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You've Got A Lot Part 1

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October 14, 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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You've Got A Lot 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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  • - This passage
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  • - This passagemay be familiar to you
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  • may be familiar to youas the Parable of the Talents.
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  • as the Parable of the Talents.It's pretty well-known.
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  • It's pretty well-known.Pretty well-known passage.
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  • Pretty well-known passage.I was so excited
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  • I was so excitedwhen God gave me permission
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  • when God gave me permissionto preach it.
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  • to preach it.I have to feel a Scripture
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  • I have to feel a Scriptureto preach it.
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  • to preach it.I don't have to feel it
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  • I don't have to feel itfor it to be true,
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  • for it to be true,but I have to have
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  • but I have to havea personal connection
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  • a personal connectionto preach it with integrity.
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  • to preach it with integrity.And so,
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  • And so,when I saw this this week,
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  • when I saw this this week,I was like, "Oh, let's go."
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  • I was like, "Oh, let's go."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]"Let's go."
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  • "Let's go."Because I love it.
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  • of course,
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  • of course,has a confluence
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  • has a confluenceof the practical application
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  • of the practical applicationfor our lives
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  • for our livesas well as theological construct
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  • as well as theological constructto help us understand God.
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  • to help us understand God.So, it really addresses
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  • And the Kingdom of God
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  • And the Kingdom of Godis always concerned
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  • is always concernednot only with eternity
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  • not only with eternitybut with groceries, migraines.
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  • but with groceries, migraines.The Kingdom of God
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  • The Kingdom of Godis concerned with grades
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  • is concerned with gradesand scholarships.
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  • and scholarships.And the things that you
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  • And the things that youreally care about,
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  • really care about,God cares about too.
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  • God cares about too.So, we might be surprised
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  • So, we might be surprisedto see God presented
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  • to see God presentedin this light.
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  • in this light.For all of us who only
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  • For all of us who onlythink of Him as being a God
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  • think of Him as being a Godwho focuses on peace,
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  • who focuses on peace,He speaks here in this parable
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  • He speaks here in this parableabout profit.
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  • about profit.Not prophet like,
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  • Not prophet like,"I'm a prophet."
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  • "I'm a prophet."Not that kind of prophet.
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  • Not that kind of prophet.Not with the p-h.
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  • Not with the p-h.Profit like money.
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  • Profit like money.But He's using it
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  • But He's using itfor an illustration to get us
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  • for an illustration to get usto think about something deeper.
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  • to think about something deeper.So, that's how a parable works.
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  • So, that's how a parable works.And in this parable,
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  • And in this parable,I wanna just read
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  • I wanna just readthe whole thing to you
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  • the whole thing to youand you just relax.
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  • and you just relax.I know you probably
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  • I know you probablyheard it before.
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  • heard it before.Let's just go over it again
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  • Let's just go over it againto cover old ground.
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  • to cover old ground.But when I read it this time,
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  • But when I read it this time,I'm gonna say it --
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  • I'm gonna say it --I'm gonna say it
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  • I'm gonna say ita little bit differently
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  • a little bit differentlyjust to help us see
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  • to illuminate today.
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  • to illuminate today."Again, it would be,"
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  • "Again, it would be,"Matthew 25:14,
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  • Matthew 25:14,"like a man."
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  • "like a man."So, when He says, "It will be,"
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  • So, when He says, "It will be,"He's talking about
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  • He's talking aboutthe Kingdom of God.
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  • the Kingdom of God.It's a succession of parables
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  • It's a succession of parableswhere He's talking about
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  • where He's talking aboutthe importance
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  • the importanceof being prepared.
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  • of being prepared."It will be" --
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  • "It will be" --The Kingdom of God,
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  • The Kingdom of God,"will be" --
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  • "will be" --Because you can't see it.
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  • Because you can't see it.So, I've gotta tell you
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  • So, I've gotta tell youwhat it's like.
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  • what it's like."It's like a man
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  • "It's like a manwho is going on a journey,
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  • who is going on a journey,who called his servants
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  • who called his servantsand entrusted
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  • and entrustedhis wealth to them.
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  • his wealth to them.To one He gave
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  • To one He gavefive bags of gold,
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  • five bags of gold,to another two bags,
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  • to another two bags,and to another one bag."
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  • they use the word "talent"
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  • they use the word "talent"which is a weight.
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  • which is a weight.It's a measuring weight.
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  • It's a measuring weight.So, a talent.
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  • So, a talent.Not meaning like a gift
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  • Not meaning like a giftand ability.
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  • and ability.Now, in the 13th century,
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  • Now, in the 13th century,our English concept
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  • our English conceptthat came from the Latin concept
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  • that came from the Latin conceptof talent was derived from this.
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  • of talent was derived from this.But here, it is
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  • But here, it isa measurement of weight.
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  • a measurement of weight.So, when it says
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  • So, when it says"bags of gold,"
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  • "bags of gold,"they're kind of --
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  • they're kind of --The translators here
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  • The translators hereare giving us an image
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  • are giving us an imageof what the talent
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  • of what the talentwould be like.
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  • would be like.He says "Five bags of gold,"
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  • He says "Five bags of gold,"or five talents.
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  • or five talents."Two bags of gold,"
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  • "Two bags of gold,"two talents.
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  • two talents."One bag of gold,"
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  • "One bag of gold,"one talent.
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  • and let's keep reading.
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  • and let's keep reading."The man who had received
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  • "The man who had receivedfive bags of gold,"
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  • five bags of gold,"Matthew 25:16,
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  • Matthew 25:16,"went at once
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  • "went at onceand put his money to work
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  • and put his money to workand gained five bags more.
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  • and gained five bags more.So also, the one
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  • So also, the onewith two bags of gold
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  • with two bags of goldgained two more.
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  • gained two more.But the man who had
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  • But the man who hadreceived one bag went off,
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  • received one bag went off,dug a hole in the ground
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  • dug a hole in the groundand hid his master's money.
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  • and hid his master's money.After a long time
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  • After a long timethe master of those servants
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  • the master of those servantsreturned and settled accounts
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  • returned and settled accountswith them.
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  • with them.The man who had received
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  • The man who had receivedfive bags of gold
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  • five bags of goldbrought the other five.
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  • brought the other five.'Master,' he said,
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  • 'Master,' he said,'you entrusted me
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  • 'you entrusted mewith five bags of gold.
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  • with five bags of gold.See, I have gained five more.'"
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  • See, I have gained five more.'"Show-off.
