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September 4, 2016
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Lions in the Daniel Den: Acting Joyful Glorifies God

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  • Bobby Schuller: Everyone that's watching on television,
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  • Bobby Schuller: Everyone that's watching on television,
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  • we are so glad that you're joining,
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  • we are so glad that you're joining,
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  • because we love you and we want you
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  • because we love you and we want you
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  • to know whatever it is you're going through,
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  • to know whatever it is you're going through,
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  • God will carry you through.
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  • God will carry you through.
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  • Please come down to Shepherd's Grove.
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  • Please come down to Shepherd's Grove.
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  • We wanna meet you.
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  • We wanna meet you.
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  • If you ever wanna shake my hand and you want to pray with me,
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  • If you ever wanna shake my hand and you want to pray with me,
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  • I'm always here at the end of the last service.
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  • I'm always here at the end of the last service.
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  • I would love to meet you.
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  • I would love to meet you.
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  • Hannah and I would love to pray with you and come.
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  • Hannah and I would love to pray with you and come.
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  • Would you hold your hands out like this
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  • Would you hold your hands out like this
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  • as a sign of receiving?
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  • as a sign of receiving?
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  • And we're gonna say the creed of the beloved together.
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  • And we're gonna say the creed of the beloved together.
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  • "I'm not what I do. I'm not what I have.
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  • "I'm not what I do. I'm not what I have.
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  • I'm not what people say about me.
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  • I'm not what people say about me.
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  • I am the beloved of God. It's who I am.
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  • I am the beloved of God. It's who I am.
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  • No one can take it from me. I don't have to worry.
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  • No one can take it from me. I don't have to worry.
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  • I don't have to hurry.
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  • I don't have to hurry.
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  • I can trust my friend Jesus and share his love with the world."
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  • I can trust my friend Jesus and share his love with the world."
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  • Thanks, you can be seated.
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  • Thanks, you can be seated.
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  • This is totally unrelated, but I just realized I was studying
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  • This is totally unrelated, but I just realized I was studying
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  • the fastest-growing churches in America,
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  • the fastest-growing churches in America,
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  • and we're one of them.
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  • and we're one of them.
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  • Isn't that neat? So.
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  • Isn't that neat? So.
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  • Today, we're talking about joy and as we navigate through
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  • Today, we're talking about joy and as we navigate through
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  • the idea of being, you know, Daniel in the lion's den
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  • the idea of being, you know, Daniel in the lion's den
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  • or lions in the Daniel den, we think of one thing
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  • or lions in the Daniel den, we think of one thing
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  • and that is that joy is your strength,
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  • and that is that joy is your strength,
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  • and let's begin there.
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  • and let's begin there.
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  • I believe that no matter who you are that if you have Jesus,
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  • I believe that no matter who you are that if you have Jesus,
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  • you have joy.
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  • you have joy.
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  • If you have Christ within you, you have joy.
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  • If you have Christ within you, you have joy.
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  • No matter how depressed, no matter how blue,
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  • No matter how depressed, no matter how blue,
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  • no matter how sick, I think it's in there.
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  • no matter how sick, I think it's in there.
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  • And I believe that so much of living a joyful life is not
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  • And I believe that so much of living a joyful life is not
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  • about having joy but about releasing joy.
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  • about having joy but about releasing joy.
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  • You are a joyful person, and I want you to claim that.
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  • You are a joyful person, and I want you to claim that.
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  • I want you to think to yourself, "I am a joyful person,"
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  • I want you to think to yourself, "I am a joyful person,"
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  • that joy is a good thing, that joy is happy,
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  • that joy is a good thing, that joy is happy,
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  • and that joy is holy.
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  • and that joy is holy.
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  • And I want to infirm in you that you are a joyful person
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  • And I want to infirm in you that you are a joyful person
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  • and that the joy that you have in your life gives joy
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  • and that the joy that you have in your life gives joy
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  • to others because it's contagious, like a yawn.
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  • to others because it's contagious, like a yawn.
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  • Try not to yawn right now.
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  • Try not to yawn right now.
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  • Your joy gives strength, and hope,
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  • Your joy gives strength, and hope,
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  • and life to people who are struggling.
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  • and life to people who are struggling.
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  • And although sometimes we're struggling ourselves,
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  • And although sometimes we're struggling ourselves,
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  • one of the best things you can do is release
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  • one of the best things you can do is release
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  • your joy into a hurting world.
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  • your joy into a hurting world.
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  • I'm proud of you.
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  • I'm proud of you.
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  • Joy is your strength, that is what the Scriptures say.
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  • Joy is your strength, that is what the Scriptures say.
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  • There is something about joy, this unchokable happiness that
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  • There is something about joy, this unchokable happiness that
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  • lives in our body that because we chose Jesus, joy chose us
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  • lives in our body that because we chose Jesus, joy chose us
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  • and because of that, when tough times come in life,
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  • and because of that, when tough times come in life,
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  • we have this amazing thing in our body, joy,
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  • we have this amazing thing in our body, joy,
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  • that makes it strong.
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  • that makes it strong.
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  • It's like armor.
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  • It's like armor.
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  • It's like no matter what we're going through, we can always
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  • It's like no matter what we're going through, we can always
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  • laugh, smile, enjoy the time with the people we love, and
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  • laugh, smile, enjoy the time with the people we love, and
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  • experience God's goodness and grace in every moment
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  • experience God's goodness and grace in every moment
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  • because we know he has the victory.
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  • because we know he has the victory.
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  • If you know that, you're filled with joy.
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  • If you know that, you're filled with joy.
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  • Release your joy. Release it.
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  • Release your joy. Release it.
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  • Joy begins with Jesus Christ, but it materializes with your
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  • Joy begins with Jesus Christ, but it materializes with your
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  • choice to act happy and do things that are joyful.
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  • choice to act happy and do things that are joyful.
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  • And I'm gonna make a big argument for that today that no
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  • And I'm gonna make a big argument for that today that no
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  • matter how you feel, if you feel glum, if you feel lazy
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  • matter how you feel, if you feel glum, if you feel lazy
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  • and slothful, that you have joy in your body
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  • and slothful, that you have joy in your body
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  • and you need to release it.
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  • and you need to release it.
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  • You need to get it out and when you get it out of your body,
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  • You need to get it out and when you get it out of your body,
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  • you'll feel it.
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  • you'll feel it.
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  • You'll feel positive. You'll feel hopeful.
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  • You'll feel positive. You'll feel hopeful.
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  • You'll be smarter.
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  • You'll be smarter.
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  • You'll be less scared if you release your joy today,
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  • You'll be less scared if you release your joy today,
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  • so do it and I know you will.
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  • so do it and I know you will.
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  • Release your joy.
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  • Release your joy.
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  • I remember when I was a teenager being bored,
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  • I remember when I was a teenager being bored,
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  • and it's been a long time since I've been bored.
