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September 29, 2019
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GameDay: Real Fans

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  • Ed Young: The church should be the most creative entity
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  • in the world.
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  • Ed: The church is where it happens.
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  • The church is where we find purpose and meaning and power.
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  • The church is the living, breathing body of Christ.
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  • Ed: Wisdom, though, is seeing life through the perspective
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  • of God.
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  • Ed: You've never locked eyes with someone that Jesus
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  • did not die for.
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  • Ed: Welcome to my home.
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  • This is where I spend a lot of time studying as I prepare for
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  • different messages that you watch each and every week.
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  • Thank you also for allowing me to come into your home through
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  • the miracle of technology and television.
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  • Sit back and relax and watch this because I truly believe the
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  • next several moments can change the course of your life.
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  • Ed: "GameDay."
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  • Does anyone in here ever watch ESPN's "GameDay"?
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  • Anybody watch "GameDay"?
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  • It's a very popular program.
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  • In fact, I feel like I pretty much have breakfast with Kirk
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  • Herbstreit and Lee Corso every Saturday morning.
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  • We have Game Day as followers of Christ every day and this is
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  • part of the big game that we have every week around here.
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  • So let's cheer like it's Game Day.
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  • I don't know about you but I love to look at the fans against
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  • the backdrop of Game Day.
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  • The fans, man, they freak me out.
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  • They're so fun, they're so enjoyable.
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  • They do so many outrageous things.
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  • We love to be fans.
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  • I mean, you're a fan, I'm a fan.
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  • We're made to be a fan and we're fashioned to be a fan.
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  • We're designed for devotion.
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  • My brother told me, he goes, "Ed, wouldn't it be hilarious
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  • if, like, Martians landed one day on planet Earth and they
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  • watched us during football season?
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  • They would go, 'Wow, they worship an oblong ball, a
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  • pigskin zipped up with air, and all these muscular guys are
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  • pushing it back and forth on top of green carpet that has white
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  • lines through it.
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  • It's amazing.'"
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  • Have you ever thought about that?
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  • We love to be fans.
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  • We love to cheer for stuff.
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  • No one taught me how to do it; I just do it.
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  • No one taught you how to do it; you just do it.
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  • We are people that are into devotion.
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  • You know, if Jesus could walk on this stage right here in the
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  • flesh, maybe instead of saying, "Follow me," he might say,
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  • "Become a fan," because we understand a fan and in today's
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  • culture follow is kind of hollow.
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  • That's what people do on social media and they don't really
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  • follow us.
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  • "Oh, I have this many followers or you have
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  • that many followers."
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  • They don't really follow us; they're just sort of, like,
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  • "Okay, yeah, check out what you do," or whatever.
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  • Jesus might say, "Become a full-on fan."
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  • There are two types of fans and let's just talk about
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  • these two groups.
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  • There's gonna be the full-on fanatical fan, that's one group.
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  • The other group would be the bandwagon or fair-weather fan.
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  • I thought to myself, "Who do I know who's a full-on fan?"
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  • I thought about my wife, Lisa.
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  • She's a full-on fan.
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  • She's a fanatical fan.
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  • She loves football, loves it, especially the University of
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  • South Carolina: their mascot, the Gamecocks.
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  • What?
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  • A chicken?
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  • "The fighting game chickens of South Carolina."
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  • Lisa is a true fan.
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  • I'm not.
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  • I'll just be flat out honest.
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  • I am more of a fair-weather--I almost said "foul weather."
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  • Fair-weather, bandwagon fan.
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  • So I was just thinking about some of the character qualities
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  • of Lisa's fandom and, as I was thinking about those, I thought,
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  • "Wow, those relate to the field of faith," because, as I told
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  • you earlier, we're made to cheer.
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  • We're made to get behind something.
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  • We're made for devotion.
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  • God gives us an opportunity.
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  • God says, "Man, you can either worship the creator
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  • or the creation."
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  • We have a lot of people that worship the creation.
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  • They put plants and animals and things above God.
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  • They will worship environmentalists.
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  • Now, I'm all about the environment.
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  • We should take care of the planet.
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  • We don't put the planet, though, above the person of Jesus.
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  • We don't do that.
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  • That's pantheism.
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  • Then a lot of people worship animals.
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  • They worship the creatures as opposed to the creator.
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  • Try posting something on social media as I do a lot, that we did
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  • this past week I posted a picture of an alligator-snapping
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  • turtle that I caught.
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  • Did you see that on Instagram?
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  • It weighed over 100 pounds.
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  • I love the turtle.