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  • Show-off.But his master
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  • But his masterwasn't mad about it.
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  • wasn't mad about it.He was proud of him.
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  • He was proud of him.He did what he was
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  • He did what he wassupposed to do.
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  • supposed to do."His master replied,
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  • "His master replied,'Well done,
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  • 'Well done,good and faithful servant!
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  • good and faithful servant!You've been faithful
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  • You've been faithfulwith a few things;'"
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  • with a few things;'"few things.
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  • few things."'I'll put you in charge
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  • "'I'll put you in chargeof many things.
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  • of many things.Come and share
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  • Come and shareyour master's happiness!'
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  • your master's happiness!'The man with two
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  • The man with twobags of gold also came.
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  • bags of gold also came.'Master,' he said,
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  • 'Master,' he said,'you entrusted me
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  • 'you entrusted mewith two bags of gold;
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  • with two bags of gold;see, I have gained two more.'
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  • see, I have gained two more.'His master replied,
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  • His master replied,'Well done,
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  • 'Well done,good and faithful servant!
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  • good and faithful servant!You have been faithful
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  • You have been faithfulwith a few things;
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  • with a few things;I will put you in charge
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  • I will put you in chargeof many things.
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  • of many things.Come and share
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  • Come and shareyour master's happiness!'
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  • your master's happiness!'Then the man who had received
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  • Then the man who had receivedone bag of gold came.
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  • one bag of gold came.'Master,' he said,
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  • 'Master,' he said,'I knew that you were
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  • 'I knew that you werea hard man,
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  • a hard man,harvesting where you
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  • harvesting where youhave not sown
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  • have not sownand gathering where you
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  • and gathering where youhave not scattered seed.'"
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  • have not scattered seed.'"This is a weird way
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  • This is a weird wayto suck up to the boss.
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  • to suck up to the boss.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]"'So, I was afraid.
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  • "'So, I was afraid.Went out and hid your gold
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  • Went out and hid your goldin the ground.'"
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  • in the ground.'"I wonder what gold
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  • I wonder what goldis in the ground because of fear
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  • is in the ground because of fearin this room today.
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  • in this room today.- CONGREGATION: Wow.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.- And as I pose that question,
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  • - And as I pose that question,I want us to consider
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  • I want us to considerthe master's reaction.
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  • the master's reaction.He said,
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  • He said,"Here is what belongs to you."
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  • "Here is what belongs to you.""And his master replied,
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  • "And his master replied,'You wicked, lazy servant!'"
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  • 'You wicked, lazy servant!'"Yikes, Jesus.
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  • Yikes, Jesus.This is what God is like?
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  • This is what God is like?"So, you knew
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  • "So, you knewthat I harvest
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  • that I harvestwhere I have not sown
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  • where I have not sownand gather where I have not
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  • and gather where I have notscattered seed?
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  • scattered seed?Well then, you should've put
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  • Well then, you should've putmy money on deposit
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  • my money on depositwith the bankers,
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  • with the bankers,so that when I returned
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  • so that when I returnedI would've received it back
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  • I would've received it backwith interest."
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  • with interest."And let's stop
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  • And let's stopwith these verses.
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  • with these verses.Matthew 25:28.
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  • Matthew 25:28."So take the bag of gold
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  • "So take the bag of goldfrom him and give it
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  • from him and give itto the one who has ten bags.
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  • to the one who has ten bags.For whoever has
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  • For whoever haswill be given more,
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  • will be given more,and they will have an abundance.
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  • and they will have an abundance.Whoever does not have,
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  • Whoever does not have,even what they have
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  • even what they havewill be taken from them.
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  • will be taken from them.And throw that worthless
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  • And throw that worthlessservant outside,
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  • servant outside,into the darkness,
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  • into the darkness,where there will be weeping
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  • where there will be weepingand gnashing of teeth."
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  • Pastor Steven."
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  • Pastor Steven."I'm just reading the Bible
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  • Now, since y'all didn't like
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  • let me back up to Matthew 25:28.
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  • let me back up to Matthew 25:28."Take the bag of gold from him
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  • "Take the bag of gold from himand give it to the one
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  • I'mma give you
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  • I'mma give youtwo titles for this message
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  • two titles for this messageand you can choose
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  • and you can choosethe one you like better.
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  • the one you like better.If you are a churchy person
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  • If you are a churchy personwith a lot
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  • this sermon is called,
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  • this sermon is called,"The Kingdom Secrets
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  • If you like your sermons
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  • If you like your sermonsa little edgier,
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  • a little edgier,I wanna call this message,
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  • Let's do it.
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  • I had a dream last night
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  • that I didn't really
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  • figure out why I had it
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  • working its way
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  • working its wayinto my subconscious.
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  • into my subconscious.In the dream, Chunx,
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  • In the dream, Chunx,we were sitting around the table
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  • we were sitting around the tableat the Levine Senior Center.
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  • at the Levine Senior Center.One of the first places
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  • One of the first placesour church met.
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  • our church met.I say one of the first places
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  • I say one of the first placesbecause the first place we met
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  • because the first place we metwas in me and Holly's home
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  • was in me and Holly's homeon Dellwood Drive
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  • on Dellwood Drivein Shelby, North Carolina.
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  • in Shelby, North Carolina.And then we would meet
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  • And then we would meetat Chunx and Amy's house
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  • at Chunx and Amy's housethe next week.
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  • the next week.So, we were a multi-site church
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  • "One church, two locations"
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  • "One church, two locations"we used to like to say.
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  • we used to like to say.But it was only four of us.
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  • But it was only four of us.By this point,
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  • By this point,in the dream
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  • in the dreamthat I was dreaming,
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  • that I was dreaming,we were sitting
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  • we were sittingaround the table.
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  • around the table.And, you know,
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  • And, you know,dreams are weird,
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  • dreams are weird,so it wasn't the same people
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  • so it wasn't the same peopleat the table in the dream,
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  • at the table in the dream,but it brought me back
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  • but it brought me backto that moment in time
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  • to that moment in timewhere I called a meeting
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  • where I called a meetingto tell our staff at the time --
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  • to tell our staff at the time --I called them staff
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  • I called them staffeven though I wasn't
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  • even though I wasn'tpaying them a dime.
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  • paying them a dime.[Laughs]
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  • [Laughs]I just started
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  • I just startedcalling them staff.
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  • calling them staff.But I called them
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  • But I called themall together to say,
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  • all together to say,"We need to decide
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  • "We need to decidewhen we're gonna go
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  • when we're gonna goto two services."
