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When You Feel Invisible Part 1

Watch When You Feel Invisible Part 1
October 7, 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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When You Feel Invisible 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
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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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  • - I wanna look
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  • - I wanna lookat Matthew 6 today.
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  • at Matthew 6 today.Matthew 6:1-4
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  • Matthew 6:1-4from the Sermon
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  • from the Sermonon the Mount
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  • on the Mountthat Jesus preached.
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  • that Jesus preached.And I wanna get
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  • And I wanna getinto a very deep topic.
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  • into a very deep topic.Don't worry about standing up
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  • Don't worry about standing upand shouting today.
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  • and shouting today.You probably need to sit still
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  • You probably need to sit stillfor this one.
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  • for this one.But it's not bad.
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  • But it's not bad.It's really good.
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  • It's really good.But I just want you
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  • But I just want youto receive it.
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  • to receive it.You know, sometimes I worry
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  • you go in life,
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  • you go in life,you're so focused on what
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  • you're so focused on whatyou need to do,
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  • you need to do,and you come into church
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  • and you come into churchwith that same mindset.
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  • I want this time to be
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  • I want this time to bethe one part of your week
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  • the one part of your weekwhere you can receive.
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  • where you can receive.And that doesn't mean
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  • And that doesn't meanyou do it passively,
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  • you do it passively,because you get more out of it
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  • because you get more out of itif you put something into it.
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  • if you put something into it.But this message today
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  • But this message todaycomes from this general
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  • comes from this generalspirit of the age zeitgeist
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  • spirit of the age zeitgeistwhere it seems
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  • where it seemsthat our entire emphasis
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  • that our entire emphasisis on being seen.
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  • is on being seen.And you're gonna see
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  • And you're gonna seethat phrase "seen"
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  • that phrase "seen"two times in this passage,
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  • two times in this passage,but it's in direct contrast.
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  • but it's in direct contrast.And I wanna do my best
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  • And I wanna do my bestwith the help of the Holy Spirit
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  • with the help of the Holy Spiritto illuminate --
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  • to illuminate --or that God will illuminate
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  • or that God will illuminateexactly what we need
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  • exactly what we needto see today.
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  • "Be careful," Matthew 6:1,
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  • "Be careful," Matthew 6:1,"not to do your acts
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  • "not to do your actsof righteousness before men
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  • of righteousness before mento be seen by them.
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  • to be seen by them.If you do,
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  • If you do,you will have no reward
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  • you will have no rewardfrom your Father in heaven."
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  • from your Father in heaven."So, when you give
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  • So, when you giveto the needy --"
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  • to the needy --"And right there,
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  • And right there,most of us just heard
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  • This is not a Scripture
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  • This is not a Scriptureabout money.
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  • about money.This is a Scripture
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  • This is a Scriptureabout motives.
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  • about motives.He's using the vehicle
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  • He's using the vehicleof talking about money
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  • of talking about moneyto get to the idea
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  • And He says,
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  • And He says,"When you give to the needy,
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  • "When you give to the needy,or when you pray,
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  • or when you pray,or when you fast..."
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  • or when you fast..."He uses three different examples
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  • He uses three different examplesin Matthew 6.
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  • in Matthew 6.But when you are doing
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  • But when you are doingsomething significant,
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  • something significant,don't do it to be seen.
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  • don't do it to be seen.Okay?
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  • Okay?"When you give to the needy,
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  • "When you give to the needy,do not announce it with trumpets
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  • do not announce it with trumpetsas the hypocrites do"
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  • as the hypocrites do"on Facebook and...
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  • on Facebook and...Did I read it wrong?
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  • Did I read it wrong?I just got caught
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  • I just got caughtin 2020 for a moment.
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  • in 2020 for a moment.But this is like 30 A.D.
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  • But this is like 30 A.D.So, I'm off on my dates.
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  • So, I'm off on my dates.Okay.
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  • Okay."Do not do it
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  • "Do not do itlike the hypocrites do
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  • like the hypocrites doin the synagogues
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  • in the synagoguesand on the streets,
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  • and on the streets,to be honored by men.
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  • to be honored by men.I tell you the truth,
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  • I tell you the truth,they have received
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  • they have receivedtheir reward in full.
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  • their reward in full.But when you give to the needy,
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  • But when you give to the needy,do not let your left hand know
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  • do not let your left hand knowwhat your right hand is doing,
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  • what your right hand is doing,so that your giving
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  • so that your givingmay be in secret.
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  • may be in secret.Then your Father,
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  • Then your Father,who sees what is done in secret,
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  • The title of this message
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  • The title of this messageis "The Father Saw."
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  • is "The Father Saw.""The Father Saw."
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  • "The Father Saw."I wanna pray one more time
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  • I wanna pray one more timeif you would join me.
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  • if you would join me.Lord, Your Word is powerful.
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  • Lord, Your Word is powerful.And if I get out of the way,
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  • And if I get out of the way,it will do work.
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  • it will do work.So, remove me.
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  • So, remove me.I know that it's my vocal cords
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  • I know that it's my vocal cordsright now,
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  • right now,but I pray that the voice
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  • but I pray that the voicewould come from Heaven.
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  • would come from Heaven.Now, if their hearts
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  • Now, if their heartsare blocked by something
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  • are blocked by somethingthat they are thinking about
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  • that they are thinking aboutthat is not in this room,
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  • that is not in this room,I pray that every thought
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  • I pray that every thoughtwould be taken captive right now
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  • would be taken captive right nowso Your Word can go forth.
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  • so Your Word can go forth.Feed Your people, God.
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  • Feed Your people, God.Use me to do it in Jesus' Name.
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  • - This is my last service
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  • - This is my last serviceof the weekend.
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  • of the weekend.I preach three.
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  • I preach three.And I forgot to do this
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  • And I forgot to do thisevery other time,
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  • every other time,so I decided to do it up front
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  • so I decided to do it up fronton this service.
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  • on this service.Now, it's really good
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  • Now, it's really goodthat we saved it for last,
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  • that we saved it for last,because my middle son Graham
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  • because my middle son Grahamis a wrestler
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  • is a wrestlerand he won
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  • and he wontwo state championships.
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  • two state championships.[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering]Yeah.
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  • Yeah.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]Well, the first one that he won,
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  • Well, the first one that he won,and it's kind of like a,
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  • and it's kind of like a,what do you call it,
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  • what do you call it,like a junior state championship
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  • like a junior state championshipor something like that.
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  • or something like that.So, it wasn't necessarily
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  • So, it wasn't necessarilylike NCAA
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  • like NCAAor something like that,
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  • or something like that,but it was a big deal to us.
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  • but it was a big deal to us.And I remember on the way home
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  • And I remember on the way homefrom the first one that he won
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  • from the first one that he wonbecause we were both
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  • because we were bothkind of surprised
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  • And when we sat down
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  • And when we sat downat Pizza Hut to celebrate --
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  • at Pizza Hut to celebrate --which is what every
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  • which is what everygreat parent does
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  • great parent doesat any juncture of life,
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  • at any juncture of life,whether it's Book It
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  • whether it's Book Itor a state championship,
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  • or a state championship,Pizza Hut is the answer.
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  • Pizza Hut is the answer.How many know that you store up
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  • How many know that you store upfor yourself treasures on Earth
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  • for yourself treasures on Earthor you can enjoy treasures
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  • or you can enjoy treasuresat Pizza Hut?
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  • at Pizza Hut?That's in Matthew 6:21-23.
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  • That's in Matthew 6:21-23.And I said, "Man,
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  • And I said, "Man,it's so good I got
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  • it's so good I gotto be here for it."
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  • to be here for it."I said, "Imagine
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  • I said, "Imagineif I had missed it."
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  • if I had missed it."Because it was on a weekend
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  • Because it was on a weekendand I had scheduled
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  • and I had scheduledsomeone else to preach
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  • someone else to preachso I could be there
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  • so I could be thereand watch it.
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  • and watch it.And he said something
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  • And he said somethingback to me.
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  • back to me.It's one of those moments
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  • It's one of those momentsyou live for as a parent.
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  • you live for as a parent.I said,
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  • I said,"What if I had missed it?"
