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What Do You Want? Part 2

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October 21, 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 2

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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
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  • for the live broadcast
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  • of 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
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - "The Kingdom of Heaven
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  • - "The Kingdom of Heavenis at hand."
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  • is at hand."That was the first message
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  • That was the first messageJesus preached.
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  • Jesus preached.He said, "Repent,"
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  • He said, "Repent,"change your mind,
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  • change your mind,"metanoia" in the Greek,
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  • "metanoia" in the Greek,"for the Kingdom of Heaven
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  • "for the Kingdom of Heavenis at hand."
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  • is at hand."And when He established
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  • And when He establishedHis Kingdom,
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  • His Kingdom,He chose certain candidates,
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  • He chose certain candidates,and He chose 12.
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  • and He appointed
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  • and He appointedthose He wanted.
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  • those He wanted.He made you her mom.
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  • He put you in that.
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  • He put you in that.He let you have that
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  • He let you have that'cause He believes in you
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  • 'cause He believes in youthat much.
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  • that much.He called those He wanted.
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  • He called those He wanted.And who did He want?
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  • And who did He want?Simon to whom He gave
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  • Simon to whom He gavethe name Peter.
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  • the name Peter.You may know him
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  • You may know himfor his profanity
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  • for his profanitymore than for his preaching,
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  • more than for his preaching,'cause he was cussing
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  • 'cause he was cussingwhen Jesus was about
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  • when Jesus was aboutto go to the cross.
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  • to go to the cross.That's the first-round
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  • People never pick correctly.
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  • People never pick correctly.People never do.
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  • People never do.They never pick Tom Brady first.
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  • They never pick Tom Brady first.People never know
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  • People never knowwhat they're looking for.
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  • what they're looking for.People never see what's inside,
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  • People never see what's inside,and people will celebrate
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  • and people will celebrateall the wrong stuff.
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  • all the wrong stuff.People will celebrate
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  • People will celebratewhen you lose weight.
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  • when you lose weight."Wow, you've lost weight!"
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  • "Wow, you've lost weight!"But keep it off,
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  • But keep it off,they won't say anything.
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  • they won't say anything.We don't celebrate consistency.
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  • We don't celebrate consistency.You know another thing
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  • You know another thingabout people?
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  • about people?I'm getting into Week 2 already.
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  • I'm getting into Week 2 already.They will celebrate a talent
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  • Because we're crazy.
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  • Because we're crazy.Because we need Grammys
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  • Because we need Grammysand Academy Awards
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  • and Academy Awardsand -- and -- and -- and
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  • and -- and -- and -- andcompliments from people
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  • compliments from peoplewho are insecure themselves
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  • who are insecure themselvesand then if they don't give us
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  • and then if they don't give usa compliment,
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  • a compliment,we don't think we did anything,
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  • we don't think we did anything,but it's their insecurity
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  • but it's their insecuritythat kept them
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  • that kept themfrom giving a compliment
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  • from giving a complimentand not anything
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  • and not anythingdeficient in us,
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  • deficient in us,and people don't know
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  • Even in a good sermon,
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  • And so, when Jesus was choosing,
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  • of something that He could see
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  • of something that He could seethat they couldn't,
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  • that they couldn't,and so the Scripture says
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  • and so the Scripture saysHe chose Simon to whom
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  • He chose Simon to whomHe gave the name Peter.
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  • Everybody in our family
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  • Everybody in our familyhas a nickname.
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  • has a nickname.I don't call any of my kids
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  • I don't call any of my kidsby their real name,
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  • by their real name,and they don't even
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  • and they don't evencall me "Dad."
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  • call me "Dad."The call me Motch,
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  • The call me Motch,and it's a long story,
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  • and it's a long story,I don't have time to explain it,
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  • I don't have time to explain it,but Jesus started that.
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  • but Jesus started that.He called people stuff
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  • He called people stuffthat He knew they were
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  • So He'll call you righteous
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  • So He'll call you righteouswhile you're still struggling
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  • while you're still strugglingwith addiction.
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  • with addiction.So He'll call you an influencer
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  • So He'll call you an influencerwhen nobody else
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  • when nobody elseknows your name.
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  • knows your name.So He will call you great
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  • So He will call you greatwhen the world
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  • when the worldwill trample over you
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  • will trample over youto get what they think is great.
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  • to get what they think is great.And He call those He wanted,
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  • And He call those He wanted,and He called them
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  • and when He called them,
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  • and when He called them,He called Simon,
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  • He called Simon,and He said, "You're Peter,
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  • and He said, "You're Peter,Petros, rock.
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  • Petros, rock.You're something
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  • You're somethingI can build on."
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  • I can build on."You're something I can build on.
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  • You're something I can build on.Then He called James,
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  • Then He called James,son of Zebedee,
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  • son of Zebedee,the one from Matthew 20.
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  • the one from Matthew 20.Remember?
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  • Remember?He chose him
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  • He chose himand his brother John.
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  • and his brother John.You may recognize him
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  • You may recognize himbecause he had a whole Gospel
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  • Not a trick question.
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  • Not a trick question.[Laughs]
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  • [Laughs]You all think
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  • You all thinkI'm messing with you.
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  • I'm messing with you.He wrote the Gospel of John,
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  • He wrote the Gospel of John,and he always called himself,
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  • and he always called himself,"The disciple Jesus loved."
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  • "The disciple Jesus loved."That's not what Jesus
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  • Look what Jesus called him.
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  • Look what Jesus called him.James, son of Zebedee
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  • James, son of Zebedeeand his brother John,
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  • and his brother John,to them He gave
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  • to them He gavethe name Boanerges.
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  • the name Boanerges.That's Greek for hot-tempered.
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  • He called them that,
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  • He called them that,and then He still chose them.
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  • and then He still chose them.Who in here struggles
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  • Who in here struggleswith something
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  • with somethinglike a temper or an issue?
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  • like a temper or an issue?I swear, your wife
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  • I swear, your wifeis gonna raise your hand for you
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  • is gonna raise your hand for youif you don't get it up
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  • if you don't get it upreal quick.
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  • real quick.I'm trying to spare you
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  • I'm trying to spare yousome embarrassment.
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  • some embarrassment.How many of you
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  • How many of youstruggle with something
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  • struggle with somethingand God can look right past
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  • and God can look right pastwhat people trip over
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  • what people trip overand say, "Come on,
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  • and say, "Come on,go with me."
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  • go with me."We've got a job to do.
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  • We've got a job to do.I know you don't see it,
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  • I know you don't see it,I know you don't feel it,
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  • I know you don't feel it,but the Kingdom of God
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  • Boanerges which means,
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  • Boanerges which means,"Sons of Thunder."