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  • and it's been a long time since I've been bored.
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  • And I sometimes think, like when I'm going through really
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  • And I sometimes think, like when I'm going through really
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  • stressful times in my life or like work seems to never end,
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  • stressful times in my life or like work seems to never end,
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  • especially when I was studying, and graduate school,
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  • especially when I was studying, and graduate school,
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  • and all those things, I remember thinking, like,
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  • and all those things, I remember thinking, like,
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  • how much I didn't appreciate the fact that I got to be bored.
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  • how much I didn't appreciate the fact that I got to be bored.
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  • You know what I mean?
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  • You know what I mean?
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  • Like, 14, 15, summer vacation, no job, no bills,
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  • Like, 14, 15, summer vacation, no job, no bills,
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  • very few responsibilities, you know, waking up
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  • very few responsibilities, you know, waking up
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  • at 10 o'clock in the morning.
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  • at 10 o'clock in the morning.
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  • Some of you are like, "Ten? One in the afternoon."
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  • Some of you are like, "Ten? One in the afternoon."
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  • Waking up, kind of getting a bowl of cereal, going back
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  • Waking up, kind of getting a bowl of cereal, going back
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  • to sleep, getting up again, watching TV for 4 hours.
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  • to sleep, getting up again, watching TV for 4 hours.
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  • These times as a, you know, young teenager I think about it,
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  • These times as a, you know, young teenager I think about it,
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  • and I'm like, man.
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  • and I'm like, man.
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  • And I remember back then, and this is what I have so much
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  • And I remember back then, and this is what I have so much
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  • contempt for me back then because I would sit around
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  • contempt for me back then because I would sit around
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  • and just be like, I don't wanna do anything.
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  • and just be like, I don't wanna do anything.
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  • I'm so bored.
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  • I'm so bored.
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  • And I remember back then learning very quickly
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  • And I remember back then learning very quickly
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  • in the summer that I would,
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  • in the summer that I would,
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  • because I had all this free time,
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  • because I had all this free time,
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  • sometimes I would feel, not only bored, but honestly
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  • sometimes I would feel, not only bored, but honestly
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  • like a little depressed like blue,
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  • like a little depressed like blue,
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  • like I didn't wanna get out of the house.
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  • like I didn't wanna get out of the house.
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  • And so much about having a great summer was about just making
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  • And so much about having a great summer was about just making
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  • a decision, a choice to get up, put some shorts and flip-flops
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  • a decision, a choice to get up, put some shorts and flip-flops
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  • on and get out of the house, and go fishing or go surfing
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  • on and get out of the house, and go fishing or go surfing
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  • or do whatever.
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  • or do whatever.
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  • And when I did that, then I felt alive.
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  • And when I did that, then I felt alive.
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  • But sitting and bumming around the house really
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  • But sitting and bumming around the house really
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  • wasn't good for me and it didn't make me feel joy
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  • wasn't good for me and it didn't make me feel joy
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  • and it didn't make me feel alive.
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  • and it didn't make me feel alive.
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  • And this is something I've learned ever since because there
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  • And this is something I've learned ever since because there
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  • are definitely days even today, that very often, a lot of people
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  • are definitely days even today, that very often, a lot of people
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  • don't know this, but for preachers Monday is like you
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  • don't know this, but for preachers Monday is like you
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  • have to fight the blues, the Monday blues.
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  • have to fight the blues, the Monday blues.
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  • There's something about the adrenaline and all the work that
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  • There's something about the adrenaline and all the work that
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  • goes into Sunday, probably you musicians get it, too,
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  • goes into Sunday, probably you musicians get it, too,
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  • am I right?
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  • am I right?
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  • Totally, Mark says.
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  • Totally, Mark says.
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  • There's this thing, it's kind of like this thing on Monday
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  • There's this thing, it's kind of like this thing on Monday
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  • where you kind of like you wake up, you're tired
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  • where you kind of like you wake up, you're tired
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  • and you feel blue, you know?
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  • and you feel blue, you know?
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  • And there's this need to just decide to get up and get out.
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  • And there's this need to just decide to get up and get out.
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  • Get out of the house. Go on a walk.
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  • Get out of the house. Go on a walk.
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  • Go get a cup of coffee with a friend.
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  • Go get a cup of coffee with a friend.
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  • Go get breakfast with Hannah. Take the kids to the park.
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  • Go get breakfast with Hannah. Take the kids to the park.
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  • And the reason I begin with that is that I think so much we are
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  • And the reason I begin with that is that I think so much we are
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  • so passive when it comes to our joyful life, we always expect
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  • so passive when it comes to our joyful life, we always expect
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  • joy to sort of just make its way into our lives
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  • joy to sort of just make its way into our lives
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  • but joy requires work.
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  • but joy requires work.
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  • Joy requires a choice.
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  • Joy requires a choice.
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  • And in fact, you have a responsibility to be joyful
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  • And in fact, you have a responsibility to be joyful
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  • because joy is holy and it's a mandate from God.
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  • because joy is holy and it's a mandate from God.
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  • And I'm serious about this, you guys know how I feel.
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  • And I'm serious about this, you guys know how I feel.
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  • This is a community of joy, and we know that being positive and
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  • This is a community of joy, and we know that being positive and
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  • joyful is harder than being negative and slothy?
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  • joyful is harder than being negative and slothy?
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  • Am I right?
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  • Am I right?
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  • Being positive is hard, it is.
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  • Being positive is hard, it is.
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  • Being joyful is hard work, but it's worth it.
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  • Being joyful is hard work, but it's worth it.
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  • So, today, choose joy.
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  • So, today, choose joy.
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  • Make decisions today that, "I'm going to act happy
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  • Make decisions today that, "I'm going to act happy
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  • and act joyful even when I don't feel it."
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  • and act joyful even when I don't feel it."
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  • And I know many of you, the younger you are,
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  • And I know many of you, the younger you are,
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  • the more you hate what I just said.
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  • the more you hate what I just said.
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  • 'Cause I've been talking about this for a long time that acting
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  • 'Cause I've been talking about this for a long time that acting
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  • happy is your responsibility if you have no reason to be sad
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  • happy is your responsibility if you have no reason to be sad
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  • that acting happy, and I stole this from Dennis Prager,
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  • that acting happy, and I stole this from Dennis Prager,
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  • of course, and he stole it from Rabbi Nachman
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  • of course, and he stole it from Rabbi Nachman
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  • so we all stand on the shoulders of giants.
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  • so we all stand on the shoulders of giants.
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  • Anyway, young people don't like the idea of acting happy
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  • Anyway, young people don't like the idea of acting happy
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  • when you don't feel happy, but I find the older people are,
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  • when you don't feel happy, but I find the older people are,
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  • the more they believe that because the more
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  • the more they believe that because the more
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  • they've lived life and recognize that much of the emotions
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  • they've lived life and recognize that much of the emotions
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  • we feel are based on our decisions and our actions.
