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Your Season To Succeed Part 2

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October 20, 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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Your Season To Succeed 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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  • - I'm meeting a lot of people
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  • - I'm meeting a lot of peoplewho feel like they're failing,
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  • who feel like they're failing,and they do not even recognize
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  • and they do not even recognizehow much fruit they are bearing.
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  • how much fruit they are bearing.Let that sink in.
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  • Let that sink in.At the moment that a seed
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  • At the moment that a seedgoes into the ground
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  • goes into the groundand it starts doing
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  • and it starts doingwhat it was created to do,
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  • what it was created to do,to break apart,
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  • to break apart,to change form so that it
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  • to change form so that itcan produce what was in it;
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  • greatest realization
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  • greatest realizationof potential,
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  • of potential,it is broken and hidden.
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  • it is broken and hidden.So, that means that
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  • So, that means thatin my life sometimes
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  • in my life sometimesthe greatest moments
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  • the greatest momentsof my maturity,
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  • and really using me,
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  • and really using me,and really making
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  • and really makinga difference through me,
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  • a difference through me,are going to be the moments
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  • are going to be the momentswhere I feel like I'm breaking.
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  • where I feel like I'm breaking.The moments where I feel
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  • The moments where I feellike I'm hidden.
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  • like I'm hidden.Obscurity is not the enemy.
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  • Obscurity is not the enemy.It doesn't matter
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  • It doesn't matterif they know your name.
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  • if they know your name.It matters if you know
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  • It matters if you knowwhat is inside of you.
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  • what is inside of you.Blessed is the man
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  • Blessed is the manwho does not need the approval
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  • who does not need the approvalof people 'cause I already
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  • of people 'cause I alreadygot it from God.
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  • got it from God.I already got it.
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  • I already got it.It's already mine.
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  • It's already mine.I'm walking in it.
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  • I'm walking in it.I'm living in it.
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  • I'm living in it.I'm bathed in it.
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  • I'm bathed in it.I'm covered by it.
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  • I'm covered by it.I am the righteousness of God
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  • I am the righteousness of Godin Jesus Christ
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  • How are you gonna judge
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  • How are you gonna judgeif you're a good mom?
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  • if you're a good mom?Whether your teenage daughter
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  • Whether your teenage daughterlikes your decision-making?
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  • likes your decision-making?[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]You gonna let the inmates
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  • Crazy.
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  • Crazy.I remember when Oprah
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  • I remember when Oprahlost all that weight,
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  • lost all that weight,when I was a little boy,
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  • when I was a little boy,my Mom used to watch Oprah,
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  • my Mom used to watch Oprah,and she came on
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  • and she came onand everybody clapped
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  • and everybody clapped'cause she'd lost weight.
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  • 'cause she'd lost weight.And a few years later,
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  • And a few years later,she came back and said,
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  • she came back and said,"I was the least healthy
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  • "I was the least healthythat I had ever been in my life
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  • that I had ever been in my lifebecause of the way
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  • because of the wayI lost the weight."
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  • I lost the weight."But people will clap
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  • But people will clapbecause you lost it.
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  • because you lost it.They don't care
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  • They don't carewhat it did to you
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  • what it did to youon the inside.
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  • on the inside.It's just, we clap.
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  • It's just, we clap.Let me give you another verse.
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  • Let me give you another verse.Can I give you another verse?
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  • Can I give you another verse?- CONGREGATION: Yes.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yes.- Okay.
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  • - Okay.In Luke 17:20,
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  • In Luke 17:20,Jesus is talking about
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  • Jesus is talking aboutthe Kingdom of God.
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  • the Kingdom of God.I went straight from Oprah
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  • I went straight from Oprahto Luke 17
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  • to Luke 17because I am dynamic
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  • because I am dynamiclike that.
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  • like that.I am versatile in this pulpit.
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  • I am versatile in this pulpit.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So, on one occasion,
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  • So, on one occasion,the Bible says --
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  • the Bible says --Because Jesus taught about
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  • Because Jesus taught aboutthe Kingdom of God,
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  • the Kingdom of God,in one translation,
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  • in one translation,the phrase appears
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  • the phrase appearsall throughout
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  • all throughoutthe New Testament 126 times.
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  • the New Testament 126 times.And on one occasion
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  • And on one occasionhaving been asked
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  • having been askedby the Pharisees --
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  • by the Pharisees --those were His enemies.
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  • those were His enemies.Okay.
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  • Okay.So, let's talk about that
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  • So, let's talk about thatreal quick.
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  • real quick.You think success is having
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  • You think success is havingeverybody like you?
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  • everybody like you?Then Jesus was a failure.
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  • Then Jesus was a failure.You see what I'm --
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  • You see what I'm --We think success is just
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  • We think success is justbeing able for everybody
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  • being able for everybodyall the time to be able
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  • all the time to be ableto get us.
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  • to get us."Well, they just don't get me."
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  • "Well, they just don't get me."They're not supposed to get you.
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  • They're not supposed to get you.Only God can get you
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  • So, the Pharisees,
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  • So, the Pharisees,they didn't get Jesus.
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  • they didn't get Jesus.They didn't get
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  • They didn't getwhat He came to do.
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  • what He came to do.They didn't get
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  • They didn't getwho He really was.
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  • who He really was.And so on one occasion,
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  • And so on one occasion,they asked Him --
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  • they asked Him --This was not
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  • This was nota purely-motivated question,
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  • They said, "When" --
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  • They said, "When" --They were inquiring
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  • They were inquiringwhen the Kingdom of God
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  • when the Kingdom of Godwould come.
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  • would come.I love the Word of God.
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  • I love the Word of God.Watch this.
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  • Watch this."Jesus replied,
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  • "Jesus replied,'The kingdom of God
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  • 'The kingdom of Goddoes not come
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  • does not comewith your careful observation,'"
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  • The Pharisees kept
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  • The Pharisees keptlots of laws.
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  • lots of laws.They memorized lots
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  • They memorized lotsof Bible verses.
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  • of Bible verses.Like, how do you know
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  • Like, how do you knowif you're a good Christian?
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  • if you're a good Christian?If you memorized more Scripture?
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  • If you memorized more Scripture?Then the Pharisees would
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  • Then the Pharisees wouldhave been the most successful,
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  • have been the most successful,but they were actually
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  • but they were actuallythe ones who stood
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  • the ones who stoodin opposition to what
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  • - Some people think
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  • - Some people thinkthey're good Christians
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  • they're good Christiansbecause they read
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  • because they readthe Bible a lot.
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  • So in the application
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  • So in the applicationof the Scripture,
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  • of the Scripture,growth happens.
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  • growth happens.Not the knowledge of it.
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  • Not the knowledge of it.- CONGREGATION: That's right.
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  • - CONGREGATION: That's right.- Right?
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  • - Right?So, how do you measure
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  • So, how do you measureif you're more successful?
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  • if you're more successful?You're growing in God.