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  • "Sons of Thunder."That's a nice translation.
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  • And so these boys,
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  • And so these boys,they follow Jesus
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  • they follow Jesusfor three years.
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  • for three years.They left their father's
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  • They left their father'sfishing business
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  • fishing businesswhich was successful.
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  • which was successful.I know it was successful,
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  • I know it was successful,because when He called them,
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  • because when He called them,they had hired men helping them.
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  • they had hired men helping them.Zebedee, their dad,
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  • Zebedee, their dad,he had servants on the boat.
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  • he had servants on the boat.So, they left something
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  • So, they left somethingwhere they had servants
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  • Kingdom Clout.
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  • Kingdom Clout.When you stop worrying about
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  • When you stop worrying aboutwhat looks good to people
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  • what looks good to people'cause you wanna be
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  • 'cause you wanna beright with God,
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  • right with God,Kingdom Clout.
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  • Kingdom Clout.We need this message, man.
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  • We need this message, man.Our children need it.
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  • Our children need it.We need it.
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  • We need it.We're still teenagers
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  • We're still teenagersdressing for everybody else,
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  • dressing for everybody else,spending for everybody else,
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  • spending for everybody else,and then the credit --
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  • and then the credit --they're not there
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  • they're not thereto pay off the credit card,
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  • to pay off the credit card,and they didn't even notice
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  • Jesus said, "What do you want?"
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  • Jesus said, "What do you want?"Now, remember what they've seen.
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  • Now, remember what they've seen.They've seen miracles,
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  • They've seen miracles,they've heard sermons,
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  • they've heard sermons,they've seen His compassion,
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  • they've seen His compassion,and they've seen His --
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  • and they've seen His --how should I say this?
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  • how should I say this?Other side, when He flipped over
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  • Other side, when He flipped overthe tables in the temple
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  • the tables in the templebecause they had started
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  • because they had startedmaking it about clout
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  • making it about cloutrather than kingdom.
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  • rather than kingdom.He didn't like that.
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  • He didn't like that.He didn't like that exclusivity
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  • He didn't like that exclusivitywhere it's like,
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  • where it's like,"These kind of people
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  • "These kind of peopleare the people God can use
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  • are the people God can useand these can't
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  • and these can'tbecause they're this
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  • because they're thisand they're that."
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  • and they're that."He didn't like that,
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  • He didn't like that,and He taught them
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  • and He taught themand showed them.
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  • and showed them.But then, just before
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  • But then, just beforethe last week of His life,
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  • the last week of His life,James and John and their mom
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  • James and John and their momcome to Jesus,
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  • come to Jesus,and they're like,
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  • and they're like,"We want you to give us
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  • "We want you to give usVIP seating
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  • VIP seatingin the Kingdom."
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  • in the Kingdom."At least that's how I
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  • At least that's how Ialways read it.
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  • always read it.But I realized something
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  • But I realized somethingthat it wasn't just important
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  • that it wasn't just importantwhat they asked for.
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  • what they asked for.Listen to me.
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  • Listen to me.You can't understand
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  • You can't understandwhat they asked
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  • what they askedunless you understand
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  • unless you understandwhen they asked it.
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  • when they asked it.Okay?
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  • Okay?In the verses
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  • In the versesjust before the verses
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  • just before the versesthat I read you
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  • that I read youwhere this mom comes up to Jesus
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  • where this mom comes up to Jesusand kneels down
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  • and kneels downand says, "I want my boys
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  • and says, "I want my boysto be okay",
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  • to be okay",He had just for the third time
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  • He had just for the third timetold them about His death.
  • 00:07:53.058 --> 00:07:54.926
  • told them about His death.They didn't wanna hear it
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  • They didn't wanna hear itbecause it meant
  • 00:07:55.727 --> 00:07:57.429
  • because it meantthat in order for God
  • 00:07:57.429 --> 00:07:59.264
  • that in order for Godto bring about what they
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  • to bring about what theywanted Him to bring about,
  • 00:08:01.132 --> 00:08:01.900
  • wanted Him to bring about,they would have to go through
  • 00:08:01.900 --> 00:08:02.534
  • they would have to go throughwhat they didn't wanna
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  • what they didn't wannago through.
  • 00:08:05.203 --> 00:08:06.171
  • go through.And when he talked about
  • 00:08:06.171 --> 00:08:06.838
  • And when he talked aboutthe cross,
  • 00:08:06.838 --> 00:08:10.609
  • the cross,He did it in dramatic language,
  • 00:08:10.609 --> 00:08:12.677
  • He did it in dramatic language,but they couldn't hear it.
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  • but they couldn't hear it.They didn't wanna hear it.
  • 00:08:15.146 --> 00:08:17.315
  • They didn't wanna hear it.They rejected it.
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  • They rejected it.They rejected that message
  • 00:08:19.184 --> 00:08:19.951
  • They rejected that messagebecause it did not fit
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  • because it did not fitwith their expectation
  • 00:08:21.186 --> 00:08:23.722
  • with their expectationof what the Kingdom would be.
  • 00:08:23.722 --> 00:08:24.823
  • of what the Kingdom would be.When God does something
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  • When God does somethingin our life
  • 00:08:25.423 --> 00:08:26.224
  • in our lifethat does not conform
  • 00:08:26.224 --> 00:08:28.393
  • that does not conformwith our expectation
  • 00:08:28.393 --> 00:08:29.528
  • with our expectationof how we wanted Him to work,
  • 00:08:29.528 --> 00:08:31.830
  • of how we wanted Him to work,we will tend to reject it.
  • 00:08:31.830 --> 00:08:33.431
  • we will tend to reject it.When someone that God
  • 00:08:33.431 --> 00:08:34.799
  • When someone that Godwants to use is raised up
  • 00:08:34.799 --> 00:08:36.401
  • wants to use is raised upin our life that we don't --
  • 00:08:36.401 --> 00:08:38.937
  • in our life that we don't --we don't really have
  • 00:08:38.937 --> 00:08:41.206
  • we don't really havedifferent values than the world
  • 00:08:41.206 --> 00:08:42.908
  • different values than the worldbecause we think
  • 00:08:42.908 --> 00:08:45.944
  • because we thinkthat in order for the Gospel
  • 00:08:45.944 --> 00:08:47.512
  • that in order for the Gospelto go forward,
  • 00:08:47.512 --> 00:08:48.513
  • to go forward,we need celebrities
  • 00:08:48.513 --> 00:08:52.117
  • we need celebritiesto get saved.
  • 00:08:52.117 --> 00:08:53.485
  • to get saved.That's the kingdoms
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  • That's the kingdomsof this world,
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  • of this world,not the Kingdom of our God.