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  • to two services."And half the room
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  • And half the roomstarted telling me reasons
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  • started telling me reasonsthat we shouldn't go
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  • that we shouldn't goto two services.
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  • to two services.We'll need double volunteers.
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  • We'll need double volunteers.We'll need to stay there later
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  • We'll need to stay there laterand tear down,
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  • and tear down,and we have to be out
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  • and we have to be outby this time.
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  • by this time.And there were about
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  • And there were aboutfive reasons.
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  • five reasons.So, I stopped
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  • So, I stoppedand re-started the meeting.
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  • and re-started the meeting.Now, sometimes you have
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  • Now, sometimes you haveto re-start a meeting
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  • to re-start a meetingand clarify what you
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  • and clarify what youmeant to say as a leader.
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  • meant to say as a leader.And I apologized to those
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  • And I apologized to thosein attendance, and said,
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  • in attendance, and said,"I ask for forgiveness.
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  • "I ask for forgiveness.I was a little unclear
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  • I was a little unclearwhen I started.
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  • "This is my bad.
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  • "This is my bad.I phrased it as a question."
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  • I phrased it as a question."You know that --
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  • You know that --"Take that question mark.
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  • "Take that question mark.Delete it.
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  • Delete it.I wasn't asking
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  • I wasn't askingif we're going to two services.
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  • if we're going to two services.We are going to two services.
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  • We are going to two services.I'm just trying to figure out
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  • I'm just trying to figure outJune or July.
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  • Today, this ministry
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  • Today, this ministryis reaching, not only
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  • is reaching, not onlythrough two services
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  • through two servicesor three services
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  • or three servicesat Ballantyne where I preach,
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  • at Ballantyne where I preach,or two campuses,
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  • or two campuses,or three campuses,
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  • or three campuses,but 20 different
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  • but 20 differentphysical locations
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  • physical locationsmeeting not just in the state
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  • meeting not just in the stateof North Carolina,
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  • of North Carolina,but meeting in far-flung lands
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  • but meeting in far-flung landslike Winston Salem.
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  • like Winston Salem.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Roanoke, Virginia,
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  • Roanoke, Virginia,Toronto, Canada,
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  • Toronto, Canada,Melbourne, Florida,
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  • Melbourne, Florida,Orlando, Florida.
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  • Orlando, Florida.And then they have this thing
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  • And then they have this thingcalled the Internet.
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  • called the Internet.That takes the message
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  • And we were talking about
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  • And we were talking abouttwo services.
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  • two services."I don't know if we should
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  • "I don't know if we shouldgo to two services.
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  • go to two services.That's kind of --
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  • That's kind of --that's crazy."
  • 00:10:06.157 --> 00:10:07.726
  • that's crazy."[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Now, I wanna ask you a question.
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  • - Maybe I shouldn't ask you.
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  • - Maybe I shouldn't ask you.Maybe I should ask somebody
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  • Maybe I should ask somebodywho this ministry
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  • who this ministryis helping them get through
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  • is helping them get througha very, very difficult,
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  • a very, very difficult,painful divorce, or separation,
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  • painful divorce, or separation,or custody battle,
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  • or custody battle,or maybe this ministry
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  • or maybe this ministryis helping them
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  • is helping themkeep breathing while they're
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  • keep breathing while they'refighting addiction.
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  • fighting addiction.Or maybe it's helping them
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  • Or maybe it's helping themkeep living a little bit
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  • keep living a little biteven though they have
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  • even though they havesome health problems.
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  • some health problems.Maybe I should ask them.
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  • Maybe I should ask them.[Applauding]
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  • [Applauding]Or maybe their kids
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  • Or maybe their kidsare interested in God again
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  • What if we didn't double?
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  • What if we didn't double?You know,
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  • You know,there's a popular misconception
  • 00:10:50.468 --> 00:10:51.770
  • there's a popular misconceptionthat you are stuck
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  • - And so what we typically do,
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  • - And so what we typically do,if we're left to our own
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  • if we're left to our ownnatural, calculative devices,
  • 00:11:02.981 --> 00:11:04.749
  • natural, calculative devices,is to take whatever we think
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  • is to take whatever we thinkwe've been given.
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  • we've been given.In the text,
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  • In the text,there's three different
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  • And I even love the phrase --
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  • And I even love the phrase --if I can mind this a little bit
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  • it says that the kingdom
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  • it says that the kingdomis like a man
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  • is like a manwho went for a journey --
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  • who went for a journey --This represents Jesus
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  • This represents Jesusno longer being
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  • no longer beingphysically present.
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  • physically present.Or as we called it last week,
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  • Or as we called it last week,when He ghosted His disciples.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yes.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Yes.- And when He left
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  • - And when He leftHis Spirit with them,
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  • His Spirit with them,but He didn't leave them,
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  • but He didn't leave them,but He changed the way
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  • but He changed the wayHe related to them.
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  • He related to them.So now, the Kingdom of God
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  • The phrase here is
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  • The phrase here is"He entrusted His wealth
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  • "He entrusted His wealthto them."
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  • to them."I just kept reading that
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  • I just kept reading thatover and over this week.
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  • over and over this week."He entrusted his wealth
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  • "He entrusted his wealthto them."
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  • to them."And I knew it wasn't
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  • And I knew it wasn'tabout money.
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  • about money.I knew it was a parable
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  • physical representation
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  • physical representationof something spiritual.
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  • of something spiritual.And I realized again
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  • And I realized againthe scandal of the thought
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  • the scandal of the thoughtthat the master gave something
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  • that the master gave somethingto the servant --
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  • to the servant --that the master gave something
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  • that the master gave somethingto the servant
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  • to the servantand that he trusted the servant.
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  • and that he trusted the servant.Now, you will hear
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  • Now, you will heara lot of sermons
  • 00:12:15.487 --> 00:12:19.657
  • a lot of sermonsabout trusting God.
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  • about trusting God.Is it possible
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  • Is it possiblethat God trusts you
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  • - CONGREGATION: Wow.
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  • - Can we say this?
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  • - Can we say this?God trusts me?
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  • God trusts me?Sure He does.
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  • Sure He does.He trusted you with something.
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  • He trusted you with something.He trusted you.
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  • He trusted you.If you live to be 71 --
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  • If you live to be 71 --I'm not sure if you will
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  • I'm not sure if you willif you keep on staying up late
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  • if you keep on staying up latelike you are
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  • like you areand running yourself ragged.