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  • You're growing in God.And so are you yielding
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  • And so are you yieldingmore of yourself to Him
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  • more of yourself to Himso that you can yield
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  • so that you can yieldthe fruit of the purpose
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  • the fruit of the purposethat He planted inside of you?
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  • that He planted inside of you?So, they're like,
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  • So, they're like,"When's the kingdom gonna come?"
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  • "When's the kingdom gonna come?"And we all wanna know that.
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  • And we all wanna know that.We all wanna know
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  • We all wanna know"When is God gonna do
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  • "When is God gonna dowhat I want Him to do?"
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  • what I want Him to do?"Raise your hand.
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  • Raise your hand.I'll stand here all day.
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  • I'll stand here all day.Have you ever wondered,
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  • Have you ever wondered,"When are You going
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  • [Laughter]
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  • Or "When are You going
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  • Or "When are You goingto fix it?"
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  • to fix it?"Here's my favorite.
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  • Here's my favorite."When are You gonna fix me?"
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  • "When are You gonna fix me?"About to turn 40.
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  • About to turn 40.That's 40 years
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  • That's 40 yearsin the wilderness
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  • in the wildernessof my weirdness.
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  • of my weirdness.When am I gonna be
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  • When am I gonna bea normal person?"
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  • a normal person?"Right?
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  • Right?But Jesus says something.
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  • But Jesus says something.And I really want you
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  • And I really want youto receive this
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  • to receive thisin this last week
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  • in this last weekof the series.
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  • of the series.He says, "The kingdom of God..."
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  • He says, "The kingdom of God..."You've got an external
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  • You've got an externaldefinition of success.
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  • Give me Luke 17:21.
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  • Give me Luke 17:21."People will not say
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  • "People will not say'Here it is,'
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  • 'Here it is,'or 'There it is,'
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  • or 'There it is,'because the kingdom of God
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  • That's so good.
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  • That's so good.Come on, Say it --
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  • Come on, Say it --Say it --
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  • Say it --Say it from your diaphragm.
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  • Say it from your diaphragm.The kingdom is within me.
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  • The kingdom is within me.- CONGREGATION: The kingdom
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  • - CONGREGATION: The kingdomis within me.
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  • is within me.- The king -- now,
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  • - The king -- now,the kingdoms of this world,
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  • the kingdoms of this world,they're out there.
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  • they're out there.There, there, there.
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  • There, there, there.That's what they're marketing.
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  • That's what they're marketing.When they market to you,
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  • When they market to you,they are trying to get you
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  • - CONGREGATION: Amen!
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  • - The strategy of the enemy
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  • - The strategy of the enemyis to get you to hate
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  • is to get you to hateyour here, right?
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  • Psalm says he will yield
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  • Psalm says he will yieldhis fruit in season.
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  • his fruit in season.That the tree that God plants,
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  • That the tree that God plants,it will yield its fruit
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  • it will yield its fruitin season.
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  • in season.I always skip past
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  • I always skip pastthe word "its,"
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  • important part of the verse
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  • important part of the versebecause it means that
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  • because it means thatif I spend my time
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  • if I spend my timebeing frustrated,
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  • being frustrated,that I can't bear your fruit.
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  • that I can't bear your fruit.I can only bear Furtick fruit.
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  • I can only bear Furtick fruit.Right?
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  • Right?That's all I can bear.
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  • That's all I can bear.That's all I can be.
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  • That's all I can be.All I can be,
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  • All I can be,if I can say it this way,
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  • if I can say it this way,is the most fruitful Furtick
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  • is the most fruitful Furtickthat I know how to be.
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  • that I know how to be.Now, my temptation is to see
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  • Now, my temptation is to seethe fruit that you bear,
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  • the fruit that you bear,or the life that you have,
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  • or the life that you have,or the talent that you have,
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  • or the talent that you have,or the personality
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  • or the personalitythat you have --
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  • that you have --I usually don't want
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  • I usually don't wantother people's lives;
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  • other people's lives;I want other people's
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  • I want other people'spersonalities 'cause
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  • personalities 'causethey're chill.
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  • they're chill.And I wonder
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  • And I wonder"What would it be like
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  • "What would it be liketo have just a day
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  • to have just a daywhere you were not so uptight?"
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  • where you were not so uptight?"Like, some of y'all's
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  • Like, some of y'all'spersonality looks so tropical.
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  • personality looks so tropical.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So sunny.
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  • So sunny.Wow.
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  • Wow.That would be so cool.
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  • That would be so cool.Did you see how they just
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  • Did you see how they justhandled that?
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  • handled that?They didn't even get upset.
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  • They didn't even get upset.But there's a certain way
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  • within me.
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  • within me.He will be like a tree
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  • He will be like a treeplanted by the streams
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  • planted by the streamsthat will bear its fruit,
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  • that will bear its fruit,that will yield its fruit.
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  • that will yield its fruit.Help me preach this
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  • Help me preach thisand tell the person next to you
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yield
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yieldyour fruit.
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  • your fruit.- Yield your fruit.
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  • - Yield your fruit.Do your thing.
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  • Do your thing.Make your mark.
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  • Make your mark.Do your job.
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  • Do your job.Hold down your spot.
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  • Hold down your spot.Stay on your post.
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  • Stay on your post.If you're coaching, coach.
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  • If you're coaching, coach.If you're teaching, teach.
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  • If you're teaching, teach.If you're helping, help.
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  • I might not be famous,
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  • I might not be famous,but I'm gonna be fruitful.
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  • but I'm gonna be fruitful.God created me
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  • God created meto produce a purpose.
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  • to produce a purpose.Ah, I feel freedom
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  • Ah, I feel freedomcoming through this house.
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  • coming through this house.I feel freedom
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  • God said He wanted
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  • God said He wantedto set you free
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  • to set you freefrom the frustration
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  • from the frustrationof trying to produce
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  • You're such a good apple tree
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  • It's just the Word of God.
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  • It's just the Word of God.He said the Kingdom
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  • He said the Kingdomis within you.
  • 00:09:26.618 --> 00:09:27.485
  • is within you.He said you'd be like a tree
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  • He said you'd be like a treeplanted by streams of water.
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  • planted by streams of water.Now problem with a lot of us is,
  • 00:09:29.654 --> 00:09:30.722
  • Now problem with a lot of us is,we can't produce anything
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  • we can't produce anything'cause we don't get
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  • - 'Cause it's not sexy
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  • - 'Cause it's not sexyto stay planted.
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  • to stay planted.Even preachers --
  • 00:09:42.667 --> 00:09:44.836
  • Even preachers --Preachers do the weirdest stuff.
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  • Preachers do the weirdest stuff.How many sermons did I preach
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  • How many sermons did I preachabout Peter walking on water
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  • about Peter walking on waterand never said anything
  • 00:09:52.377 --> 00:09:54.279
  • and never said anythingabout Andrew who stayed
  • 00:09:54.279 --> 00:09:57.415
  • about Andrew who stayedin the boat?