  • 00:08:56.922 --> 00:08:58.056
  • not the Kingdom of our God.God calls the known
  • 00:08:58.056 --> 00:09:00.091
  • God calls the knownand the unknown,
  • 00:09:00.091 --> 00:09:00.792
  • and the unknown,and I need to preach
  • 00:09:00.792 --> 00:09:02.227
  • and I need to preachthis message
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  • this messagebecause just Friday
  • 00:09:05.196 --> 00:09:07.432
  • because just FridayI went to Cheesecake Factory.
  • 00:09:07.432 --> 00:09:09.134
  • I went to Cheesecake Factory.It's been a minute
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  • It's been a minutesince I did that,
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  • since I did that,and one reason I quit going
  • 00:09:12.270 --> 00:09:13.638
  • and one reason I quit goingis the menu gives me
  • 00:09:13.638 --> 00:09:14.739
  • is the menu gives mea panic attack.
  • 00:09:14.739 --> 00:09:15.240
  • a panic attack.It's so big.
  • 00:09:15.240 --> 00:09:16.541
  • It's so big.It's like, y'all remember
  • 00:09:16.541 --> 00:09:18.176
  • It's like, y'all rememberthe "Encyclopedia Britannica"?
  • 00:09:18.176 --> 00:09:19.177
  • the "Encyclopedia Britannica"?The menu is like
  • 00:09:19.177 --> 00:09:21.580
  • The menu is likeChapter 7, Verse 3 on the --
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  • Chapter 7, Verse 3 on the --Yeah, so --
  • 00:09:23.148 --> 00:09:24.883
  • Yeah, so --but after we ordered,
  • 00:09:24.883 --> 00:09:25.517
  • but after we ordered,and let me tell you,
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  • and let me tell you,we're talking about choosing.
  • 00:09:26.551 --> 00:09:27.252
  • we're talking about choosing.You've got options
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  • You've got optionsat Cheesecake Factory.
  • 00:09:28.653 --> 00:09:30.522
  • at Cheesecake Factory.17 different kinds of ways
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  • 17 different kinds of waysto die early and all of that,
  • 00:09:34.359 --> 00:09:36.628
  • to die early and all of that,but when we finished eating,
  • 00:09:36.628 --> 00:09:37.996
  • but when we finished eating,we were sitting there a moment,
  • 00:09:37.996 --> 00:09:38.997
  • we were sitting there a moment,and I was telling Elijah,
  • 00:09:38.997 --> 00:09:39.631
  • and I was telling Elijah,"Kingdom Clout,
  • 00:09:39.631 --> 00:09:40.332
  • "Kingdom Clout,I'm so excited."
  • 00:09:40.332 --> 00:09:41.333
  • I'm so excited."He's like, "Me too.
  • 00:09:41.333 --> 00:09:42.367
  • He's like, "Me too.It's gonna be awesome.
  • 00:09:42.367 --> 00:09:42.968
  • It's gonna be awesome.What's gonna be
  • 00:09:42.968 --> 00:09:44.102
  • What's gonna bethe first message?"
  • 00:09:44.102 --> 00:09:45.337
  • the first message?"And the server,
  • 00:09:45.337 --> 00:09:46.504
  • And the server,not the one that had
  • 00:09:46.504 --> 00:09:47.372
  • not the one that hadtaken care of us
  • 00:09:47.372 --> 00:09:48.173
  • taken care of usduring the meal,
  • 00:09:48.173 --> 00:09:49.140
  • during the meal,but somebody I had noticed
  • 00:09:49.140 --> 00:09:49.975
  • but somebody I had noticeda few times,
  • 00:09:49.975 --> 00:09:51.042
  • a few times,and we both talked about it.
  • 00:09:51.042 --> 00:09:51.810
  • and we both talked about it.He just had something
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  • He just had somethingspecial about him.
  • 00:09:52.944 --> 00:09:53.912
  • special about him.Both of us noticed,
  • 00:09:53.912 --> 00:09:54.980
  • Both of us noticed,and he came over and said,
  • 00:09:54.980 --> 00:09:56.281
  • and he came over and said,"I don't wanna disturb you,
  • 00:09:56.281 --> 00:09:58.550
  • "I don't wanna disturb you,but this meal --
  • 00:09:58.550 --> 00:10:00.719
  • but this meal --I've been the whole time --
  • 00:10:00.719 --> 00:10:02.487
  • I've been the whole time --thank you."
  • 00:10:02.487 --> 00:10:03.288
  • thank you."He said that our messages
  • 00:10:03.288 --> 00:10:05.790
  • He said that our messageshave helped him,
  • 00:10:05.790 --> 00:10:07.459
  • have helped him,encouraged him,
  • 00:10:07.459 --> 00:10:07.993
  • encouraged him,and somehow, he thought
  • 00:10:07.993 --> 00:10:08.693
  • and somehow, he thoughtthat would bother me
  • 00:10:08.693 --> 00:10:10.729
  • that would bother meto tell me that.
  • 00:10:10.729 --> 00:10:11.663
  • to tell me that.I was like, "Oh, man,
  • 00:10:11.663 --> 00:10:12.530
  • I was like, "Oh, man,thank you so --
  • 00:10:12.530 --> 00:10:13.765
  • thank you so --thank you, man.
  • 00:10:13.765 --> 00:10:14.566
  • thank you, man.That means the world.
  • 00:10:14.566 --> 00:10:16.034
  • That means the world.It really does."
  • 00:10:16.034 --> 00:10:16.801
  • It really does."And he went to walk away.
  • 00:10:16.801 --> 00:10:17.202
  • And he went to walk away.He was like,
  • 00:10:17.202 --> 00:10:17.836
  • He was like,"I don't wanna bother --"
  • 00:10:17.836 --> 00:10:18.870
  • "I don't wanna bother --"I said, "No, come on over.
  • 00:10:18.870 --> 00:10:20.639
  • I said, "No, come on over.What was your name?"
  • 00:10:20.639 --> 00:10:23.408
  • What was your name?"He said his name.
  • 00:10:23.408 --> 00:10:25.477
  • He said his name.He said, "My name is Mike,
  • 00:10:25.477 --> 00:10:31.149
  • He said, "My name is Mike,but I'm nobody."
  • 00:10:31.149 --> 00:10:36.154
  • but I'm nobody."And I said something to him
  • 00:10:36.154 --> 00:10:39.257
  • And I said something to himjust to say, "No, man."
  • 00:10:39.257 --> 00:10:40.091
  • just to say, "No, man."And then after he left,
  • 00:10:40.091 --> 00:10:41.159
  • And then after he left,I told Elijah,
  • 00:10:41.159 --> 00:10:45.930
  • I told Elijah,"That's why I gotta preach this,
  • 00:10:45.930 --> 00:10:46.631
  • "That's why I gotta preach this,'cause most everybody
  • 00:10:46.631 --> 00:10:51.236
  • 'cause most everybodyfeels that way."
