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  • - God is just,
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  • he's loving and merciful
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  • in everything he does.
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  • We don't even comeclose to that,
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  • but we can learnfrom our mistakes.
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  • Let's talk aboutgiving our minds
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  • and our hearts and our souls,
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  • a spiritual checkup thatmight just change the world.
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  • Come on, join us.
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  • (gentle music)(singer vocalizing)
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  • Friends, I think,
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  • one of the thingsthat I have learned,
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  • in the course of not only mypersonal life, as a woman,
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  • who is walking the trustjourney with Jesus,
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  • but also as the voiceof the church, meaning
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  • I belong to the church.
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  • I serve the community ofbelievers at fellowship church
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  • in Antioch, California.
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  • Which is in the Bay area.
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  • But at the same time,
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  • I understand on thebroader landscape,
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  • it's not always the sameexperience across the board,
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  • across the United States.
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  • We are a multi-cultural church,
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  • with ethnicities that arenot only diverse homegrown,
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  • but also diverse becauseof international diversity.
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  • And so the voice andthe lens of the church
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  • may not always look likethat in every context.
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  • And so we have seen,
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  • and especially for me doingsome deep diving research
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  • of the voice of the church.
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  • I can see where the bridgeshave been broken down.
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  • Communication lineshave been broken down,
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  • within the voice of the church.
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  • And it began,
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  • from the 400 plusyears of history,
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  • where the church was socomplicit in its voicing.
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  • In along with the slaves thatwere on the ships en route to,
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  • from South Americato Central America,
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  • the Caribbean islands,
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  • and finally landing in the US.
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  • The polluted religion,
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  • that was brought on the shipsthrough polluted vessels,
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  • who call themselves ministers,
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  • did not have themindset nor the capacity
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  • to love their fellow man.
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  • They were preaching from abook that they called the Bible
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  • yet ripping from it,
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  • passages of scripture thatnever express the love of God
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  • to their fellow man.
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  • But instead use the scriptures
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  • and weaponize them,
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  • to enslave, to break down,
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  • to devalue our fellow man.
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  • And so, I understand thehistory of the church,
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  • and I understand wherethe church is today.
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  • And so I havewithin my own life,
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  • the context of havinga spiritual mama,
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  • Ms. Celie Mae Oldham,
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  • who not only isAfrican American,
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  • but taught me herlife experience.
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  • She grew up in Isleton,
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  • which is not too far from here,
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  • in my home city.
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  • And she taught me firsthand,
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  • what it's like towar in the spirit.
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  • To suffer at the handsof racist people.
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  • What that looks like
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  • and how thatexperience, excuse me.
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  • It has shaped,
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  • me as a woman of God.
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  • So when you begin to hear thevoices of your loved ones,
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  • when you begin to sit downin a multi- cultural church
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  • and not just sit with people
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  • and pretend you'remulti-cultural,
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  • but actually live and hear
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  • the experience ofyour fellow man.
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  • You begin to understandwhat Peter says
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  • in first Peter chapter four,
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  • where he says, "Judgmentbegins at the house of God."
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  • And right now we're inthe crossroads of that.
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  • It doesn't go fromthe ground up people.
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  • My friends on TBN, itcomes from the top down.
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  • Meaning it begins in the house.
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  • Jesus was all about diversity.
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  • And he spoke throughthe pen of Paul,
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  • James, Peter, his apostles.
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  • And he's speaking to us again
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  • and revisiting thesemoments in history
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  • where we as the church no longercan our abdicate our role,
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  • in leading the chargein seeing justice
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  • in the 21st centuryfor our fellow man.
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  • And as we are beginningto build a bridges,
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  • and I see thereflection of Kelly,
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  • who's my best friend.
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  • Yasmin Imoro .
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  • Who comes from a Muslimbackground and experience.
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  • And she came to faith in Jesus.
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  • I see friends of mine,
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  • Nico, who is the leaderof our kids' ministry.
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  • I see Quinn Kiocho,
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  • who is in an interracialrelationship from Nigeria
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  • an immigrant coming into the US.
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  • I have the grid, the landscape.
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  • I have the languageof my fellow man,
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  • whom I love and notonly whom I love,
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  • but they're my family,
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  • But Latasha,
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  • as we're kindaguiding through this,
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  • when it comes to thevoice of the church
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  • and how to build bridges
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  • and begin to not only empathize,
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  • but execute and begin todemonstrate ethnic humility.
