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The Mothership Part 2

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February 7, 2018
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Church by the Glades

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The Mothership Part 2

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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - Hello and welcome to Church by the Glades.
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  • For the next few moments, we're going to hear
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  • from Pastor David Hughes as he shares
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  • about how to live life to the fullest.
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  • It's going to be a ton a fun
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  • and you're going to be encouraged.
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  • So, stick around.
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  • - At Church by the Glades, we like to say,
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  • "no perfect people allowed,"
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  • which means that no matter where you are in life,
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  • you'll be welcomed when you visit.
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  • So just in case you haven't checked us out yet,
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  • here's a sneak peek of some of what you can expect
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  • at Church by the Glades.
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  • Solid rock, you're the hope of our lives
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  • Almighty God, you're our shield in the fire
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  • We're not gonna fear
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  • You're forever near
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  • King of glory, you're the strength in our hearts
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  • Light of the world, turn our scars into stars
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  • For eternity, you're our victory
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  • Whether near or far, everywhere you are
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  • Whether high or low, you'll never let us go
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  • We're not gonna hide with you in our lives
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  • With you on our side
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  • You are with us
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  • You are with us, Jesus
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  • Holy Spirit, you're alive in our hearts
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  • Shine your light, light a fire in the dark
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  • Like a mighty wind, breathe new life again
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  • Breathe new life again
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  • Whether near or far, everywhere you are
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  • Whether high or low, you'll never let us go
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  • We're not gonna hide with you in our lives
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  • With you on our side
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  • You are with us
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  • You are with us, Jesus
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  • Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • God is with us Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • You are with us Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • - Come on, every hand up!
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  • You sing!
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  • Whether near or far, everywhere you are
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  • Whether high or low, you'll never let us go
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  • We're not gonna hide with you in our lives
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  • With you on our side
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  • You are with us
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  • You are with us, Jesus
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  • Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • God is with us Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • You are with us Ooh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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  • - Alright guys, it's time to go ahead
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  • and get into today's teaching.
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  • So, if you've got a Bible nearby go ahead and grab it,
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  • or pull it up on your phone or your tablet.
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  • You might also want to take some notes.
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  • We really believe that the next few moments
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  • could make a big impact in your life.
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  • Let's watch together.
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  • - Now, in my Bible, Exodus chapter one
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  • is followed by Exodus chapter ...
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  • - Two! - Two, you guys are sharp.
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  • Chapter two is where I want to get to the story of Moses.
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  • "Now, a man," here's another name.
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  • "A man in the tribe of Lev married a Levite woman,
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  • "and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son."
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  • That's a problem.
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  • "When she saw that he was a fine child,
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  • "she hid him for three months.
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  • "But when she could hide him no longer,
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  • "she got a papyrus basket for him
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  • "coated it with tar and pitch,
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  • "and then she placed the child in it
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  • "and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.
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  • "His sister," we learn later her name is Miriam.
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  • Sister Miriam "stood at a distance to see
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  • "what would happen to him.
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  • "Then Pharaoh's daughter," a princess,
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  • "went down to the Nile to bathe."
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  • They didn't have indoor plumbing back in the day,
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  • even in the palace.
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  • "Her attendants were walking along the riverside."
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  • Watching for crocodiles; it's the Nile river.
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  • "She saw the basket among the reeds
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  • "and sent her female slave to get it.
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  • "She opened it and saw the baby.
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  • "He was crying, and she felt sorry for him.
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  • "'This is one of the Hebrew babies,' she said."
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  • Then sister Miriam kind of pops out
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  • from behind the reeds or something.
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  • Sister asked Pharaoh's daughter,
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  • "'Shall I go get one of the Hebrew women
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  • "'to nurse the baby for you?'
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  • "'Yes, go,' she answered.
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  • "So the girl went and got the baby's own mother.
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  • "Pharaoh's daughter said to her,
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  • "'Take the baby and nurse him, and I will pay you.'
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  • "The woman took the baby and nursed him."
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  • They would nurse children back then
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  • til they were like maybe five or six years of age.
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  • I don't recommend that anymore, by the way.
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  • So that's what they did,
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  • and then in verse 10, verse 10's on the screen.
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  • Notice what happens:
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  • "When the child grew older,
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  • "she took him to Pharaoh's daughter
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  • "and he became her son.
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  • "She ..."
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  • - Named. - Come on, guys.
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  • "She named him Moses, saying,
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  • "'I drew him out of the water.'"
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  • Okay, this is such a rich text.
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  • There's so much in this text.
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  • It's so fat with information.
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  • I'm gonna spend two weeks on this one.
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  • I'm gonna cover this this week and next week,
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  • and by the way, the best stuff is next week.
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  • The best stuff is next week.
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  • So I guess you need to come back next week.
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  • I guess you need to make it a habit,
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  • hit this week and next week,
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  • 'cause part two's the best stuff, amen?
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  • So don't miss next week.
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  • But where to even start?
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  • 'Cause again, there's so much information,
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  • there's so much application for us.
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  • So let's start with this one, let's start with this one.
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  • Let's go back and revisit chapter two, verse two.
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  • I wanna tweak the translation.
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  • I wanna move to the New King James Version,
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  • it uses a different word
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  • and this word most often shows up
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  • as we try to interpret the Hebrew into English.