  • 00:10:51.236 --> 00:10:53.405
  • feels that way."Play me off if you want to.
  • 00:10:53.405 --> 00:10:54.506
  • Play me off if you want to.I know that's the same thing
  • 00:10:54.506 --> 00:10:55.173
  • I know that's the same thingyou walk around
  • 00:10:55.173 --> 00:10:57.375
  • you walk aroundtelling yourself.
  • 00:10:57.375 --> 00:11:00.311
  • telling yourself.I'm nobody.
  • 00:11:00.311 --> 00:11:03.114
  • I'm nobody.I'm nobody 'cause y'all
  • 00:11:03.114 --> 00:11:03.848
  • I'm nobody 'cause y'allwill have the nerve
  • 00:11:03.848 --> 00:11:05.850
  • will have the nerveto say stuff to me like this.
  • 00:11:05.850 --> 00:11:07.752
  • to say stuff to me like this.Like one woman in the church
  • 00:11:07.752 --> 00:11:08.887
  • Like one woman in the churchsaid the other day.
  • 00:11:08.887 --> 00:11:09.387
  • said the other day.She said,
  • 00:11:09.387 --> 00:11:12.624
  • She said,"I'm just a stay-at-home mom."
  • 00:11:12.624 --> 00:11:14.259
  • "I'm just a stay-at-home mom."If you ever say something
  • 00:11:14.259 --> 00:11:15.794
  • If you ever say somethinglike that to me,
  • 00:11:15.794 --> 00:11:17.429
  • like that to me,I will find the nearest
  • 00:11:17.429 --> 00:11:18.530
  • I will find the nearestElevation pin
  • 00:11:18.530 --> 00:11:20.932
  • Elevation pinand throw it at your forehead
  • 00:11:20.932 --> 00:11:22.534
  • and throw it at your foreheadlike a death star.
  • 00:11:22.534 --> 00:11:25.236
  • like a death star.Stop saying stuff like that.
  • 00:11:25.236 --> 00:11:27.405
  • Stop saying stuff like that.You are just a what?
  • 00:11:27.405 --> 00:11:29.374
  • You are just a what?If you are a stay-at-home mom,
  • 00:11:29.374 --> 00:11:30.542
  • If you are a stay-at-home mom,let's do the math.
  • 00:11:30.542 --> 00:11:36.848
  • let's do the math.You are a doctor, a lawyer,
  • 00:11:36.848 --> 00:11:41.219
  • You are a doctor, a lawyer,an Uber, a UFC referee
  • 00:11:41.219 --> 00:11:41.853
  • an Uber, a UFC refereeif you've got
  • 00:11:41.853 --> 00:11:44.389
  • if you've gotmore than one of them.
  • 00:11:44.389 --> 00:11:46.458
  • more than one of them.I'm not just a nothing.
  • 00:11:46.458 --> 00:11:46.891
  • I'm not just a nothing.Woo, that wasn't
  • 00:11:46.891 --> 00:11:47.625
  • Woo, that wasn'tgood grammar,
  • 00:11:47.625 --> 00:11:49.027
  • good grammar,but it felt like God.
  • 00:11:49.027 --> 00:11:51.396
  • but it felt like God.I'm not just a student.
  • 00:11:51.396 --> 00:11:53.398
  • I'm not just a student.I'm not just a teenager.
  • 00:11:53.398 --> 00:11:55.500
  • I'm not just a teenager.I'm not just a woman.
  • 00:11:55.500 --> 00:11:57.569
  • I'm not just a woman.I'm not just a nothing.
  • 00:11:57.569 --> 00:11:58.536
  • I'm not just a nothing.Get your hands
  • 00:11:58.536 --> 00:12:00.338
  • Get your handsoff my calling, devil.
  • 00:12:00.338 --> 00:12:02.240
  • off my calling, devil.He called who He wanted.
  • 00:12:02.240 --> 00:12:04.175
  • He called who He wanted.He chose me for it.
  • 00:12:04.175 --> 00:12:07.312
  • You don't have to know my name.
  • 00:12:13.384 --> 00:12:15.153
  • You don't have to know my name.I know a name
  • 00:12:15.153 --> 00:12:18.656
  • I know a namethat is above every name.
  • 00:12:18.656 --> 00:12:23.228
  • that is above every name.Kingdom.
  • 00:12:23.228 --> 00:12:23.895
  • Kingdom.In the Kingdom,
  • 00:12:23.895 --> 00:12:25.797
  • In the Kingdom,I'm somebody.
  • 00:12:25.797 --> 00:12:26.397
  • I'm somebody.In the Kingdom,
  • 00:12:26.397 --> 00:12:28.133
  • In the Kingdom,I have a Father.
  • 00:12:28.133 --> 00:12:30.335
  • I have a Father.He knows every hair on my head.
  • 00:12:30.335 --> 00:12:31.569
  • He knows every hair on my head.Robert, that don't take much
  • 00:12:31.569 --> 00:12:32.537
  • Robert, that don't take muchfor you.
  • 00:12:32.537 --> 00:12:34.539
  • for you.He knows when I'm hungry.
  • 00:12:34.539 --> 00:12:36.407
  • He knows when I'm hungry.He knows when I'm thirsty.
  • 00:12:36.407 --> 00:12:38.209
  • He knows when I'm thirsty.He knows what I secretly
  • 00:12:38.209 --> 00:12:41.446
  • He knows what I secretlywish I had.
  • 00:12:41.446 --> 00:12:42.113
  • wish I had.And if we will get
  • 00:12:42.113 --> 00:12:44.883
  • And if we will gethonest about it,
  • 00:12:44.883 --> 00:12:45.483
  • honest about it,when He said,
  • 00:12:45.483 --> 00:12:48.219
  • when He said,"What do you want?"
  • 00:12:48.219 --> 00:12:49.087
  • "What do you want?"We really all want
  • 00:12:49.087 --> 00:12:51.990
  • We really all wantthe same things.
  • 00:12:51.990 --> 00:12:52.657
  • the same things.There's only two things
  • 00:12:52.657 --> 00:12:53.625
  • There's only two thingswe really want.
  • 00:12:53.625 --> 00:12:54.292
  • we really want.There's a lot of ways
  • 00:12:54.292 --> 00:12:55.426
  • There's a lot of wayswe try to get it.
  • 00:12:55.426 --> 00:13:00.131
  • we try to get it.Some try drugs.
  • 00:13:00.131 --> 00:13:04.135
  • Some try drugs.Some try sex.