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  • And begin to hear,
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  • lay down who we arein order to lean
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  • into someone's voiceand experience.
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  • And begin to adopt that and say,
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  • you know what,
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  • I wanna to takeownership of that.
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  • How can I help?
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  • Latasha talk to us about
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  • how we can takethese simple steps
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  • of building bridgeswhen it comes
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  • to the 21st century church?
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  • - Yeah,
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  • I think this is so importantbecause we have to realize that
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  • most of us that aregoing to church,
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  • unlike you, Dianna,
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  • a lot of these churchesare not multi-cultural.
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  • You know, are not multiethnic.
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  • A lot of our churchesare homogenous in there.
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  • They're like this by design.
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  • This is what, and weunderstand in scripture
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  • if we look at the early church,
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  • that this is notby God's design,
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  • this is by man's design.
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  • And we have tounderstand that we have,
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  • removed God from many ofour churches in this sense,
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  • as it relates to racial justice
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  • and as it relates to diversity.
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  • And this is notthe heart of God.
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  • And we have to reallyrepent of that.
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  • So a lot of this,
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  • I think some of this first steps
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  • that we have to own in this,
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  • is understanding that theinfrastructure of this,
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  • we didn't have people onthe sidelines screaming.
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  • Like I said,
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  • that this is wrong.
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  • We are supposed tobe that third place.
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  • We are supposed tobe counter-cultural.
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  • But what has happened,
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  • is the church has taken onthe systems of this world.
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  • Instead of being that voice
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  • and that reflectionof who God is.
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  • And we see this in Johnwhere it says that,
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  • "They will know you by thelove you have for one another."
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  • And so we're talkingabout unity and oneness,
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  • but not sameness.
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  • And so we have tounderstand to have unity
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  • and to have one is thisdoesn't mean sameness.
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  • So we need to understand aswe step into this conversation
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  • and we become aware thatit's our differences,
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  • that make us unique.
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  • Is our differences,
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  • that we reflect thatreflect all of God.
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  • And we need that inthe body of Christ.
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  • There's something that my Latinobrothers and sisters bring
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  • to this conversation andto our worship experience.
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  • There's something thatour indigenous community,
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  • is something that they bring
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  • as it relates to theirworship experience.
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  • And what has happened,
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  • we have silenced those voices.
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  • And we had built a theology
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  • and doctrine around justone group of people.
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  • And we have to understandthat any supremacy,
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  • outside of God'ssupremacy, is an idol.
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  • And so we must repent of that.
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  • So a part of our self-awarenessfirst means that,
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  • you know what?
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  • I didn't break it.
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  • None of us broke it.
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  • I wasn't enslaved,
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  • my ancestors were enslaved.
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  • And many of you werenot slave masters.
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  • And maybe that's the casefor some of your ancestors,
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  • but maybe it's not.
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  • But we have to understandthat in the body of Christ,
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  • that we are collective,
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  • we are connected to one another.
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  • And we say this a lot that,
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  • we sing songs about it,
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  • but do we truly believe it?
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  • You know are we horizontaland also vertical?
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  • You know, we haveto realize that,
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  • if we are all, if onepart is suffering,
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  • then we all suffer with it.
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  • If one part ofthe body rejoices,
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  • we all we do.
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  • We are connected.
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  • We are the family of God.
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  • And God's, in God'sfamily as ambassadors
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  • that we are not consideredindividuals in this.
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  • And so we have to,
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  • we can't approachthis bridge building
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  • with an individualisticmentality.
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  • We have to approach it withthe collective mentality,
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  • 'cause we understandthat through scripture,
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  • that when one tribe sinned,it impacted everybody,
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  • when nobody didn't haveanything to deal with it.
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  • And so we have tounderstand that,
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  • in a lot of this thatwe're talking about,
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  • we didn't break it,
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  • but it is our responsibilityas the body of Christ,
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  • as the collectivebody of Christ,
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  • to be a part of the repair.
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  • And when we talk about justice
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  • and we talk about righteousness,
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  • they go hand in hand.
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  • God is a God of justice
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  • and also a God of righteousness.
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  • And we're supposedto display that.
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  • But a lot of times we thinkabout justice as something that
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  • someone does to deserve or
  • 00:10:14.826 --> 00:10:16.661
  • someone didn'tdeserve or didn't get.