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  • Here's what it says, right here on the screen.
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  • "So the woman conceived," read this loudly,
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  • "and bore a son.
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  • "And when she saw that he was a ..."
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  • - Beautiful. - "A beautiful child,
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  • "she hid him three months."
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  • A beautiful child.
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  • So here is the principle, here is the point;
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  • and by the way, it is Mother's Day.
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  • I get it, we're honoring the mothers.
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  • We're honoring all the ladies, we're celebrating you.
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  • We had like a mama song,
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  • we're giving away a cruise to a mama, right?
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  • But this, guys, listen, I don't wanna leave you out.
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  • 'Cause there's some men, you're only here because your mama.
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  • I think that's great.
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  • You don't normally do church,
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  • you'd much rather be doing something else right now
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  • but you love your mama and she invited you to church,
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  • and to honor your mama, you are here, that is great.
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  • But there's no chance you're coming back next week.
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  • Alright, listen.
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  • And maybe you think, "The reason I don't do church
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  • "is church is kinda inherently feminine.
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  • "There's a subtext of girly-ness to the whole church thing."
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  • Welcome to Church by the Glades.
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  • (cheering)
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  • Where we honor the ladies,
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  • but I probably shouldn't say this in front of the ladies,
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  • but I almost always preach to the men.
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  • I aim for the bros.
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  • I go for the men, you are my primary target, the men.
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  • Listen ladies, listen.
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  • I don't mean to disrespect you,
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  • I respect you very much.
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  • But I think when it comes to ladies,
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  • y'all look better than us,
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  • you surely smell better than us,
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  • and you're probably much smarter than we are.
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  • Come on, amen ladies, amen?
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  • And I think most women
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  • are just more spiritually discerning than men.
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  • I think you pick up God stuff quicker than we do.
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  • We need the extra help.
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  • So I aim at the men.
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  • I've just learned this: if I get the husband and the father,
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  • I always get the family.
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  • So I aim for the men.
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  • Meaning this: so, we infuse as much testosterone
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  • into everything at Church by the Glades,
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  • and right now you don't believe me
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  • because you're reading this story with me
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  • and you're paying attention, like,
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  • "Come on, David, you're doing a baby story."
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  • You got a mommy, baby story.
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  • You got a cute little story
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  • about a itty bitty baby in a itty bitty boat ...
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  • Read it.
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  • Read just chapter two.
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  • This baby Moses grows up into a man,
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  • and Moses is a man.
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  • He's a man's man.
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  • He's a man of God.
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  • He is a man of passion and a man of power.
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  • He is a man.
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  • He is a leader, he is a defender.
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  • He is a law giver, a freedom fighter,
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  • a nation builder, a Red Sea crosser.
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  • Man, he's a biblical BA, are you with me?
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  • I mean, Moses ...
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  • When you think of Moses,
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  • you don't think of some, Moses ain't some pale, frail,
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  • blue-eyed, decaf-sipping white boy.
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  • No, you think about the Rock rolled into Denzel,
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  • throw a little Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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  • That's Moses.
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  • He is taking names and kicking butt.
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  • He is a leader, and I want to lead the men of this church
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  • to be men of God, so I preach to the men.
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  • I want to challenge the men of this house
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  • that we are to be men of character.
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  • Men of courage.
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  • When it comes to people we love,
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  • we lead them, we defend them, we provide for them,
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  • and we sacrifice ourselves for them.
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  • That's who we're called to be.
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  • We are men of integrity, men of fidelity, men of honesty.
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  • And all the brothers said ... - Amen!
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  • - That was okay.
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  • In fact, guess what, guess what?
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  • That wasn't good enough.
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  • I want all the men to stand up.
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  • All the men to stand up.
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  • What church on Mother's Day weekend
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  • has all the men stand up?
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  • All the men stand up, all the men stand up.
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  • Timmy, stand up, stand up.
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  • Just stand up, come on, come on, stand up.
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  • That's my nephew right there, stand up.
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  • All the men.
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  • If you're not standing, you're not a man.
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  • Alright, stand up, stand up, stand up, alright.
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  • Here's what the Bible says we're gonna do.
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  • Love, sacrifice, be courageous,
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  • be men of integrity, men of honesty.
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  • In fact, we're to be honest with everyone.
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  • No duplicity, no compromise, no lying, no deception.
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  • Meaning this, I want you to be honest
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  • with your brothers, honest with your sons,
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  • honest with your daughters,
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  • honest with your boss, honest with your employees,
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  • honest with your clients, honest with yourself,
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  • and honest with your God, amen?
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  • - Amen. - And I want you to be honest
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  • with the wife that God has given you
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  • in all things, at all times.
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  • And the men loudly said ... - Amen!
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  • - You may be seated, by brothers.
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  • Only church in America,
  • 00:11:27.150 --> 00:11:30.010
  • we make the men stand up on Father's Day
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  • and pronounce things over the men.
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  • We're gonna be honest with our wives,
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  • always, at all times, yeah!
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:38.220
  • Wait a minute, wait a minute, time out, time out.
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  • There is one exception.
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  • I want to help you out brothers.