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  • "What if I had missed it?"He said, "Well,
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  • He said, "Well,if you hadn't
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  • if you hadn'tbeen there to watch,
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  • been there to watch,I probably wouldn't have won."
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  • I probably wouldn't have won."- Congregation: Aw.
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  • - Congregation: Aw.- Like it was written
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  • - Like it was writtenstraight out of a script
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  • straight out of a scriptfrom Seventh Heaven,
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  • from Seventh Heaven,you know?
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  • you know?Like, stuff your kids
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  • Like, stuff your kidsnever say in --
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  • never say in --My house usually
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  • My house usuallyis more like the Simpsons
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  • is more like the Simpsonsthan Seventh Heaven,
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  • And it took me back --
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  • And it took me back --Hand me that trophy -- to --
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  • Hand me that trophy -- to --the year was 1993 --
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  • the year was 1993 --when I won first place.
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  • when I won first place.And I don't know if you can get
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  • And I don't know if you can geta close-up of this.
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  • a close-up of this.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I never won a Grammy,
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  • I never won a Grammy,but I won the Summerville
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  • but I won the SummervilleTakedown Tournament --
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  • Takedown Tournament --come on -- in the 110-weight
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  • come on -- in the 110-weightpound division '93.
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  • pound division '93.I need to tell you something.
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  • I need to tell you something.Hold on.
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  • Hold on.You might not wanna clap yet.
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  • You might not wanna clap yet.There were only two other people
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  • [Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]-- and they didn't
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  • -- and they didn'tgive out trophies.
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  • On Christmas Day,
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  • On Christmas Day,there was an awkwardly
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  • there was an awkwardlywrapped present under the tree.
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  • wrapped present under the tree.And my dad was not always
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  • And my dad was not alwaysthe model father.
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  • the model father.He did his best.
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  • He did his best.But my mom was always there
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  • But my mom was always theretelling him what
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  • telling him whathe needed to do.
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  • he needed to do.And she'd say,
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  • And she'd say,"Get that boy a trophy,
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  • "Get that boy a trophy,and wrap it,
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  • and wrap it,and write him a note."
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  • and write him a note."And I never forget
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  • And I never forgetwhat the note said.
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  • what the note said.It said,
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  • It said,"Here is the trophy
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  • "Here is the trophythat I watched you win
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  • So, what do you do
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  • So, what do you dowhen the world doesn't
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  • when the world doesn'tgive out trophies?
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  • give out trophies?This message is called
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  • This message is called"The Father Saw."
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  • "The Father Saw."Jesus makes a distinction
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  • Jesus makes a distinctionin Matthew 6
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  • in Matthew 6between what people see
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  • between what people seeand what God sees.
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  • and what God sees.How many know
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  • How many knowthere's a difference?
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  • there's a difference?And have you noticed
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  • And have you noticedthat the world
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  • that the worldhands out trophies sometimes
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  • hands out trophies sometimesfor all the wrong stuff?
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  • for all the wrong stuff?Y'all aren't gonna help me
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  • Y'all aren't gonna help mepreach a bit today.
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  • preach a bit today.I'm gonna have to do this
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  • I'm gonna have to do thisby myself.
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  • by myself.The world will hand out
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  • The world will hand outtrophies, always,
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  • trophies, always,for what is seen.
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  • for what is seen.But we have a God
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  • But we have a Godwho celebrates the unseen.
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  • who celebrates the unseen.He is the king of a kingdom
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  • He is the king of a kingdomwhere what is unseen
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  • where what is unseenis often more important
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  • is often more importantthan what is seen.
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  • than what is seen.The unseen is often
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  • The unseen is oftenmore important
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  • more importantthan the seen in the kingdom.
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  • than the seen in the kingdom.But the world celebrates
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  • But the world celebratesthe seen.
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  • the seen.And so, people will
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  • And so, people willcongratulate you
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  • congratulate youfor a new car
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  • for a new careven though what they
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  • even though what theydon't know is
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  • don't know isyou can't afford the payments.
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  • - And the world will
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  • - And the world willcelebrate you for getting
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  • celebrate you for gettinga promotion,
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  • a promotion,and it's good if you get
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  • and it's good if you geta promotion.
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  • a promotion.I pray you get every promotion
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  • I pray you get every promotionGod wants you to have
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  • God wants you to havethis year.
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  • this year.But people will never
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  • But people will nevercome up to you
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  • come up to youand congratulate you for peace.
  • 00:08:31.997 --> 00:08:32.998
  • and congratulate you for peace."Hey, congratulations
  • 00:08:32.998 --> 00:08:34.666
  • "Hey, congratulationsfor your peace."
  • 00:08:34.666 --> 00:08:36.334
  • for your peace."They can't celebrate it
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  • They can't celebrate itbecause they can't see it.
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  • because they can't see it.And you can't celebrate
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  • And you can't celebratewhat you don't see.
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  • what you don't see.If you lose weight,
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  • If you lose weight,people will celebrate you.
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  • people will celebrate you.Even if you put it back on
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  • Even if you put it back onand lose it again every year.
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  • and lose it again every year.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Look.
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  • Look.If you really want people
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  • If you really want peopleto celebrate you,
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  • to celebrate you,let me give you
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  • let me give youa fool-proof way.
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  • a fool-proof way.Every year gain 30 pounds
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  • Every year gain 30 poundsand lose it
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  • and lose itand at least half of the year,
  • 00:09:01.092 --> 00:09:01.793
  • and at least half of the year,people will tell you
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  • people will tell youhow much better you look.
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  • how much better you look.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]But if you lose the weight
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  • But if you lose the weightand keep it off,
  • 00:09:07.566 --> 00:09:08.533
  • and keep it off,nobody walks up to anybody
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  • nobody walks up to anybodyand says,
  • 00:09:09.301 --> 00:09:11.069
  • and says,"You still look all right."
  • 00:09:11.069 --> 00:09:13.238
  • "You still look all right."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Because they can't see that.
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  • Because they can't see that.So, people don't
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  • So, people don'tcelebrate consistency.
  • 00:09:20.245 --> 00:09:21.212
  • celebrate consistency.Can I teach a little bit
  • 00:09:21.212 --> 00:09:22.113
  • Can I teach a little bitbefore I preach?
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  • before I preach?[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]One of the ways
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  • One of the waysthat I tell our staff
  • 00:09:25.250 --> 00:09:25.984
  • that I tell our staffthat you can know
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  • that you can knowyou're getting good
  • 00:09:27.218 --> 00:09:28.687
  • you're getting goodat your job is when people
  • 00:09:28.687 --> 00:09:31.756
  • at your job is when peoplestop giving you compliments.
  • 00:09:31.756 --> 00:09:32.924
  • stop giving you compliments.In fact, one of the ways
  • 00:09:32.924 --> 00:09:33.692
  • In fact, one of the waysthat you can tell
  • 00:09:33.692 --> 00:09:35.393
  • that you can tellyou're a good parent
  • 00:09:35.393 --> 00:09:36.027
  • you're a good parentis when your kids
  • 00:09:36.027 --> 00:09:36.661
  • is when your kidsdon't thank you
  • 00:09:36.661 --> 00:09:37.629
  • They just walk up
  • 00:09:43.168 --> 00:09:44.102
  • They just walk upto the refrigerator
  • 00:09:44.102 --> 00:09:45.136
  • to the refrigeratorlike stuff is supposed
  • 00:09:45.136 --> 00:09:47.505
  • like stuff is supposedto be there.
  • 00:09:47.505 --> 00:09:50.141
  • to be there.Am I right about it?
  • 00:09:50.141 --> 00:09:51.409
  • Am I right about it?If your child ever tells you,
  • 00:09:51.409 --> 00:09:52.110
  • If your child ever tells you,"Hey, thank you
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:53.745
  • "Hey, thank youfor indoor plumbing,"
  • 00:09:53.745 --> 00:09:54.479
  • for indoor plumbing,"that probably means
  • 00:09:54.479 --> 00:09:56.014
  • that probably meansyou're not providing very well
  • 00:09:56.014 --> 00:09:57.716
  • you're not providing very wellat this moment in time
  • 00:09:57.716 --> 00:10:00.719
  • at this moment in timeand it needs to get better.