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  • But also,
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  • remember that justice is also
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  • a part of thisdistribution of grace also,
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  • when we're undeserving.
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  • So justice also is a part
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  • of this distributionof underserved grace.
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  • And then equity.
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  • Equity is importantto this conversation.
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  • Because equity is not,has not been applied
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  • and you cannot haveequality without equity.
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  • And we like to talkabout equality,
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  • without talking about equity.
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  • But when we look about,
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  • when we think about equity,
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  • equity is justice that goesbeyond the written law,
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  • and that's what we need.
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  • That's the grace that we need.
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  • That's the compassionthat we need.
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  • That is the movementthat we need.
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  • That is the momentumthat we need.
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  • And that is what I believe,
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  • what God is calling us to.
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  • Is to be a collective group,to create a third place
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  • that is not about thesystems of this world.
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  • The systems of thisworld is broken,
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  • but God's system isn't broken.
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  • And we have to reignitethe word of God,
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  • the true word of God,
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  • not the diluted word of God,
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  • but really understandwhat God is speaking.
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  • And especially how he'sspeaking in Eastern culture
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  • and not reading this throughour own Western cultural lens,
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  • but reading scripturethrough Eastern culture
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  • and understanding whatthe word of God is saying.
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  • And so that's importantas we build these bridges,
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  • as we step in this.
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  • This takes humility.
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  • This is hard work my friends.
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  • But let me tell you,
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  • we serve a God thatit has gone before us.
  • 00:11:58.196 --> 00:12:01.566
  • Nothing is new under the sun.
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  • - That's right.
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  • - We have been here before,
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  • but it's how we go through it.
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  • We can do this right.
  • 00:12:09.340 --> 00:12:10.708
  • And some of us,
  • 00:12:10.708 --> 00:12:11.743
  • we're gonna to have to shedsome of these ideologies
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  • and these idolsthat we've embraced.
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  • But that's whatrepentance is for.
  • 00:12:17.081 --> 00:12:18.883
  • So we need to turn to God,
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  • turn to God in this moment.
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  • - I love that so much.
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  • And I think, Tasha,
  • 00:12:25.790 --> 00:12:26.925
  • we're talking about repentance
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  • and how we can be a part of this
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  • and to be able torepent about something,
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  • you need to be aware of it.
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  • You know,
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  • it's difficult torepent for just,
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  • I just wanna repent Godfor all of the things.
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  • I don't wanna acknowledge them,
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  • but just I'm bringingthem all to you.
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  • And God's asking us to,
  • 00:12:40.738 --> 00:12:43.208
  • bring our offenses to him,
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  • so that he can cleanse usof our unrighteousness.
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  • And he promises to do that.
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  • He is a faithful God to do that.
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  • I think right now, a lot of us,
  • 00:12:52.183 --> 00:12:55.019
  • my putting myself inthis boat as well,
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  • I am not above this.
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  • Need to spend some time
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  • and really self-reflecting.
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  • Where do I need to becomeaware of my fault right now?
  • 00:13:01.659 --> 00:13:05.263
  • And you know,
  • 00:13:05.263 --> 00:13:06.497
  • like you said, Tasha,the system is broken
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  • and I didn't break thesystem, but I'm here.
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  • And so how do I need tobecome aware of how I can be a
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  • repentive sister ofthe, follower of Jesus
  • 00:13:14.472 --> 00:13:17.175
  • and how can I be a part thatcan take a part in that?
  • 00:13:17.175 --> 00:13:20.111
  • I was listening to a sermonrecently by our friend,
  • 00:13:20.111 --> 00:13:22.614
  • Charlie Dates up in Chicago.
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  • And he talkedabout this so long.
  • 00:13:24.349 --> 00:13:26.484
  • This theology hasbeen taught of just,
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  • it's just a verticalrelationship with us and God,
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  • and why that is true,
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  • that God does have thisrelationship with us vertically.
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  • That is 100% true.
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  • But what he mentioned wasthe missing of the theology
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  • of the horizontalrelationship between us,
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  • as brothers andsisters in the Lord.
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  • And that has been broken.
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  • That has been hindered.
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  • That has been hurt.
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  • Because of the way ourcountry was founded.
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  • Because of thingsthat have happened
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  • since the beginning of time.
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  • This horizontalrelationship between,
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  • people of the Lord has beenhindered, it's been hurt.