  • 00:11:43.170 --> 00:11:44.150
  • If you don't go to church,
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  • I'm gonna help you out right now.
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:46.280
  • I'm gonna help you out, man to man right now.
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:47.220
  • There's one exception.
  • 00:11:47.220 --> 00:11:48.280
  • I think it's okay not to be fully honest
  • 00:11:48.280 --> 00:11:50.240
  • 'cause it says here in chapter two, verse two,
  • 00:11:50.240 --> 00:11:54.100
  • it says that Moses was a beautiful child.
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  • A beautiful child.
  • 00:11:57.200 --> 00:11:58.180
  • So I want to extrapolate that,
  • 00:11:58.180 --> 00:11:59.220
  • so here's the principle biblically.
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  • Brothers and sisters, here's what I believe:
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  • All babies are beautiful.
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  • If you're watching on TV, watching online,
  • 00:12:09.250 --> 00:12:11.160
  • there's these spattering of applause right now
  • 00:12:11.160 --> 00:12:13.130
  • and it's almost all ladies, almost all ladies,
  • 00:12:13.130 --> 00:12:15.190
  • because the guys are going like, "All babies?"
  • 00:12:15.190 --> 00:12:18.220
  • "You mean, like, all babies?"
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:20.060
  • 'Cause you're thinking, "I've seen some babies, mmm ..."
  • 00:12:20.060 --> 00:12:21.260
  • Alright, alright, alright, alright, listen.
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  • Men of honesty, men of integrity, always with that wife,
  • 00:12:23.260 --> 00:12:27.140
  • honest at all times with one exception.
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  • What's the one exception?
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  • Okay, there's a brother here and you've been married
  • 00:12:30.290 --> 00:12:32.160
  • for maybe a little while,
  • 00:12:32.160 --> 00:12:34.010
  • and she's expecting and this is your first child.
  • 00:12:34.010 --> 00:12:36.130
  • And I know you went to Lamaze class or something,
  • 00:12:36.130 --> 00:12:38.230
  • you watched a couple videos and you think you're ready.
  • 00:12:38.230 --> 00:12:40.260
  • You ain't ready.
  • 00:12:40.260 --> 00:12:42.110
  • You think you're prepared,
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  • you have no idea what you're about to step into.
  • 00:12:43.250 --> 00:12:45.080
  • See, back in the day when my dad became a dad,
  • 00:12:45.080 --> 00:12:47.140
  • my dad waited in the waiting room.
  • 00:12:47.140 --> 00:12:49.040
  • I wish they still had that plan, truth be told.
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:50.260
  • That's kinda nice;
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:52.040
  • just be out there, nervous, praying,
  • 00:12:52.040 --> 00:12:53.040
  • passing out cigars later on.
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:54.110
  • But now, now brothers,
  • 00:12:54.110 --> 00:12:55.210
  • you're in the room where the action is.
  • 00:12:55.210 --> 00:12:57.260
  • You're in there where it's going on,
  • 00:12:57.260 --> 00:12:59.150
  • and maybe you wanna be in there.
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:01.010
  • And you think you're prepared,
  • 00:13:01.010 --> 00:13:02.070
  • but you're not prepared.
  • 00:13:02.070 --> 00:13:03.050
  • Here is this woman you love;
  • 00:13:03.050 --> 00:13:04.130
  • she's been carrying your baby for nine months.
  • 00:13:04.130 --> 00:13:07.140
  • She's gained 37 pounds.
  • 00:13:07.140 --> 00:13:09.140
  • She's been pushing for seven and a half hours.
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:12.250
  • And finally, the moment: the baby emerges.
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:15.120
  • You can't wait to meet your child,
  • 00:13:15.120 --> 00:13:17.000
  • and when that doctor holds up that baby,
  • 00:13:17.000 --> 00:13:19.030
  • newly born, and you see your baby for the first time,
  • 00:13:19.030 --> 00:13:21.160
  • you're like ...
  • 00:13:21.160 --> 00:13:22.110
  • (laughter)
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:26.150
  • You wanna look away but you don't dare look away.
  • 00:13:31.150 --> 00:13:35.120
  • Your mind is flooding with a litany of questions,
  • 00:13:35.120 --> 00:13:38.150
  • thoughts are going through your mind like,
  • 00:13:38.150 --> 00:13:40.000
  • "I don't get it, look at the color, look at the color!
  • 00:13:40.000 --> 00:13:43.190
  • "I'm a white person, she's a white person,
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:45.230
  • "the baby's purple, why is it purple?
  • 00:13:45.230 --> 00:13:47.120
  • "We're not purple people!
  • 00:13:47.120 --> 00:13:49.090
  • "Oh my gosh, look at the head, look at the head!
  • 00:13:49.090 --> 00:13:52.130
  • "The head's all pointy, the head's pointy!
  • 00:13:52.130 --> 00:13:54.270
  • "Her head is beautiful, my head's rather round,
  • 00:13:54.270 --> 00:13:57.090
  • "We're not pointy!
  • 00:13:57.090 --> 00:13:58.270
  • "I thought I'm a human being, she's a human being.
  • 00:13:58.270 --> 00:14:01.230
  • "I thought we give birth to a homo sapien!
  • 00:14:01.230 --> 00:14:03.260
  • "But we gave birth to a space alien!