  • 00:10:00.719 --> 00:10:02.954
  • and it needs to get better.And often, the greatest proof
  • 00:10:02.954 --> 00:10:05.090
  • And often, the greatest proofthat you're doing good
  • 00:10:05.090 --> 00:10:06.925
  • that you're doing goodin God's sight is that
  • 00:10:06.925 --> 00:10:09.294
  • in God's sight is thatyou are taken for granted
  • 00:10:09.294 --> 00:10:10.428
  • you are taken for grantedin people's sight.
  • 00:10:10.428 --> 00:10:11.196
  • in people's sight.- CONGREGATION: Wow.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]- And I know what I'm
  • 00:10:15.834 --> 00:10:17.769
  • - And I know what I'mpreaching about today
  • 00:10:17.769 --> 00:10:18.770
  • preaching about todaybecause when I first
  • 00:10:18.770 --> 00:10:19.537
  • because when I firststarted preaching
  • 00:10:19.537 --> 00:10:22.207
  • started preachingpeople would pinch my cheeks.
  • 00:10:22.207 --> 00:10:23.375
  • people would pinch my cheeks.I was 17-years old
  • 00:10:23.375 --> 00:10:25.477
  • I was 17-years oldand they would pinch my cheeks.
  • 00:10:25.477 --> 00:10:27.712
  • and they would pinch my cheeks.Now I got this beard,
  • 00:10:27.712 --> 00:10:29.180
  • Now I got this beard,and my cheeks aren't so soft
  • 00:10:29.180 --> 00:10:31.516
  • and my cheeks aren't so softto pinch anymore,
  • 00:10:31.516 --> 00:10:32.250
  • to pinch anymore,and I figure
  • 00:10:32.250 --> 00:10:33.018
  • and I figurethat if I'm really
  • 00:10:33.018 --> 00:10:34.219
  • that if I'm reallydoing my job preaching,
  • 00:10:34.219 --> 00:10:35.620
  • doing my job preaching,you'll stop thinking about
  • 00:10:35.620 --> 00:10:37.322
  • you'll stop thinking abouthow good the preacher was
  • 00:10:37.322 --> 00:10:38.390
  • how good the preacher wasand you'll start being able
  • 00:10:38.390 --> 00:10:39.424
  • and you'll start being ableto hear what God is saying
  • 00:10:39.424 --> 00:10:41.693
  • to hear what God is sayingto you.
  • 00:10:41.693 --> 00:10:42.560
  • to you.But now, I need you to know
  • 00:10:42.560 --> 00:10:44.029
  • But now, I need you to knowthat in Matthew 6,
  • 00:10:44.029 --> 00:10:45.096
  • that in Matthew 6,Jesus says that there is
  • 00:10:45.096 --> 00:10:47.499
  • Jesus says that there isa tremendous temptation
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  • a tremendous temptationto do things
  • 00:10:48.099 --> 00:10:51.202
  • to do thingsto be seen by people.
  • 00:10:51.202 --> 00:10:52.103
  • to be seen by people.And whether that means
  • 00:10:52.103 --> 00:10:53.104
  • And whether that meansthat we live our lives
  • 00:10:53.104 --> 00:10:54.673
  • that we live our liveslike a reality TV show
  • 00:10:54.673 --> 00:10:55.340
  • like a reality TV showthrough the vehicles
  • 00:10:55.340 --> 00:10:56.675
  • through the vehiclesof Instagram and Facebook
  • 00:10:56.675 --> 00:10:57.308
  • of Instagram and Facebookshowing people
  • 00:10:57.308 --> 00:10:58.443
  • showing peoplecertain scenes of our life
  • 00:10:58.443 --> 00:10:59.244
  • certain scenes of our lifethat present an image
  • 00:10:59.244 --> 00:11:00.412
  • that present an imagethat we would like them to think
  • 00:11:00.412 --> 00:11:01.680
  • that we would like them to thinkis really us
  • 00:11:01.680 --> 00:11:02.847
  • is really uswhile secretly feeling lonely
  • 00:11:02.847 --> 00:11:03.848
  • while secretly feeling lonelybecause the discrepancy
  • 00:11:03.848 --> 00:11:04.683
  • because the discrepancybetween our real life
  • 00:11:04.683 --> 00:11:05.750
  • between our real lifeand our projected life
  • 00:11:05.750 --> 00:11:07.252
  • and our projected lifeis becoming more distant
  • 00:11:07.252 --> 00:11:07.852
  • is becoming more distantand that distance
  • 00:11:07.852 --> 00:11:08.987
  • and that distancecreates the illusion
  • 00:11:08.987 --> 00:11:10.422
  • creates the illusionof feeling like an imposter
  • 00:11:10.422 --> 00:11:11.289
  • of feeling like an impostereven though you are doing
  • 00:11:11.289 --> 00:11:12.457
  • even though you are doingthe best that you can --
  • 00:11:12.457 --> 00:11:13.091
  • the best that you can --you are showing something
  • 00:11:13.091 --> 00:11:13.692
  • you are showing somethingthat is better
  • 00:11:13.692 --> 00:11:14.726
  • that is betterthan what you are,
  • 00:11:14.726 --> 00:11:15.894
  • than what you are,and so people will congratulate
  • 00:11:15.894 --> 00:11:16.861
  • and so people will congratulatewhat they think you are
  • 00:11:16.861 --> 00:11:18.063
  • what they think you arebut secretly who you are
  • 00:11:18.063 --> 00:11:19.364
  • but secretly who you areis dying inside
  • 00:11:19.364 --> 00:11:21.099
  • is dying insidebecause nobody sees it.
  • 00:11:21.099 --> 00:11:23.435
  • because nobody sees it.[Applauding]
  • 00:11:23.435 --> 00:11:24.169
  • [Applauding]And I'm preaching
  • 00:11:24.169 --> 00:11:26.905
  • And I'm preachingthis whole series
  • 00:11:26.905 --> 00:11:29.441
  • this whole seriesbecause our need to be seen
  • 00:11:29.441 --> 00:11:30.542
  • because our need to be seenby others can keep us
  • 00:11:30.542 --> 00:11:34.546
  • by others can keep usfrom being known by God.
  • 00:11:34.546 --> 00:11:35.280
  • from being known by God.I don't mean that God
  • 00:11:35.280 --> 00:11:35.980
  • I don't mean that Goddoesn't know you.
  • 00:11:35.980 --> 00:11:37.282
  • doesn't know you.He knows everything about you.
  • 00:11:37.282 --> 00:11:39.584
  • He knows everything about you.He's the only one who does.
  • 00:11:39.584 --> 00:11:40.819
  • He's the only one who does.But we see the contrast
  • 00:11:40.819 --> 00:11:41.986
  • Let's look at it again.
  • 00:11:42.787 --> 00:11:44.723
  • Let's look at it again.He says, "Be careful
  • 00:11:44.723 --> 00:11:45.857
  • He says, "Be carefulwhen you do what you do
  • 00:11:45.857 --> 00:11:47.659
  • when you do what you dothat you don't do it
  • 00:11:47.659 --> 00:11:50.328
  • that you don't do itto be seen."
  • 00:11:50.328 --> 00:11:51.196
  • to be seen."How many things in my life
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  • There is no worse feeling
  • 00:11:58.737 --> 00:12:01.806
  • There is no worse feelingthan that of invisibility.
  • 00:12:01.806 --> 00:12:04.008
  • than that of invisibility.You know, when you are doing
  • 00:12:04.008 --> 00:12:05.844
  • You know, when you are doingyour very best
  • 00:12:05.844 --> 00:12:06.811
  • your very bestand it goes unrecognized,
  • 00:12:06.811 --> 00:12:07.812
  • and it goes unrecognized,it makes it kind of harder
  • 00:12:07.812 --> 00:12:10.715
  • it makes it kind of harderto want to keep doing it.