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  • we feel are based on our decisions and our actions.
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  • Can I get an amen? It is true so act joyful.
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  • Can I get an amen? It is true so act joyful.
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  • If you act joyful, joyful feelings will follow.
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  • If you act joyful, joyful feelings will follow.
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  • It's actually been proved and I'm gonna talk more
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  • It's actually been proved and I'm gonna talk more
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  • about that in a bit.
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  • about that in a bit.
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  • But before I get there, I wanna talk first,
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  • But before I get there, I wanna talk first,
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  • especially to religious people.
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  • especially to religious people.
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  • If you're super religious, I just wanna say
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  • If you're super religious, I just wanna say
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  • a few things to you.
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  • a few things to you.
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  • Did you know joy is happy?
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  • Did you know joy is happy?
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  • I can't believe I have to say that, that joy is happy
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  • I can't believe I have to say that, that joy is happy
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  • and joy is holy.
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  • and joy is holy.
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  • For some reason, I think there are some religious people
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  • For some reason, I think there are some religious people
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  • that love to be solemn, and depressed, and sad,
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  • that love to be solemn, and depressed, and sad,
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  • and so much that they've redefined joy as sort of this
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  • and so much that they've redefined joy as sort of this
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  • hidden inner happiness that nobody can see
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  • hidden inner happiness that nobody can see
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  • and that's a bunch of bull.
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  • and that's a bunch of bull.
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  • Joy smiles, okay? Joy, is your joy happy?
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  • Joy smiles, okay? Joy, is your joy happy?
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  • If it's not, you're not joyful. Joy is happy.
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  • If it's not, you're not joyful. Joy is happy.
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  • Joy, joy smiles. It laughs.
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  • Joy, joy smiles. It laughs.
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  • It eats. It sings.
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  • It eats. It sings.
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  • Joy tells jokes. Joy hugs.
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  • Joy tells jokes. Joy hugs.
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  • Joy celebrates. And joy lifts up others.
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  • Joy celebrates. And joy lifts up others.
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  • Joy is happy.
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  • Joy is happy.
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  • In fact, the only difference between happiness and joy,
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  • In fact, the only difference between happiness and joy,
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  • if you really wanna get technical, is that happiness
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  • if you really wanna get technical, is that happiness
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  • is based on what happens to you.
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  • is based on what happens to you.
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  • Joy is a happiness that's all the time regardless
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  • Joy is a happiness that's all the time regardless
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  • of what happens to you.
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  • of what happens to you.
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  • But do not believe the lie that joy is not happy.
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  • But do not believe the lie that joy is not happy.
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  • Never trust a religious person until you've seen them
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  • Never trust a religious person until you've seen them
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  • laugh at a funny joke.
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  • laugh at a funny joke.
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  • I'm just gonna leave it there.
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  • I'm just gonna leave it there.
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  • Religious people that don't have joy don't have Christ.
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  • Religious people that don't have joy don't have Christ.
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  • Religious people that don't have laughter don't have Christ.
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  • Religious people that don't have laughter don't have Christ.
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  • Religious people that don't smile don't have Christ
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  • Religious people that don't smile don't have Christ
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  • because the fruit of the Spirit is joy and joy is happy because
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  • because the fruit of the Spirit is joy and joy is happy because
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  • happiness is based on knowledge, knowledge that I'm safe,
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  • happiness is based on knowledge, knowledge that I'm safe,
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  • knowledge that Christ is one, knowledge that he will have the
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  • knowledge that Christ is one, knowledge that he will have the
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  • victory, and knowledge that this story is already written,
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  • victory, and knowledge that this story is already written,
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  • and he will have the victory and that makes me smile.
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  • and he will have the victory and that makes me smile.
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  • It makes me happy. It makes me joyful.
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  • It makes me happy. It makes me joyful.
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  • And the reason I'm saying this is 'cause you are joyful.
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  • And the reason I'm saying this is 'cause you are joyful.
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  • You are joyful. You're happy.
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  • You are joyful. You're happy.
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  • Joy is happy, but joy is also holy.
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  • Joy is happy, but joy is also holy.
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  • The Scripture reading from today is Nehemiah chapter 8
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  • The Scripture reading from today is Nehemiah chapter 8
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  • and in the Book of Nehemiah and the Book of Ezra
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  • and in the Book of Nehemiah and the Book of Ezra
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  • used to be one book.
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  • used to be one book.
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  • They were sectioned into two books in the 2nd century and
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  • They were sectioned into two books in the 2nd century and
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  • it's the story of what happens after Daniel in the lion's den.
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  • it's the story of what happens after Daniel in the lion's den.
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  • After the Babylonian exile, the Persians come in,
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  • After the Babylonian exile, the Persians come in,
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  • they free the Jews, and the Jews are free
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  • they free the Jews, and the Jews are free
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  • to come back to Jerusalem.
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  • to come back to Jerusalem.
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  • And there's this experience when they're relearning what it means
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  • And there's this experience when they're relearning what it means
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  • to be themselves, to be Jewish, to be Jewish apart from Babylon.
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  • to be themselves, to be Jewish, to be Jewish apart from Babylon.
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  • It begins with the rebuilding of the city, the temple and in
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  • It begins with the rebuilding of the city, the temple and in
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  • Nehemiah, it is completed in the finishing of the building
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  • Nehemiah, it is completed in the finishing of the building
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  • of the wall and the gates.
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  • of the wall and the gates.
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  • It's this amazing story of the people who have come back
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  • It's this amazing story of the people who have come back
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  • from 70 years of exile and have to rediscover
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  • from 70 years of exile and have to rediscover
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  • what it means to be Jewish.
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  • what it means to be Jewish.
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  • If it's been 70 years, the oldest men and women would have
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  • If it's been 70 years, the oldest men and women would have
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  • been babies when the Babylonian exile happened.
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  • been babies when the Babylonian exile happened.
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  • So, two or three generations have gone by and people
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  • So, two or three generations have gone by and people
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  • can't really remember what it's like to be Jewish.
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  • can't really remember what it's like to be Jewish.
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  • This is Bobby Schuller's opinion, okay?
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  • This is Bobby Schuller's opinion, okay?
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  • Doesn't say that in the Scriptures but you see in the
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  • Doesn't say that in the Scriptures but you see in the
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  • books of Ezra and Nehemiah this sort of rediscovery of self
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  • books of Ezra and Nehemiah this sort of rediscovery of self
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  • and in this, there's this really important moment when Ezra,
  • 00:11:27.240 --> 00:11:27.250
  • and in this, there's this really important moment when Ezra,
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:31.280
  • who's the priest, and Nehemiah, who's the governor,
  • 00:11:31.280 --> 00:11:31.290
  • who's the priest, and Nehemiah, who's the governor,
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  • and the Levites, who are the ones who
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  • and the Levites, who are the ones who
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  • oversee religious life, they come out and they begin
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  • oversee religious life, they come out and they begin
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  • to preach the Bible and speak the Bible to the people.