  • 00:14:05.020 --> 00:14:07.030
  • "And what's that goo all over it?
  • 00:14:07.030 --> 00:14:08.210
  • "What is that goo, it looks like
  • 00:14:08.210 --> 00:14:09.270
  • "an elephant sneezed on that thing!"
  • 00:14:09.270 --> 00:14:12.040
  • And you're like, "Oh my gosh!"
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:13.170
  • And the doctor's all happy and stuff
  • 00:14:13.170 --> 00:14:15.110
  • but you're not prepared for this, right.
  • 00:14:15.110 --> 00:14:16.260
  • You look and the doctor says,
  • 00:14:16.260 --> 00:14:18.010
  • "Oh congratulations, it's a girl."
  • 00:14:18.010 --> 00:14:20.000
  • And you're thinking,
  • 00:14:20.000 --> 00:14:21.070
  • "Yeah, but what species is it, I don't know!"
  • 00:14:21.070 --> 00:14:23.210
  • And then they take that baby--
  • 00:14:24.190 --> 00:14:27.020
  • they don't really clean it up even.
  • 00:14:27.020 --> 00:14:28.000
  • They just clean it a little bit
  • 00:14:28.000 --> 00:14:29.080
  • and they wrap it up in the baby blanket
  • 00:14:29.080 --> 00:14:30.160
  • and right away they bring it up to mama.
  • 00:14:30.160 --> 00:14:32.000
  • And here's mama: mama's exhausted, she's emotional,
  • 00:14:32.000 --> 00:14:35.010
  • she's been pushing for seven and a half hours,
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:36.240
  • and for the first time she meets her new baby eye to eye.
  • 00:14:36.240 --> 00:14:39.200
  • They look at each other and she looks at the baby
  • 00:14:39.200 --> 00:14:42.070
  • and in a very emotional bonding moment she says,
  • 00:14:42.070 --> 00:14:44.250
  • "Isn't she beautiful?"
  • 00:14:44.250 --> 00:14:49.110
  • It's formed as a question.
  • 00:14:51.080 --> 00:14:53.220
  • Then she looks at you, and you want to say, "Heck to the no!
  • 00:14:53.220 --> 00:14:58.220
  • "What is wrong, what's the return policy at the hospital?
  • 00:15:00.060 --> 00:15:02.270
  • "Because that thing,
  • 00:15:02.270 --> 00:15:04.050
  • "I don't even know what to do with that thing."
  • 00:15:04.050 --> 00:15:05.110
  • My brothers, in that crucial moment,
  • 00:15:05.110 --> 00:15:08.040
  • I want your mind to bring you back to Church by the Glades
  • 00:15:08.040 --> 00:15:11.200
  • on a Sunday night on Mother's Day,
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:13.220
  • when the pastor brought up Exodus chapter two, verse two,
  • 00:15:13.220 --> 00:15:17.070
  • and the principle that all babies are what?
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:21.080
  • - Beautiful! - And you say, "Yes,
  • 00:15:21.080 --> 00:15:23.070
  • "she's the most beautiful thing I have ever seen
  • 00:15:23.070 --> 00:15:25.040
  • in my whole life."
  • 00:15:25.040 --> 00:15:26.050
  • You're lying through your teeth
  • 00:15:26.050 --> 00:15:27.140
  • but God won't care that one time, amen?
  • 00:15:27.140 --> 00:15:29.110
  • 'Cause it says Moses was a beautiful child;
  • 00:15:32.280 --> 00:15:36.010
  • NIV says he was a fine child.
  • 00:15:36.010 --> 00:15:38.060
  • But maybe here's a better understanding.
  • 00:15:38.060 --> 00:15:39.260
  • It says in Hebrews 11:23 that Moses' mom and his dad
  • 00:15:39.260 --> 00:15:44.260
  • risked incurring the wrath of Pharaoh
  • 00:15:46.000 --> 00:15:48.070
  • to save the baby because he was no ordinary child.
  • 00:15:48.070 --> 00:15:52.020
  • There's no such thing as an ordinary child.
  • 00:15:53.110 --> 00:15:56.070
  • Every child is extraordinary.
  • 00:15:56.070 --> 00:15:58.280
  • Every child is amazing.
  • 00:15:58.280 --> 00:16:00.090
  • How do I know that?
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:01.230
  • I know that because there's one book before Exodus,
  • 00:16:01.230 --> 00:16:02.250
  • it's Genesis.
  • 00:16:02.250 --> 00:16:03.230
  • In Genesis chapter one it says
  • 00:16:03.230 --> 00:16:05.070
  • every single child is made in the image of almighty God.
  • 00:16:05.070 --> 00:16:09.080
  • We're the only thing in the created order--
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:11.230
  • not California redwoods, or blue whales,
  • 00:16:11.230 --> 00:16:14.200
  • or white sharks, or mountain vistas--
  • 00:16:14.200 --> 00:16:17.040
  • the only thing made in the image of God
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  • in all of creation is people.
  • 00:16:19.170 --> 00:16:21.090
  • So every baby is extraordinary.
  • 00:16:21.090 --> 00:16:23.260
  • Every baby is stamped with the divine image.