  • 00:12:10.715 --> 00:12:12.817
  • to want to keep doing it.And when you feel unseen,
  • 00:12:12.817 --> 00:12:15.520
  • And when you feel unseen,especially by the people
  • 00:12:15.520 --> 00:12:16.788
  • especially by the peoplewhose attention
  • 00:12:16.788 --> 00:12:19.924
  • whose attentionand approval you crave the most,
  • 00:12:19.924 --> 00:12:21.559
  • and approval you crave the most,it can create a compulsion
  • 00:12:21.559 --> 00:12:22.527
  • it can create a compulsionin your life
  • 00:12:22.527 --> 00:12:23.595
  • in your lifeto start doing things
  • 00:12:23.595 --> 00:12:24.195
  • to start doing thingsthat are not even
  • 00:12:24.195 --> 00:12:25.263
  • that are not evenreally consistent
  • 00:12:25.263 --> 00:12:27.465
  • really consistentwith your character
  • 00:12:27.465 --> 00:12:30.135
  • with your characterin order to receive from people
  • 00:12:30.135 --> 00:12:30.969
  • in order to receive from peoplea confirmation
  • 00:12:30.969 --> 00:12:32.237
  • a confirmationthat can be taken away
  • 00:12:32.237 --> 00:12:33.004
  • that can be taken awayjust as easily
  • 00:12:33.004 --> 00:12:35.473
  • just as easilyas it was given.
  • 00:12:35.473 --> 00:12:37.842
  • as it was given.But we are not citizens
  • 00:12:37.842 --> 00:12:39.310
  • But we are not citizensof this kingdom
  • 00:12:39.310 --> 00:12:40.845
  • of this kingdomwhich celebrates
  • 00:12:40.845 --> 00:12:42.113
  • which celebratesand compliments
  • 00:12:42.113 --> 00:12:43.882
  • and complimentsall the things that are seen.
  • 00:12:43.882 --> 00:12:46.317
  • all the things that are seen.We are citizens of a kingdom
  • 00:12:46.317 --> 00:12:47.318
  • We are citizens of a kingdomwhere Jesus says
  • 00:12:47.318 --> 00:12:49.020
  • where Jesus saysthings like this.
  • 00:12:49.020 --> 00:12:50.421
  • things like this."When you do something
  • 00:12:50.421 --> 00:12:51.756
  • "When you do somethingin secret,
  • 00:12:51.756 --> 00:12:53.358
  • in secret,your Father sees it
  • 00:12:53.358 --> 00:12:55.093
  • your Father sees itand He will reward you
  • 00:12:55.093 --> 00:12:57.796
  • and He will reward youaccording to what He sees."
  • 00:12:57.796 --> 00:12:59.764
  • according to what He sees."So, my message is
  • 00:12:59.764 --> 00:13:02.967
  • So, my message isif you have felt unappreciated,
  • 00:13:02.967 --> 00:13:06.070
  • if you have felt unappreciated,uncelebrated, unnoticed,
  • 00:13:06.070 --> 00:13:07.972
  • uncelebrated, unnoticed,and insignificant,
  • 00:13:07.972 --> 00:13:09.474
  • and insignificant,in this kingdom,
  • 00:13:09.474 --> 00:13:12.110
  • in this kingdom,what is unseen is often
  • 00:13:12.110 --> 00:13:13.578
  • what is unseen is oftenwhat is most significant.
  • 00:13:13.578 --> 00:13:16.247
  • what is most significant.[Applauding]
  • 00:13:16.247 --> 00:13:19.450
  • [Applauding]Now, not in the world.
  • 00:13:19.450 --> 00:13:20.518
  • Now, not in the world.In the world,
  • 00:13:20.518 --> 00:13:23.721
  • In the world,we correlate seen
  • 00:13:23.721 --> 00:13:25.323
  • we correlate seenwith significant.
  • 00:13:25.323 --> 00:13:27.559
  • with significant.But I'll tell you what.
  • 00:13:27.559 --> 00:13:30.929
  • But I'll tell you what.You could take this pulpit away
  • 00:13:30.929 --> 00:13:31.496
  • You could take this pulpit awayand I could still
  • 00:13:31.496 --> 00:13:32.397
  • and I could stillpreach my sermon
  • 00:13:32.397 --> 00:13:33.331
  • preach my sermonbecause I really don't need
  • 00:13:33.331 --> 00:13:33.765
  • because I really don't needmy notes.
  • 00:13:33.765 --> 00:13:34.365
  • my notes.They're just like
  • 00:13:34.365 --> 00:13:35.900
  • They're just likeLinus's blanket.
  • 00:13:35.900 --> 00:13:36.401
  • Linus's blanket.It's just like
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  • It's just likea security thing for me.
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  • a security thing for me.I really have the message
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  • I really have the messagein my heart.
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  • in my heart.So, you could take this away
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  • So, you could take this awayand I could still preach.
  • 00:13:43.741 --> 00:13:45.376
  • and I could still preach.But if the signal
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  • But if the signalthat's causing this microphone
  • 00:13:47.946 --> 00:13:49.514
  • that's causing this microphoneto make a sound
  • 00:13:49.514 --> 00:13:50.415
  • to make a soundwere to drop out,
  • 00:13:50.415 --> 00:13:51.049
  • were to drop out,you could no longer hear
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  • you could no longer hearthe message.
  • 00:13:52.050 --> 00:13:52.984
  • the message.Why?
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  • Why?Because what is invisible
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  • Because what is invisibleis often what is most valuable.
  • 00:13:57.188 --> 00:13:58.590
  • is often what is most valuable.- CONGREGATION: Wow.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]- And yet -- Can I keep going?
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  • - And yet -- Can I keep going?- CONGREGATION: Yes.
  • 00:14:04.295 --> 00:14:05.096
  • - CONGREGATION: Yes.- I'ma do it whether you
  • 00:14:05.096 --> 00:14:06.898
  • - I'ma do it whether youwant me to or not.
  • 00:14:06.898 --> 00:14:08.199
  • want me to or not.I got you now.
  • 00:14:08.199 --> 00:14:10.835
  • I got you now.Whether we will admit it or not,
  • 00:14:10.835 --> 00:14:11.970
  • Whether we will admit it or not,we are so good
  • 00:14:11.970 --> 00:14:15.640
  • we are so goodat celebrating the wrong stuff.
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  • at celebrating the wrong stuff.People will always --
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  • People will always --Especially the crowd --
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  • Especially the crowd --"Give us Barabbas!"
  • 00:14:20.745 --> 00:14:21.946
  • "Give us Barabbas!"The crowd will always
  • 00:14:21.946 --> 00:14:24.582
  • The crowd will alwayscelebrate the wrong thing.
  • 00:14:24.582 --> 00:14:26.651
  • celebrate the wrong thing.People will always celebrate
  • 00:14:26.651 --> 00:14:27.652
  • People will always celebratewhat they can see.
  • 00:14:27.652 --> 00:14:28.353
  • what they can see.And another thing
  • 00:14:28.353 --> 00:14:29.888
  • And another thingthat people will always do
  • 00:14:29.888 --> 00:14:33.191
  • that people will always dois celebrate a gift rather than
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  • is celebrate a gift rather thancelebrating character.
  • 00:14:34.692 --> 00:14:38.529
  • celebrating character.- CONGREGATION: Wow.
  • 00:14:38.529 --> 00:14:40.932
  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.- We celebrate the wrong stuff.
  • 00:14:40.932 --> 00:14:44.569
  • - We celebrate the wrong stuff.Now, if you do it in secret --
  • 00:14:44.569 --> 00:14:45.103
  • Now, if you do it in secret --And this could refer
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  • And this could referto anything in your life.
  • 00:14:46.137 --> 00:14:49.207
  • to anything in your life.If you do what you do
  • 00:14:49.207 --> 00:14:50.108
  • If you do what you doaccording to your values
  • 00:14:50.108 --> 00:14:50.675
  • according to your valuesand not according
  • 00:14:50.675 --> 00:14:52.944
  • and not accordingto external validation,
  • 00:14:52.944 --> 00:14:53.912
  • to external validation,then you understand
  • 00:14:53.912 --> 00:14:58.182
  • then you understandthe meaning of "The Father Saw."