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  • And I think thatis what I'm seeing
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  • the church stepping upright now to doing is,
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  • Hey, we're going,
  • 00:14:03.488 --> 00:14:04.422
  • hey, I need to be self aware.
  • 00:14:04.422 --> 00:14:06.024
  • What do I need to call out?
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  • And what do I need torepent of in my own life.
  • 00:14:07.492 --> 00:14:09.360
  • As a church,
  • 00:14:09.360 --> 00:14:10.461
  • and I don't mean the people,
  • 00:14:10.461 --> 00:14:11.729
  • I mean, as the churchthat you walk into
  • 00:14:11.729 --> 00:14:13.464
  • every single week,
  • 00:14:13.464 --> 00:14:14.399
  • the building that you walk into.
  • 00:14:14.399 --> 00:14:16.467
  • How has our leadership saying,
  • 00:14:16.467 --> 00:14:18.770
  • hey, here's wherewe need to change.
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  • Here's where we needto become self aware
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  • of what is our church promoting?
  • 00:14:22.907 --> 00:14:24.609
  • What is our ideologythat we have going.
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  • What are we speakingthat is not true?
  • 00:14:26.411 --> 00:14:28.880
  • And I think thosecollective self awareness,
  • 00:14:28.880 --> 00:14:31.749
  • is when we're goingto see revival,
  • 00:14:31.749 --> 00:14:34.218
  • like we talked aboutin the previous day,
  • 00:14:34.218 --> 00:14:36.054
  • it is at hand and I canfeel it and we can see it
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  • and we can taste it.
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:40.391
  • And we feel like we'reright here on it.
  • 00:14:40.391 --> 00:14:42.060
  • But we have to be aware ofwhat we need to repent of,
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  • before we can step into that.
  • 00:14:46.331 --> 00:14:48.266
  • It almost feels as though,
  • 00:14:49.701 --> 00:14:51.202
  • we're just rightthere, we're so close
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  • and we need to bewilling to say,
  • 00:14:53.471 --> 00:14:55.873
  • here are the thingsright now in my life
  • 00:14:55.873 --> 00:14:58.343
  • that I need torepent of about this.
  • 00:14:58.343 --> 00:15:00.178
  • And it's becoming self aware.
  • 00:15:00.178 --> 00:15:02.380
  • And I think we're doingthat in these conversations.
  • 00:15:02.380 --> 00:15:04.382
  • I love the show forso many reasons.
  • 00:15:04.382 --> 00:15:05.984
  • And one of them is a dayslike this and weeks like this,
  • 00:15:05.984 --> 00:15:08.486
  • where we're havinghard conversations
  • 00:15:08.486 --> 00:15:10.355
  • that we've all addressed.
  • 00:15:10.355 --> 00:15:11.756
  • This is hard.
  • 00:15:11.756 --> 00:15:12.790
  • This is uncomfortable.
  • 00:15:12.790 --> 00:15:14.459
  • This is how we grow.
  • 00:15:14.459 --> 00:15:15.693
  • Nothing grows withoutgoing through pain.
  • 00:15:15.693 --> 00:15:17.595
  • We just see thatthis is how we grow.
  • 00:15:17.595 --> 00:15:19.697
  • And I think the church isgoing through those pains.
  • 00:15:19.697 --> 00:15:22.800
  • Like we mentioned theother day in our show.
  • 00:15:22.800 --> 00:15:24.235
  • It's the pain and we're seeingit and we're feeling it.
  • 00:15:24.235 --> 00:15:27.372
  • And my encouragementto you as a watcher,
  • 00:15:27.372 --> 00:15:29.674
  • as you're watching the show,
  • 00:15:29.674 --> 00:15:30.675
  • is to not run from that pain,
  • 00:15:30.675 --> 00:15:32.377
  • but lean in,
  • 00:15:32.377 --> 00:15:33.845
  • lean into the pain and leaninto the difficultness,
  • 00:15:33.845 --> 00:15:36.447
  • because that is wherewe're going to see change
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  • within our churches.
  • 00:15:39.484 --> 00:15:40.718
  • - Yeah Jamie.
  • 00:15:42.353 --> 00:15:43.821
  • I love that because I thinkwith every conversation we grow,
  • 00:15:43.821 --> 00:15:47.792
  • 'cause we're listeningand we are leaning in,
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  • I think right now I lovehow David was so self aware
  • 00:15:50.261 --> 00:15:55.266
  • that he always prayed.