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  • in the boat?All Jesus told them to do
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  • All Jesus told them to dowas get in the boat
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  • was get in the boatand go to the other side.
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  • and go to the other side.Peter was the one who needed
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  • Peter was the one who neededa spectacular sign.
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  • a spectacular sign.Andrew was content
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  • Andrew was contentto just stay in the boat
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  • to just stay in the boatin the storm 'cause this is
  • 00:10:10.695 --> 00:10:12.430
  • in the storm 'cause this iswhat God told us to do.
  • 00:10:12.430 --> 00:10:13.665
  • what God told us to do.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]And I'm looking for some people
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  • And I'm looking for some peoplewho will just go home
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  • who will just go homeand be a dad,
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  • and be a dad,and be a mom,
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  • and be a mom,and be a husband,
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  • and be a husband,and be a wife.
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  • and be a wife.Oh, by the way,
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  • Oh, by the way,we live in a culture
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  • we live in a culturewhere you are not
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  • where you are notconsidered successful
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  • considered successfulif you are still single
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  • if you are still singleat a certain age.
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  • at a certain age.By that standard,
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  • - "He'd be like a tree
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  • Streams.
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  • Streams.Streams.
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  • Streams.Isn't that what they call it
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  • Isn't that what they call iton feeds?
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  • on feeds?Streams?
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  • Streams?To be planted by the streams
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  • To be planted by the streamsof water produces the fruit
  • 00:11:00.578 --> 00:11:04.349
  • of water produces the fruitthat's already in you.
  • 00:11:04.349 --> 00:11:05.750
  • that's already in you.But the temptation to think --
  • 00:11:05.750 --> 00:11:08.687
  • But the temptation to think --When Jesus left the Earth,
  • 00:11:08.687 --> 00:11:09.521
  • When Jesus left the Earth,He left behind
  • 00:11:09.521 --> 00:11:13.758
  • He left behindsome dysfunctional disciples.
  • 00:11:13.758 --> 00:11:14.526
  • some dysfunctional disciples.Can you imagine
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  • When Jesus trying
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  • When Jesus tryingto go to the cross
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  • to go to the crossand die like the Lamb of God
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  • and die like the Lamb of Godsilent before the shearers
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  • silent before the shearersto pay the price
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  • to pay the pricefor humanity's sin,
  • 00:11:24.936 --> 00:11:26.237
  • for humanity's sin,Peter was pulling out his sword,
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  • Did Jesus succeed
  • 00:11:30.508 --> 00:11:32.043
  • Did Jesus succeedin teaching His disciples?
  • 00:11:32.043 --> 00:11:35.213
  • in teaching His disciples?But you judge it too soon.
  • 00:11:35.213 --> 00:11:37.882
  • But you judge it too soon.You judge it too soon.
  • 00:11:37.882 --> 00:11:39.551
  • You judge it too soon."Oh, I'm not really
  • 00:11:39.551 --> 00:11:41.786
  • "Oh, I'm not reallymaking a difference."
  • 00:11:41.786 --> 00:11:42.887
  • making a difference."The Bible says,
  • 00:11:42.887 --> 00:11:43.588
  • The Bible says,"Train up a child
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  • "Train up a childin the way that they should go
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  • in the way that they should goand when they are old,
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  • [Laughter]
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  • Hold on.
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  • Hold on.Let's take a moment.
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  • Let's take a moment.Everybody repeat after me.
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  • Everybody repeat after me."How old, Lord?"
  • 00:12:00.538 --> 00:12:01.873
  • - I just need to know
  • 00:12:07.912 --> 00:12:08.980
  • - I just need to knowlike an age.
  • 00:12:08.980 --> 00:12:10.582
  • like an age.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]So I can pace myself
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  • So I can pace myselfin the process.
  • 00:12:15.487 --> 00:12:16.154
  • in the process.But really to judge
  • 00:12:16.154 --> 00:12:17.155
  • But really to judgeyour influence like that
  • 00:12:17.155 --> 00:12:18.056
  • your influence like thatwould be a shame,
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  • would be a shame,'cause Pastor Mickey's church
  • 00:12:18.923 --> 00:12:19.991
  • 'cause Pastor Mickey's churchonly grew to 200,
  • 00:12:19.991 --> 00:12:21.359
  • only grew to 200,but here I am preaching to you,
  • 00:12:21.359 --> 00:12:22.093
  • but here I am preaching to you,and he's the one
  • 00:12:22.093 --> 00:12:23.695
  • and he's the onewho gave me a chance.
  • 00:12:23.695 --> 00:12:25.430
  • who gave me a chance.So I wanna ask the question
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  • So I wanna ask the questionagain today,
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  • again today,are you gonna chase clout
  • 00:12:30.368 --> 00:12:31.035
  • are you gonna chase cloutor are you gonna
  • 00:12:31.035 --> 00:12:34.305
  • or are you gonnaembrace calling?
  • 00:12:34.305 --> 00:12:34.973
  • embrace calling?Because those are two
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  • Because those are twodifferent things.
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  • different things.Those are really,
  • 00:12:38.243 --> 00:12:40.178
  • Those are really,really different.
  • 00:12:40.178 --> 00:12:43.748
  • really different.And you just can't know.
  • 00:12:43.748 --> 00:12:46.718
  • And you just can't know.You just can't know.
  • 00:12:46.718 --> 00:12:49.687
  • You just can't know.So, bear your fruit in season.
  • 00:12:49.687 --> 00:12:51.256
  • So, bear your fruit in season.That's the win.
  • 00:12:51.256 --> 00:12:53.892
  • That's the win.In season.
  • 00:12:53.892 --> 00:12:54.526
  • In season.I mean, what if
  • 00:12:54.526 --> 00:12:56.127
  • I mean, what ifthis message today --
  • 00:12:56.127 --> 00:12:57.862
  • this message today --What if somebody in Russia --
  • 00:12:57.862 --> 00:12:58.630
  • What if somebody in Russia --We translate our sermons
  • 00:12:58.630 --> 00:13:01.299
  • We translate our sermonsinto Russian.
  • 00:13:01.299 --> 00:13:01.966
  • into Russian.Yeah, what if somebody
  • 00:13:01.966 --> 00:13:04.402
  • Yeah, what if somebodyin Russia needs the message?
  • 00:13:04.402 --> 00:13:05.069
  • in Russia needs the message?"[Yawns]
  • 00:13:05.069 --> 00:13:05.670
  • "[Yawns]I don't know if I
  • 00:13:05.670 --> 00:13:09.507
  • I don't know if Iliked it today."
  • 00:13:09.507 --> 00:13:10.675
  • liked it today."What if that's your reaction?
  • 00:13:10.675 --> 00:13:12.110
  • What if that's your reaction?How could I judge the success
  • 00:13:12.110 --> 00:13:13.511
  • How could I judge the successof a sermon?