  • 00:16:23.260 --> 00:16:26.200
  • Guess what, God made every baby,
  • 00:16:26.200 --> 00:16:28.210
  • including you when you were a baby,
  • 00:16:28.210 --> 00:16:30.050
  • on purpose, with purpose.
  • 00:16:30.050 --> 00:16:31.280
  • And you wanna argue and say, "No, preacher,
  • 00:16:31.280 --> 00:16:34.190
  • "thank you so much but my parents didn't plan on me,
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:38.040
  • "I was an unplanned pregnancy, I was a mistake."
  • 00:16:38.040 --> 00:16:40.290
  • Maybe your parents didn't plan on you
  • 00:16:40.290 --> 00:16:42.130
  • but God planned on you and God made you
  • 00:16:42.130 --> 00:16:45.150
  • a divine intentionality, and God makes no mistakes.
  • 00:16:45.150 --> 00:16:49.170
  • All babies are ... - Beautiful!
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  • - You doing pretty good, Sunday night.
  • 00:16:53.260 --> 00:16:55.120
  • That's just hearing one verse, verse two.
  • 00:16:55.120 --> 00:16:56.220
  • This is such a great text.
  • 00:16:56.220 --> 00:16:57.250
  • Wait til next week, next week.
  • 00:16:57.250 --> 00:16:58.260
  • The best stuff is next week.
  • 00:16:58.260 --> 00:16:59.280
  • Oh, wait for next week.
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:00.280
  • Next week's so good.
  • 00:17:00.280 --> 00:17:02.050
  • But I come now to the next verse, verse three,
  • 00:17:02.050 --> 00:17:04.040
  • and I find the mama doing something kinda interesting.
  • 00:17:04.040 --> 00:17:05.250
  • So, seeing the baby was beautiful,
  • 00:17:05.250 --> 00:17:07.210
  • and the king wants to kill the baby,
  • 00:17:07.210 --> 00:17:09.060
  • it says in verse three,
  • 00:17:09.060 --> 00:17:11.000
  • "But when she could hide him no longer ..."
  • 00:17:11.000 --> 00:17:13.190
  • Sometimes the work of God is so profound
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:15.170
  • you can't contain it.
  • 00:17:15.170 --> 00:17:17.110
  • Sometimes God is doing something so big in your life,
  • 00:17:17.110 --> 00:17:19.260
  • you'd like to keep it quiet and private but it goes public.
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:23.030
  • So this baby's gonna be like that:
  • 00:17:23.030 --> 00:17:24.220
  • they can't hide this baby anymore.
  • 00:17:24.220 --> 00:17:26.050
  • It says, "She got a papyrus basket for him
  • 00:17:26.050 --> 00:17:30.290
  • "and coated it with tar and ..."
  • 00:17:30.290 --> 00:17:34.090
  • - Pitch. - Tar and pitch.
  • 00:17:34.090 --> 00:17:35.250
  • She's making, like, a little boat
  • 00:17:35.250 --> 00:17:38.190
  • and she's making it watertight with tar and pitch.
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:40.230
  • So here's Moses' mama making a little boat.
  • 00:17:40.230 --> 00:17:43.260
  • Maybe that was her hobby.
  • 00:17:43.260 --> 00:17:45.030
  • I think it's good when mamas have a hobby, right?
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:48.240
  • Mama, I hope you get a hobby, I hope you have a hobby.
  • 00:17:48.240 --> 00:17:50.230
  • Lisa has a hobby, my wife has a hobby.
  • 00:17:50.230 --> 00:17:52.150
  • She likes to work out.
  • 00:17:52.150 --> 00:17:53.220
  • She works out hard, she's like a gym rat.
  • 00:17:53.220 --> 00:17:55.020
  • I love that hobby; she looks good.
  • 00:17:55.020 --> 00:17:56.260
  • Her other hobby is she likes to shop.
  • 00:17:56.260 --> 00:17:58.250
  • I don't like that hobby nearly as much as working out.
  • 00:17:58.250 --> 00:18:01.260
  • Mom, mom, you had hobbies growing up.
  • 00:18:01.260 --> 00:18:04.190
  • You would cook for us and take care of us,
  • 00:18:04.190 --> 00:18:06.090
  • but you liked ceramics, did ceramics at our church,
  • 00:18:06.090 --> 00:18:09.030
  • and did needlepoint, right?
  • 00:18:09.030 --> 00:18:10.140
  • So mom did hobbies.
  • 00:18:10.140 --> 00:18:11.120
  • So mama, you need a hobby.
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:13.010
  • Husbands, help your mom--
  • 00:18:13.010 --> 00:18:15.100
  • help your wife take time away
  • 00:18:15.100 --> 00:18:17.110
  • and relax, and pour into herself.
  • 00:18:17.110 --> 00:18:19.060
  • That's very important, alright?
  • 00:18:19.060 --> 00:18:20.170
  • I got Lisa a massage for Mothers' Day.
  • 00:18:20.170 --> 00:18:23.070
  • And all the wives loudly said ...
  • 00:18:23.070 --> 00:18:25.100
  • - Amen! - Amen, that's good.
  • 00:18:25.100 --> 00:18:26.130
  • Alright, what am I talking about?
  • 00:18:26.130 --> 00:18:27.110
  • Oh!