  • 00:15:56.200 --> 00:15:57.402
  • God created me a clean heart.
  • 00:15:57.402 --> 00:15:59.370
  • Oh God.
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  • And renew a rightspirit within me.
  • 00:16:00.638 --> 00:16:02.907
  • And I think that,
  • 00:16:02.907 --> 00:16:04.342
  • lot of times I go to prayer
  • 00:16:04.342 --> 00:16:06.644
  • and I wanna prayfor somebody else
  • 00:16:06.644 --> 00:16:08.312
  • that they get it right.
  • 00:16:08.312 --> 00:16:09.380
  • And then, boom!(laughs)
  • 00:16:09.380 --> 00:16:11.015
  • I've gotta go, oops,
  • 00:16:11.015 --> 00:16:12.350
  • wait, let me startthis out correctly.
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  • Lord created me a clean heart.
  • 00:16:14.619 --> 00:16:16.554
  • And normally I'm the onethat needs to change first.
  • 00:16:16.554 --> 00:16:19.690
  • And having the mind of Christ.
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  • If we all put on thefull armor of God
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  • and put on the mindof Christ right now,
  • 00:16:27.331 --> 00:16:30.268
  • we wouldn't be,
  • 00:16:30.268 --> 00:16:31.469
  • having the mind of themedia or the mind of,
  • 00:16:32.837 --> 00:16:36.240
  • this political party orthat political party,
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:39.610
  • we would have themind of Christ.
  • 00:16:39.610 --> 00:16:42.213
  • And I think that the morewe become kingdom minded,
  • 00:16:42.213 --> 00:16:46.918
  • we navigate thecultural mindednessand we all become one.
  • 00:16:46.918 --> 00:16:51.889
  • And I,
  • 00:16:51.889 --> 00:16:53.391
  • you're always gonna need tofall back on what God says
  • 00:16:53.391 --> 00:16:56.427
  • and what his word says.
  • 00:16:56.427 --> 00:16:57.829
  • And then if we put on,
  • 00:16:57.829 --> 00:16:59.697
  • and we take on his mind, Chris,
  • 00:17:00.598 --> 00:17:03.935
  • that we can change the world.
  • 00:17:04.836 --> 00:17:07.305
  • And it starts with us.
  • 00:17:07.305 --> 00:17:08.739
  • It starts with whatI do on the inside
  • 00:17:08.739 --> 00:17:11.309
  • and keep my heart clean.
  • 00:17:11.309 --> 00:17:13.811
  • 'Cause I won't be standingbefore God one day
  • 00:17:13.811 --> 00:17:16.981
  • for what you did or whatLatasha did or what Diana did.
  • 00:17:16.981 --> 00:17:20.985
  • I will stand before God forhow I acted, for what I said.
  • 00:17:20.985 --> 00:17:25.022
  • And every word that I have said,
  • 00:17:25.022 --> 00:17:27.558
  • will be, I'll givean account for it.
  • 00:17:27.558 --> 00:17:29.894
  • And we just have to getHis mind and His thoughts
  • 00:17:29.894 --> 00:17:33.731
  • and His words in our mouths.
  • 00:17:33.731 --> 00:17:35.633
  • And I think thatchanges the world,
  • 00:17:35.633 --> 00:17:37.502
  • but it does start with us.
  • 00:17:37.502 --> 00:17:38.870
  • - Of course it does.
  • 00:17:38.870 --> 00:17:40.304
  • If there's not a distinctivewith us as the church,
  • 00:17:40.304 --> 00:17:43.307
  • I don't know what hope there is.
  • 00:17:43.307 --> 00:17:44.342
  • There is no point saying,
  • 00:17:44.342 --> 00:17:45.543
  • Jesus is not hope of the world.
  • 00:17:45.543 --> 00:17:47.512
  • Here's the deal that we,
  • 00:17:47.512 --> 00:17:49.881
  • christians havegot the Holy spirit
  • 00:17:49.881 --> 00:17:52.850
  • and the world hasgot the church.
  • 00:17:52.850 --> 00:17:55.620
  • So there you go.
  • 00:17:55.620 --> 00:17:56.754
  • So we are the church, of course,
  • 00:17:56.754 --> 00:17:59.157
  • but so we're not even lettingthe Holy spirit change us.