  • 00:13:04.135 --> 00:13:04.736
  • Some try sex.But that's not really
  • 00:13:04.736 --> 00:13:07.872
  • But that's not reallywhat you want.
  • 00:13:07.872 --> 00:13:08.640
  • what you want.Whether you drink something
  • 00:13:08.640 --> 00:13:09.474
  • Whether you drink somethingor eat something,
  • 00:13:09.474 --> 00:13:10.909
  • or eat something,that's not really
  • 00:13:10.909 --> 00:13:11.576
  • that's not reallywhat you want.
  • 00:13:11.576 --> 00:13:16.314
  • what you want.What you want is significance.
  • 00:13:16.314 --> 00:13:21.920
  • What you want is significance.What you want is security.
  • 00:13:21.920 --> 00:13:23.955
  • What you want is security.But here's what I wanna say
  • 00:13:23.955 --> 00:13:24.522
  • But here's what I wanna sayunder the unction
  • 00:13:24.522 --> 00:13:26.991
  • under the unctionof the Spirit of God.
  • 00:13:26.991 --> 00:13:27.826
  • of the Spirit of God.Somebody share this message
  • 00:13:27.826 --> 00:13:28.927
  • Somebody share this messageonline right now.
  • 00:13:28.927 --> 00:13:29.894
  • online right now.Share it online
  • 00:13:29.894 --> 00:13:30.662
  • Share it online'cause what I'm about to say
  • 00:13:30.662 --> 00:13:32.130
  • 'cause what I'm about to sayis gonna set somebody free.
  • 00:13:32.130 --> 00:13:34.165
  • is gonna set somebody free.When you attach
  • 00:13:34.165 --> 00:13:38.036
  • When you attachyour significance to status,
  • 00:13:38.036 --> 00:13:40.138
  • your significance to status,or when you attach
  • 00:13:40.138 --> 00:13:43.141
  • or when you attachyour security to stuff,
  • 00:13:43.141 --> 00:13:48.046
  • your security to stuff,it's never enough.
  • 00:13:48.046 --> 00:13:53.251
  • it's never enough.It is never enough.
  • 00:13:53.251 --> 00:13:55.119
  • It is never enough.So if it's four figures,
  • 00:13:55.119 --> 00:13:56.821
  • So if it's four figures,five figures, six figures,
  • 00:13:56.821 --> 00:13:57.555
  • five figures, six figures,seven figures,
  • 00:13:57.555 --> 00:13:58.590
  • seven figures,eight figures,
  • 00:13:58.590 --> 00:14:00.391
  • eight figures,if you get it,
  • 00:14:00.391 --> 00:14:00.992
  • if you get it,you'll be worried
  • 00:14:00.992 --> 00:14:03.328
  • you'll be worriedabout losing it
  • 00:14:03.328 --> 00:14:05.597
  • about losing itif you have to have it
  • 00:14:05.597 --> 00:14:10.201
  • if you have to have itto make you somebody.
  • 00:14:10.201 --> 00:14:11.002
  • to make you somebody.I'm not mad.
  • 00:14:11.002 --> 00:14:11.669
  • I'm not mad.I've got an Instagram
  • 00:14:11.669 --> 00:14:13.638
  • I've got an Instagramaccount, too.
  • 00:14:13.638 --> 00:14:14.906
  • account, too.Post on it and swipe up about it
  • 00:14:14.906 --> 00:14:17.642
  • Post on it and swipe up about itand share it with a friend.
  • 00:14:17.642 --> 00:14:21.980
  • and share it with a friend.But if I need that to be me,
  • 00:14:21.980 --> 00:14:24.716
  • But if I need that to be me,it's just a matter of time,
  • 00:14:24.716 --> 00:14:26.718
  • it's just a matter of time,and I'll prove it to you.
  • 00:14:26.718 --> 00:14:28.753
  • and I'll prove it to you.Out of all the fishermen
  • 00:14:28.753 --> 00:14:31.155
  • Out of all the fishermenin the Sea of Galilee,
  • 00:14:31.155 --> 00:14:33.358
  • in the Sea of Galilee,Jesus chose four.
  • 00:14:33.358 --> 00:14:34.392
  • Jesus chose four.Okay?
  • 00:14:34.392 --> 00:14:36.728
  • Okay?Out of those four,
  • 00:14:36.728 --> 00:14:38.796
  • Out of those four,He had a favorite three.
  • 00:14:38.796 --> 00:14:39.564
  • He had a favorite three.Andrew didn't even make
  • 00:14:39.564 --> 00:14:40.498
  • Andrew didn't even makethe three.
  • 00:14:40.498 --> 00:14:41.799
  • the three.He's the one that brought Peter
  • 00:14:41.799 --> 00:14:43.167
  • He's the one that brought Peterto Jesus.
  • 00:14:43.167 --> 00:14:44.535
  • to Jesus.Some of us will be defined
  • 00:14:44.535 --> 00:14:46.204
  • Some of us will be definednot by what we do,
  • 00:14:46.204 --> 00:14:47.472
  • not by what we do,but what we empower others
  • 00:14:47.472 --> 00:14:48.239
  • but what we empower othersto do,
  • 00:14:48.239 --> 00:14:48.840
  • to do,and it will be
  • 00:14:48.840 --> 00:14:50.375
  • and it will bethe greatest contribution
  • 00:14:50.375 --> 00:14:52.010
  • the greatest contributionof our lives.
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:53.745
  • You don't even know.
  • 00:15:01.552 --> 00:15:02.320
  • You don't even know.You don't even know
  • 00:15:02.320 --> 00:15:04.656
  • You don't even knowhow God is using you.
  • 00:15:04.656 --> 00:15:06.724
  • how God is using you.That parking dude
  • 00:15:06.724 --> 00:15:07.558
  • That parking dudeout there this morning
  • 00:15:07.558 --> 00:15:08.660
  • out there this morningjumping up and down,
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  • jumping up and down,he made me so happy
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  • he made me so happyto preach to you,
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  • to preach to you,he didn't even know.
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  • he didn't even know.He was doing all this stuff,
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  • He was doing all this stuff,all this throwing up stuff.
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  • all this throwing up stuff.I didn't know what he was doing,
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  • I didn't know what he was doing,but it made me happy.
  • 00:15:20.371 --> 00:15:21.873
  • but it made me happy.Helped me preach.
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  • Helped me preach.You don't know
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  • You don't knowbecause the kingdom
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  • because the kingdomof this world
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  • And out of the four,
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  • And out of the four,He had a favorite three:
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  • He had a favorite three:Peter, James, and John,
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  • Peter, James, and John,but it's never enough.