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  • and running yourself ragged.But if you live to 71,
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  • But if you live to 71,you will take, over the course
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  • you will take, over the courseof your lifetime,
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  • of your lifetime,somewhere close to,
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  • somewhere close to,you ready for this,
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  • I googled that
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  • I googled thatbecause I thought sometimes,
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  • because I thought sometimes,we think we don't have much.
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  • we think we don't have much.And really, to put this text
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  • And really, to put this textin context brings forth
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  • in context brings forththe revelation of it.
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  • the revelation of it.Touch somebody,
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  • Touch somebody,say "Flip the bag."
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  • say "Flip the bag."- CONGREGATION: Flip the bag.
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  • - CONGREGATION: Flip the bag.- I don't mean by that
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  • - I don't mean by thatwhat Quavo meant by it.
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  • what Quavo meant by it.I don't know what bag
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  • I don't know what baghe was talking about.
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  • he was talking about.I'm talking about --
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  • I'm talking about --I wanna clarify that.
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  • I wanna clarify that.I'm talking about --
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  • I'm talking about --I'm talking about the bag
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  • I'm talking about the bagthat God gave you.
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  • that God gave you.Now, I tend to think on a scale
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  • Now, I tend to think on a scaleof one to ten.
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  • of one to ten.And it's interesting
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  • And it's interestingin the passage
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  • in the passagethat by the time it gets done,
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  • that by the time it gets done,one who started with five bags
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  • one who started with five bagshas ten.
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  • has ten.That's double.
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  • That's double.One who started with two bags
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  • One who started with two bagshas four.
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  • has four.That's double.
  • 00:13:41.272 --> 00:13:43.341
  • That's double.One who started with one bag
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  • One who started with one baghas one.
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  • has one.That's not double.
  • 00:13:45.443 --> 00:13:47.045
  • That's not double.Instead of being proud
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  • Instead of being proudof the man who had the wisdom
  • 00:13:48.880 --> 00:13:50.782
  • of the man who had the wisdomto put the money somewhere safe,
  • 00:13:50.782 --> 00:13:52.250
  • to put the money somewhere safe,the master rebuked him
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:55.453
  • the master rebuked himbecause it was not his to hide.
  • 00:13:55.453 --> 00:13:56.187
  • because it was not his to hide.I need to preach
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  • I need to preachan anointed word for somebody
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  • an anointed word for somebodywho has a gift inside of you.
  • 00:14:00.558 --> 00:14:02.827
  • who has a gift inside of you.It's not yours to hide.
  • 00:14:02.827 --> 00:14:04.896
  • It's not yours to hide.So, you don't get to tell God
  • 00:14:04.896 --> 00:14:07.065
  • So, you don't get to tell Godwhat you will or won't do
  • 00:14:07.065 --> 00:14:10.134
  • what you will or won't dowith the 750 million breaths
  • 00:14:10.134 --> 00:14:11.502
  • with the 750 million breathsthat He gave you.
  • 00:14:11.502 --> 00:14:13.738
  • that He gave you.In fact, the Scripture says,
  • 00:14:13.738 --> 00:14:16.441
  • In fact, the Scripture says,"Let everything that has breath
  • 00:14:16.441 --> 00:14:18.042
  • "Let everything that has breathpraise the Lord."
  • 00:14:18.042 --> 00:14:20.078
  • praise the Lord."Because He put it in you,
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  • Because He put it in you,it is only right
  • 00:14:21.546 --> 00:14:23.381
  • it is only rightthat you utilize the breath
  • 00:14:23.381 --> 00:14:24.449
  • that you utilize the breaththat He gave you
  • 00:14:24.449 --> 00:14:25.817
  • that He gave youto serve the giver
  • 00:14:25.817 --> 00:14:26.818
  • to serve the giverwho gave you the gift
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  • He entrusted them
  • 00:14:34.325 --> 00:14:35.226
  • He entrusted themwith His wealth.
  • 00:14:35.226 --> 00:14:37.662
  • with His wealth.The God who speaks oceans
  • 00:14:37.662 --> 00:14:39.998
  • The God who speaks oceanswith a syllable of His Word.
  • 00:14:39.998 --> 00:14:40.865
  • with a syllable of His Word.They separated
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  • They separatedfrom the dry land.
  • 00:14:42.300 --> 00:14:42.834
  • from the dry land.He said,
  • 00:14:42.834 --> 00:14:45.436
  • He said,"I'mma give you something.
  • 00:14:45.436 --> 00:14:46.504
  • "I'mma give you something.I'mma give you five,
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  • I'mma give you five,I'mma give you two,
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  • I'mma give you two,I'mma give you one."
  • 00:14:48.973 --> 00:14:51.042
  • I'mma give you one."And the one with one --
  • 00:14:51.042 --> 00:14:53.077
  • And the one with one --the one with one.
  • 00:14:53.077 --> 00:14:54.112
  • the one with one.I did a little research
  • 00:14:54.112 --> 00:14:55.280
  • I did a little researchthis week.
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:56.781
  • this week.I asked a few people,
  • 00:14:56.781 --> 00:14:58.016
  • I asked a few people,"You know the parable
  • 00:14:58.016 --> 00:14:59.250
  • "You know the parablewith the five bags, two bags,
  • 00:14:59.250 --> 00:14:59.884
  • with the five bags, two bags,and one bag?
  • 00:14:59.884 --> 00:15:03.254
  • and one bag?Which one are you?"
  • 00:15:03.254 --> 00:15:05.957
  • Which one are you?"Nobody said five.
  • 00:15:05.957 --> 00:15:08.593
  • Nobody said five.A few said two.
  • 00:15:08.593 --> 00:15:10.094
  • A few said two.Almost everyone I asked --
  • 00:15:10.094 --> 00:15:11.429
  • Almost everyone I asked --And it was a small sample size.
  • 00:15:11.429 --> 00:15:12.697
  • And it was a small sample size.I only asked four people.
  • 00:15:12.697 --> 00:15:14.132
  • I only asked four people.[Laughter]
  • 00:15:14.132 --> 00:15:14.766
  • [Laughter]Made it sound like
  • 00:15:14.766 --> 00:15:16.567
  • Made it sound likea Barna research poll.
  • 00:15:16.567 --> 00:15:18.469
  • a Barna research poll.It was really informal.
  • 00:15:18.469 --> 00:15:20.672
  • It was really informal.But they mostly said one.