  • 00:14:58.182 --> 00:14:59.984
  • the meaning of "The Father Saw."The sacrifices that you made
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  • The sacrifices that you madethat no one else
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  • that no one elsereally pointed out --
  • 00:15:03.154 --> 00:15:04.155
  • really pointed out --the stuff nobody gave you
  • 00:15:04.155 --> 00:15:05.957
  • the stuff nobody gave youa trophy for.
  • 00:15:05.957 --> 00:15:07.692
  • a trophy for.What would it be like this year
  • 00:15:07.692 --> 00:15:09.494
  • What would it be like this yearfor us to live
  • 00:15:09.494 --> 00:15:12.563
  • for us to livewith God as our audience
  • 00:15:12.563 --> 00:15:13.131
  • with God as our audienceand not our
  • 00:15:13.131 --> 00:15:14.165
  • and not ourdysfunctional friends
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  • dysfunctional friendsand family members
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  • and family memberswho are secretly so caught up
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  • who are secretly so caught upin their own crap
  • 00:15:21.306 --> 00:15:23.274
  • in their own crapthat they can't celebrate us
  • 00:15:23.274 --> 00:15:24.075
  • that they can't celebrate usbecause they're waiting for us
  • 00:15:24.075 --> 00:15:26.678
  • because they're waiting for usto celebrate them?
  • 00:15:26.678 --> 00:15:27.979
  • to celebrate them?Now, I struggle with this,
  • 00:15:27.979 --> 00:15:30.248
  • Now, I struggle with this,because it's hard for me
  • 00:15:30.248 --> 00:15:31.049
  • because it's hard for meto live my life
  • 00:15:31.049 --> 00:15:33.418
  • to live my lifefor an invisible audience.
  • 00:15:33.418 --> 00:15:35.153
  • for an invisible audience.And they used to sing a song
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  • And they used to sing a songin the Children's Church
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  • in the Children's Churchwhere I grew up that said,
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  • what you see."
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  • what you see."Did y'all have this song
  • 00:15:41.426 --> 00:15:42.560
  • Did y'all have this songin Children's Church?
  • 00:15:42.560 --> 00:15:43.494
  • in Children's Church?"Be careful, little ears,
  • 00:15:43.494 --> 00:15:45.063
  • "Be careful, little ears,what you hear."
  • 00:15:45.063 --> 00:15:47.465
  • what you hear."The creepiest children's song,
  • 00:15:47.465 --> 00:15:48.900
  • The creepiest children's song,Bible song ever.
  • 00:15:48.900 --> 00:15:50.802
  • Bible song ever."For the Father up above
  • 00:15:50.802 --> 00:15:52.603
  • "For the Father up aboveis looking down with love."
  • 00:15:52.603 --> 00:15:53.671
  • is looking down with love."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]It's like "This doesn't feel
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  • It's like "This doesn't feelvery loving.
  • 00:15:55.139 --> 00:15:56.607
  • very loving.This feels invasive."
  • 00:15:56.607 --> 00:15:57.241
  • This feels invasive."Okay.
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  • Okay.So, you remember the song
  • 00:15:58.876 --> 00:15:59.978
  • So, you remember the songEvery Move I Make?
  • 00:15:59.978 --> 00:16:03.147
  • Every Move I Make?"Every breath I take
  • 00:16:03.147 --> 00:16:04.682
  • "Every breath I takeI'll be watching you."
  • 00:16:04.682 --> 00:16:05.450
  • I'll be watching you."That's like the beat
  • 00:16:05.450 --> 00:16:06.617
  • That's like the beatwas so good to the song.
  • 00:16:06.617 --> 00:16:07.352
  • was so good to the song.I didn't realize
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  • But, He said,
  • 00:16:14.292 --> 00:16:15.793
  • But, He said,"Your Father who sees
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  • "Your Father who seeswhat is done in secret
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  • what is done in secretwill reward you."
  • 00:16:20.131 --> 00:16:20.965
  • will reward you."Say this out loud.
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  • - CONGREGATION: My reward...
  • 00:16:23.101 --> 00:16:25.069
  • - CONGREGATION: My reward...- Y'all can't mumble this part.
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  • - Y'all can't mumble this part.Y'all are so loud
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  • Y'all are so loudabout the wrong stuff.
  • 00:16:27.572 --> 00:16:28.373
  • about the wrong stuff.Get loud about this.
  • 00:16:28.373 --> 00:16:28.806
  • Get loud about this.Shout it.
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  • Shout it.Say, "My reward."
  • 00:16:30.008 --> 00:16:31.242
  • Say, "My reward."- CONGREGATION: My reward...
  • 00:16:31.242 --> 00:16:31.876
  • - CONGREGATION: My reward...- "...is from the Lord."
  • 00:16:31.876 --> 00:16:32.410
  • - "...is from the Lord."- CONGREGATION: Is from
  • 00:16:32.410 --> 00:16:33.011
  • - CONGREGATION: Is fromthe Lord.
  • 00:16:33.011 --> 00:16:33.411
  • the Lord.- Touch somebody.
  • 00:16:33.411 --> 00:16:34.412
  • - Touch somebody.Say, "I don't need a trophy.
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  • Say, "I don't need a trophy.I don't need a trophy.
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  • I don't need a trophy.I don't need a trophy."
  • 00:16:37.015 --> 00:16:37.949
  • I don't need a trophy."For everybody who was
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  • For everybody who wasnot appreciated,
  • 00:16:39.484 --> 00:16:40.385
  • not appreciated,for everybody who was
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  • for everybody who wasnot celebrated,
  • 00:16:41.753 --> 00:16:43.688
  • not celebrated,for everybody who was unwanted,
  • 00:16:43.688 --> 00:16:44.956
  • for everybody who was unwanted,even abandoned,
  • 00:16:44.956 --> 00:16:45.590
  • even abandoned,I want you to know
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  • I want you to knowyour Father saw
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  • your Father sawwho left you.
  • 00:16:47.759 --> 00:16:49.627
  • who left you.He saw who should've been there.
  • 00:16:49.627 --> 00:16:50.795
  • He saw who should've been there.And when my father
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  • And when my fatherand mother forsake me,
  • 00:16:52.764 --> 00:16:54.899
  • and mother forsake me,then the Lord will take me up.
  • 00:16:54.899 --> 00:16:56.067
  • then the Lord will take me up.My Father saw
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  • My Father sawwhen people mistreated me,
  • 00:16:58.036 --> 00:16:59.537
  • when people mistreated me,and I could've got even
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  • and I could've got evenbut I put it in His hands.
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  • but I put it in His hands.He saw it,
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  • He saw it,and my reward is with the Lord.
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  • and my reward is with the Lord.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]Ten seconds to celebrate
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  • Ten seconds to celebratethe presence of God
  • 00:17:10.214 --> 00:17:11.015
  • the presence of Godin your life.
  • 00:17:11.015 --> 00:17:11.749
  • in your life.[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering]Come on, from the front
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  • Come on, from the frontto the back,
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  • to the back,Matthews to Gaston,
  • 00:17:15.386 --> 00:17:16.154
  • Matthews to Gaston,give Him praise
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  • give Him praiseif you know He was watching.
  • 00:17:18.556 --> 00:17:25.797
  • if you know He was watching.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]So, how good are you
  • 00:17:27.231 --> 00:17:31.202
  • So, how good are youat celebrating the unseen?
  • 00:17:31.202 --> 00:17:33.104
  • at celebrating the unseen?Do you celebrate those moments
  • 00:17:33.104 --> 00:17:34.972
  • Do you celebrate those momentsin your life where God
  • 00:17:34.972 --> 00:17:36.774
  • in your life where Godis making you stronger,
  • 00:17:36.774 --> 00:17:37.375
  • is making you stronger,but your biceps
  • 00:17:37.375 --> 00:17:39.811
  • but your bicepsaren't getting bigger?
  • 00:17:39.811 --> 00:17:40.878
  • aren't getting bigger?People will celebrate
  • 00:17:40.878 --> 00:17:42.346
  • People will celebrateyour biceps.
  • 00:17:42.346 --> 00:17:43.514
  • your biceps."Oh, man.
  • 00:17:43.514 --> 00:17:44.949
  • "Oh, man.You got tickets, dude?