  • 00:13:13.511 --> 00:13:14.846
  • of a sermon?What if somebody who hears it
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  • What if somebody who hears itin another language
  • 00:13:16.748 --> 00:13:18.116
  • in another languagetwo years from now
  • 00:13:18.116 --> 00:13:18.750
  • two years from nowis who really needed it?
  • 00:13:18.750 --> 00:13:21.719
  • is who really needed it?It happens all the time.
  • 00:13:21.719 --> 00:13:22.654
  • It happens all the time.And I only share it
  • 00:13:22.654 --> 00:13:24.455
  • And I only share itbecause preaching is what I do.
  • 00:13:24.455 --> 00:13:26.024
  • because preaching is what I do.Whatever you do, you know,
  • 00:13:26.024 --> 00:13:26.624
  • Whatever you do, you know,you have your own version
  • 00:13:26.624 --> 00:13:27.225
  • you have your own versionof this.
  • 00:13:27.225 --> 00:13:29.327
  • of this.But I'll tell you
  • 00:13:29.327 --> 00:13:29.961
  • But I'll tell youusually the sermons
  • 00:13:29.961 --> 00:13:30.862
  • usually the sermonsthat I feel the worst
  • 00:13:30.862 --> 00:13:33.731
  • that I feel the worstabout delivering it
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  • about delivering itis the one somebody'll
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  • is the one somebody'llcome back to me later
  • 00:13:35.934 --> 00:13:38.903
  • come back to me laterand go, "I was on the edge."
  • 00:13:38.903 --> 00:13:40.004
  • and go, "I was on the edge."You know?
  • 00:13:40.004 --> 00:13:42.073
  • You know?"I told the Lord I'm gonna
  • 00:13:42.073 --> 00:13:43.341
  • "I told the Lord I'm gonnagive it one more shot.
  • 00:13:43.341 --> 00:13:43.775
  • give it one more shot.I'm going on
  • 00:13:43.775 --> 00:13:44.876
  • I'm going onthe Elevation app..."
  • 00:13:44.876 --> 00:13:45.310
  • the Elevation app..."you know.
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  • you know.Something really dramatic,
  • 00:13:46.244 --> 00:13:47.579
  • Something really dramatic,you know.
  • 00:13:47.579 --> 00:13:49.814
  • you know.Or this is the crazy one.
  • 00:13:49.814 --> 00:13:50.982
  • Or this is the crazy one.They'll be like
  • 00:13:50.982 --> 00:13:51.516
  • They'll be like"I wasn't even trying
  • 00:13:51.516 --> 00:13:54.219
  • "I wasn't even tryingto watch a sermon
  • 00:13:54.219 --> 00:13:57.488
  • to watch a sermonand the YouTube gods
  • 00:13:57.488 --> 00:14:00.391
  • and the YouTube godsput a thing in my feed
  • 00:14:00.391 --> 00:14:02.727
  • put a thing in my feedthat was you preaching.
  • 00:14:02.727 --> 00:14:04.629
  • that was you preaching.And it was just what I needed."
  • 00:14:04.629 --> 00:14:06.698
  • And it was just what I needed."Now, if you judge it
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  • Now, if you judge itin the process of doing it,
  • 00:14:09.234 --> 00:14:10.501
  • How could we know?
  • 00:14:17.442 --> 00:14:18.209
  • How could we know?How could we know what God
  • 00:14:18.209 --> 00:14:19.010
  • How could we know what Godis doing in your life?
  • 00:14:19.010 --> 00:14:19.477
  • is doing in your life?You're like, "Well,
  • 00:14:19.477 --> 00:14:20.311
  • You're like, "Well,I'm breaking apart.
  • 00:14:20.311 --> 00:14:21.412
  • I'm breaking apart.I'm..."
  • 00:14:21.412 --> 00:14:22.180
  • I'm..."That's what the seed does
  • 00:14:22.180 --> 00:14:24.649
  • That's what the seed doesbefore it grows.
  • 00:14:24.649 --> 00:14:25.116
  • before it grows.That's what happens
  • 00:14:25.116 --> 00:14:27.819
  • That's what happensbefore harvest.
  • 00:14:27.819 --> 00:14:28.219
  • before harvest.Have you ever
  • 00:14:28.219 --> 00:14:28.920
  • Have you everthought about that?
  • 00:14:28.920 --> 00:14:31.122
  • thought about that?That Jesus was a failure
  • 00:14:31.122 --> 00:14:33.391
  • That Jesus was a failureby our standards of success
  • 00:14:33.391 --> 00:14:36.261
  • by our standards of successwhen He left the Earth?
  • 00:14:36.261 --> 00:14:36.828
  • when He left the Earth?And look what
  • 00:14:36.828 --> 00:14:40.231
  • And look whatHis faithfulness created.
  • 00:14:40.231 --> 00:14:42.000
  • His faithfulness created.I'm speaking to somebody today
  • 00:14:42.000 --> 00:14:43.701
  • I'm speaking to somebody todaywho secretly feels like,
  • 00:14:43.701 --> 00:14:45.136
  • who secretly feels like,"I'm failing."
  • 00:14:45.136 --> 00:14:47.305
  • "I'm failing."Not everywhere.
  • 00:14:47.305 --> 00:14:49.674
  • Not everywhere.In my personality it's like
  • 00:14:49.674 --> 00:14:50.842
  • In my personality it's likeyou can't even enjoy
  • 00:14:50.842 --> 00:14:53.111
  • you can't even enjoythe places where you're winning
  • 00:14:53.111 --> 00:14:54.012
  • the places where you're winningbecause you're so embarrassed
  • 00:14:54.012 --> 00:14:54.712
  • because you're so embarrassedabout the places
  • 00:14:54.712 --> 00:14:57.115
  • about the placeswhere you're losing,
  • 00:14:57.115 --> 00:14:57.849
  • where you're losing,and I don't feel like
  • 00:14:57.849 --> 00:14:59.951
  • and I don't feel likeI can really succeed
  • 00:14:59.951 --> 00:15:00.919
  • I can really succeedin every area of my life
  • 00:15:00.919 --> 00:15:03.888
  • in every area of my lifeat the same time.
  • 00:15:03.888 --> 00:15:05.223
  • at the same time.Whack-a-mole.
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  • Whack-a-mole.Isn't that the game
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  • Isn't that the gamewhere you...?
  • 00:15:06.324 --> 00:15:08.126
  • where you...?[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]That's how my mind feels.
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  • That's how my mind feels.It's like -- I'll be honest.
  • 00:15:14.065 --> 00:15:15.366
  • It's like -- I'll be honest.I never feel like a good dad
  • 00:15:15.366 --> 00:15:16.868
  • I never feel like a good dadwhen I finish preaching
  • 00:15:16.868 --> 00:15:18.670
  • when I finish preachingthrough the weekend.