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  • to preach the Bible and speak the Bible to the people.
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  • And they have the Bible again and they're in Jerusalem
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  • And they have the Bible again and they're in Jerusalem
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  • so it's this really holy moment.
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  • so it's this really holy moment.
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  • And all of these people who are gathered around, as they hear
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  • And all of these people who are gathered around, as they hear
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  • the Scriptures read, they begin to weep and weep.
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  • the Scriptures read, they begin to weep and weep.
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  • And there's something touching about that, but then Ezra,
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  • And there's something touching about that, but then Ezra,
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  • Nehemiah, and the Levites instruct them they say,
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  • Nehemiah, and the Levites instruct them they say,
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  • "No, do not weep for this is a holy day."
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  • "No, do not weep for this is a holy day."
  • 00:12:02.060 --> 00:12:08.030
  • Notice, they didn't say, "Do not weep for this is a happy day.
  • 00:12:08.030 --> 00:12:08.040
  • Notice, they didn't say, "Do not weep for this is a happy day.
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  • Do not weep for this is a day of victory."
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  • Do not weep for this is a day of victory."
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  • They say, "Do not weep for this is a holy day."
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  • They say, "Do not weep for this is a holy day."
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  • And they say, "The joy of the Lord will be your strength."
  • 00:12:17.260 --> 00:12:17.270
  • And they say, "The joy of the Lord will be your strength."
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  • What do we pull from this?
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  • What do we pull from this?
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  • Religious people think that solemnity, grief, sorrow is holy
  • 00:12:25.150 --> 00:12:25.160
  • Religious people think that solemnity, grief, sorrow is holy
  • 00:12:25.160 --> 00:12:32.030
  • and sometimes it is, but intrinsic in that thought
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  • and sometimes it is, but intrinsic in that thought
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  • is that well, happiness is not.
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  • is that well, happiness is not.
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  • And Nehemiah, and Ezra, and the Levites say,
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  • And Nehemiah, and Ezra, and the Levites say,
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  • "It's holy so don't grieve."
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  • "It's holy so don't grieve."
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  • And they say, basically they say go through a party.
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  • And they say, basically they say go through a party.
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  • Go eat, and drink, and get all your friends together, and
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  • Go eat, and drink, and get all your friends together, and
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  • people that don't have anything, cook some food for them,
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  • people that don't have anything, cook some food for them,
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  • and go bring it to them, and laugh, and celebrate.
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  • and go bring it to them, and laugh, and celebrate.
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  • And it says that the people left that place filled with joy
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  • And it says that the people left that place filled with joy
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  • because they understood the Word of God.
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  • because they understood the Word of God.
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  • Isn't that awesome?
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  • Isn't that awesome?
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  • Joy is holy. Joy is strength.
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  • Joy is holy. Joy is strength.
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  • Joy is life.
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  • Joy is life.
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  • And you're joyful and your joyfulness pleases God.
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  • And you're joyful and your joyfulness pleases God.
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  • And the more joy you have, the holier you are.
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  • And the more joy you have, the holier you are.
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  • Joy is righteous. Joy is good.
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  • Joy is righteous. Joy is good.
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  • Joy is altruistic. Joy blesses people.
  • 00:13:26.050 --> 00:13:26.060
  • Joy is altruistic. Joy blesses people.
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  • Joy helps people. Joy gives you strength.
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  • Joy helps people. Joy gives you strength.
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  • Joy is light.
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  • Joy is light.
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  • Depression is darkness, so do not grieve.
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  • Depression is darkness, so do not grieve.
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  • Today is holy, be filled with joy for the joy
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  • Today is holy, be filled with joy for the joy
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  • of the Lord is your strength.
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  • of the Lord is your strength.
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  • You've never been stronger than when you're filled with joy.
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  • You've never been stronger than when you're filled with joy.
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  • Can I get an amen?
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  • Can I get an amen?
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  • So, I believe that a big part of being joyful
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  • So, I believe that a big part of being joyful
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  • is an economic term, priming the pump.
  • 00:13:54.170 --> 00:13:54.180
  • is an economic term, priming the pump.
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  • We learned this in business school.
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  • We learned this in business school.
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  • John Maynard Keynes said that in order to get the economy going,
  • 00:13:59.250 --> 00:13:59.260
  • John Maynard Keynes said that in order to get the economy going,
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  • you have to prime the pump and what he meant by that
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  • you have to prime the pump and what he meant by that
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  • is that people need to spend money, either the government,
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:04.170
  • is that people need to spend money, either the government,
  • 00:14:04.170 --> 00:14:06.130
  • businesses, tax things, whatever.
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  • businesses, tax things, whatever.
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  • That's not here nor there.
  • 00:14:08.170 --> 00:14:08.180
  • That's not here nor there.
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  • Priming the pump came from the idea from farming that
  • 00:14:10.130 --> 00:14:10.140
  • Priming the pump came from the idea from farming that
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  • when you had those little pumps, I don't really know.
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  • when you had those little pumps, I don't really know.
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  • How many of you grew up on a farm?
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  • How many of you grew up on a farm?
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  • Raise your hands so you can tell me if I'm getting this wrong.
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  • Raise your hands so you can tell me if I'm getting this wrong.
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  • I'm a city boy.
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  • I'm a city boy.
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  • It's something like this, there's a pump and it goes into
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  • It's something like this, there's a pump and it goes into
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  • a well, but first you have to pour water into the well
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  • a well, but first you have to pour water into the well
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  • to get the water out.
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  • to get the water out.
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  • Is that right?
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  • Is that right?
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  • You gotta prime the pump, okay?
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  • You gotta prime the pump, okay?
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  • So, there's a ton of water down there and you gotta put just
  • 00:14:28.270 --> 00:14:28.280
  • So, there's a ton of water down there and you gotta put just
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  • a little water in to get a lot of water out, right?
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  • a little water in to get a lot of water out, right?
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  • That's priming the pump.
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  • That's priming the pump.
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  • You are like a well.
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  • You are like a well.
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  • You got this whole bunch of joy stored up inside you
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  • You got this whole bunch of joy stored up inside you
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  • but sometimes you gotta prime the pump.
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  • but sometimes you gotta prime the pump.
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  • Sometimes you gotta fake it a little bit.
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  • Sometimes you gotta fake it a little bit.
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  • Sometimes you gotta act happy to get all that joy out of you
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  • Sometimes you gotta act happy to get all that joy out of you
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  • and you'll see it come out.
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  • and you'll see it come out.
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  • And I really believe this because I practice it.
  • 00:14:49.110 --> 00:14:49.120
  • And I really believe this because I practice it.
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  • I believe this in my own life and people say, "You're a happy
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  • I believe this in my own life and people say, "You're a happy
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  • person," but happy comes with hard work, I know.