  • 00:17:44.949 --> 00:17:45.450
  • You got tickets, dude?You need a ticket
  • 00:17:45.450 --> 00:17:46.150
  • You need a ticketto the gun show."
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:48.886
  • to the gun show."People have 50.000 cliches
  • 00:17:48.886 --> 00:17:51.756
  • People have 50.000 clichesto compliment your body
  • 00:17:51.756 --> 00:17:52.757
  • to compliment your bodybecause people celebrate
  • 00:17:52.757 --> 00:17:55.526
  • because people celebratewhat they see.
  • 00:17:55.526 --> 00:17:57.228
  • what they see.But nobody ever came up to me
  • 00:17:57.228 --> 00:17:58.863
  • But nobody ever came up to meand said, "Hey, man.
  • 00:17:58.863 --> 00:18:00.565
  • and said, "Hey, man.Your contentment is, like,
  • 00:18:00.565 --> 00:18:02.100
  • Your contentment is, like,gains, bro."
  • 00:18:02.100 --> 00:18:07.305
  • gains, bro."[Laughter]
  • 00:18:07.305 --> 00:18:08.039
  • [Laughter]And we all know
  • 00:18:08.039 --> 00:18:10.942
  • And we all knowwhich is more valuable.
  • 00:18:10.942 --> 00:18:11.976
  • which is more valuable.But we live in a world
  • 00:18:11.976 --> 00:18:14.679
  • But we live in a worldwhere what is visible
  • 00:18:14.679 --> 00:18:15.213
  • where what is visibleis celebrated
  • 00:18:15.213 --> 00:18:17.215
  • is celebratedmore than what's valuable.
  • 00:18:17.215 --> 00:18:19.117
  • more than what's valuable.So, if you move toward the clap
  • 00:18:19.117 --> 00:18:20.985
  • So, if you move toward the clap[Claps]
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  • [Claps]of the crowd,
  • 00:18:23.521 --> 00:18:25.890
  • of the crowd,they will lead you
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  • they will lead youright off the cliff.
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  • right off the cliff.I'ma stop right here.
  • 00:18:28.826 --> 00:18:30.394
  • I'ma stop right here.But you see the illustration.
  • 00:18:30.394 --> 00:18:32.096
  • But you see the illustration.If I keep following that clap,
  • 00:18:32.096 --> 00:18:34.098
  • If I keep following that clap,where am I gonna end up?
  • 00:18:34.098 --> 00:18:35.633
  • where am I gonna end up?If you keep chasing clout
  • 00:18:35.633 --> 00:18:37.702
  • If you keep chasing cloutright now,
  • 00:18:37.702 --> 00:18:38.703
  • right now,what's it gonna be like
  • 00:18:38.703 --> 00:18:40.071
  • what's it gonna be likewhen the people that you live
  • 00:18:40.071 --> 00:18:41.439
  • when the people that you liveto please are no longer
  • 00:18:41.439 --> 00:18:42.740
  • to please are no longereven paying attention?
  • 00:18:42.740 --> 00:18:47.311
  • even paying attention?[Applauding]
  • 00:18:47.311 --> 00:18:48.446
  • [Applauding]Your friend might move
  • 00:18:48.446 --> 00:18:50.181
  • Your friend might moveto Alabama.
  • 00:18:50.181 --> 00:18:50.882
  • to Alabama.Now, the person
  • 00:18:50.882 --> 00:18:52.750
  • Now, the personthat was your whole sole source
  • 00:18:52.750 --> 00:18:54.318
  • that was your whole sole sourcefor affirmation
  • 00:18:54.318 --> 00:18:56.387
  • for affirmationis gone to another nation --
  • 00:18:56.387 --> 00:18:57.288
  • is gone to another nation --I mean state.
  • 00:18:57.288 --> 00:18:59.557
  • I mean state.[Laughter]
  • 00:18:59.557 --> 00:19:01.392
  • [Laughter]And the Lord said to tell you
  • 00:19:01.392 --> 00:19:02.793
  • And the Lord said to tell youthat He saw it.
  • 00:19:02.793 --> 00:19:04.729
  • that He saw it.Now, we don't need to be afraid.
  • 00:19:04.729 --> 00:19:05.663
  • Now, we don't need to be afraid.This is not a verse
  • 00:19:05.663 --> 00:19:07.565
  • This is not a verseabout retribution.
  • 00:19:07.565 --> 00:19:08.366
  • about retribution.You know, "Your Father
  • 00:19:08.366 --> 00:19:09.967
  • You know, "Your Fatherwho sees what is done
  • 00:19:09.967 --> 00:19:10.868
  • who sees what is donein secret..."
  • 00:19:10.868 --> 00:19:11.469
  • in secret..."Some people hear that
  • 00:19:11.469 --> 00:19:12.537
  • Some people hear thatlike a threat.
  • 00:19:12.537 --> 00:19:13.504
  • like a threat.And when I said that
  • 00:19:13.504 --> 00:19:14.705
  • And when I said that"Your Father sees
  • 00:19:14.705 --> 00:19:15.573
  • "Your Father seeswhat is done in secret..."
  • 00:19:15.573 --> 00:19:18.109
  • what is done in secret..."you were like, "Oh, God.
  • 00:19:18.109 --> 00:19:19.277
  • you were like, "Oh, God.Oh, no.
  • 00:19:19.277 --> 00:19:20.278
  • Oh, no.That's the worst news
  • 00:19:20.278 --> 00:19:23.347
  • That's the worst newsI heard all day."
  • 00:19:23.347 --> 00:19:23.848
  • I heard all day."He's not speaking
  • 00:19:23.848 --> 00:19:24.682
  • He's not speakingabout punishment.
  • 00:19:24.682 --> 00:19:27.685
  • about punishment.He's speaking about reward.
  • 00:19:27.685 --> 00:19:28.753
  • He's speaking about reward.He's trying to get us to see
  • 00:19:28.753 --> 00:19:31.756
  • He's trying to get us to seethat we're seen
  • 00:19:31.756 --> 00:19:34.759
  • that we're seenwhether people do or not.
  • 00:19:34.759 --> 00:19:35.159
  • whether people do or not."Okay.
  • 00:19:35.159 --> 00:19:36.794
  • "Okay.I get it, pastor.
  • 00:19:36.794 --> 00:19:38.396
  • I get it, pastor.He sees me.
  • 00:19:38.396 --> 00:19:39.130
  • He sees me.I get it."
  • 00:19:39.130 --> 00:19:42.567
  • I get it."Do you really,
  • 00:19:42.567 --> 00:19:46.337
  • Do you really,or are you still buying stuff?
  • 00:19:46.337 --> 00:19:47.004
  • or are you still buying stuff?Are you still giving
  • 00:19:47.004 --> 00:19:48.973
  • Are you still givingaway things?
  • 00:19:48.973 --> 00:19:49.607
  • away things?Are you still..."
  • 00:19:49.607 --> 00:19:53.010
  • Are you still..."One thing that I have learned is
  • 00:19:53.010 --> 00:19:54.545
  • One thing that I have learned iswe don't graduate
  • 00:19:54.545 --> 00:19:55.680
  • we don't graduatefrom our need
  • 00:19:55.680 --> 00:19:57.615
  • from our needto be approved by people
  • 00:19:57.615 --> 00:20:01.219
  • to be approved by peoplewhen we graduate high school.
  • 00:20:01.219 --> 00:20:03.154
  • when we graduate high school.We still live for approval.
  • 00:20:03.154 --> 00:20:04.789
  • We still live for approval.It just gets more expensive.
  • 00:20:04.789 --> 00:20:06.324
  • It just gets more expensive.- CONGREGATION: Wow.
  • 00:20:06.324 --> 00:20:09.227
  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.[Applauding]
  • 00:20:09.227 --> 00:20:09.894
  • [Applauding]- I can't preach it
  • 00:20:09.894 --> 00:20:11.696
  • - I can't preach itany harder than this.
  • 00:20:11.696 --> 00:20:12.730
  • any harder than this.I dressed like a highlighter
  • 00:20:12.730 --> 00:20:13.297
  • I dressed like a highlighterand everything
  • 00:20:13.297 --> 00:20:14.565
  • and everythingso y'all could see me today.