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  • but it's never enough.Out of all the people
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  • Out of all the peopleHe could've chosen,
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  • He could've chosen,He chose 12.
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  • Out of the 12 that He chose,
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  • Out of the 12 that He chose,there were three.
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  • there were three.They were two of the three,
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  • They were two of the three,but it's not enough.
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  • but it's not enough.It's never enough.
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  • It's never enough.So, they come to Him,
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  • So, they come to Him,and they're like,
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  • and they're like,"Mom, you do it."
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  • "Mom, you do it."You know all the ways we use
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  • You know all the ways we useto mask our real motives.
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  • to mask our real motives."Mom."
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  • "Mom."[Clears throat]
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  • [Clears throat]Now it's not so much
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  • Now it's not so muchwhat they asked.
  • 00:16:10.488 --> 00:16:12.223
  • what they asked.It's when they asked it.
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  • It's when they asked it.He had just told them,
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  • I used to think
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  • I used to thinkthey were selfish.
  • 00:16:19.097 --> 00:16:20.031
  • they were selfish.They weren't selfish.
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  • They weren't selfish.They were scared.
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  • They were scared.When you are scared,
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  • When you are scared,when you are fearful,
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  • when you are fearful,when you secretly think
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  • when you secretly thinkyou don't have what it takes,
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  • you don't have what it takes,it causes you to do crazy stuff
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  • it causes you to do crazy stuffto get attention.
  • 00:16:33.578 --> 00:16:34.545
  • to get attention.It's not really attention
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  • It's not really attentionthat you want.
  • 00:16:36.914 --> 00:16:41.085
  • that you want.It's intimacy.
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  • It's intimacy.This is getting good.
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  • This is getting good.This is getting good.
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  • This is getting good.Let's do this series
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  • Let's do this seriesfor the rest of the year.
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  • for the rest of the year.It's not really to be noticed.
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  • It's not really to be noticed.It's to be known.
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  • It's to be known.That's what we really want.
  • 00:16:53.398 --> 00:16:56.000
  • That's what we really want.It takes you a lot of your life
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:56.501
  • It takes you a lot of your lifeto figure out
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  • to figure outwhat you really want.
  • 00:16:58.870 --> 00:16:59.337
  • what you really want.Before you realize
  • 00:16:59.337 --> 00:17:00.104
  • Before you realizewhat I really want
  • 00:17:00.104 --> 00:17:01.672
  • what I really wantis to be connected to God
  • 00:17:01.672 --> 00:17:03.508
  • is to be connected to Godand when they came to Him,
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  • and when they came to Him,they came to Him honestly,
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  • they came to Him honestly,and I need to illustrate this.
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  • and I need to illustrate this.Come here, J.J.
  • 00:17:08.679 --> 00:17:09.347
  • Come here, J.J.Who else?
  • 00:17:09.347 --> 00:17:11.015
  • Who else?Who wants to help me preach?
  • 00:17:11.015 --> 00:17:11.649
  • Who wants to help me preach?Will you help me?
  • 00:17:11.649 --> 00:17:12.050
  • Will you help me?Help me,
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  • Help me,help me, help me, help me,
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  • help me, help me, help me,help me, help me.
  • 00:17:14.018 --> 00:17:15.420
  • help me, help me.So, come here.
  • 00:17:15.420 --> 00:17:17.088
  • So, come here.I need one more.
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  • I need one more.I need one more.
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  • I need one more.You look a little too anxious.
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  • You look a little too anxious.I'm scared you're gonna
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  • I'm scared you're gonnasteal the spotlight.
  • 00:17:21.926 --> 00:17:23.127
  • steal the spotlight.Yeah, come on, come on, come on.
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  • Yeah, come on, come on, come on.You'll be good.
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  • You'll be good.And we'll just act it out
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  • And we'll just act it outreal quick,
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  • real quick,and I'm gonna leave you
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  • and I'm gonna leave youwith this because it's powerful.
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  • with this because it's powerful.It's the way my mind
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  • It's the way my mindimagines the Scriptures
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  • imagines the Scripturesand the way I see things,
  • 00:17:33.337 --> 00:17:34.505
  • and the way I see things,and I want you to be thinking
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  • and I want you to be thinkingabout this this week.
  • 00:17:35.606 --> 00:17:38.009
  • about this this week.Somebody say I already got it.
  • 00:17:38.009 --> 00:17:39.377
  • Somebody say I already got it.I already got it.
  • 00:17:39.377 --> 00:17:40.778
  • I already got it.Say it again, I already got.
  • 00:17:40.778 --> 00:17:41.312
  • Say it again, I already got.I already got it.
  • 00:17:41.312 --> 00:17:41.846
  • I already got it.I already got it.
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  • I already got it.Because the kingdom
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  • Because the kingdomof this world
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  • of this worldis all about arrival.
  • 00:17:48.186 --> 00:17:49.353
  • is all about arrival.The Kingdom of Heaven
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  • The Kingdom of Heavenis all about awareness.
  • 00:17:53.291 --> 00:17:56.461
  • is all about awareness.The kingdoms of this world
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  • The kingdoms of this worldare all about achievement.
  • 00:17:58.863 --> 00:18:00.098
  • are all about achievement.When I get that.
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  • When I get that.When I have that.
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  • When I have that.When I get there.
  • 00:18:02.266 --> 00:18:03.401
  • When I get there.When I lose that.
  • 00:18:03.401 --> 00:18:05.036
  • When I lose that.When I gain that.
  • 00:18:05.036 --> 00:18:06.704
  • When I gain that.That is the world's definition
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  • That is the world's definitionof greatness.
  • 00:18:07.672 --> 00:18:09.607
  • of greatness.When will we stop allowing
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  • When will we stop allowingthe world to define
  • 00:18:11.542 --> 00:18:13.478
  • the world to definewhat God created?
  • 00:18:13.478 --> 00:18:15.146
  • what God created?God makes you great.
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  • God makes you great.God's approval.
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  • God's approval.God's authority.
  • 00:18:18.015 --> 00:18:19.317
  • God's authority.God's seal.
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  • God's seal.God's ownership.
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  • God's ownership.You are not a nobody.
  • 00:18:22.820 --> 00:18:24.989
  • You are not a nobody.He didn't die for nobody.
  • 00:18:24.989 --> 00:18:26.858
  • He didn't die for nobody.He didn't shed His lifeblood
  • 00:18:26.858 --> 00:18:28.059
  • He didn't shed His lifebloodfor nobody.
  • 00:18:28.059 --> 00:18:29.760
  • for nobody.He didn't go to the cross
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  • And the way I saw it,
  • 00:18:39.537 --> 00:18:40.004
  • And the way I saw it,look here.