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  • I took care of the turtle, gingerly put this 90-year-old
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  • specimen of a dinosaur back into the tricky waters of
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  • the Trinity River.
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  • I got some hate on that.
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  • A turtle!
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  • A lot of people worship man.
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  • We worship our bodies.
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  • Think about body building and think about this whole realm of
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  • eating clean.
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  • I mean, some people just take it over the edge.
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  • They redline it.
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  • Lifting weights and working out.
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  • We're addicted. We're worshiping that.
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  • A lot of people worship money in our culture today.
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  • We worship so many things and we wanna step back and go, "Whoa!
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  • Great worship, wrong object or wrong person."
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  • But the bottom line is we're gonna be a fan.
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  • We're gonna be a fan.
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  • And it's great to be a fan.
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  • I'm not hating on cheering or yelling or "Go, Cowboys," or
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  • "Let's go, Dolphins," or "University of Miami," or "The
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  • Oklahoma Sooners," or "The Texas Longhorns," or "The South
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  • Carolina Game Chickens."
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  • We can do all of that.
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  • That's awesome.
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  • Don't, though, waste your worship.
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  • Don't do it.
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  • God knows if we waste our worship on anything or anyone
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  • else other than him, we're gonna be gravely, pun intended,
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  • disappointed.
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  • Well, let's go through Lisa's life.
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  • I love to talk about someone else other than me.
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  • Lisa is a full-on fan.
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  • "How do you know that, Ed?"
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  • I just observe her.
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  • Number one, she's super-passionate.
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  • "Whoa!"
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  • I'll hear her do that.
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  • I'm in my study trying to put the finishing touches on the
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  • message, she's watching the Game Chickens once again, and
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  • normally they lose.
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  • I go, "What happened?"
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  • "Well, Carolina is two touchdowns behind with three
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  • minutes to go in the game.
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  • Maybe they can pull it out."
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  • I'm thinking to myself, "Wow, she's passionate about that?"
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  • If they lose, "Ohh, they lost."
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  • So her emotions go up and down because she is a full-on fan.
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  • God has feelings too.
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  • And so often, "Friday Night Lights," whoa-hoo!
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  • "Peewee football!"
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  • Yeah.
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  • "BSMU Mustangs!"
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  • Whoa-hoo.
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  • "BUSE Trojans."
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  • Jesus?
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  • [cheering]
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  • Ed: I set you up for that one, didn't I?
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  • How passionate--I'm just asking you a question--are you about
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  • the things of God?
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  • Are you a--are you a full-on fan?
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  • Real fans like Lisa, they're well educated.
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  • She knows what's going on.
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  • I mean, she talks to people who knows what's going on about the
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  • Game Chickens, about the quarterback situation, about the
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  • coaching situation, about their schedule.
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  • She knows what's happening.
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  • Websites and she's reading and looking and she is
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  • a well-informed fan.
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  • Are you?
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  • Fantasy football.
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  • Are you?
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  • I've got the Cowboys' schedule memorized.
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  • Are you?
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  • I mean, I know the roster of this team and that team.
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  • How about the roster of the playbook?
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  • How about the plays, the offensive and defensive schemes
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  • in this book?
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  • How about the basic doctrine of the faith, salvation by grace
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  • through faith?
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  • The authority of the inerrancy of Scripture, the
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  • substitutionary atonement of Jesus, sanctification,
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  • justification.
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  • Some of you are, like, "What are you talking about?"
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  • I'm just talking to you about basic Christianity and, sadly,
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  • a lot of you have no idea what I'm talking about.
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  • Are you a real fan?
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  • Really?
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  • You're a full-on fan?
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  • Okay, just asking.
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  • Ed: February 19th through the 20th, our Creative Church
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  • Conference is happening again.
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  • Have you seen the speaking list?
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  • Louie Giglio: God isn't just interested in getting you
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  • to do something.
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  • He wants you to understand that he sees you just like you are.
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  • Randy Bezet: Get your eyes off the hazards in your life.
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  • Get your eyes on Jesus.
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  • Ed: The gates of hell will not prevail against the church.
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  • Phil Dooley: There are people out there who are gonna try and
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  • take your hope from you but you've got to hold on to it.
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  • Ed: It will revolutionize your life.
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  • Make sure that you are here for C3.
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  • Ed: As I've said, Lisa is super-passionate.
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  • She's well educated.
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  • She's crazy loyal but also, very relational.
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  • When it comes to being a fan, she's always inviting people
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  • over to watch the Game Chickens, well, play.
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  • Always, always, always.
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  • Connecting.