  • 00:20:14.565 --> 00:20:17.268
  • so y'all could see me today.[Applauding]
  • 00:20:17.268 --> 00:20:20.004
  • [Applauding]And when God gave me
  • 00:20:20.004 --> 00:20:21.172
  • And when God gave methis message, He said,
  • 00:20:21.172 --> 00:20:24.609
  • this message, He said,"Call it 'The Father Saw.'
  • 00:20:24.609 --> 00:20:26.244
  • "Call it 'The Father Saw.''The Father Saw.'"
  • 00:20:26.244 --> 00:20:26.777
  • 'The Father Saw.'""Because they thought
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  • "Because they thoughtnobody saw, but I did."
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  • nobody saw, but I did."And since you can't see
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  • And since you can't seethe Father visibly
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  • the Father visiblyor hear the Father audibly,
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  • or hear the Father audibly,I wanna deliver
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  • I wanna deliverthe message today that He saw.
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  • the message today that He saw.He saw what you didn't get.
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  • He saw what you didn't get.He saw that integrity
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  • He saw that integritythat you had.
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  • that you had.He saw when you didn't go off.
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  • He saw when you didn't go off.Now, Wednesday you did,
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  • Now, Wednesday you did,but then Thursday
  • 00:20:53.237 --> 00:20:54.038
  • but then Thursdayyou got it together,
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  • you got it together,and you didn't do it again.
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  • and you didn't do it again.So...
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  • So...[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]See, we got to celebrate
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  • See, we got to celebratethe times where we do
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  • the times where we doget it right.
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  • get it right.- CONGREGATION: Amen.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Amen.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]- Now, I'm bad at this.
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  • - Now, I'm bad at this.Stand up if you're like me
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  • Stand up if you're like meand you have a hard time
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  • and you have a hard timecelebrating your successes.
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  • celebrating your successes.Stand up if you're like me
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  • Stand up if you're like meand you have a hard time
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  • and you have a hard timecelebrating your successes.
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  • celebrating your successes.Stand up if you're like me
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  • Stand up if you're like meand you have a hard time
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  • and you have a hard timecelebrating your successes.
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  • celebrating your successes.All right.
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  • All right.Let's take a moment,
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  • Let's take a moment,since we're so hard on ourselves
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  • since we're so hard on ourselvesand we have a hard time
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  • and we have a hard timecelebrating ourself.
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  • celebrating ourself.On every location,
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  • On every location,let's celebrate the fact
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  • let's celebrate the factthat we had the self-awareness
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  • that we had the self-awarenessto stand up and know
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  • to stand up and knowthat we're hard on ourselves.
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  • that we're hard on ourselves.[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering]See how weak that was?
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  • See how weak that was?You're like,
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  • You're like,"I'm not clapping for that."
  • 00:21:31.542 --> 00:21:31.909
  • "I'm not clapping for that."Sit down.
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  • Sit down.I got to work on y'all
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  • I got to work on y'allfor a minute.
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  • for a minute.We are so bad at this.
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  • We are so bad at this.Me and Holly went on a hike
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  • Me and Holly went on a hiketo Crowders Mountain Friday.
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  • to Crowders Mountain Friday.And while I was busy
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  • And while I was busybeating the imaginary opponent
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  • beating the imaginary opponentto the top of the hill
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  • to the top of the hill[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I was 30 steps ahead of her
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  • I was 30 steps ahead of herand she was looking at the view.
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  • and she was looking at the view.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]She said -- I said,
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  • She said -- I said,"You need to keep up."
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  • "You need to keep up."She said,
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  • She said,"You need to slow down.
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  • "You need to slow down.The view's getting good."
  • 00:22:01.272 --> 00:22:01.806
  • The view's getting good."And I was like,
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  • And I was like,"I know it."
  • 00:22:02.273 --> 00:22:04.975
  • "I know it."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]But she was talking about the...
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  • But she was talking about the...[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]The landscape.
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  • The landscape.And I realized it was
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  • And I realized it wasan analogy for what
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  • an analogy for whatshe brings to my life
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  • she brings to my lifethat is so irreplaceable.
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  • that is so irreplaceable.Holly is great
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  • Holly is greatat celebrating herself.
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  • at celebrating herself.She really is.
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  • She really is.She does not need lessons
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  • She does not need lessonsin this.
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  • in this.She came downstairs
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  • She came downstairsthe other day
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  • the other daycelebrating her workouts,
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  • celebrating her workouts,and that she had made it
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  • and that she had made itto a certain point
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  • to a certain pointin her workouts.
  • 00:22:32.570 --> 00:22:33.637
  • in her workouts.And I'm the kind of person
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  • And I'm the kind of personthat, you know,
  • 00:22:35.005 --> 00:22:36.974
  • that, you know,I'll do the workout
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  • I'll do the workoutand then think about the fact
  • 00:22:37.942 --> 00:22:39.744
  • and then think about the factthat somebody else
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  • that somebody elsecould've lifted more,
  • 00:22:40.978 --> 00:22:42.179
  • could've lifted more,and I'll just do this
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  • and I'll just do thisall the time.
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  • all the time.Really, I struggle
  • 00:22:45.015 --> 00:22:45.983
  • Really, I struggleto celebrate myself.
  • 00:22:45.983 --> 00:22:46.784
  • to celebrate myself.And I used to think
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  • And I used to thinkthat was godly.
  • 00:22:49.420 --> 00:22:51.555
  • that was godly."Because that's raw.
  • 00:22:51.555 --> 00:22:53.324
  • "Because that's raw.The Bible says
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  • The Bible sayshumble yourself..."
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  • humble yourself..."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]"In the sight of the Lord."
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  • "In the sight of the Lord."You notice people who quote
  • 00:23:00.831 --> 00:23:02.032
  • You notice people who quotethat verse are never really
  • 00:23:02.032 --> 00:23:02.666
  • that verse are never reallythat humble?
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  • that humble?[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]And they don't even know
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  • And they don't even knowwhat verse it is?
  • 00:23:08.205 --> 00:23:08.906
  • what verse it is?The next time somebody
  • 00:23:08.906 --> 00:23:10.207
  • The next time somebodyquotes a Bible verse at you
  • 00:23:10.207 --> 00:23:11.041
  • quotes a Bible verse at youto beat you over the head
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  • to beat you over the headwith it,
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  • with it,ask them what chapter
  • 00:23:12.510 --> 00:23:13.444
  • ask them what chapterand verse.
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  • I'm not talking about pride.
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  • I'm not talking about pride.I'm talking about process,
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  • I'm talking about process,and progress,
  • 00:23:25.890 --> 00:23:26.991
  • and progress,and being able to say
  • 00:23:26.991 --> 00:23:29.960
  • and being able to sayin certain moments of your life
  • 00:23:29.960 --> 00:23:31.695
  • in certain moments of your life"Nobody else saw it,
  • 00:23:31.695 --> 00:23:34.665
  • "Nobody else saw it,but the Father saw."
  • 00:23:34.665 --> 00:23:35.399
  • but the Father saw."Otherwise, you're gonna be
  • 00:23:35.399 --> 00:23:36.267
  • Otherwise, you're gonna bewaiting for people
  • 00:23:36.267 --> 00:23:37.134
  • waiting for peopleto give you trophies
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  • - Hey, it really is a privilege
  • 00:23:41.305 --> 00:23:42.273
  • - Hey, it really is a privilegeto share God's Word
  • 00:23:42.273 --> 00:23:42.873
  • to share God's Wordwith you.
  • 00:23:42.873 --> 00:23:44.074
  • with you.Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:23:44.074 --> 00:23:44.742
  • Thank you for joining me.But each week,
  • 00:23:44.742 --> 00:23:46.110
  • But each week,we just have a little bit
  • 00:23:46.110 --> 00:23:47.211
  • we just have a little bitof time together.
  • 00:23:47.211 --> 00:23:47.912
  • of time together.And I'd love to take
  • 00:23:47.912 --> 00:23:48.679
  • And I'd love to takethe conversation
  • 00:23:48.679 --> 00:23:50.815
  • the conversationbeyond just a TV program.