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  • through the weekend.I never do
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  • I never dobecause for the 24-48 hours
  • 00:15:21.906 --> 00:15:23.841
  • because for the 24-48 hoursbefore I preach,
  • 00:15:23.841 --> 00:15:25.476
  • before I preach,I'm like a --
  • 00:15:25.476 --> 00:15:27.378
  • I'm like a --I'm like a zombie.
  • 00:15:27.378 --> 00:15:29.180
  • I'm like a zombie.I'm just like -- I'm just --
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:30.882
  • I'm just like -- I'm just --I'm not really there.
  • 00:15:30.882 --> 00:15:31.849
  • I'm not really there.I'm -- I try.
  • 00:15:31.849 --> 00:15:32.517
  • I'm -- I try.I try.
  • 00:15:32.517 --> 00:15:33.151
  • I try.I mean, me and Graham,
  • 00:15:33.151 --> 00:15:34.218
  • I mean, me and Graham,we were wrestling this morning
  • 00:15:34.218 --> 00:15:34.819
  • we were wrestling this morningwhen I came in,
  • 00:15:34.819 --> 00:15:35.954
  • when I came in,so I try my best.
  • 00:15:35.954 --> 00:15:36.554
  • so I try my best.But I don't feel
  • 00:15:36.554 --> 00:15:37.588
  • But I don't feeltotally present.
  • 00:15:37.588 --> 00:15:38.790
  • totally present.So, the devil is gonna
  • 00:15:38.790 --> 00:15:39.624
  • So, the devil is gonnatry to get me to feel
  • 00:15:39.624 --> 00:15:40.658
  • try to get me to feelafter I finish preaching
  • 00:15:40.658 --> 00:15:42.360
  • after I finish preachingto you bad about
  • 00:15:42.360 --> 00:15:43.061
  • to you bad aboutwhat I couldn't do
  • 00:15:43.061 --> 00:15:44.395
  • what I couldn't dowhile I was trying to do this.
  • 00:15:44.395 --> 00:15:46.164
  • I don't mean to turn this
  • 00:15:46.931 --> 00:15:48.132
  • I don't mean to turn thisinto group therapy,
  • 00:15:48.132 --> 00:15:49.767
  • into group therapy,but the issue with most of us
  • 00:15:49.767 --> 00:15:52.236
  • but the issue with most of usis when we do produce
  • 00:15:52.236 --> 00:15:54.405
  • is when we do producesomething over here,
  • 00:15:54.405 --> 00:15:55.540
  • something over here,it only cause us
  • 00:15:55.540 --> 00:15:56.674
  • it only cause usto feel worse about --
  • 00:15:56.674 --> 00:15:58.109
  • to feel worse about --And especially if you have
  • 00:15:58.109 --> 00:15:58.910
  • And especially if you havea secret thing
  • 00:15:58.910 --> 00:16:00.144
  • a secret thingthat you struggle with,
  • 00:16:00.144 --> 00:16:01.612
  • that you struggle with,it tends to cancel out your joy
  • 00:16:01.612 --> 00:16:03.281
  • it tends to cancel out your joyover everything else
  • 00:16:03.281 --> 00:16:05.116
  • over everything elsethat you produce.
  • 00:16:05.116 --> 00:16:06.451
  • that you produce.And so into this,
  • 00:16:06.451 --> 00:16:07.719
  • And so into this,God speaks a word
  • 00:16:07.719 --> 00:16:10.388
  • God speaks a wordto those of us who feel like,
  • 00:16:10.388 --> 00:16:11.956
  • to those of us who feel like,you know, "Well, I --
  • 00:16:11.956 --> 00:16:13.491
  • you know, "Well, I --I just feel like I'm failing.
  • 00:16:13.491 --> 00:16:15.226
  • I just feel like I'm failing.I feel like I can't do
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  • You only are responsible
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  • You only are responsibleto produce what's in you.
  • 00:16:21.065 --> 00:16:25.837
  • to produce what's in you.In this moment, here, now,
  • 00:16:25.837 --> 00:16:26.504
  • In this moment, here, now,the Kingdom of God
  • 00:16:26.504 --> 00:16:28.139
  • the Kingdom of Godis within you.
  • 00:16:28.139 --> 00:16:29.674
  • is within you.And as we -- as we close
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  • And as we -- as we closeour series together,
  • 00:16:31.509 --> 00:16:33.144
  • our series together,I just wanna know
  • 00:16:33.144 --> 00:16:35.313
  • I just wanna knowdoes anybody want prayer today
  • 00:16:35.313 --> 00:16:36.447
  • does anybody want prayer todayat any of our locations.
  • 00:16:36.447 --> 00:16:37.382
  • at any of our locations.Matthews, Lake Norman,
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  • Matthews, Lake Norman,University City, River Walk,
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  • University City, River Walk,Orlando, Greenville,
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  • Orlando, Greenville,Greensboro, somebody watching
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  • Greensboro, somebody watchingeFam online to say that
  • 00:16:45.623 --> 00:16:49.494
  • eFam online to say that"I wanna be blessed
  • 00:16:49.494 --> 00:16:51.262
  • "I wanna be blessedlike the Bible says blessed?"
  • 00:16:51.262 --> 00:16:51.763
  • like the Bible says blessed?"- CONGREGATION: Amen.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Amen.Yes!
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  • Yes!- I wanna live in a place
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  • - I wanna live in a placethat is happy with the life
  • 00:16:57.902 --> 00:16:58.503
  • - I wanna live in a place
  • 00:17:02.507 --> 00:17:04.809
  • - I wanna live in a placewhere I'm planted by streams
  • 00:17:04.809 --> 00:17:07.211
  • where I'm planted by streamsthat actually nourish me.
  • 00:17:07.211 --> 00:17:09.147
  • that actually nourish me.And I really want God's help,
  • 00:17:09.147 --> 00:17:09.881
  • And I really want God's help,because I feel like
  • 00:17:09.881 --> 00:17:12.250
  • because I feel likeI'm failing most of the time.
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:13.985
  • I'm failing most of the time.But I want God to bring forth
  • 00:17:13.985 --> 00:17:16.821
  • But I want God to bring forththe fruit that He put in me
  • 00:17:16.821 --> 00:17:17.889
  • the fruit that He put in meand I will not live
  • 00:17:17.889 --> 00:17:18.823
  • and I will not livethis next year
  • 00:17:18.823 --> 00:17:20.491
  • this next yearfrustrated over fruit
  • 00:17:20.491 --> 00:17:21.793
  • frustrated over fruitthat God never called me
  • 00:17:21.793 --> 00:17:22.727
  • that God never called meto produce.
  • 00:17:22.727 --> 00:17:23.961
  • to produce.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]And I will not quit on the gift
  • 00:17:25.897 --> 00:17:27.265
  • And I will not quit on the giftthat He gave me
  • 00:17:27.265 --> 00:17:29.100
  • that He gave mebecause I do not see it
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:30.401
  • So, I wanna pray for you.
  • 00:17:37.642 --> 00:17:38.576
  • So, I wanna pray for you.Stand up right now
  • 00:17:38.576 --> 00:17:39.644
  • Stand up right nowright where you are.