  • 00:15:20.672 --> 00:15:21.906
  • But they mostly said one.And I get that
  • 00:15:21.906 --> 00:15:23.574
  • And I get thatbecause I have had people
  • 00:15:23.574 --> 00:15:25.777
  • because I have had peoplemisunderstand our ministry
  • 00:15:25.777 --> 00:15:26.744
  • misunderstand our ministrythat did not see
  • 00:15:26.744 --> 00:15:28.913
  • that did not seewhere we started.
  • 00:15:28.913 --> 00:15:30.415
  • where we started.Can I preach this?
  • 00:15:30.415 --> 00:15:32.116
  • Can I preach this?If you did not see
  • 00:15:32.116 --> 00:15:34.352
  • If you did not seewhere I started,
  • 00:15:34.352 --> 00:15:35.853
  • where I started,please do not judge
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  • If you didn't see
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  • kind of a one-talent man.
  • 00:15:48.166 --> 00:15:51.736
  • kind of a one-talent man.I can't fix anything.
  • 00:15:51.736 --> 00:15:52.837
  • I can't fix anything.My mom -- I don't know
  • 00:15:52.837 --> 00:15:53.604
  • My mom -- I don't knowwhat was up with this.
  • 00:15:53.604 --> 00:15:54.672
  • what was up with this.She was texting me pictures
  • 00:15:54.672 --> 00:15:55.440
  • She was texting me picturesof my 9th-grade
  • 00:15:55.440 --> 00:15:56.674
  • of my 9th-gradereport cards today
  • 00:15:56.674 --> 00:15:59.444
  • report cards todayas if to give me sermon material
  • 00:15:59.444 --> 00:15:59.844
  • as if to give me sermon materialfor the fact
  • 00:15:59.844 --> 00:16:02.080
  • for the factthat I'm a one-talent student.
  • 00:16:02.080 --> 00:16:03.081
  • that I'm a one-talent student.But the thing about was
  • 00:16:03.081 --> 00:16:04.015
  • But the thing about wasI didn't go to Harvard,
  • 00:16:04.015 --> 00:16:05.083
  • I didn't go to Harvard,I didn't go to Princeton.
  • 00:16:05.083 --> 00:16:05.750
  • I didn't go to Princeton.I didn't go to anything
  • 00:16:05.750 --> 00:16:07.251
  • I didn't go to anythinglike that.
  • 00:16:07.251 --> 00:16:09.287
  • like that.And even in preaching,
  • 00:16:09.287 --> 00:16:10.488
  • And even in preaching,a lot of times I will feel
  • 00:16:10.488 --> 00:16:11.889
  • a lot of times I will feelan insufficient vocabulary
  • 00:16:11.889 --> 00:16:14.192
  • an insufficient vocabularyto communicate the vast riches
  • 00:16:14.192 --> 00:16:16.694
  • And when I think about
  • 00:16:17.562 --> 00:16:18.396
  • And when I think abouthow to put into words
  • 00:16:18.396 --> 00:16:20.732
  • how to put into wordswhat I wanna say,
  • 00:16:20.732 --> 00:16:22.633
  • what I wanna say,the devil will try to get me
  • 00:16:22.633 --> 00:16:25.036
  • the devil will try to get meto downplay the deposit
  • 00:16:25.036 --> 00:16:25.870
  • - In order to diminish
  • 00:16:31.075 --> 00:16:33.077
  • - But I found out something.
  • 00:16:38.383 --> 00:16:39.250
  • - But I found out something.And this is what we really
  • 00:16:39.250 --> 00:16:40.018
  • And this is what we reallywanna unleash
  • 00:16:40.018 --> 00:16:42.420
  • wanna unleashon insecurity today.
  • 00:16:42.420 --> 00:16:44.222
  • on insecurity today.This is what I wanna give you
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  • It's not about how many bags
  • 00:16:50.895 --> 00:16:54.265
  • It's not about how many bagsyou start with.
  • 00:16:54.265 --> 00:16:57.268
  • you start with.It's how quick you can flip it
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  • If God speaks to you today
  • 00:17:10.415 --> 00:17:12.250
  • If God speaks to you todaythrough this message,
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:12.917
  • through this message,the very best thing
  • 00:17:12.917 --> 00:17:14.886
  • the very best thingyou can do about it
  • 00:17:14.886 --> 00:17:16.921
  • you can do about itis to flip it quick
  • 00:17:16.921 --> 00:17:17.455
  • is to flip it quickbefore the devil
  • 00:17:17.455 --> 00:17:20.291
  • before the devilsnatches it back.
  • 00:17:20.291 --> 00:17:21.893
  • snatches it back.When you come to church
  • 00:17:21.893 --> 00:17:23.327
  • When you come to churchor when you watch on YouTube,
  • 00:17:23.327 --> 00:17:23.995
  • or when you watch on YouTube,however you consume
  • 00:17:23.995 --> 00:17:24.796
  • however you consumethis message,
  • 00:17:24.796 --> 00:17:26.998
  • this message,the best thing you can do --
  • 00:17:26.998 --> 00:17:29.000
  • the best thing you can do --See, because to link
  • 00:17:29.000 --> 00:17:30.101
  • See, because to linka few parables for you,
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  • a few parables for you,in Matthew 13,
  • 00:17:31.135 --> 00:17:31.769
  • in Matthew 13,Jesus said that
  • 00:17:31.769 --> 00:17:32.603
  • Jesus said thatthe Kingdom of God
  • 00:17:32.603 --> 00:17:33.171
  • the Kingdom of Godis like a man
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  • is like a manwho scattered seed
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  • who scattered seedand some of it fell
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  • and some of it fellalong the path,
  • 00:17:36.374 --> 00:17:36.941
  • along the path,some of it fell
  • 00:17:36.941 --> 00:17:38.242
  • some of it fellon shallow ground,
  • 00:17:38.242 --> 00:17:39.043
  • on shallow ground,some of it got scorched
  • 00:17:39.043 --> 00:17:40.445
  • some of it got scorchedby the sun,
  • 00:17:40.445 --> 00:17:41.045
  • by the sun,some of it got choked
  • 00:17:41.045 --> 00:17:42.146
  • some of it got chokedby the thorns,
  • 00:17:42.146 --> 00:17:42.814
  • by the thorns,some of it fell
  • 00:17:42.814 --> 00:17:43.681
  • some of it fellon good ground.
  • 00:17:43.681 --> 00:17:44.816
  • on good ground.But it said that some of it
  • 00:17:44.816 --> 00:17:47.585
  • But it said that some of itimmediately got snatched.