  • 00:17:59.157 --> 00:18:02.493
  • That means the church is notany different to the world.
  • 00:18:02.493 --> 00:18:06.030
  • And so what hope is this?
  • 00:18:06.030 --> 00:18:07.565
  • So Jesus sent the Holyspirit to us, as believers.
  • 00:18:07.565 --> 00:18:10.902
  • Every one of us has been sealeduntil that day of redemption
  • 00:18:10.902 --> 00:18:13.437
  • with the spirit of God.
  • 00:18:13.437 --> 00:18:14.906
  • Which means we ought to begrowing into Christ-likeness.
  • 00:18:14.906 --> 00:18:17.308
  • We ought to have thefruit of the spirit.
  • 00:18:17.308 --> 00:18:19.544
  • That ought to be somethingthat's happening.
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  • I need you to hearthis TV and family.
  • 00:18:21.345 --> 00:18:23.347
  • The Bible says, "Thatit's God's kindness,
  • 00:18:23.347 --> 00:18:26.117
  • "that leads us to repentance."
  • 00:18:26.117 --> 00:18:27.852
  • I want you to hear thatcause see what happens.
  • 00:18:27.852 --> 00:18:29.854
  • Some of you arelistening to Jamie
  • 00:18:29.854 --> 00:18:31.589
  • and you're going repentance.
  • 00:18:31.589 --> 00:18:32.857
  • And in some of thisdialogue about race,
  • 00:18:32.857 --> 00:18:36.060
  • you're freaking out going,
  • 00:18:36.060 --> 00:18:37.228
  • man, stop heapingguilt and condemnation.
  • 00:18:37.228 --> 00:18:39.897
  • And we shut down becauseyou didn't understand.
  • 00:18:39.897 --> 00:18:42.767
  • Condemnation is not from God.
  • 00:18:42.767 --> 00:18:44.468
  • Guilt is not.
  • 00:18:44.468 --> 00:18:45.703
  • Conviction is fromthe Holy spirit,
  • 00:18:45.703 --> 00:18:47.505
  • but that's a good thing.
  • 00:18:47.505 --> 00:18:48.706
  • The thing is we often freak out,
  • 00:18:48.706 --> 00:18:51.609
  • than understanding, God is kind.
  • 00:18:51.609 --> 00:18:53.377
  • So we believe that Godis a good, good father.
  • 00:18:53.377 --> 00:18:55.780
  • Remember we sing the song.
  • 00:18:55.780 --> 00:18:56.814
  • It's who you are.
  • 00:18:56.814 --> 00:18:58.482
  • I would sing.
  • 00:18:58.482 --> 00:18:59.417
  • I know I'm from Hillsong,
  • 00:18:59.417 --> 00:19:00.685
  • but it won't bless you(podcasters laughing)
  • 00:19:00.685 --> 00:19:01.886
  • And so the fact is,that he is good father.
  • 00:19:01.886 --> 00:19:04.255
  • So if it's God'skindness, our good father,
  • 00:19:04.255 --> 00:19:07.525
  • that leads us to repentance.
  • 00:19:07.525 --> 00:19:09.527
  • What is repentance?
  • 00:19:09.527 --> 00:19:10.494
  • Well y'all know.
  • 00:19:10.494 --> 00:19:11.429
  • I know a little Greek.
  • 00:19:11.429 --> 00:19:12.396
  • I'm little and I'm Greek.
  • 00:19:12.396 --> 00:19:13.497
  • So repentance, 'metanoia',
  • 00:19:13.497 --> 00:19:15.633
  • is a changing of the mind.
  • 00:19:15.633 --> 00:19:18.603
  • And to renew yourmind, Romans 12:2 says,
  • 00:19:18.603 --> 00:19:21.439
  • "Do not be conformedto this world,
  • 00:19:21.439 --> 00:19:23.207
  • "but be transformed."
  • 00:19:23.207 --> 00:19:25.243
  • How?
  • 00:19:25.243 --> 00:19:26.244
  • By the renewing of your mind,
  • 00:19:26.244 --> 00:19:29.113
  • that you, that we, all of us,
  • 00:19:29.113 --> 00:19:31.115
  • may know what is thegood, acceptable,
  • 00:19:31.115 --> 00:19:33.417
  • and perfect will of God.
  • 00:19:33.417 --> 00:19:34.819
  • So listen,
  • 00:19:34.819 --> 00:19:35.987
  • you can't lose forwinning in all of this.