  • 00:18:27.110 --> 00:18:28.190
  • So I guess Moses' mama, as a hobby,
  • 00:18:28.190 --> 00:18:30.190
  • she likes to make little bitty boats
  • 00:18:30.190 --> 00:18:32.010
  • and likes to make them watertight with tar and pitch.
  • 00:18:32.010 --> 00:18:34.010
  • And I'm being facetious of course.
  • 00:18:34.010 --> 00:18:35.270
  • 'Cause we know this is not a hobby,
  • 00:18:35.270 --> 00:18:37.270
  • this is something deadly serious.
  • 00:18:37.270 --> 00:18:39.280
  • She's making a rescue boat for a rescue mission
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:45.270
  • to seek to save her son.
  • 00:18:46.190 --> 00:18:48.190
  • 'Cause there's a horrible and heinous culture,
  • 00:18:48.190 --> 00:18:50.120
  • a king trying to take out the baby
  • 00:18:50.120 --> 00:18:51.280
  • so she makes a boat, she makes a boat.
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:53.180
  • And she makes a boat,
  • 00:18:53.180 --> 00:18:54.240
  • I believe there's something
  • 00:18:54.240 --> 00:18:55.290
  • called the inerrancy of scripture.
  • 00:18:55.290 --> 00:18:57.200
  • It means every word in the Bible
  • 00:18:57.200 --> 00:19:00.110
  • God put there with intent.
  • 00:19:00.110 --> 00:19:02.100
  • Every word in the Bible has divine purpose behind it.
  • 00:19:02.100 --> 00:19:05.020
  • God doesn't stutter when it comes to scripture.
  • 00:19:05.020 --> 00:19:06.220
  • So the Bible tells us she made it with tar and pitch.
  • 00:19:06.220 --> 00:19:10.030
  • Now I'm thinking:
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:11.120
  • well, she is a slave and she lives in the desert.
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:13.050
  • How does she know how to make a boat watertight?
  • 00:19:13.050 --> 00:19:15.150
  • How's she know how to use tar and pitch?
  • 00:19:15.150 --> 00:19:18.180
  • Answer: chapter one, verse 14.
  • 00:19:18.180 --> 00:19:21.220
  • When they were first enslaved,
  • 00:19:21.220 --> 00:19:23.090
  • it delineates for us the Egyptians made the Israelites
  • 00:19:23.090 --> 00:19:26.100
  • do all kinds of work.
  • 00:19:26.100 --> 00:19:28.180
  • Then it lists the kinds of work:
  • 00:19:28.180 --> 00:19:29.210
  • domestic, agricultural, construction.
  • 00:19:29.210 --> 00:19:32.210
  • When the Egyptians would make their buildings,
  • 00:19:33.260 --> 00:19:35.210
  • when they get to the roof,
  • 00:19:35.210 --> 00:19:36.280
  • they want the roofs to be watertight.
  • 00:19:36.280 --> 00:19:38.130
  • Whether the roof was made out of stone or thatch,
  • 00:19:38.130 --> 00:19:40.210
  • what they would use: tar and pitch.
  • 00:19:40.210 --> 00:19:43.280
  • Now, on a thatched roof you wanted a light worker,
  • 00:19:43.280 --> 00:19:46.050
  • someone who didn't weigh a whole lot,
  • 00:19:46.050 --> 00:19:47.160
  • and in a slave economy, you could use a kid.
  • 00:19:47.160 --> 00:19:50.110
  • So maybe when these kids, like eight and nine years of age,
  • 00:19:50.110 --> 00:19:53.080
  • they made little Hebrew boys and girls
  • 00:19:53.080 --> 00:19:55.120
  • climb these very tall ladders to go up to these rooftops
  • 00:19:55.120 --> 00:19:58.190
  • to work in tar and pitch.
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:00.210
  • So here's this little girl and she's climbing up a ladder,
  • 00:20:00.210 --> 00:20:04.240
  • forced by the slave master to make a roof watertight.
  • 00:20:04.240 --> 00:20:08.240
  • And here is the crazy thing:
  • 00:20:08.240 --> 00:20:10.230
  • she had to hate it.
  • 00:20:10.230 --> 00:20:12.020
  • She had to hate the odorous smell,
  • 00:20:13.090 --> 00:20:15.000
  • she had to hate the barking orders of the slave master,
  • 00:20:15.000 --> 00:20:17.060
  • she's seen other little boys fall to their deaths.
  • 00:20:17.060 --> 00:20:20.000
  • She could look down and see Egyptian families.
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:23.120
  • "Look at that Egyptian family, look at that family.
  • 00:20:23.120 --> 00:20:25.170
  • "They're having breakfast.
  • 00:20:25.170 --> 00:20:26.260
  • "They got plenty of food and I'm hungry.
  • 00:20:26.260 --> 00:20:28.120
  • "Look at those kids in their beautiful clothes,
  • 00:20:28.120 --> 00:20:29.290
  • "and I'm dressed in rags.
  • 00:20:29.290 --> 00:20:32.050
  • "They're gonna go off to school,
  • 00:20:33.050 --> 00:20:34.200
  • "they're gonna learn to read hieroglyphics, math, algebra;
  • 00:20:34.200 --> 00:20:37.160
  • "I'm illiterate.