  • 00:17:47.585 --> 00:17:48.519
  • immediately got snatched.Now, hold that thought
  • 00:17:48.519 --> 00:17:49.320
  • Now, hold that thoughtof all the times
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  • of all the timesthat God has spoken to you
  • 00:17:50.655 --> 00:17:53.291
  • that God has spoken to youand distractions snatched it.
  • 00:17:53.291 --> 00:17:56.094
  • and distractions snatched it.Or a confrontation snatched it,
  • 00:17:56.094 --> 00:17:56.894
  • Or a confrontation snatched it,or a fight in the car
  • 00:17:56.894 --> 00:17:58.863
  • or a fight in the caron the way home snatched it,
  • 00:17:58.863 --> 00:18:01.666
  • on the way home snatched it,or just the next thing
  • 00:18:01.666 --> 00:18:03.201
  • or just the next thingthat you have to do
  • 00:18:03.201 --> 00:18:04.302
  • that you have to dosnatched it,
  • 00:18:04.302 --> 00:18:05.169
  • snatched it,or a text message
  • 00:18:05.169 --> 00:18:06.170
  • or a text messagecoming through while I'm --
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:06.737
  • coming through while I'm --you're trying to read
  • 00:18:06.737 --> 00:18:08.372
  • you're trying to readon your Bible App snatched it
  • 00:18:08.372 --> 00:18:09.373
  • on your Bible App snatched itand got you in another place.
  • 00:18:09.373 --> 00:18:10.708
  • and got you in another place.Now, think about that
  • 00:18:10.708 --> 00:18:11.642
  • Now, think about thatand let's read again.
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  • and let's read again.Give them Matthew 25.
  • 00:18:13.277 --> 00:18:14.245
  • Give them Matthew 25.I'm so full tonight, y'all.
  • 00:18:14.245 --> 00:18:14.879
  • I'm so full tonight, y'all.I don't know how I'mma
  • 00:18:14.879 --> 00:18:15.780
  • I don't know how I'mmaget this all out.
  • 00:18:15.780 --> 00:18:17.882
  • a man going on a journey.
  • 00:18:18.950 --> 00:18:20.118
  • a man going on a journey.And it said,
  • 00:18:20.118 --> 00:18:21.452
  • And it said,"When he went on his journey,
  • 00:18:21.452 --> 00:18:23.020
  • "When he went on his journey,the man," Matthew 25:16,
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:23.754
  • the man," Matthew 25:16,"who had received
  • 00:18:23.754 --> 00:18:27.692
  • "who had receivedfive bags of gold went at once
  • 00:18:27.692 --> 00:18:30.428
  • five bags of gold went at onceand put his money to work."
  • 00:18:30.428 --> 00:18:30.795
  • and put his money to work."You know,
  • 00:18:30.795 --> 00:18:31.496
  • You know,and it doesn't say that
  • 00:18:31.496 --> 00:18:34.732
  • Doesn't say that
  • 00:18:35.333 --> 00:18:37.468
  • Doesn't say thathe went at once.
  • 00:18:37.468 --> 00:18:37.902
  • he went at once.I never noticed
  • 00:18:37.902 --> 00:18:38.870
  • I never noticedit said "at once,"
  • 00:18:38.870 --> 00:18:40.938
  • it said "at once,"but I think it's very important
  • 00:18:40.938 --> 00:18:41.606
  • but I think it's very importantfor what becomes
  • 00:18:41.606 --> 00:18:43.441
  • for what becomesof what God speaks into our life
  • 00:18:43.441 --> 00:18:45.176
  • of what God speaks into our lifeand what God does.
  • 00:18:45.176 --> 00:18:46.911
  • and what God does.If I preach today
  • 00:18:46.911 --> 00:18:47.745
  • If I preach todayand before you go
  • 00:18:47.745 --> 00:18:49.247
  • and before you goto sleep tonight
  • 00:18:49.247 --> 00:18:51.082
  • to sleep tonightyou share with somebody --
  • 00:18:51.082 --> 00:18:51.649
  • If you share that
  • 00:18:55.520 --> 00:18:58.489
  • If you share thatbefore I even get done
  • 00:18:58.489 --> 00:18:59.357
  • before I even get donesaying this message --
  • 00:18:59.357 --> 00:19:01.025
  • saying this message --If you're already thinking,
  • 00:19:01.025 --> 00:19:02.927
  • If you're already thinking,"Wow, I could share that
  • 00:19:02.927 --> 00:19:04.829
  • "Wow, I could share thatwith someone,"
  • 00:19:04.829 --> 00:19:05.730
  • with someone,"what that does,
  • 00:19:05.730 --> 00:19:06.531
  • what that does,you take the word
  • 00:19:06.531 --> 00:19:08.266
  • you take the wordthat you were given,
  • 00:19:08.266 --> 00:19:11.068
  • that you were given,you multiply it so quickly
  • 00:19:11.068 --> 00:19:13.304
  • you multiply it so quicklybefore the enemy can snatch it,
  • 00:19:13.304 --> 00:19:14.705
  • before the enemy can snatch it,and it begins to bear fruit
  • 00:19:14.705 --> 00:19:16.440
  • and it begins to bear fruitin your life
  • 00:19:16.440 --> 00:19:19.076
  • in your lifebecause you treat it as seed.
  • 00:19:19.076 --> 00:19:21.546
  • because you treat it as seed.When you treat the Word as seed
  • 00:19:21.546 --> 00:19:22.914
  • When you treat the Word as seedand you invest it back
  • 00:19:22.914 --> 00:19:24.549
  • and you invest it backeither through sharing it
  • 00:19:24.549 --> 00:19:25.183
  • either through sharing itwith someone else
  • 00:19:25.183 --> 00:19:26.450
  • with someone elseor acting on it --
  • 00:19:26.450 --> 00:19:27.218
  • or acting on it --You know, you got to act
  • 00:19:27.218 --> 00:19:28.719
  • You know, you got to acton what God gives you
  • 00:19:28.719 --> 00:19:29.687
  • on what God gives youbefore you talk yourself
  • 00:19:29.687 --> 00:19:31.889
  • before you talk yourselfout of it.
  • 00:19:31.889 --> 00:19:33.291
  • out of it.You got to act on it.
  • 00:19:33.291 --> 00:19:34.926
  • You got to act on it.There will be no amount of notes
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  • There will be no amount of notesthat you can take
  • 00:19:35.693 --> 00:19:38.029
  • that you can takefrom a sermon that will give you
  • 00:19:38.029 --> 00:19:40.398
  • from a sermon that will give youthe victory in your life.