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  • "Oh, honey, look, they have a South Carolina Gamecocks bumper
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  • sticker on the back.
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  • They have the license plate."
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  • I mean, she wants us to wave at cars and, "Hey, what's up?"
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  • Okay, you're a fan.
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  • You're devoted.
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  • You're a follower of Christ?
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  • How promotional are you?
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  • You know, how really promotional and how relational are you?
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  • Do you invite?
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  • Do you connect?
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  • If someone gave you a block of eight seats, I guarantee
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  • you'd fill 'em.
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  • "Oh, come to the game with me.
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  • Yeah, you've gotta see USC play.
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  • You've gotta see the Gamecocks play."
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  • I just thought about that when I thought about Lisa.
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  • She's very relational.
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  • And she's highly invested.
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  • When she goes to Columbia, South Carolina, now and then,
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  • invariably she'll go to a game and she will sit in great seats
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  • and she'll pay good money to sit in great seats.
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  • She buys paraphernalia, she buys all sorts of clothing.
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  • I mean, she has a University of South Carolina shirt on today.
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  • How promotional are you?
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  • I mean, how invested are you?
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  • How relational are you? How loyal are you?
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  • How educated are you?
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  • How passionate are you?
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  • Major questions.
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  • I checked the ticket prices right before I walked out.
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  • The average season ticket package for the Dallas Cowboys,
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  • average, $1900.
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  • Parking averages $30 to $80.
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  • I thought about doing that during this series, flagging
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  • people down and go, "Whoa, that'll be $80 because you have
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  • a great parking space."
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  • In fact, all of you people here, down front, when you walk out,
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  • you're not gonna be able to leave until you pay
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  • $525 per person.
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  • These are, like, sought-after seats.
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  • And some of you are shooting daggers at me right now but if
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  • you were in a stadium or the "stajum," you'd be, like,
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  • "Wow, these are awesome seats.
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  • Only $525."
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  • Isn't that funny?
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  • So you're a fan?
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  • Seriously, you're a full-on fan of Christ?
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  • Well, I'm just asking.
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  • How about your finances, you know?
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  • Something you'll never hear--I love to imitate
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  • Jerry Jones--Jerry Jones say.
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  • I thought about several things.
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  • Number one, "My stajum's too big."
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  • I've heard that about this place.
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  • "It's too loud.
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  • I don't like all the different songs."
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  • "I just want your money."
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  • "Man, how much did that screen cost?"
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  • "Ho, isn't it awesome, he signed a $75 million contract?
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  • Whoa!"
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  • You're a fan?
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  • Seriously, you're a follower of Christ, right?
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  • Really?
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  • Let me look at your finances.
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  • I mean, that's the answer.
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  • That's what the Bible says.
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  • I didn't say that.
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  • I can look at your money.
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  • You can look at my money.
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  • You can go, "Oh, okay.
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  • I can see who Ed is devoted to."
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  • Just a thought.
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  • I mean, again, I'm just--Lisa is invested.
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  • She spends, you know, a good bit of money on football.
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  • Oh, also, hah, this is a great one.
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  • She's extremely generational.
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:16:03.190
  • In other words, when Lisa was little she didn't have a choice
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  • about the Gamecocks.
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  • Her dad graduated from there and I think took her to games before
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  • she could even, like, walk.
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:17.100
  • So it was, like, "You're gonna be a Gamecock as long as you're
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  • under my roof, little Lisa.
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  • And then when you graduate and individuate, you can make your
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  • own choice."
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  • "Oh, I wanna be a modern, cool, millennial parent.
  • 00:16:35.090 --> 00:16:39.130
  • You know, my kids are just gonna make up their own minds about
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  • religion and the things of God."
  • 00:16:43.030 --> 00:16:47.230
  • And how much dope are you smoking?
  • 00:16:47.240 --> 00:16:53.220
  • "Yeah, I wanna give my kid a choice, you know?
  • 00:16:53.230 --> 00:16:56.010
  • I don't think all of their friends show up here."
  • 00:16:56.020 --> 00:16:59.270
  • Well, they're not and they don't and they won't.
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:05.040
  • What's the next issue?
  • 00:17:05.050 --> 00:17:07.070
  • Who's the parent?
  • 00:17:07.080 --> 00:17:09.090
  • Who's, I mean, seriously, who's the coach here?
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:14.290
  • I'm glad I didn't have a choice in the matter when I
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  • was growing up.
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  • I'm glad that my parents were generational and I'm glad this
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  • church is generational.
  • 00:17:26.130 --> 00:17:29.290
  • Are you?