  • 00:20:37.160 --> 00:20:39.000
  • "All I know how to do is apply tar and pitch
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:42.120
  • "to make this roof watertight."
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  • Only God.
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  • Only God.
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  • Only God can take the materials
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  • your masters would use to mistreat you
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  • to become the tools that God will use to transform you.
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  • And the tools of your bondage
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  • become the tools of your breakout.
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  • She didn't know she was training,
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  • that God was gonna use all that pain
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  • and all that disappointment,
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  • and all that harsh treatment with tar and pitch,
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  • to get her ready someday to save her baby.
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  • And here, I love it: the haters, the enemies,
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  • wanted to destroy her baby
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  • and inadvertently they gave her the skill set
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  • to save her baby.
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  • She's building a boat using tar and pitch.
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  • So, what in your life is not going they way you want
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  • because someone's being harsh or unfair to you?
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  • And you want to quit, or give up,
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  • or you just whine?
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  • Hang in there.
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  • Give it to God.
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  • Don't stay in something abusive,
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  • don't stay in something--
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  • you know, you need to have boundaries in your life,
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  • but don't just give up when things get hard
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  • or someone's unfair.
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  • Recognize that God is going to use that in your life.
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  • He's building something great into you.
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  • He's giving you the tools that someday you will use
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  • to construct the boat to take you to your salvation.
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  • Work it out.
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  • So you hate on me and I don't quit, and I don't get bitter.
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  • You hate on me, you just make me stronger.
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  • You make me more resolved.
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  • You make me understand the power of perseverance,
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  • you clarify my purpose.
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  • You hate on me and I don't quit,
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  • I just get better.
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  • Tar and pitch in our lives can be used in productive ways.
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  • That's just there in verse three.
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  • And if you jump to verse 10,
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  • what do we have?
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  • A name.
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  • There's a whole bunch of names.
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  • When I say three, would you say the word "name"?
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  • Ready, one, two, three ...
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  • - Name - In fact, what is your name?
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  • One, two, three ... (congregation answers)
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  • Hey, nice to meet you, nice to meet you.
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  • Who out there is good with names?
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  • You remember people's names really well, raise your hand.
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  • Who's good-- really?
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  • Are you good back there?
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  • That's so awesome.
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  • You're good with names too, wow.
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  • I got one of these, got one of these.
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  • Got one of these.
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  • Okay, who on the other hand,
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  • you're terrible with names, terrible?
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  • Oh!
  • 00:22:47.110 --> 00:22:48.060
  • Right, so now the whole church
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  • has permission to forget each other, right?
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  • We just ...
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  • I don't have time to really tell all this,
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  • but my predecessor here, Pastor Herschel Crismon,
  • 00:22:55.180 --> 00:22:57.210
  • was brilliant with people's names.
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  • Some of y'all have been here more than 18 years.
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  • He knew everybody; he knew their story.
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  • I can't keep my kids straight.
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  • I call my three kids by the wrong name.
  • 00:23:05.180 --> 00:23:07.190
  • But names are a big deal.
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  • Names make statements, right?
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  • Names talk about purpose.
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  • Like a boat, a boat.
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  • You know, it's kind of funny to me, Heather,
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  • it's funny to me the things
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  • that we give people names to that aren't people.
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  • You with me?
  • 00:23:21.230 --> 00:23:23.010
  • Like, we give hurricanes and storms people names,
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  • ever notice that?
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  • Hurricanes: we had Hurricane Wilma
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  • come across this part of the state several years ago.
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  • If you lived in south Dade back, what was it, '92?
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  • Hurricane Andrew, those are people names.
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  • People names ...
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  • Some people give people names to their pets; freaks me out.
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  • "This is my cat, Brad."
  • 00:23:41.150 --> 00:23:43.050
  • No, no, give it a cat name, right?
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  • Boats.
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  • Sometimes boats have people names.
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  • Like, there's a $300 million British research ship
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  • they're just launching right now
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  • and the official agency decided to give this very noble name
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  • it's called the Sir David Attenborough.
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  • The Sir David Attenborough, it's this research ship.
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  • The Sir David-- doesn't that sound fancy and dignified?
  • 00:24:07.170 --> 00:24:10.050
  • I think David Attenborough's like a BBC reporter
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  • and a naturalist, and kind of a national treasure,
  • 00:24:12.230 --> 00:24:15.170
  • so they gave him the name.
  • 00:24:15.170 --> 00:24:16.150
  • But here's the funny thing:
  • 00:24:16.150 --> 00:24:18.010
  • originally, the agency that designed this research boat
  • 00:24:18.010 --> 00:24:21.180
  • wanted to make a poll they put online.
  • 00:24:21.180 --> 00:24:23.180
  • Let the people of the UK choose the name.
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  • They gave suggestions like,
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  • we're gonna name the boat maybe the Intrepid
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  • or the Interceptor or the Falcon.
  • 00:24:29.250 --> 00:24:32.130
  • And some smart person put on there,
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  • "Let's call it Boaty McBoatface."
  • 00:24:35.120 --> 00:24:37.050
  • And the winner, far and away,
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  • the popular vote was Boaty McBoatface, right?