  • 00:19:40.398 --> 00:19:41.432
  • the victory in your life.There will be no amount --
  • 00:19:41.432 --> 00:19:43.668
  • There will be no amount --It is when you flip it.
  • 00:19:43.668 --> 00:19:45.603
  • It is when you flip it.That is to convert it
  • 00:19:45.603 --> 00:19:48.606
  • That is to convert itfrom word form into flesh form.
  • 00:19:48.606 --> 00:19:49.707
  • from word form into flesh form.There are so many things
  • 00:19:49.707 --> 00:19:51.709
  • There are so many thingsthat God has spoken to you
  • 00:19:51.709 --> 00:19:52.910
  • that God has spoken to youthat got snatched
  • 00:19:52.910 --> 00:19:54.245
  • that got snatchedbefore they ever did
  • 00:19:54.245 --> 00:19:56.714
  • before they ever didwhat they were intended to do.
  • 00:19:56.714 --> 00:19:58.216
  • what they were intended to do.So, here's the principle.
  • 00:19:58.216 --> 00:19:59.617
  • So, here's the principle.It is not how many sermons
  • 00:19:59.617 --> 00:20:01.285
  • It is not how many sermonsyou hear that determines
  • 00:20:01.285 --> 00:20:03.221
  • you hear that determineshow much you grow.
  • 00:20:03.221 --> 00:20:03.955
  • how much you grow.Some people are
  • 00:20:03.955 --> 00:20:05.556
  • Professional Bible-highlighters.
  • 00:20:13.497 --> 00:20:14.298
  • Professional Bible-highlighters.You should see
  • 00:20:14.298 --> 00:20:15.733
  • You should seetheir highlighter ray.
  • 00:20:15.733 --> 00:20:17.134
  • their highlighter ray.They got 48 flavors
  • 00:20:17.134 --> 00:20:18.269
  • They got 48 flavorsof highlighter.
  • 00:20:18.269 --> 00:20:19.036
  • of highlighter.They got blueberry
  • 00:20:19.036 --> 00:20:21.005
  • They got blueberryscented highlights.
  • 00:20:21.005 --> 00:20:21.706
  • scented highlights.You know?
  • 00:20:21.706 --> 00:20:24.342
  • You know?But it is not --
  • 00:20:24.342 --> 00:20:27.411
  • But it is not --It is not the amount of bags
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  • It is not the amount of bagsthat I get.
  • 00:20:31.148 --> 00:20:31.916
  • that I get.That's why you can see
  • 00:20:31.916 --> 00:20:34.085
  • That's why you can seea professional athlete
  • 00:20:34.085 --> 00:20:35.586
  • a professional athleteor a musician end up broke
  • 00:20:35.586 --> 00:20:37.955
  • or a musician end up brokeafter making millions.
  • 00:20:37.955 --> 00:20:39.790
  • after making millions.You're like, "Well dang, man.
  • 00:20:39.790 --> 00:20:42.660
  • You're like, "Well dang, man.I mean, you serious right now?
  • 00:20:42.660 --> 00:20:44.662
  • I mean, you serious right now?That guy is broke?
  • 00:20:44.662 --> 00:20:46.163
  • That guy is broke?That guy made $23 million
  • 00:20:46.163 --> 00:20:47.265
  • That guy made $23 millionwhen he was 19."
  • 00:20:47.265 --> 00:20:47.865
  • when he was 19."Yeah.
  • 00:20:47.865 --> 00:20:49.433
  • Yeah.If you would've made $23 million
  • 00:20:49.433 --> 00:20:50.401
  • If you would've made $23 millionwhen you were 19,
  • 00:20:50.401 --> 00:20:51.769
  • when you were 19,you'd be dead with your dumb,
  • 00:20:51.769 --> 00:20:52.837
  • you'd be dead with your dumb,foolish self.
  • 00:20:52.837 --> 00:20:54.372
  • foolish self.You would've killed yourself.
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  • So, I start thinking --
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  • So, I start thinking --Y'all all right,
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  • Y'all all right,[indiscernible]?
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  • [indiscernible]?Okay.
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  • Okay.Just checking on you.
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  • Just checking on you.Saturday night's different.
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  • Saturday night's different.We just talk on Saturday night.
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  • We just talk on Saturday night.It'll be polished
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  • It'll be polishedfor the sermon tomorrow.
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  • When I went through it,
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  • When I went through it,I was like, "Wow.
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  • I was like, "Wow.The one with five went at once."
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  • The one with five went at once."He flipped it quick.
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  • He flipped it quick.He flipped it quick.
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  • He flipped it quick."I'mma do it right now.
  • 00:21:24.435 --> 00:21:25.536
  • "I'mma do it right now.I'mma do it right now.
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  • I'mma do it right now.I'mma open my Bible right now.
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  • I'mma open my Bible right now.Not after I read Facebook.
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  • Not after I read Facebook.'Cause after I read Facebook
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  • 'Cause after I read Facebookfor five minutes,
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  • for five minutes,I will lose my faith
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  • I will lose my faithin humanity and God.
  • 00:21:32.043 --> 00:21:33.277
  • in humanity and God.I gotta read it right now."
  • 00:21:33.277 --> 00:21:34.478
  • I gotta read it right now."First thing when I wake up.
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  • First thing when I wake up.I gotta flip it right now.
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  • I gotta flip it right now.Right now.
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  • Right now.Right now."
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  • Right now."And when he did it at once --
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  • And when he did it at once --He went to work at once
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  • He went to work at oncebut the master stayed away
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  • but the master stayed awaya long time.
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  • a long time.So, it took time
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  • So, it took timefor it to mature,
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  • - And that's what the guy
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  • - And that's what the guywith two did.
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  • with two did.Now, the beautiful symmetry
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  • Now, the beautiful symmetryof the passage
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  • of the passageis that the man who handed
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  • is that the man who handedhis master four talents
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  • his master four talentsexperienced the same joy
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  • experienced the same joyas the man who handed him ten.
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  • as the man who handed him ten.I'm really blessed by that.
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  • I'm really blessed by that.It's not about how many bags
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  • It's not about how many bagsthey handed the master.
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  • they handed the master.It was in the process
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  • - Hey, it really is a privilege
  • 00:22:24.028 --> 00:22:24.995
  • - Hey, it really is a privilegeto share God's Word
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  • to share God's Wordwith you.