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:54.090
  • person," but happy comes with hard work, I know.
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  • It's one of the few things I'm really good at is being happy.
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  • It's one of the few things I'm really good at is being happy.
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  • So, this is what I wanna say, is unless you're grieving about
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  • So, this is what I wanna say, is unless you're grieving about
  • 00:15:01.210 --> 00:15:05.000
  • something specific, like somebody died, or a divorce,
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  • something specific, like somebody died, or a divorce,
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  • or a loss of--some major loss, grieving is healthy, grieving is
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  • or a loss of--some major loss, grieving is healthy, grieving is
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  • good, but it needs to be intentional and it needs to be
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  • good, but it needs to be intentional and it needs to be
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  • for a time, but your default should be joy and happiness.
  • 00:15:14.210 --> 00:15:14.220
  • for a time, but your default should be joy and happiness.
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  • And if for no reason you feel depressed, blue, slothy, bored,
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:19.150
  • And if for no reason you feel depressed, blue, slothy, bored,
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  • I wanna encourage you fake it, fake it.
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  • I wanna encourage you fake it, fake it.
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  • Act happy even if you don't feel happy,
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  • Act happy even if you don't feel happy,
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  • 100% just act happy.
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  • 100% just act happy.
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  • Yeah, fake it.
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  • Yeah, fake it.
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  • Imagine there's ten people in a room and they all love each
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  • Imagine there's ten people in a room and they all love each
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  • other very much and one of those people are not happy,
  • 00:15:43.250 --> 00:15:43.260
  • other very much and one of those people are not happy,
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  • can everybody else be happy?
  • 00:15:46.240 --> 00:15:46.250
  • can everybody else be happy?
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  • Not really.
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  • Not really.
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  • If you're in a room of ten people, and you're not happy,
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  • If you're in a room of ten people, and you're not happy,
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  • and you're blue, and you're grumpy, and you're critical, and
  • 00:15:52.130 --> 00:15:52.140
  • and you're blue, and you're grumpy, and you're critical, and
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  • the other nine people are happy, you've just given them a choice.
  • 00:15:57.070 --> 00:15:57.080
  • the other nine people are happy, you've just given them a choice.
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  • They now get to choose, one, don't act so happy to match
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  • They now get to choose, one, don't act so happy to match
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  • the posture of this person or be rude,
  • 00:16:04.280 --> 00:16:04.290
  • the posture of this person or be rude,
  • 00:16:04.290 --> 00:16:07.220
  • act happy in spite of them.
  • 00:16:07.220 --> 00:16:07.230
  • act happy in spite of them.
  • 00:16:07.230 --> 00:16:09.020
  • So, you've given them a choice to be gloomy or rude.
  • 00:16:09.020 --> 00:16:09.030
  • So, you've given them a choice to be gloomy or rude.
  • 00:16:09.030 --> 00:16:15.130
  • And now if you're grieving, if you're going through loss,
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:15.140
  • And now if you're grieving, if you're going through loss,
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  • reach out to friends.
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  • reach out to friends.
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  • Grieve with them, but if you have no reason
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  • Grieve with them, but if you have no reason
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  • to grieve, fake it.
  • 00:16:23.040 --> 00:16:23.050
  • to grieve, fake it.
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  • It's a nice thing to do.
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  • It's a nice thing to do.
  • 00:16:25.160 --> 00:16:28.080
  • And people say, "Oh, that is fake."
  • 00:16:28.080 --> 00:16:28.090
  • And people say, "Oh, that is fake."
  • 00:16:28.090 --> 00:16:30.210
  • Yes, it's fake so is showering, and so is taking Advil,
  • 00:16:30.210 --> 00:16:30.220
  • Yes, it's fake so is showering, and so is taking Advil,
  • 00:16:30.220 --> 00:16:34.130
  • and so is brushing your teeth.
  • 00:16:34.130 --> 00:16:34.140
  • and so is brushing your teeth.
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  • They're all fake and people appreciate it when you
  • 00:16:36.060 --> 00:16:36.070
  • They're all fake and people appreciate it when you
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  • put on deodorant, when you take a shower.
  • 00:16:38.030 --> 00:16:38.040
  • put on deodorant, when you take a shower.
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  • It's not real. It's not natural.
  • 00:16:41.030 --> 00:16:41.040
  • It's not real. It's not natural.
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:45.050
  • Many of you are saying, "No, no."
  • 00:16:45.050 --> 00:16:45.060
  • Many of you are saying, "No, no."
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  • I know what many of you just said
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  • I know what many of you just said
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  • because I just felt it myself.
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:49.120
  • because I just felt it myself.
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  • "There's a third option, I'm just not gonna be around people
  • 00:16:50.280 --> 00:16:50.290
  • "There's a third option, I'm just not gonna be around people
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  • anymore so I can be glum and gloomy."
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  • anymore so I can be glum and gloomy."
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  • Don't do that either.
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  • Don't do that either.
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  • Be around people and be joyful around them
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  • Be around people and be joyful around them
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  • because your joy is a ministry.
  • 00:17:01.030 --> 00:17:01.040
  • because your joy is a ministry.
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  • Your joy is a ministry to people who are going--
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  • Your joy is a ministry to people who are going--
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  • life is hard for everybody.
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  • life is hard for everybody.
  • 00:17:07.160 --> 00:17:09.280
  • So, fake it till you make it.
  • 00:17:09.280 --> 00:17:09.290
  • So, fake it till you make it.
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:11.100
  • And let me just tell you something,
  • 00:17:11.100 --> 00:17:11.110
  • And let me just tell you something,
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  • it's not actually fake.
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  • it's not actually fake.
  • 00:17:12.210 --> 00:17:14.040
  • And you may not get this sentence but I think
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:14.050
  • And you may not get this sentence but I think
  • 00:17:14.050 --> 00:17:15.230
  • this is brilliant so, it's not fake, it's a life hack.
  • 00:17:15.230 --> 00:17:15.240
  • this is brilliant so, it's not fake, it's a life hack.
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  • Do you guys know what a life hack is?
  • 00:17:21.220 --> 00:17:21.230
  • Do you guys know what a life hack is?
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  • It's not fake, it's a life hack.
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  • It's not fake, it's a life hack.
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  • It's a way of training your body and mind to be happy,
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:26.230
  • It's a way of training your body and mind to be happy,
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  • it's what you have to do if you wanna be happy.
  • 00:17:31.060 --> 00:17:31.070
  • it's what you have to do if you wanna be happy.
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  • You've gotta train yourself.
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  • You've gotta train yourself.
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  • One of the main ways you can show happiness
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  • One of the main ways you can show happiness
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:38.030
  • or fake happiness is so obvious and that is smiling.
  • 00:17:38.030 --> 00:17:38.040
  • or fake happiness is so obvious and that is smiling.