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  • See, what happens is you change somebody's name
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  • or something's name, you kind of change the whole feel,
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  • vibe, direction ...
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  • Names are a big deal.
  • 00:24:54.140 --> 00:24:55.120
  • And the devil, the devil, man,
  • 00:24:55.120 --> 00:24:56.270
  • to mess you up, to enslave you,
  • 00:24:56.270 --> 00:25:00.140
  • will steal your name.
  • 00:25:00.140 --> 00:25:01.200
  • And so here's a little boy, Moses.
  • 00:25:03.270 --> 00:25:06.270
  • Little boy Moses, chapter two, verse 10, he's named Moses.
  • 00:25:06.270 --> 00:25:10.120
  • Now here's an interesting thing.
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:11.100
  • You may not know this fact.
  • 00:25:11.100 --> 00:25:12.180
  • It says here-- put it on the screen, guys--
  • 00:25:12.180 --> 00:25:15.020
  • that Pharaoh's daughter named him Moses.
  • 00:25:15.020 --> 00:25:18.200
  • Now, Moses was his Egyptian name.
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  • We don't know what his Hebrew name was.
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  • It was stolen.
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  • I mean, mama had him for three months, right?
  • 00:25:26.210 --> 00:25:28.070
  • What mother has a child for 90 days,
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  • you don't give the kid a name?
  • 00:25:29.240 --> 00:25:31.010
  • You don't just call him "baby", right?
  • 00:25:31.010 --> 00:25:32.070
  • You give him a name.
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  • We don't know that name.
  • 00:25:33.120 --> 00:25:34.230
  • We know the name, the replacement name, the new name.
  • 00:25:34.230 --> 00:25:37.210
  • See, the enemy, to devalue your humanity,
  • 00:25:37.210 --> 00:25:41.000
  • will defame your name.
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  • And you see it time and time again.
  • 00:25:43.190 --> 00:25:44.250
  • So when Moses was born,
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  • he was born to the tribe of Israel.
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  • Israel's that new name that God gave Jacob,
  • 00:25:48.140 --> 00:25:50.140
  • and Israel means "princely."
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  • It means "royal".
  • 00:25:52.030 --> 00:25:53.180
  • So he was born to a royal people, a royal nation.
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  • They were God's promised people.
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  • It was awesome.
  • 00:25:57.140 --> 00:25:58.210
  • But Pharaoh, out of jealousy and paranoia,
  • 00:25:58.210 --> 00:26:01.070
  • stole that name and relabeled them slaves.
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  • Property, a commodity.
  • 00:26:05.130 --> 00:26:08.060
  • They're assets, they're expendable.
  • 00:26:08.060 --> 00:26:10.080
  • An asset you can buy, sell, or destroy
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  • at the whim of the slave master.
  • 00:26:13.000 --> 00:26:15.000
  • You see, Moses didn't know who he was
  • 00:26:15.000 --> 00:26:17.230
  • and at age 40 he goes out and he murders and Egyptian.
  • 00:26:17.230 --> 00:26:19.290
  • Recall that story?
  • 00:26:19.290 --> 00:26:21.150
  • He grows up and he did that, he made a terrible mistake,
  • 00:26:21.150 --> 00:26:24.000
  • and then he has to run away.
  • 00:26:24.000 --> 00:26:24.290
  • So now his name is failure,
  • 00:26:24.290 --> 00:26:27.020
  • his name is exile, his name is outlaw.
  • 00:26:27.020 --> 00:26:29.180
  • He runs to the far side of the desert,
  • 00:26:29.180 --> 00:26:31.130
  • wanted to go to someplace
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  • that no one would even know his name anymore.
  • 00:26:32.210 --> 00:26:34.140
  • Wanted to just go an be forgotten.
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  • "I don't care what you call me."
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:37.150
  • Then 40 years after that, he's 80 years young.
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  • He's an octogenarian.
  • 00:26:40.240 --> 00:26:42.110
  • Some of y'all think you're too old for God to use.
  • 00:26:42.110 --> 00:26:45.050
  • If you're still breathing,
  • 00:26:45.050 --> 00:26:47.010
  • if you got a pulse, God has a purpose.
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  • He's not done with you.
  • 00:26:49.130 --> 00:26:50.180
  • And at age 80,
  • 00:26:51.160 --> 00:26:53.120
  • Moses looks up and sees on the mountain
  • 00:26:54.180 --> 00:26:57.070
  • a bush that's burning but is not being consumed,
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  • and he goes closer.
  • 00:27:00.110 --> 00:27:01.090
  • And y'all saw the movie, right?
  • 00:27:01.090 --> 00:27:03.090
  • The bush speaks to him.
  • 00:27:03.090 --> 00:27:04.210
  • It's God in the bush:
  • 00:27:04.210 --> 00:27:06.050
  • "Take off your Nikes, Moses, you're on holy ground."
  • 00:27:06.050 --> 00:27:09.130
  • You see, one day, Moses sees this burning bush
  • 00:27:09.130 --> 00:27:13.160
  • and God called him by his true name.
  • 00:27:13.160 --> 00:27:17.070
  • - Well, that's it for the show today.
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  • Thanks again for being here
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  • and we look forward to seeing you next time
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  • on Church by the Glades.
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