  • 00:19:35.987 --> 00:19:37.755
  • You don't have to freak out.
  • 00:19:37.755 --> 00:19:38.689
  • God's not gonna shame you.
  • 00:19:38.689 --> 00:19:40.258
  • We've all blown it.
  • 00:19:40.258 --> 00:19:41.392
  • We've all got attitudesthat are wrong.
  • 00:19:41.392 --> 00:19:43.327
  • For all have sinned
  • 00:19:43.327 --> 00:19:44.562
  • and fallen short ofthe glory of God.
  • 00:19:44.562 --> 00:19:45.830
  • And we work out oursalvation with fear
  • 00:19:45.830 --> 00:19:47.832
  • and trembling day by day.
  • 00:19:47.832 --> 00:19:49.333
  • But hopefully today we're abit better than yesterday.
  • 00:19:49.333 --> 00:19:51.969
  • So, don't fear allowingthe Holy spirit.
  • 00:19:51.969 --> 00:19:55.006
  • I have to do this.
  • 00:19:55.006 --> 00:19:56.274
  • I'm on this journeywith everybody else.
  • 00:19:56.274 --> 00:19:57.775
  • And then this is howI've learned to do it.
  • 00:19:57.775 --> 00:19:59.877
  • And truly I can tell youover the last few weeks,
  • 00:19:59.877 --> 00:20:02.146
  • in the morning, I'm like,
  • 00:20:02.146 --> 00:20:03.648
  • father, it's your kindnessthat leads me to repentance.
  • 00:20:03.648 --> 00:20:07.151
  • So father be kind to me today.
  • 00:20:07.151 --> 00:20:09.020
  • Show me where mymind needs renewing.
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:12.023
  • Show me lies thatI have believed.
  • 00:20:12.023 --> 00:20:14.959
  • That have causedother people pain.
  • 00:20:14.959 --> 00:20:16.994
  • That have caused me notto flourish in life.
  • 00:20:16.994 --> 00:20:19.897
  • That have caused me in anyway to add to this problem.
  • 00:20:19.897 --> 00:20:24.402
  • And rather than beinga solution to it.
  • 00:20:24.402 --> 00:20:26.671
  • So father renew,that's a good thing.
  • 00:20:26.671 --> 00:20:28.839
  • That's been conformedand transformed tothe image of Jesus.
  • 00:20:28.839 --> 00:20:31.642
  • That's what all this is about.
  • 00:20:31.642 --> 00:20:32.843
  • You're not gonna lose anything.
  • 00:20:32.843 --> 00:20:34.845
  • We're actually going to gain.
  • 00:20:34.845 --> 00:20:36.814
  • Because we becomemore like Christ.
  • 00:20:36.814 --> 00:20:39.116
  • We reflect him on this earth.
  • 00:20:39.116 --> 00:20:40.885
  • His church on this planet,
  • 00:20:40.885 --> 00:20:43.521
  • becomes what sheis supposed to be.
  • 00:20:43.521 --> 00:20:45.556
  • Which then is thehope for the world.
  • 00:20:45.556 --> 00:20:47.224
  • The church is not thehope for the world.
  • 00:20:47.224 --> 00:20:48.959
  • If the Christians,
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  • that are being filledwith the Holy spirit
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  • are not being changed,
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  • to be conformed tothe image of God.
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  • Therefore there's a church,
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  • that can bringchange to the world.
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  • If you can't see the difference
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  • between the churchand the world,
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  • what hope has this world got?
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  • It is okay to go to ourprayer closets and go,
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  • man, we do not fightagainst flesh and blood,
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  • but powers and principalities
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  • and do our littlespiritual warfare.
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  • Walk out the front door
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  • and act the sameas everyone else.
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  • Honey,
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  • we're not kidding anybody.
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  • We need to change,
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  • so that we can then stepinto our world and change.
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  • Latasha let me justthrow it to you.
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  • I don't know inlight of kind of what
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  • this conversation is going,
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  • what are your thoughts?
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  • - I know, I thinkthat's so good.
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  • And I, what you weresaying is like, we need,
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  • I always talk aboutcollective conviction.
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  • We need this collectiveconviction ownership .
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  • The process of thisI like to tell people
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  • we're gonna go throughthis awareness .
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  • Awareness is saying,
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  • I'm looking at this brokenness,
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  • but understand thatthis brokenness,
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  • was not done mistakenly.