  • 00:23:50.815 --> 00:23:52.817
  • beyond just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:23:52.817 --> 00:23:53.551
  • on another level,
  • 00:23:54.785 --> 00:23:55.319
  • on another level,you can call
  • 00:23:55.319 --> 00:23:56.687
  • you can callor go online right now
  • 00:23:56.687 --> 00:23:58.622
  • or go online right nowand request exclusive resources
  • 00:23:58.622 --> 00:24:00.257
  • and request exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
  • 00:24:00.257 --> 00:24:01.125
  • from today's message.We'll make them available
  • 00:24:01.125 --> 00:24:02.092
  • We'll make them availableto you with your gift
  • 00:24:02.092 --> 00:24:03.828
  • to you with your giftof any amount to the ministry.
  • 00:24:03.828 --> 00:24:04.862
  • of any amount to the ministry.But I wanna tell you
  • 00:24:04.862 --> 00:24:06.163
  • But I wanna tell youabout something else too.
  • 00:24:06.163 --> 00:24:09.066
  • about something else too.Live every single Sunday,
  • 00:24:09.066 --> 00:24:10.734
  • Live every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
  • 00:24:10.734 --> 00:24:12.002
  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church,
  • 00:24:12.002 --> 00:24:13.437
  • from Elevation Church,the church where I pastor.
  • 00:24:13.437 --> 00:24:14.872
  • the church where I pastor.And so you can tune in,
  • 00:24:14.872 --> 00:24:15.840
  • And so you can tune in,worship with us,
  • 00:24:15.840 --> 00:24:16.740
  • worship with us,hear a message,
  • 00:24:16.740 --> 00:24:18.809
  • hear a message,experience the ministry live
  • 00:24:18.809 --> 00:24:19.743
  • And what's even better,
  • 00:24:20.811 --> 00:24:21.612
  • And what's even better,you can connect
  • 00:24:21.612 --> 00:24:22.713
  • you can connectwith a community of people
  • 00:24:22.713 --> 00:24:24.381
  • with a community of peoplefrom all over the world.
  • 00:24:24.381 --> 00:24:25.883
  • from all over the world.We call it eFam.
  • 00:24:25.883 --> 00:24:26.951
  • We call it eFam.E like Elevation,
  • 00:24:26.951 --> 00:24:28.319
  • E like Elevation,E like extended.
  • 00:24:28.319 --> 00:24:28.953
  • E like extended.It means a lot
  • 00:24:28.953 --> 00:24:29.954
  • It means a lotof different things.
  • 00:24:29.954 --> 00:24:31.288
  • of different things.But it's just our way
  • 00:24:31.288 --> 00:24:32.423
  • But it's just our wayto connect with you
  • 00:24:32.423 --> 00:24:34.191
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
  • 00:24:34.191 --> 00:24:35.826
  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you to join us
  • 00:24:35.826 --> 00:24:37.061
  • I would love for you to join uslive this weekend.
  • 00:24:37.061 --> 00:24:38.395
  • 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.
  • 00:24:43.868 --> 00:24:45.402
  • Don't forget the /live.It will take you directly
  • 00:24:45.402 --> 00:24:46.670
  • It will take you directlyto the details
  • 00:24:46.670 --> 00:24:47.671
  • to the detailsand the times.
  • 00:24:47.671 --> 00:24:48.772
  • and the times.So, do it now.
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  • So, do it now.Visit the website.
  • 00:24:50.040 --> 00:24:51.041
  • - I like to run in the morning.
  • 00:24:56.146 --> 00:24:57.414
  • - I like to run in the morning.I put in the work
  • 00:24:57.414 --> 00:24:58.048
  • I put in the workand I get the reward
  • 00:24:58.048 --> 00:24:59.183
  • and I get the rewardof feeling like I'm better
  • 00:24:59.183 --> 00:25:01.318
  • of feeling like I'm betterthan I was yesterday.
  • 00:25:01.318 --> 00:25:02.286
  • than I was yesterday.I'm better than those jokers
  • 00:25:02.286 --> 00:25:03.254
  • I'm better than those jokerswho are still snoozing
  • 00:25:03.254 --> 00:25:05.356
  • who are still snoozingthe morning away,
  • 00:25:05.356 --> 00:25:07.591
  • the morning away,and I'm on top of the world.
  • 00:25:07.591 --> 00:25:10.728
  • and I'm on top of the world.I was made for this.
  • 00:25:10.728 --> 00:25:13.631
  • I was made for this.And then I realize
  • 00:25:13.631 --> 00:25:16.333
  • And then I realizeI'm really just a beginner.
  • 00:25:16.333 --> 00:25:17.468
  • I'm really just a beginner.There are professional athletes
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  • There are professional athleteshalf my age.
  • 00:25:19.436 --> 00:25:22.039
  • half my age.What am I actually running for?
  • 00:25:22.039 --> 00:25:23.007
  • What am I actually running for?How can I feel chosen
  • 00:25:23.007 --> 00:25:23.807
  • How can I feel chosenfor something that I'm not
  • 00:25:23.807 --> 00:25:27.211
  • for something that I'm noteven close to being best at?
  • 00:25:27.211 --> 00:25:29.680
  • even close to being best at?So, am I ever worth it?
  • 00:25:29.680 --> 00:25:30.514
  • So, am I ever worth it?Should I have just hit
  • 00:25:30.514 --> 00:25:31.849
  • Should I have just hitthe snooze button too?
  • 00:25:31.849 --> 00:25:32.683
  • the snooze button too?- And you're gonna walk around
  • 00:25:32.683 --> 00:25:33.918
  • - And you're gonna walk aroundin self-doubt
  • 00:25:33.918 --> 00:25:35.052
  • in self-doubttrying to figure out
  • 00:25:35.052 --> 00:25:36.620
  • trying to figure outif God chose you.
  • 00:25:36.620 --> 00:25:37.288
  • if God chose you.You ought to know
  • 00:25:37.288 --> 00:25:38.789
  • You ought to knowGod chose you.
  • 00:25:38.789 --> 00:25:39.623
  • God chose you.You ought to believe
  • 00:25:39.623 --> 00:25:40.958
  • You ought to believeGod chose you,
  • 00:25:40.958 --> 00:25:41.692
  • God chose you,and you ought to go
  • 00:25:41.692 --> 00:25:42.693
  • and you ought to gothrough your life
  • 00:25:42.693 --> 00:25:44.762
  • through your lifewith your head held high
  • 00:25:44.762 --> 00:25:46.530
  • - Maybe this is what
  • 00:25:49.400 --> 00:25:50.434
  • - Maybe this is whateveryone feels like
  • 00:25:50.434 --> 00:25:52.937
  • everyone feels likeat the beginning.
  • 00:25:52.937 --> 00:25:54.471
  • - When the finish line
  • 00:25:56.340 --> 00:25:57.608
  • feels far away,
  • 00:25:57.608 --> 00:25:58.309
  • it's easy to resent
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  • how far you have to go
  • 00:25:59.443 --> 00:26:00.344
  • instead of embracing
  • 00:26:00.344 --> 00:26:01.078
  • the progress
  • 00:26:01.078 --> 00:26:02.212
  • you've already made.
  • 00:26:02.212 --> 00:26:02.880
  • But you don't have
  • 00:26:02.880 --> 00:26:04.214
  • to perform perfectly
  • 00:26:04.214 --> 00:26:05.082
  • to walk in who
  • 00:26:05.082 --> 00:26:06.383
  • God has called you to be.
  • 00:26:06.383 --> 00:26:07.451
  • In this new series
  • 00:26:07.451 --> 00:26:09.119
  • from Pastor Steven Furtick,
  • 00:26:09.119 --> 00:26:10.554
  • you'll focus on understanding
  • 00:26:10.554 --> 00:26:11.989
  • who you are in Christ
  • 00:26:11.989 --> 00:26:12.890
  • and the unique purpose
  • 00:26:12.890 --> 00:26:14.525
  • 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
  • 00:26:26.303 --> 00:26:27.037
  • is as simple
  • 00:26:27.037 --> 00:26:30.341
  • 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
  • 00:26:37.681 --> 00:26:38.349
  • that is happening
  • 00:26:38.349 --> 00:26:39.550
  • 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 am available ♪
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