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  • I wanna challenge you right now to try and fake a smile.
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  • I wanna challenge you right now to try and fake a smile.
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  • Try it.
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  • Try it.
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  • Try it, I wanna see everybody smile.
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  • Try it, I wanna see everybody smile.
  • 00:17:53.140 --> 00:17:55.120
  • Okay, can I just point out, this is not a cool church?
  • 00:17:55.120 --> 00:17:55.130
  • Okay, can I just point out, this is not a cool church?
  • 00:17:55.130 --> 00:17:58.080
  • You don't get points for being cool here,
  • 00:17:58.080 --> 00:17:58.090
  • You don't get points for being cool here,
  • 00:17:58.090 --> 00:17:59.280
  • you get points for being happy.
  • 00:17:59.280 --> 00:17:59.290
  • you get points for being happy.
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  • So, I want everybody to, if you're too cool to smile,
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  • So, I want everybody to, if you're too cool to smile,
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  • then frown, but I just wanna see everybody fake it.
  • 00:18:04.280 --> 00:18:04.290
  • then frown, but I just wanna see everybody fake it.
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  • 'Cause I can see it.
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:08.060
  • 'Cause I can see it.
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  • Everybody thinks--I can see you guys in the back.
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:09.200
  • Everybody thinks--I can see you guys in the back.
  • 00:18:09.200 --> 00:18:11.050
  • Everybody thinks I can't see you.
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  • Everybody thinks I can't see you.
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  • I want everybody to fake a smile, try it.
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  • I want everybody to fake a smile, try it.
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  • That's pretty good.
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  • That's pretty good.
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  • It's really hard when somebody asks you to, it's really hard to
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  • It's really hard when somebody asks you to, it's really hard to
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  • fake a smile because it starts fake but if others see you,
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  • fake a smile because it starts fake but if others see you,
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  • it's so awkward that it's funny and then it makes you laugh.
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  • it's so awkward that it's funny and then it makes you laugh.
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  • There is a science to smiling.
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  • There is a science to smiling.
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  • I read a great article published by Leah Woodrich
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  • I read a great article published by Leah Woodrich
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  • about how smiling helps others.
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  • about how smiling helps others.
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  • When people see you smile, their cortisol levels go down,
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  • When people see you smile, their cortisol levels go down,
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  • it causes dopamine to go up, in other words,
  • 00:18:46.160 --> 00:18:46.170
  • it causes dopamine to go up, in other words,
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  • it makes them feel happy.
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  • it makes them feel happy.
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  • It makes them feel happier and less stressed when they see
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  • It makes them feel happier and less stressed when they see
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  • people that they love smile.
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  • people that they love smile.
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:54.290
  • There was a study done about what smiling does to your brain
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  • There was a study done about what smiling does to your brain
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  • and why it's a life hack.
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  • and why it's a life hack.
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  • When you your smile muscles contract, there's a positive
  • 00:18:59.140 --> 00:18:59.150
  • When you your smile muscles contract, there's a positive
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  • feedback loop that reinforces our feelings of joy.
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  • feedback loop that reinforces our feelings of joy.
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  • In other words, when you smile in life even if you don't feel
  • 00:19:05.220 --> 00:19:05.230
  • In other words, when you smile in life even if you don't feel
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  • happy, it triggers the thing in your body
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  • happy, it triggers the thing in your body
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  • that makes you feel happy.
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  • that makes you feel happy.
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  • In other words, faking smiles actually makes you
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:15.200
  • In other words, faking smiles actually makes you
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  • a happier person and makes you smile naturally more.
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  • a happier person and makes you smile naturally more.
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  • Isn't that great?
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  • Isn't that great?
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  • 'Cause you smile and you're faking, the other person smiles
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  • 'Cause you smile and you're faking, the other person smiles
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  • and it's real, and then you see they're smiling
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  • and it's real, and then you see they're smiling
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  • and you really smile.
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  • and you really smile.
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  • Then everybody's laughing and having a good time.
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  • Then everybody's laughing and having a good time.
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  • When you fake a smile, it causes real feelings of joy to happen
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  • When you fake a smile, it causes real feelings of joy to happen
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  • in your body and that makes you actually smile
  • 00:19:35.080 --> 00:19:35.090
  • in your body and that makes you actually smile
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  • and that's a good thing.
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  • and that's a good thing.
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  • They wanted to see what makes people happy, and you know
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  • They wanted to see what makes people happy, and you know
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  • what almost topped the list?
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  • what almost topped the list?
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  • You're gonna be really surprised by this, chocolate.
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  • You're gonna be really surprised by this, chocolate.
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  • Absolutely.
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  • Absolutely.
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  • Chocolate almost topped the list that nailed the reward center of
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:47.190
  • Chocolate almost topped the list that nailed the reward center of
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  • your brain that caused dopamine and happy feelings
  • 00:19:51.050 --> 00:19:51.060
  • your brain that caused dopamine and happy feelings
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  • to go into your brain.
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  • to go into your brain.
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  • But you know what beat even chocolate?
  • 00:19:55.010 --> 00:19:55.020
  • But you know what beat even chocolate?
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  • Faking smiles. This is science, people.
  • 00:19:57.220 --> 00:19:57.230
  • Faking smiles. This is science, people.
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  • I know I'm a pastor, I'm not a scientist, but this study says,
  • 00:20:03.050 --> 00:20:03.060
  • I know I'm a pastor, I'm not a scientist, but this study says,
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  • "Smiling reinforces our brain's reward mechanism
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  • "Smiling reinforces our brain's reward mechanism
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  • in a way even chocolate cannot match."
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  • in a way even chocolate cannot match."
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  • Yes, you can clap for that!
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  • Yes, you can clap for that!
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:16.110
  • In other words, smiling changes the brain,
  • 00:20:20.110 --> 00:20:20.120
  • In other words, smiling changes the brain,
  • 00:20:20.120 --> 00:20:26.090
  • changes your brain chemistry.
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  • changes your brain chemistry.
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  • It changes your body.
  • 00:20:28.070 --> 00:20:28.080
  • It changes your body.
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  • When you smile around other people,
  • 00:20:30.020 --> 00:20:30.030
  • When you smile around other people,
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  • when you fake it till you make it,
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  • when you fake it till you make it,
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  • when you release your joy into the world,
  • 00:20:33.080 --> 00:20:33.090
  • when you release your joy into the world,
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  • you're training your body, your mind, and even your brain
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  • you're training your body, your mind, and even your brain
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  • to be more joyful, and I'm telling you this
  • 00:20:38.120 --> 00:20:38.130
  • to be more joyful, and I'm telling you this
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  • 'cause I love you because I've practiced it.
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  • 'cause I love you because I've practiced it.
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  • There was a study done, a famous study.
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  • There was a study done, a famous study.
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  • It's called The Yearbook Study.
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  • It's called The Yearbook Study.