  • 00:17:39.644 --> 00:17:42.046
  • right where you are.I wanna pray for you.
  • 00:17:42.046 --> 00:17:42.680
  • I wanna pray for you.The Lord is working
  • 00:17:42.680 --> 00:17:43.514
  • The Lord is workingin this moment.
  • 00:17:43.514 --> 00:17:45.016
  • in this moment.He's always working.
  • 00:17:45.016 --> 00:17:45.483
  • He's always working.But He's working
  • 00:17:45.483 --> 00:17:47.819
  • But He's workingin this moment.
  • 00:17:47.819 --> 00:17:48.686
  • in this moment.He's trying to show you
  • 00:17:48.686 --> 00:17:51.622
  • He's trying to show youthat when you get set free
  • 00:17:51.622 --> 00:17:55.193
  • that when you get set freefrom the need for the approval
  • 00:17:55.193 --> 00:17:56.994
  • from the need for the approvalof people,
  • 00:17:56.994 --> 00:17:58.096
  • of people,then you can receive
  • 00:17:58.096 --> 00:18:01.199
  • then you can receivethe approval of God.
  • 00:18:01.199 --> 00:18:02.800
  • the approval of God.It's so important that Jesus
  • 00:18:02.800 --> 00:18:05.069
  • It's so important that Jesusheard His father say,
  • 00:18:05.069 --> 00:18:06.370
  • heard His father say,"This is my beloved Son
  • 00:18:06.370 --> 00:18:07.605
  • "This is my beloved Sonin whom I'm well pleased"
  • 00:18:07.605 --> 00:18:10.007
  • in whom I'm well pleased"before He did His ministry.
  • 00:18:10.007 --> 00:18:10.541
  • before He did His ministry.That way,
  • 00:18:10.541 --> 00:18:13.077
  • That way,He didn't need their validation.
  • 00:18:13.077 --> 00:18:14.178
  • And we've just got to get this.
  • 00:18:22.620 --> 00:18:23.621
  • And we've just got to get this.I don't know if you can feel it
  • 00:18:23.621 --> 00:18:24.489
  • I don't know if you can feel itin this series,
  • 00:18:24.489 --> 00:18:29.260
  • in this series,but I'm consumed by it.
  • 00:18:29.260 --> 00:18:30.962
  • but I'm consumed by it.I'm serious about it.
  • 00:18:30.962 --> 00:18:32.964
  • I'm serious about it.I need us to get this --
  • 00:18:32.964 --> 00:18:34.732
  • I need us to get this --That it is not just fame,
  • 00:18:34.732 --> 00:18:35.833
  • That it is not just fame,and followers,
  • 00:18:35.833 --> 00:18:37.301
  • and followers,and all the fickle stuff.
  • 00:18:37.301 --> 00:18:39.036
  • and all the fickle stuff.Psalm 1 says that the man
  • 00:18:39.036 --> 00:18:40.338
  • Psalm 1 says that the manwho has planted His leaf
  • 00:18:40.338 --> 00:18:41.572
  • who has planted His leafdoes not wither.
  • 00:18:41.572 --> 00:18:43.307
  • does not wither.It is something that remains.
  • 00:18:43.307 --> 00:18:44.876
  • It is something that remains.It is something that the world
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  • It is something that the worldcan't take away.
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:47.578
  • can't take away.Anything they can give,
  • 00:18:47.578 --> 00:18:48.613
  • Anything they can give,they can take.
  • 00:18:48.613 --> 00:18:50.281
  • they can take.But if it come from God,
  • 00:18:50.281 --> 00:18:51.549
  • But if it come from God,if it comes from within,
  • 00:18:51.549 --> 00:18:53.251
  • It will not be taken away.
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  • It will not be taken away.Bow your head for just a moment.
  • 00:19:03.161 --> 00:19:05.596
  • Bow your head for just a moment.I want you to turn your palms
  • 00:19:05.596 --> 00:19:07.064
  • I want you to turn your palmsup to heaven
  • 00:19:07.064 --> 00:19:09.634
  • up to heavenas you lift your hands
  • 00:19:09.634 --> 00:19:10.701
  • as you lift your handsand just receive
  • 00:19:10.701 --> 00:19:11.469
  • and just receivefrom your Father
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  • We all walk around
  • 00:19:19.110 --> 00:19:19.877
  • We all walk aroundwondering like,
  • 00:19:19.877 --> 00:19:23.114
  • wondering like,"Am I getting it right?
  • 00:19:23.114 --> 00:19:24.415
  • "Am I getting it right?Am I a good husband?
  • 00:19:24.415 --> 00:19:25.116
  • Am I a good husband?Good wife?
  • 00:19:25.116 --> 00:19:26.484
  • Good wife?Good friend?
  • 00:19:26.484 --> 00:19:29.654
  • Good friend?Good daughter?"
  • 00:19:29.654 --> 00:19:32.590
  • Good daughter?"Just getting all these --
  • 00:19:32.590 --> 00:19:35.693
  • Just getting all these --We get all this guilt
  • 00:19:35.693 --> 00:19:38.896
  • We get all this guiltfed by comparison.
  • 00:19:38.896 --> 00:19:39.864
  • fed by comparison.Then we compare ourself
  • 00:19:39.864 --> 00:19:45.836
  • Then we compare ourselfto stuff that isn't even real.
  • 00:19:45.836 --> 00:19:46.537
  • to stuff that isn't even real.And we keep thinking,
  • 00:19:46.537 --> 00:19:50.942
  • And we keep thinking,"Oh, one day when I get there."
  • 00:19:50.942 --> 00:19:51.842
  • "Oh, one day when I get there."But God doesn't want you
  • 00:19:51.842 --> 00:19:56.013
  • But God doesn't want youto hate here.
  • 00:19:56.013 --> 00:19:56.881
  • to hate here.He taught His disciples
  • 00:19:56.881 --> 00:19:57.615
  • He taught His disciplesto pray.
  • 00:19:57.615 --> 00:19:58.516
  • to pray.Jesus taught His disciples
  • 00:19:58.516 --> 00:20:03.854
  • Jesus taught His disciplesto pray "Thy kingdom come,
  • 00:20:03.854 --> 00:20:06.224
  • to pray "Thy kingdom come,Thy will be done on Earth
  • 00:20:06.224 --> 00:20:08.993
  • Thy will be done on Earthas it is in Heaven."
  • 00:20:08.993 --> 00:20:11.562
  • as it is in Heaven."That's getting Heaven here.
  • 00:20:11.562 --> 00:20:13.931
  • That's getting Heaven here.Here.
  • 00:20:13.931 --> 00:20:16.500
  • Here.Here.
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  • Here.When God called
  • 00:20:16.968 --> 00:20:17.835
  • When God calledIsaiah the prophet,
  • 00:20:17.835 --> 00:20:20.538
  • Isaiah the prophet,He just -- Isaiah said,
  • 00:20:20.538 --> 00:20:22.707
  • He just -- Isaiah said,"I'm a sinful man.
