledwhat he wanted.
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  • - Hey, it really is
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  • - Hey, it really isa privilege
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  • a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
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  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
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  • Thank you for joining me.But, each week we just have
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  • But, each week we just havea little bit of time together,
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  • a little bit of time together,and, I'd love to take
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  • and, I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
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  • the conversation beyondjust a TV program.
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  • just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
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  • right now, and requestexclusive resources
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  • exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
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  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
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  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
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  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
  • 00:22:41.913 --> 00:22:43.081
  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
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  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
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  • something else, too.Live, every single Sunday,
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  • Live, every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
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  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
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  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
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  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
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  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
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  • worship with us,hear a message,
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  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
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  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
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  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
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  • And, what's even better,you can connect with
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  • you can connect witha community of people
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  • we call it "E-Fam".
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  • we call it "E-Fam".'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like Elevation,'E', like extended --
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  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
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  • it means a lottadifferent things.
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  • different things.But, it's just our way,
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  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
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  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
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  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you
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  • I would love for youto join us, live,
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  • to join us, live,this weekend.
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  • this weekend.And, you can go online:
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  • And, you can go online:StevenFurtick.com/Live.
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  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.Don't forget the "slash Live";
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  • Don't forget the "slash Live";it will take you directly
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  • it will take you directlyto the details and the times,
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  • to the details and the times,so do it now, visit the website.
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  • - I like to run
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  • - I like to runin the morning.
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  • in the morning.And I put in the work
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  • And I put in the workand I get the reward
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  • and I get the rewardand feeling like I'm better
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  • and feeling like I'm betterthan I was yesterday.
  • 00:23:39.438 --> 00:23:40.472
  • than I was yesterday.I'm better than those jokers
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  • I'm better than those jokerswho are still snoozing
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  • who are still snoozingthe morning away.
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  • the morning away.And I'm on top of the world.
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  • And I'm on top of the world.I was made for this.
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  • I was made for this.And then I realize
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  • And then I realizeI'm really just
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  • I'm really justthe beginner.
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  • the beginner.They're professional
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  • They're professionalathletes half my age.
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  • athletes half my age.What am I actually running for?
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  • What am I actually running for?How can I feel chosen
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  • How can I feel chosenfor something
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  • for somethingthat I'm not even close
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  • that I'm not even closeto being the best at?
  • 00:24:05.797 --> 00:24:08.099
  • to being the best at?So am I ever worth it?
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  • So am I ever worth it?Should I have just hit
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  • Should I have just hitthe snooze button too.
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  • the snooze button too.- And you're gonna walk around
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  • - And you're gonna walk aroundin self-doubt
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  • in self-doubttrying to figure out
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  • trying to figure outif God chose you?
  • 00:24:14.139 --> 00:24:16.842
  • if God chose you?You oughta know God chose you.
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  • You oughta know God chose you.You want to believe
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  • You want to believeGod chose you,
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  • God chose you,and you oughta go through
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  • and you oughta go throughyour life with your head
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  • your life with your headheld high because I'm chosen.
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  • held high because I'm chosen.- Maybe this is what everyone
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  • - Maybe this is what everyonefeels like at the beginning.
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  • - When the finish line
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  • feels far away,
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  • it's easy to resent
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  • how far you have to go
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  • instead of embracing
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  • the progress
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  • you've already made.
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  • But you don't have to perform
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  • perfectly to walk in who God
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  • has called you to be.
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  • In this new series
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  • from Pastor Steven Furtick,
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  • you'll focus on understanding
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  • who you are in Christ,
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  • and the unique purpose
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  • he has for our lives.
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  • Call today to request
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  • - E-fam is our online family
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  • at Elevation Church.
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  • It doesn't matter
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  • where you call home,
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  • becoming part of our E-fam
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  • is as simple as joining us
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  • online each week.
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  • Each weekend we broadcast
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  • our worship experiences
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  • to thousands of people
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  • around the world.
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  • It's so simple for you to join
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  • the huge move of God
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  • that is happening
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  • through our E-fam,
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  • by tuning into experiences
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  • on the weekend or on demand,
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  • when it's convenient for you.
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  • When you participate,
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  • you'll experience
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  • awesome worship music,
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  • preaching, and community
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  • with people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • You can have a deeper connection
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  • by joining an E-Group
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  • and an E-Team,
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  • giving online and connecting
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  • with other E-fam near you
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  • though watch parties.
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  • Wherever you find
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  • yourself in life,
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  • we wanna be a place
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  • you can depend on
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  • for receiving inspiration,
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  • encouragement and support.
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  • Grow your faith,
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  • - ♪ One word ♪
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  • - ♪ One word ♪- ♪ From You ♪
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  • - ♪ From You ♪- ♪ From You ♪
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  • - ♪ From You ♪♪ Things change ♪
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  • ♪ Things change ♪♪ On Your authority ♪
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  • ♪ On Your authority ♪♪ Your word ♪
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  • ♪ Your word ♪♪ It's true ♪
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  • ♪ It's true ♪♪ Things change ♪
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  • ♪ Will heaven not prevail ♪
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  • ♪ Will heaven not prevail ♪♪ And strongholds ♪
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  • ♪ And strongholds ♪♪ Not be moved ♪
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  • ♪ Not be moved ♪♪ Will spirits ♪
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  • ♪ Will spirits ♪♪ Not be silenced ♪
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  • ♪ Not be silenced ♪♪ And cower at His rule ♪
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  • ♪ And cower at His rule ♪♪ For if my God is for me ♪
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  • ♪ For if my God is for me ♪♪ Then what have I to fear ♪
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  • ♪ Then what have I to fear ♪♪ And I will not deny Him ♪
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  • ♪ Will heaven not prevail ♪
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  • ♪ Will heaven not prevail ♪♪ And strongholds ♪
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  • ♪ And strongholds ♪♪ Not be moved ♪
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  • ♪ Not be moved ♪♪ Will spirits ♪
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  • ♪ Will spirits ♪♪ Not be silenced ♪
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  • ♪ Not be silenced ♪♪ And cower at His rule ♪
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  • ♪ And cower at His rule ♪♪ For if my God is for me ♪
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  • ♪ For if my God is for me ♪♪ Then what have I to fear ♪
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  • ♪ Then what have I to fear ♪♪ And I will not deny Him ♪
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  • ♪ Heaven will prevail ♪
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  • ♪ Heaven will prevail ♪♪ And strongholds ♪
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  • ♪ And strongholds ♪♪ Will be moved ♪
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  • ♪ Will be moved ♪- ♪ Shout it out ♪
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  • - ♪ Shout it out ♪- ♪ Spirits ♪
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  • - ♪ Spirits ♪♪ Will be silenced ♪
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  • ♪ Will be silenced ♪♪ And cower at His rule ♪
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