  • 00:18:40.004 --> 00:18:41.005
  • look here.You be over here.
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  • You be over here.You be Jesus.
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  • You be Jesus.Just for this illustration.
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  • Just for this illustration.Don't go home with this.
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  • Don't go home with this.Just be Jesus
  • 00:18:49.280 --> 00:18:51.315
  • Just be Jesusfor three minutes.
  • 00:18:51.315 --> 00:18:52.483
  • for three minutes.Could I show you something?
  • 00:18:52.483 --> 00:18:53.417
  • Could I show you something?It was powerful to me
  • 00:18:53.417 --> 00:18:53.951
  • It was powerful to mehow I read it.
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  • how I read it.Both of y'all come here.
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  • Both of y'all come here.You be James.
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  • You be James.You stay there, Jesus.
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  • You stay there, Jesus.That felt weird saying that.
  • 00:19:00.391 --> 00:19:02.960
  • That felt weird saying that.[Laughs]
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  • [Laughs]You know what I mean, Lord.
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  • You know what I mean, Lord.He said,
  • 00:19:08.232 --> 00:19:09.467
  • He said,Matthew recorded it like this.
  • 00:19:09.467 --> 00:19:10.468
  • Matthew recorded it like this.He said, "This mother,"
  • 00:19:10.468 --> 00:19:12.170
  • He said, "This mother,"I'll be the mom.
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  • I'll be the mom.You be the boys,
  • 00:19:13.538 --> 00:19:16.574
  • You be the boys,"brought her sons to Jesus.
  • 00:19:16.574 --> 00:19:17.408
  • "brought her sons to Jesus.She knelt.
  • 00:19:17.408 --> 00:19:19.777
  • She knelt.They stood.
  • 00:19:19.777 --> 00:19:22.747
  • They stood.She said,
  • 00:19:22.747 --> 00:19:23.514
  • She said,'I need you to do
  • 00:19:23.514 --> 00:19:25.716
  • 'I need you to dosomething for me.
  • 00:19:25.716 --> 00:19:28.553
  • something for me.My deepest desire
  • 00:19:28.553 --> 00:19:32.857
  • My deepest desireis that these boys will be okay,
  • 00:19:32.857 --> 00:19:35.560
  • is that these boys will be okay,and in your Kingdom
  • 00:19:35.560 --> 00:19:36.894
  • and in your Kingdomthat you've been preaching about
  • 00:19:36.894 --> 00:19:37.528
  • that you've been preaching aboutand demonstrating
  • 00:19:37.528 --> 00:19:40.031
  • and demonstratingthat you came to establish,
  • 00:19:40.031 --> 00:19:42.767
  • that you came to establish,I need you to make sure
  • 00:19:42.767 --> 00:19:45.670
  • I need you to make surethat one gets at your right,
  • 00:19:45.670 --> 00:19:49.273
  • that one gets at your right,one gets at your left.'"
  • 00:19:49.273 --> 00:19:52.944
  • one gets at your left.'"I read the text so many times
  • 00:19:52.944 --> 00:19:54.979
  • I read the text so many timesbefore realizing that
  • 00:19:54.979 --> 00:19:55.580
  • before realizing thatat the moment
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  • at the momentthat she asked for this,
  • 00:19:58.649 --> 00:20:02.086
  • that she asked for this,she brought her boys to Jesus
  • 00:20:02.086 --> 00:20:04.322
  • she brought her boys to Jesusand when she said
  • 00:20:04.322 --> 00:20:04.989
  • and when she saidwill you grant
  • 00:20:04.989 --> 00:20:07.291
  • will you grantthat my boys can stand
  • 00:20:07.291 --> 00:20:11.896
  • that my boys can standat your right and your left,
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  • at your right and your left,at the moment
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  • at the momentthat she asked that,
  • 00:20:14.599 --> 00:20:22.340
  • that she asked that,they were already there.
  • 00:20:22.340 --> 00:20:22.807
  • they were already there.Could it be
  • 00:20:22.807 --> 00:20:27.278
  • Could it bethat you're already there
  • 00:20:27.278 --> 00:20:32.183
  • that you're already thereand you don't even know it?
  • 00:20:32.183 --> 00:20:35.219
  • and you don't even know it?You could be chosen
  • 00:20:35.219 --> 00:20:38.623
  • You could be chosenand not even know it
  • 00:20:38.623 --> 00:20:42.159
  • and not even know itto be so focused on the future,
  • 00:20:42.159 --> 00:20:47.164
  • to be so focused on the future,to be so focused on there
  • 00:20:47.164 --> 00:20:50.835
  • to be so focused on therethat you miss it here.
  • 00:20:50.835 --> 00:20:51.869
  • that you miss it here.When He came to preach,
  • 00:20:51.869 --> 00:20:54.338
  • When He came to preach,He preached, "The Kingdom
  • 00:20:54.338 --> 00:20:58.476
  • He preached, "The Kingdomof Heaven is here.
  • 00:20:58.476 --> 00:21:01.545
  • of Heaven is here.I want us to take just a moment
  • 00:21:01.545 --> 00:21:03.681
  • I want us to take just a momentand every grateful person,
  • 00:21:03.681 --> 00:21:05.182
  • and every grateful person,I want you to celebrate
  • 00:21:05.182 --> 00:21:06.217
  • I want you to celebratewhere God already
  • 00:21:06.217 --> 00:21:08.419
  • where God alreadybrought you from
  • 00:21:08.419 --> 00:21:09.420
  • brought you fromand where He already
  • 00:21:09.420 --> 00:21:12.723
  • and where He alreadybrought you to.
  • 00:21:12.723 --> 00:21:16.394
  • brought you to.Just to get a picture
  • 00:21:16.394 --> 00:21:19.697
  • Just to get a picturethat I'm already there.
  • 00:21:19.697 --> 00:21:22.199
  • that I'm already there.He already loves me.
  • 00:21:22.199 --> 00:21:25.102
  • He already loves me.He already accepts me.
  • 00:21:25.102 --> 00:21:27.538
  • He already accepts me.He already chose me.
  • 00:21:27.538 --> 00:21:29.607
  • He already chose me.He already knows me.
  • 00:21:29.607 --> 00:21:31.909
  • He already knows me.He already called my name.
  • 00:21:31.909 --> 00:21:32.176
  • He already called my name.Come on.
  • 00:21:32.176 --> 00:21:34.712
  • Come on.That's not a big enough praise.
  • 00:21:34.712 --> 00:21:36.447
  • That's not a big enough praise.You need to get down
  • 00:21:36.447 --> 00:21:38.616
  • You need to get downand humble yourself and say,
  • 00:21:38.616 --> 00:21:40.251
  • and humble yourself and say,thank you, Lord,
  • 00:21:40.251 --> 00:21:41.852
  • thank you, Lord,for what you gave me,
  • 00:21:41.852 --> 00:21:44.689
  • for what you gave me,for what you made me.