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  • This is one sample, they did a yearbook study of people who had
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  • This is one sample, they did a yearbook study of people who had
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  • big smiles versus people who had fake, or little, or no smiles
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  • big smiles versus people who had fake, or little, or no smiles
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  • at all, and the study showed that the people with the biggest
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:20:57.180
  • at all, and the study showed that the people with the biggest
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  • smiles lived happier lives, had happier marriages,
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  • smiles lived happier lives, had happier marriages,
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  • and had fewer setbacks, that smiling is actually
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  • and had fewer setbacks, that smiling is actually
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  • probably healthy for your body.
  • 00:21:08.140 --> 00:21:08.150
  • probably healthy for your body.
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  • There's another famous study done called
  • 00:21:11.020 --> 00:21:11.030
  • There's another famous study done called
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  • The Baseball Card Study in which they went through
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  • The Baseball Card Study in which they went through
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  • old baseball cards and they studied the lives of the men,
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  • old baseball cards and they studied the lives of the men,
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  • the ones who smiled versus the one who didn't
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  • the ones who smiled versus the one who didn't
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  • for their baseball card pictures.
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  • for their baseball card pictures.
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  • And as an average, the men who smiled live 7 years longer
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  • And as an average, the men who smiled live 7 years longer
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  • than the men who didn't.
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  • than the men who didn't.
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  • Smiling is good for you.
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  • Smiling is good for you.
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  • Smiling is good for other people.
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  • Smiling is good for other people.
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  • Being joyful is holy.
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  • Being joyful is holy.
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  • If I have a chosen Jesus, joy has chosen me and that's true.
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  • If I have a chosen Jesus, joy has chosen me and that's true.
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  • You may not feel it. You may feel blue.
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  • You may not feel it. You may feel blue.
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  • You may feel down.
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  • You may feel down.
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  • You may have been sitting on a couch for days.
  • 00:21:50.240 --> 00:21:50.250
  • You may have been sitting on a couch for days.
  • 00:21:50.250 --> 00:21:52.040
  • Maybe you've just barely gotten to church today
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:52.050
  • Maybe you've just barely gotten to church today
  • 00:21:52.050 --> 00:21:54.190
  • and your knuckles are dragging.
  • 00:21:54.190 --> 00:21:54.200
  • and your knuckles are dragging.
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  • You're like, "I don't even know why I'm here."
  • 00:21:55.290 --> 00:21:56.000
  • You're like, "I don't even know why I'm here."
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  • I wanna tell you, you have such a well of joy inside of you
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  • I wanna tell you, you have such a well of joy inside of you
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  • and all you have to do is release it by doing the things
  • 00:22:01.190 --> 00:22:01.200
  • and all you have to do is release it by doing the things
  • 00:22:01.200 --> 00:22:05.090
  • that joyful people would do.
  • 00:22:05.090 --> 00:22:05.100
  • that joyful people would do.
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  • If you've done the hard work of bringing Christ inside your
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:07.090
  • If you've done the hard work of bringing Christ inside your
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  • body, you need to release your joy into the world
  • 00:22:10.190 --> 00:22:10.200
  • body, you need to release your joy into the world
  • 00:22:10.200 --> 00:22:14.010
  • because people need your smile.
  • 00:22:14.010 --> 00:22:14.020
  • because people need your smile.
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  • People need your hugs. People need your food.
  • 00:22:16.160 --> 00:22:16.170
  • People need your hugs. People need your food.
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:20.030
  • People need your joy. Joy is a good thing.
  • 00:22:20.030 --> 00:22:20.040
  • People need your joy. Joy is a good thing.
  • 00:22:20.040 --> 00:22:23.260
  • Your joy lifts up people. It gives them strength.
  • 00:22:23.260 --> 00:22:23.270
  • Your joy lifts up people. It gives them strength.
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  • Don't listen to people who mock you or tease you
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  • Don't listen to people who mock you or tease you
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  • because you're positive and joyful.
  • 00:22:29.280 --> 00:22:29.290
  • because you're positive and joyful.
  • 00:22:29.290 --> 00:22:31.270
  • Being positive and joyful honors God.
  • 00:22:31.270 --> 00:22:31.280
  • Being positive and joyful honors God.
  • 00:22:31.280 --> 00:22:35.030
  • Your joy gives people strength and I'm proud of you.
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:35.040
  • Your joy gives people strength and I'm proud of you.
  • 00:22:35.040 --> 00:22:38.010
  • And keep growing in joy because it's a discipline.
  • 00:22:38.010 --> 00:22:38.020
  • And keep growing in joy because it's a discipline.
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  • It doesn't come to the lazy.
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  • It doesn't come to the lazy.
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:42.030
  • It comes to those who work hard at being joyful,
  • 00:22:42.030 --> 00:22:42.040
  • It comes to those who work hard at being joyful,
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  • being vulnerable, being big hearted, big risk takers
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:44.290
  • being vulnerable, being big hearted, big risk takers
  • 00:22:44.290 --> 00:22:49.110
  • and you're doing great.
  • 00:22:49.110 --> 00:22:49.120
  • and you're doing great.
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  • I just wanna tell you that, that your joy is encouragement
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:50.260
  • I just wanna tell you that, that your joy is encouragement
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  • to people who love you.
  • 00:22:53.250 --> 00:22:53.260
  • to people who love you.
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  • Keep doing it. It's changing lives.
  • 00:22:55.050 --> 00:22:55.060
  • Keep doing it. It's changing lives.
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  • Let's pray.
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  • Let's pray.
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  • Father, we love you and we thank you that you've
  • 00:23:02.230 --> 00:23:02.240
  • Father, we love you and we thank you that you've
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:05.000
  • given us a choice.
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  • given us a choice.
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  • There are many people here who are listening and they say,
  • 00:23:06.100 --> 00:23:06.110
  • There are many people here who are listening and they say,
  • 00:23:06.110 --> 00:23:08.150
  • "Bobby, you don't know what I've gone through."
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:08.160
  • "Bobby, you don't know what I've gone through."
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  • To you, I just wanna say that's absolutely right.
  • 00:23:10.120 --> 00:23:10.130
  • To you, I just wanna say that's absolutely right.
  • 00:23:10.130 --> 00:23:13.190
  • Many of you have been wounded. You've been hurt.
  • 00:23:13.190 --> 00:23:13.200
  • Many of you have been wounded. You've been hurt.
  • 00:23:13.200 --> 00:23:15.210
  • You've been let down. You've been betrayed.
  • 00:23:15.210 --> 00:23:15.220
  • You've been let down. You've been betrayed.
  • 00:23:15.220 --> 00:23:17.240
  • You've lost a lot. You've lost your health.
  • 00:23:17.240 --> 00:23:17.250
  • You've lost a lot. You've lost your health.