  • 00:20:22.707 --> 00:20:23.874
  • "I'm a sinful man.I have unclean lips,
  • 00:20:23.874 --> 00:20:25.076
  • I have unclean lips,I dwell amongst a people
  • 00:20:25.076 --> 00:20:28.479
  • I dwell amongst a peopleof unclean lips,
  • 00:20:28.479 --> 00:20:30.248
  • of unclean lips,but here I am.
  • 00:20:30.248 --> 00:20:32.383
  • but here I am.Send me."
  • 00:20:32.383 --> 00:20:32.850
  • Send me."That's all God
  • 00:20:32.850 --> 00:20:37.121
  • That's all Godwants from you, man.
  • 00:20:37.121 --> 00:20:37.822
  • wants from you, man.Just stop scrolling
  • 00:20:37.822 --> 00:20:39.190
  • Just stop scrollingthrough all these other images
  • 00:20:39.190 --> 00:20:39.824
  • through all these other imagesof what you think
  • 00:20:39.824 --> 00:20:42.360
  • of what you thinkyou're supposed to be
  • 00:20:42.360 --> 00:20:44.328
  • you're supposed to beand yield your fruit.
  • 00:20:44.328 --> 00:20:46.330
  • and yield your fruit.I feel the Holy Spirit on this,
  • 00:20:46.330 --> 00:20:47.098
  • I feel the Holy Spirit on this,that if you will yield
  • 00:20:47.098 --> 00:20:48.766
  • that if you will yieldyour fruit in season,
  • 00:20:48.766 --> 00:20:50.801
  • your fruit in season,your leaf will not wither.
  • 00:20:50.801 --> 00:20:51.469
  • your leaf will not wither.God wants to give you
  • 00:20:51.469 --> 00:20:53.137
  • God wants to give youa peace that doesn't dry up
  • 00:20:53.137 --> 00:20:55.039
  • a peace that doesn't dry upwith circumstances
  • 00:20:55.039 --> 00:20:55.873
  • with circumstancesand does not change
  • 00:20:55.873 --> 00:20:57.608
  • and does not changewith the conflated
  • 00:20:57.608 --> 00:21:01.445
  • with the conflatedtides of popular opinion.
  • 00:21:01.445 --> 00:21:03.281
  • tides of popular opinion.Jesus Christ,
  • 00:21:03.281 --> 00:21:04.015
  • Jesus Christ,King of Kings
  • 00:21:04.015 --> 00:21:04.815
  • King of Kingsand Lord of Lords,
  • 00:21:04.815 --> 00:21:07.885
  • and Lord of Lords,lives in you
  • 00:21:07.885 --> 00:21:10.588
  • lives in youand you are enough in Him.
  • 00:21:10.588 --> 00:21:11.289
  • and you are enough in Him.Give them what they need
  • 00:21:11.289 --> 00:21:12.156
  • Give them what they needright now, God.
  • 00:21:12.156 --> 00:21:12.723
  • right now, God.You have it.
  • 00:21:12.723 --> 00:21:13.391
  • You have it.I don't.
  • 00:21:13.391 --> 00:21:14.292
  • I don't.Just give them what they need.
  • 00:21:14.292 --> 00:21:15.760
  • Just give them what they need.What they need in Your presence.
  • 00:21:15.760 --> 00:21:16.861
  • What they need in Your presence.What they need is only found
  • 00:21:16.861 --> 00:21:18.963
  • What they need is only foundin Your presence.
  • 00:21:18.963 --> 00:21:21.499
  • in Your presence.We receive it, Lord.
  • 00:21:21.499 --> 00:21:22.066
  • We receive it, Lord.God, would you speak
  • 00:21:22.066 --> 00:21:23.768
  • God, would you speakto the one who,
  • 00:21:23.768 --> 00:21:24.468
  • to the one who,even this week,
  • 00:21:24.468 --> 00:21:26.404
  • even this week,has been on this loop?
  • 00:21:26.404 --> 00:21:27.405
  • has been on this loop?They've been meditating
  • 00:21:27.405 --> 00:21:29.373
  • They've been meditatingon this thought all week.
  • 00:21:29.373 --> 00:21:32.176
  • on this thought all week."What I do doesn't matter.
  • 00:21:32.176 --> 00:21:35.112
  • "What I do doesn't matter.Who I am doesn't matter."
  • 00:21:35.112 --> 00:21:35.913
  • Who I am doesn't matter."They just felt like that
  • 00:21:35.913 --> 00:21:38.182
  • They just felt like thatall week.
  • 00:21:38.182 --> 00:21:38.716
  • all week.I pray they'd get
  • 00:21:38.716 --> 00:21:39.517
  • I pray they'd geta new meditation
  • 00:21:39.517 --> 00:21:42.353
  • a new meditationin Your Presence today,
  • 00:21:42.353 --> 00:21:42.987
  • in Your Presence today,they'd be planted
  • 00:21:42.987 --> 00:21:44.322
  • they'd be plantedby streams of water.
  • 00:21:44.322 --> 00:21:46.857
  • by streams of water.You will yield your fruit.
  • 00:21:46.857 --> 00:21:47.958
  • You will yield your fruit.None of the things are in vain.
  • 00:21:47.958 --> 00:21:51.095
  • None of the things are in vain.God's Word does not return void.
  • 00:21:51.095 --> 00:21:52.096
  • God's Word does not return void.It can't return void.
  • 00:21:52.096 --> 00:21:53.731
  • It can't return void.What God spoke over your life,
  • 00:21:53.731 --> 00:21:57.201
  • What God spoke over your life,it will bear fruit.
  • 00:21:57.201 --> 00:21:58.736
  • it will bear fruit.So, God, we release frustration.
  • 00:21:58.736 --> 00:22:03.641
  • So, God, we release frustration.We release fear.
  • 00:22:03.641 --> 00:22:04.642
  • We release fear.We come to you today
  • 00:22:04.642 --> 00:22:05.976
  • We come to you todayasking you for a new measure
  • 00:22:05.976 --> 00:22:08.446
  • asking you for a new measureof success.
  • 00:22:08.446 --> 00:22:10.681
  • of success.In this moment,
  • 00:22:10.681 --> 00:22:13.484
  • In this moment,am I fully here?
  • 00:22:13.484 --> 00:22:16.287
  • am I fully here?Thank You, Lord.
  • 00:22:16.287 --> 00:22:20.491
  • Thank You, Lord.Thank You, Jesus.
  • 00:22:20.491 --> 00:22:21.058
  • Thank You, Jesus.Would you just begin
  • 00:22:21.058 --> 00:22:21.992
  • Would you just beginto worship Him right now
  • 00:22:21.992 --> 00:22:22.960
  • to worship Him right nowwith your mouth?
  • 00:22:22.960 --> 00:22:24.061
  • with your mouth?Just say, "Thank You, Lord.