  • 00:22:25.596 --> 00:22:26.797
  • with you.Thank you for joining me.
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  • Thank you for joining me.But each week,
  • 00:22:27.465 --> 00:22:28.833
  • But each week,we just have a little bit
  • 00:22:28.833 --> 00:22:29.934
  • 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,
  • 00:22:35.539 --> 00:22:36.273
  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
  • 00:22:36.273 --> 00:22:37.508
  • if you wanna connecton another level,
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  • 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.
  • 00:22:42.980 --> 00:22:43.848
  • 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.
  • 00:22:46.550 --> 00:22:47.585
  • of any amount to the ministry.But I wanna tell you
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  • But I wanna tell youabout something else too.
  • 00:22:48.886 --> 00:22:51.789
  • about something else too.Live every single Sunday,
  • 00:22:51.789 --> 00:22:53.457
  • Live every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
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  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church,
  • 00:22:54.725 --> 00:22:56.160
  • from Elevation Church,the church where I pastor.
  • 00:22:56.160 --> 00:22:57.595
  • the church where I pastor.And so you can tune in,
  • 00:22:57.595 --> 00:22:58.562
  • And so you can tune in,worship with us,
  • 00:22:58.562 --> 00:22:59.463
  • worship with us,hear a message,
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  • hear a message,experience the ministry live
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  • experience the ministry liveas it happens.
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  • as it happens.And what's even better,
  • 00:23:03.534 --> 00:23:04.335
  • with a community of people
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  • with a community of peoplefrom all over the world.
  • 00:23:07.104 --> 00:23:08.606
  • from all over the world.We call it eFam.
  • 00:23:08.606 --> 00:23:09.673
  • 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.
  • 00:23:12.676 --> 00:23:14.011
  • of different things.But it's just our way
  • 00:23:14.011 --> 00:23:15.146
  • But it's just our wayto connect with you
  • 00:23:15.146 --> 00:23:16.914
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
  • 00:23:16.914 --> 00:23:18.549
  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you to join us
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  • I would love for you to join uslive this weekend.
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  • live this weekend.And you can go online
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  • And you can go onlinestevenfurtick.com/live.
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  • stevenfurtick.com/live.Don't forget the /live.
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  • Don't forget the /live.It will take you directly
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  • It will take you directlyto the details
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  • to the detailsand the times.
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  • and the times.So, do it now.
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  • So, do it now.Visit the website.
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  • - I like to run in the morning.
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  • - I like to run in the morning.I put in the work
  • 00:23:41.272 --> 00:23:41.906
  • 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.
  • 00:23:45.176 --> 00:23:46.143
  • than I was yesterday.I'm better than those jokers
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  • I'm better than those jokerswho are still snoozing
  • 00:23:47.111 --> 00:23:49.213
  • who are still snoozingthe morning away,
  • 00:23:49.213 --> 00:23:51.449
  • the morning away,and I'm on top of the world.
  • 00:23:51.449 --> 00:23:54.585
  • and I'm on top of the world.I was made for this.
  • 00:23:54.585 --> 00:23:57.488
  • I was made for this.And then I realize
  • 00:23:57.488 --> 00:24:00.191
  • And then I realizeI'm really just a beginner.
  • 00:24:00.191 --> 00:24:01.325
  • I'm really just a beginner.There are professional athletes
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  • There are professional athleteshalf my age.
  • 00:24:03.294 --> 00:24:05.896
  • half my age.What am I actually running for?
  • 00:24:05.896 --> 00:24:06.864
  • What am I actually running for?How can I feel chosen
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  • How can I feel chosenfor something that I'm not
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  • for something that I'm noteven close to being best at?
  • 00:24:11.068 --> 00:24:13.537
  • even close to being best at?So, am I ever worth it?
  • 00:24:13.537 --> 00:24:14.371
  • 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
  • 00:24:17.775 --> 00:24:18.909
  • in self-doubttrying to figure out
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  • trying to figure outif God chose you.
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  • if God chose you.You ought to know
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  • You ought to knowGod chose you.
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  • God chose you.You ought to believe
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  • You ought to believeGod chose you,
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  • God chose you,and you ought to go
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  • and you ought to gothrough your life
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  • through your lifewith your head held high
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  • - Maybe this is what
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  • - Maybe this is whateveryone feels like
  • 00:24:34.291 --> 00:24:36.794
  • 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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  • at Elevation Church.
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  • It doesn't matter
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  • where you call home.
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  • Becoming a part of our eFam
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  • is as simple
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  • as joining us online each week.
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  • Each weekend, we broadcast
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  • our worship experiences
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  • to thousands of people
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  • around the world.
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  • It's so simple for you to join
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  • the huge move of God
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  • that is happening
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  • through our eFam
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  • by tuning into experiences
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  • on the weekend or On Demand
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  • when it's convenient for you.
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  • When you participate,
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  • you'll experience
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  • awesome worship music,
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  • preaching, and community
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  • with people tuning in
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  • just like yourself.
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  • You can have a deeper connection
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  • by joining an eGroup
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  • and an eTeam,
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  • 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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  • Grow your faith
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  • - ♪ And for Your throne ♪
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  • - ♪ And for Your throne ♪♪ In the mystery ♪
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  • ♪ In the mystery ♪♪ That can't be known ♪
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  • ♪ That can't be known ♪♪ Lives the majesty ♪
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  • ♪ Lives the majesty ♪♪ That's Yours alone ♪
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  • ♪ That's Yours alone ♪♪ How glorious You are ♪
  • 00:26:18.495 --> 00:26:22.933
  • ♪ How glorious You are ♪♪ You are the one ♪
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  • ♪ You are the one ♪♪ Who redeems the wrongs ♪
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  • ♪ Who redeems the wrongs ♪♪ That I have done ♪
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  • ♪ That I have done ♪♪ Reigning over all ♪
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  • ♪ Reigning over all ♪♪ The days to come ♪
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  • ♪ The days to come ♪♪ How glorious You are ♪
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  • ♪ How glorious You are ♪♪ Oh magnify the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Oh magnify the Lord ♪♪ Let us exalt ♪
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  • ♪ Let us exalt ♪♪ His name together ♪
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  • ♪ His name together ♪♪ No one beside You, Lord ♪
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  • ♪ No one beside You, Lord ♪♪ Honor and praise ♪
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  • ♪ Honor and praise ♪♪ Are Yours forever ♪
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  • ♪ Are Yours forever ♪♪ Honor and praise ♪
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