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  • I just wanna say, let it go and allow the joy that's
  • 00:23:20.170 --> 00:23:20.180
  • I just wanna say, let it go and allow the joy that's
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:25.150
  • in your body, and it is there, let it come out.
  • 00:23:25.150 --> 00:23:25.160
  • in your body, and it is there, let it come out.
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  • Just try it for one day.
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  • Just try it for one day.
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  • So, Lord, help us to have faith, to act in faith according
  • 00:23:31.000 --> 00:23:31.010
  • So, Lord, help us to have faith, to act in faith according
  • 00:23:31.010 --> 00:23:34.110
  • to the joy that you've given us, to be happy people
  • 00:23:34.110 --> 00:23:34.120
  • to the joy that you've given us, to be happy people
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  • in the world in which we live.
  • 00:23:37.120 --> 00:23:37.130
  • in the world in which we live.
  • 00:23:37.130 --> 00:23:38.230
  • And I plead over you joy, happiness, smiles, hugs,
  • 00:23:38.230 --> 00:23:38.240
  • And I plead over you joy, happiness, smiles, hugs,
  • 00:23:38.240 --> 00:23:45.150
  • a good life, a life that celebrates,
  • 00:23:45.150 --> 00:23:45.160
  • a good life, a life that celebrates,
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  • a life that lifts others.
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  • a life that lifts others.
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  • In Jesus' name, amen.
  • 00:23:50.010 --> 00:23:50.020
  • In Jesus' name, amen.
  • 00:23:50.020 --> 00:23:53.060
  • Bobby: Here's another letter that we got,
  • 00:23:53.060 --> 00:23:53.070
  • Bobby: Here's another letter that we got,
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  • thanks to your support.
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  • thanks to your support.
  • 00:23:54.180 --> 00:23:57.130
  • female: Dear Bobby, at 19 my life collapsed.
  • 00:23:57.130 --> 00:23:57.140
  • female: Dear Bobby, at 19 my life collapsed.
  • 00:23:57.140 --> 00:24:01.000
  • I was in an unhealthy relationship with an older man
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:01.010
  • I was in an unhealthy relationship with an older man
  • 00:24:01.010 --> 00:24:03.150
  • and then my father died from cancer.
  • 00:24:03.150 --> 00:24:03.160
  • and then my father died from cancer.
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:06.020
  • They were my darkest days.
  • 00:24:06.020 --> 00:24:06.030
  • They were my darkest days.
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:08.020
  • I felt paralyzed and apathetic.
  • 00:24:08.020 --> 00:24:08.030
  • I felt paralyzed and apathetic.
  • 00:24:08.030 --> 00:24:10.210
  • When I was at my lowest, my boyfriend started to use me.
  • 00:24:10.210 --> 00:24:10.220
  • When I was at my lowest, my boyfriend started to use me.
  • 00:24:10.220 --> 00:24:14.040
  • He complained about me and in the name of spicing up
  • 00:24:14.040 --> 00:24:14.050
  • He complained about me and in the name of spicing up
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  • our relationship, he pressed me to be intimate
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  • our relationship, he pressed me to be intimate
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  • with other men.
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  • with other men.
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  • I felt numb and worthless.
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  • I felt numb and worthless.
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  • Even as I write this, I feel that shame
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  • Even as I write this, I feel that shame
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  • for allowing him to do this.
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  • for allowing him to do this.
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  • I fantasized about ending my life to escape the suffering.
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  • I fantasized about ending my life to escape the suffering.
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  • During this time, I met a guy who saw me as a person
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  • During this time, I met a guy who saw me as a person
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  • and made me happy.
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  • and made me happy.
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  • Because of him, I finally left my abusive boyfriend.
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  • Because of him, I finally left my abusive boyfriend.
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  • We started a new life in a new town
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  • We started a new life in a new town
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  • and he proposed months later, but still,
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  • and he proposed months later, but still,
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  • inside I felt really hurt.
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  • inside I felt really hurt.
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  • I struggled because I didn't deserve this life.
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  • I struggled because I didn't deserve this life.
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  • When someone was kind to me, it hurt me as much as it healed me.
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  • When someone was kind to me, it hurt me as much as it healed me.
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  • I felt I made too many mistakes to be loved.
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  • I felt I made too many mistakes to be loved.
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  • My life had turned around but my spirit was broken.
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  • My life had turned around but my spirit was broken.
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  • I was curious about religion
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  • I was curious about religion
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  • but didn't dare pray or go to church.
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  • but didn't dare pray or go to church.
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  • What God would want me as his follower?
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  • What God would want me as his follower?
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  • Then I found "Hour of Power."
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  • Then I found "Hour of Power."
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  • Your sermons healed my spirit
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  • Your sermons healed my spirit
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  • and lifted the burden of my past.
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  • and lifted the burden of my past.
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  • I still remember tears of relief running down my cheeks
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  • I still remember tears of relief running down my cheeks
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  • when you said that every sinner has a future
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  • when you said that every sinner has a future
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  • and every saint has a past and that God does not love us
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  • and every saint has a past and that God does not love us
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  • as we should be but just as we are.
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  • as we should be but just as we are.
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  • I realized that God always loved me and would forgive me.
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  • I realized that God always loved me and would forgive me.
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  • It still thrills me that he is so good.
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  • It still thrills me that he is so good.
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  • After we married, my first wish I ever prayed for
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  • After we married, my first wish I ever prayed for
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  • was fulfilled with the birth of our son Hendrik.
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  • was fulfilled with the birth of our son Hendrik.
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  • I pray for him every night. He is a precious gift from God.
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  • I pray for him every night. He is a precious gift from God.
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  • I no longer feel like a bad person.
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  • I no longer feel like a bad person.
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  • I feel beloved and that I'm allowed to experience happiness.
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  • I feel beloved and that I'm allowed to experience happiness.
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  • I am so, so grateful.
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  • I am so, so grateful.
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  • Thank you.
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  • Thank you.
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  • Hannah: We're not using your name on air
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  • Hannah: We're not using your name on air
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  • but one highlight of my Holland trip was getting to meet you
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  • but one highlight of my Holland trip was getting to meet you
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  • and your husband.
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  • and your husband.
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  • You are brave and we are honored to have you as part
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  • You are brave and we are honored to have you as part
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  • of the "Hour of Power" family.
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  • of the "Hour of Power" family.
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  • Bobby: That's right. It was a highlight for me too.
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  • Bobby: That's right. It was a highlight for me too.
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  • this is just one of many stories of people
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  • that are deeply touched because of your generosity.
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  • that are deeply touched because of your generosity.
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  • If people stop giving to this ministry, this goes off the air,
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  • If people stop giving to this ministry, this goes off the air,
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  • we don't help people anymore.
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  • we don't help people anymore.
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  • But because of you, we're changing the world.
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  • But because of you, we're changing the world.
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  • Hannah: Yes, thank you for your faithfulness.
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  • male announcer: To celebrate the 60th anniversary
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