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  • That it was targeted.
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  • It was strategic.
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  • And then we movedto acknowledgement.
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  • And this acknowledgement,
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  • should take us to thiscollective conviction.
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  • I think that's great.
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  • We have to model inour personal life,
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  • like this workbegins internally,
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  • before we can workit out externally.
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  • And that's the same thing.
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  • When we're talkingabout the word of God,
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  • we have to practiceit in our own life,
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  • before we can tellanyone, anything else.
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  • And so I think right now isthe time to work on self,
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  • to engage with the word of God.
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  • To engage with people of color.
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  • To engage withthe spirit of God.
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  • So that the spiritof God is leading us
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  • and moving and speaking to us,
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  • to give us directionand how to move forward,
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  • with this collective conviction.
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  • that brings about change.
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  • That brings about justice
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  • and justice willbring about peace.
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  • And that's wherewe need to focus.
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  • So you're right on mysister and I love it.
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  • And I thank you for all ofyou for your words in this.
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  • - I think one of the things
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  • that I absolutely loveabout this Latasha,
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  • is the fact that as weare walking in this,
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  • the prime opportunity right now
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  • for the church is tolean in and to lead.
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  • And don't holdback and be afraid.
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  • I think right now the struggleis to between two gospels.
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  • We have the gospel of the Bible
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  • and then we have thegospel of the world
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  • that's been shaped inthe American experience.
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  • And I believe thathas taken shape,
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  • on the landscape of America.
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  • And the Lord is saying,"That's the war,
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  • "that's the war."
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  • Now, what are yougoing to do with it?
  • 00:23:33.724 --> 00:23:35.359
  • And so now is theprime opportunity
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  • for the church to takethe reigns and say,
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  • no this is the gospel.
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  • The gospel is justiceand righteousness
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  • and it's bound and it'senveloped with truth.
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  • The truth of God's words.
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  • And so I believe right nowwe have a prime opportunity
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  • to lead the charge,
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  • as the church ledthe charge doing,
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King.
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  • And when now we'reseeing that the charge
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  • or the baton is being passednow to the 21st century church.
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  • And we get theopportunity to lead,
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  • but not only justone race of people,
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  • not just one color of people,
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  • now the opportunityand we're seeing it.
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  • It's pulsing throughthe landscape,
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  • which is all nations, alltongues, all languages.
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  • My white brothers,Latino brothers,
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  • my African Americanbrothers, my Asian brothers,
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  • we're all arm in arm andwe feel the limit together.
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  • And so I invite all ofyou in our TV and family ,
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  • to join us and lock arms,
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  • because this is whatrevival looks like friends.
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  • And so let's pray,
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  • Lord Jesus, I thankyou for right now,
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  • that you are doinga work in all of us.
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  • Thank you father thatyou're compelling us,
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  • to come to the mat,
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  • that the fight hascome to our doorstep.
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  • And Lord, we'regonna open the door
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  • and invite you in
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  • to now mess with our heads.(laughs)
  • 00:24:55.205 --> 00:24:57.741
  • Now to mess with our hearts.
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  • Now to be invitedinto and to say,
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  • yes, I wanna joinmy church family.
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  • To lead the chargeof what justice
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  • and mercy and graceand righteousness,
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  • what that looks like today.
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  • So Lord, I prayfor the Holy spirit
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  • to walk into every living room.
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  • I pray for the Holy spirit,
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  • begin to speak to every person.
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  • And father give us theboldness and the courage,
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  • to now become thereformers during this time.
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  • We love you.
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  • We adore you.
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  • We thank God for you.
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  • In Jesus' strong name we pray.
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  • Amen.
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  • - Amen.
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  • - I love it.
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  • I love it.
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  • I love you girls.
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  • You're so beautiful to me.
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  • You know,
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  • our better together communityis always here for you.
  • 00:25:44.555 --> 00:25:46.190
  • You can connect withus on social media
  • 00:25:46.190 --> 00:25:47.891
  • and let us know howwe can pray for you.
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  • Thanks for joiningall of us today.
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  • So how can we empowerthe next generation
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  • to champion justice and peace.
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  • And how can we workalongside them,
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  • to carry out God'sidea of equality.
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  • We'll talk about that tomorrow.
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  • I will see all yougirls tomorrow.
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  • I love you.
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  • Bye bye.
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