  • 00:21:44.689 --> 00:21:48.993
  • for what you made me.He's doing it right now.
  • 00:21:48.993 --> 00:21:52.029
  • He's doing it right now.He's doing it.
  • 00:21:52.029 --> 00:21:53.164
  • He's doing it.He's doing it right now.
  • 00:21:53.164 --> 00:21:55.066
  • He's doing it right now.The Kingdom is at hand.
  • 00:21:55.066 --> 00:21:57.168
  • The Kingdom is at hand.The Kingdom is here.
  • 00:21:57.168 --> 00:21:59.737
  • The Kingdom is here.The Kingdom is now.
  • 00:21:59.737 --> 00:22:03.708
  • The Kingdom is now.The Kingdom is within you.
  • 00:22:03.708 --> 00:22:05.976
  • The Kingdom is within you.Thank you, Lord.
  • 00:22:05.976 --> 00:22:08.512
  • Thank you, Lord.Thank you, Father.
  • 00:22:08.512 --> 00:22:11.449
  • Thank you, Father.If you never do anything else,
  • 00:22:11.449 --> 00:22:15.820
  • If you never do anything else,you did so much for me.
  • 00:22:15.820 --> 00:22:17.188
  • you did so much for me.I believe greater things
  • 00:22:17.188 --> 00:22:17.755
  • I believe greater thingsare ahead,
  • 00:22:17.755 --> 00:22:18.823
  • are ahead,but I thank you
  • 00:22:18.823 --> 00:22:22.493
  • but I thank youfor where I am right now.
  • 00:22:22.493 --> 00:22:24.729
  • for where I am right now.I already got it.
  • 00:22:24.729 --> 00:22:26.931
  • I already got it.It's my right now.
  • 00:22:26.931 --> 00:22:29.300
  • It's my right now.I'm accepted right now.
  • 00:22:29.300 --> 00:22:32.303
  • I'm accepted right now.I'm validated right now.
  • 00:22:32.303 --> 00:22:34.472
  • I'm validated right now.Put your approval on them, God.
  • 00:22:34.472 --> 00:22:36.006
  • Put your approval on them, God.Put your yes on them.
  • 00:22:36.006 --> 00:22:37.908
  • Put your yes on them.Put your favor on them.
  • 00:22:37.908 --> 00:22:39.410
  • Put your favor on them.Put your Chesed,
  • 00:22:39.410 --> 00:22:42.546
  • Put your Chesed,to find mercy be upon them
  • 00:22:42.546 --> 00:22:43.247
  • - Hey, it really is a privilege
  • 00:22:46.884 --> 00:22:47.852
  • - Hey, it really is a privilegeto share God's Word
  • 00:22:47.852 --> 00:22:48.452
  • to share God's Wordwith you.
  • 00:22:48.452 --> 00:22:49.653
  • with you.Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:22:49.653 --> 00:22:50.321
  • Thank you for joining me.But each week,
  • 00:22:50.321 --> 00:22:51.689
  • But each week,we just have a little bit
  • 00:22:51.689 --> 00:22:52.790
  • we just have a little bitof time together.
  • 00:22:52.790 --> 00:22:53.491
  • of time together.And I'd love to take
  • 00:22:53.491 --> 00:22:54.258
  • And I'd love to takethe conversation
  • 00:22:54.258 --> 00:22:56.394
  • the conversationbeyond just a TV program.
  • 00:22:56.394 --> 00:22:58.396
  • beyond just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:22:58.396 --> 00:22:59.130
  • on another level,
  • 00:23:00.364 --> 00:23:00.898
  • on another level,you can call
  • 00:23:00.898 --> 00:23:02.266
  • you can callor go online right now
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  • or go online right nowand request exclusive resources
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  • and request exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
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  • We'll make them availableto you with your gift
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  • to you with your giftof any amount to the ministry.
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  • of any amount to the ministry.But I wanna tell you
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  • But I wanna tell youabout something else too.
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  • about 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 live
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  • And what's even better,
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  • And what's even better,you can connect
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  • you can connectwith a community of people
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  • with a community of peoplefrom all over the world.
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  • from all over the world.We call it eFam.
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  • We call it eFam.E like Elevation,
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  • E like Elevation,E like extended.
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  • E like extended.It means a lot
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  • It means a lotof different things.
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  • of different things.But it's just our way
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  • But it's just our wayto 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 to join us
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  • I would love for you to join uslive this weekend.
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  • live this weekend.And you can go online
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  • And you can go onlinestevenfurtick.com/live.
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  • stevenfurtick.com/live.Don't forget the /live.
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  • Don't forget the /live.It will take you directly
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  • It will take you directlyto the details
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  • to the detailsand the times.
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  • and the times.So, do it now.
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  • So, do it now.Visit the website.
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  • - I like to run in the morning.
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  • - I like to run in the morning.I put in the work
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  • I put in the workand I get the reward
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  • and I get the rewardof feeling like I'm better
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  • of feeling like I'm betterthan I was yesterday.
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  • 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 a beginner.
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  • I'm really just a beginner.There are professional athletes
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  • There are professional athleteshalf my age.
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  • 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 that I'm not
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  • for something that I'm noteven close to being best at?
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  • even close to being 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.
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  • if God chose you.You ought to know
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  • You ought to knowGod chose you.
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  • 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
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  • and you ought to gothrough your life
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  • through your lifewith your head held high
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  • - Maybe this is what
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  • - Maybe this is whateveryone feels like
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  • everyone feels likeat 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
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  • to perform perfectly
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  • to walk in who
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  • God 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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  • - eFam 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 a part of our eFam
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  • is as simple
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  • as joining us 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 eFam
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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 eGroup
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  • and an eTeam,
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  • giving online,
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  • and connecting
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  • with other eFam near you
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  • through watch parties.
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  • Wherever you find yourself
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  • 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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  • - ♪ I hear You call ♪
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  • - ♪ I hear You call ♪♪ I am available ♪
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  • ♪ I am available ♪♪ I say yes Lord ♪
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  • ♪ I say yes Lord ♪♪ I am available ♪
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  • ♪ I am available ♪♪ I hear You call ♪
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  • ♪ I hear You call ♪♪ I am available ♪
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  • ♪ I am available ♪♪ I say yes Lord ♪
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  • - ♪ My heart is open wide ♪
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  • - ♪ My heart is open wide ♪♪ My hands are open wide ♪
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  • ♪ My hands are open wide ♪♪ Come to You ♪
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