  • 00:22:24.061 --> 00:22:25.229
  • Just say, "Thank You, Lord.Thank You.
  • 00:22:25.229 --> 00:22:25.863
  • Thank You.Thank You.
  • 00:22:25.863 --> 00:22:27.465
  • Thank You.I receive Your presence.
  • 00:22:27.465 --> 00:22:29.533
  • I receive Your presence.I receive Your grace.
  • 00:22:29.533 --> 00:22:31.268
  • I receive Your grace.I receive Your mercy."
  • 00:22:31.268 --> 00:22:31.602
  • I receive Your mercy."Come on.
  • 00:22:31.602 --> 00:22:32.470
  • Come on.With your mouth, just say,
  • 00:22:32.470 --> 00:22:33.437
  • With your mouth, just say,"I receive it, Lord.
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  • "I receive it, Lord.I receive Your love.
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  • I receive Your love.I receive Your words
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  • I receive Your wordsof affirmation.
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  • of affirmation.Clothed in Your
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  • Clothed in Yourrighteousness, Lord.
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  • righteousness, Lord.I am who You say I am.
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  • I am who You say I am.And I will accomplish
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  • And I will accomplishthe purpose that You intend
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  • the purpose that You intendfor me to accomplish.
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  • for me to accomplish.Lord, I worship You.
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  • Lord, I worship You.I worship You.
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  • I worship You.You're a great God.
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  • You're a great God.Your name is great.
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  • Your name is great.You live in me.
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  • You live in me.God, You are such
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  • God, You are sucha great God.
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  • a great God.You have blessed me so much.
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  • You have blessed me so much.Blessed is the man.
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  • Blessed is the man.I am blessed."
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  • I am blessed."Somebody shout, "I am blessed."
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  • Somebody shout, "I am blessed."- CONGREGATION: I am blessed.
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  • - CONGREGATION: I am blessed.- I am blessed.
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  • - I am blessed.- CONGREGATION: I am blessed.
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  • - CONGREGATION: I am blessed.- I'm blessed with every
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  • - I'm blessed with everyspiritual blessing in Christ.
  • 00:23:05.169 --> 00:23:06.337
  • spiritual blessing in Christ.I'm blessed not because
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  • I'm blessed not becauseof what I have
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  • of what I haveor who I know.
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  • or who I know.I'm blessed because
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  • I'm blessed becausethe limitless God dwells
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  • the limitless God dwellson the inside of me,
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  • on the inside of me,and from my belly
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  • and from my bellywill flow rivers
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  • will flow riversof living water.
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  • of living water.I have the spirit of God.
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  • I have the spirit of God.I have the wisdom of God.
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  • I have the wisdom of God.I have the joy of the Lord.
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  • I have the joy of the Lord.It is my strength.
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  • It is my strength.I am blessed.
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  • I am blessed.I am blessed.
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  • I am blessed.I am full.
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  • I am full.I am known.
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  • I am known.I am loved.
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  • I am loved.I am significant.
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  • I am significant.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]I am blessed.
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  • I am blessed.All the blessed people,
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  • All the blessed people,clap your hands
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  • clap your handsand give God praise
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  • and give God praisefor His blessings.
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  • for His blessings.We praise You
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  • We praise Youfor Your blessings, Lord.
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  • for Your blessings, Lord.We praise You
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  • We praise Youfor Your blessing, Lord.
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  • for Your blessing, Lord.Your blessing.
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  • Your blessing.Your blessing.
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  • Your blessing.We praise You
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  • How will I know
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  • How will I knowif it was a success?
  • 00:24:04.328 --> 00:24:05.629
  • if it was a success?Did you bring forth
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  • Did you bring forthwhat God put in you?
  • 00:24:08.699 --> 00:24:09.567
  • what God put in you?That's the definition
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  • - Hey, it really is a privilege
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  • - Hey, it really is a privilegeto share God's Word
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  • to share God's Wordwith you.
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  • with you.Thank you for joining me.
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  • Thank you for joining me.But each week,
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  • But each week,we just have a little bit
  • 00:24:17.308 --> 00:24:18.409
  • we just have a little bitof time together.
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  • of time together.And I'd love to take
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  • And I'd love to takethe conversation
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
  • 00:24:24.748 --> 00:24:25.983
  • if you wanna connecton another level,
  • 00:24:25.983 --> 00:24:26.517
  • on another level,you can call
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  • 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.
  • 00:24:31.455 --> 00:24:32.323
  • from today's message.We'll make them available
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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.
  • 00:24:35.025 --> 00:24:36.060
  • of any amount to the ministry.But I wanna tell you
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  • But I wanna tell youabout something else too.
  • 00:24:37.361 --> 00:24:40.264
  • 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,
  • 00:24:43.200 --> 00:24:44.635
  • from Elevation Church,the church where I pastor.
  • 00:24:44.635 --> 00:24:46.070
  • 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
  • 00:24:50.007 --> 00:24:50.941
  • experience the ministry liveas it happens.
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  • as it happens.And what's even better,
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  • with a community of people
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  • with a community of peoplefrom all over the world.
  • 00:24:55.579 --> 00:24:57.081
  • from all over the world.We call it eFam.
  • 00:24:57.081 --> 00:24:58.148
  • 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
  • 00:25:02.486 --> 00:25:03.621
  • But it's just our wayto connect with you
  • 00:25:03.621 --> 00:25:05.389
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
  • 00:25:05.389 --> 00:25:07.024
  • 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.
  • 00:25:08.259 --> 00:25:09.593
  • 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.
  • 00:25:32.883 --> 00:25:33.851
  • than I was yesterday.I'm better than those jokers
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  • I'm better than those jokerswho are still snoozing
  • 00:25:34.818 --> 00:25:36.921
  • 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
  • 00:25:45.195 --> 00:25:47.898
  • 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.
  • 00:25:51.001 --> 00:25:53.604
  • half my age.What am I actually running for?
  • 00:25:53.604 --> 00:25:54.572
  • 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
  • 00:25:55.372 --> 00:25:58.776
  • for something that I'm noteven close to being best at?
  • 00:25:58.776 --> 00:26:01.245
  • 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
  • 00:26:20.965 --> 00:26:21.999
  • - Maybe this is whateveryone feels like
  • 00:26:21.999 --> 00:26:24.501
  • 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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  • - ♪ One word ♪
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  • - ♪ One word ♪♪ From You ♪
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  • ♪ From You ♪♪ Things change ♪
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  • ♪ Things change ♪♪ On Your authority ♪
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  • ♪ On Your authority ♪♪ Your word ♪
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  • ♪ Your word ♪♪ Is true ♪
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  • ♪ Is true ♪♪ Things change ♪
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  • ♪ Things change ♪♪ On Your authority ♪
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  • ♪ On Your authority ♪♪ One word ♪
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  • ♪ One word ♪♪ From You ♪
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  • ♪ From You ♪♪ Things change ♪
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