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:31.260
  • Think about the resources and energy and effort we put into
  • 00:17:31.270 --> 00:17:35.240
  • the next generation.
  • 00:17:35.250 --> 00:17:39.070
  • Are you a fan?
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:44.090
  • I mean, yeah, I know you are but are you a fair-weather fan or a
  • 00:17:44.100 --> 00:17:49.230
  • full-on fan?
  • 00:17:49.240 --> 00:17:53.030
  • Fans are generational.
  • 00:17:53.040 --> 00:17:56.270
  • One more, and I've touched on this already but Lisa is
  • 00:17:56.280 --> 00:18:04.200
  • thoroughly promotional.
  • 00:18:04.210 --> 00:18:08.020
  • You really can't shut her down when she gets on a roll, talking
  • 00:18:08.030 --> 00:18:12.110
  • about the University of South Carolina.
  • 00:18:12.120 --> 00:18:16.210
  • And I'm telling you, she's promotional.
  • 00:18:16.220 --> 00:18:19.100
  • She'll tell you about it, she'll advertise it,
  • 00:18:19.110 --> 00:18:22.180
  • she'll talk about it.
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  • Are you promotional about Jesus?
  • 00:18:26.210 --> 00:18:32.230
  • Are you promotional about this "stajum"?
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:38.130
  • Are you?
  • 00:18:38.140 --> 00:18:41.040
  • Again, just a test.
  • 00:18:41.050 --> 00:18:43.010
  • I mean, Jesus, though, you know, he talked about basically two
  • 00:18:43.020 --> 00:18:48.100
  • groups of people: the wheat and the tares, the believers and the
  • 00:18:48.110 --> 00:18:57.110
  • non-believers, the fruitful and the fruitless, those on the
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:19:08.100
  • narrow way and those on the broad way, those who are full-on
  • 00:19:08.110 --> 00:19:17.110
  • fans and those who are fair-weather fans.
  • 00:19:17.120 --> 00:19:24.210
  • The Gospel of John chapter 6, John 6, verse 60.
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  • Here's the context: Jesus had just performed the Hebrew Happy
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  • Meal miracle, the feeding of the 5000.
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:43.100
  • People were, like, "Oh, boy, free food.
  • 00:19:43.110 --> 00:19:51.120
  • High in protein and carbs," fish and chips, whoa.
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:59.110
  • All right, he began to teach and talk and things and then the
  • 00:19:59.120 --> 00:20:03.160
  • people thought, "Oh yeah, Jesus, he's gonna be
  • 00:20:03.170 --> 00:20:07.150
  • a political figure.
  • 00:20:07.160 --> 00:20:09.210
  • He is going to take control and the Jews will dominate," and
  • 00:20:09.220 --> 00:20:15.000
  • they were thinking that and then Jesus kind of cruised over a
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:18.210
  • body of water and they discovered he was over there
  • 00:20:18.220 --> 00:20:22.030
  • and they all followed him over there.
  • 00:20:22.040 --> 00:20:25.100
  • I mean, people were just--were just dying to get a glimpse
  • 00:20:25.110 --> 00:20:28.250
  • of him.
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:30.240
  • And all of a sudden, he draws a line in the sand.
  • 00:20:30.250 --> 00:20:36.030
  • All of a sudden, he goes, "Wow, I'm gonna throw a flag and I
  • 00:20:36.040 --> 00:20:43.090
  • want you to think about your life."
  • 00:20:43.100 --> 00:20:46.020
  • Listen to these difficult words, verse 60, John chapter 6:
  • 00:20:46.030 --> 00:20:50.250
  • "On hearing it, many of his disciples," not a few.
  • 00:20:50.260 --> 00:20:56.060
  • Disciples, I mean, he was separating the full-on followers
  • 00:20:56.070 --> 00:21:04.000
  • with the fair-weather fans.
  • 00:21:04.010 --> 00:21:10.030
  • "On hearing it, many fair-weather fans said,
  • 00:21:10.040 --> 00:21:15.020
  • 'This is a hard teaching.
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:17.130
  • Who can accept it?'"
  • 00:21:17.140 --> 00:21:20.070
  • Verse 61, Jesus, of course, hacking into
  • 00:21:20.080 --> 00:21:24.160
  • what was happening: "Aware that his disciples were grumbling
  • 00:21:24.170 --> 00:21:29.010
  • about this, Jesus said to them, 'Does this offend you?'"
  • 00:21:29.020 --> 00:21:35.070
  • See, we don't understand that the message of
  • 00:21:35.080 --> 00:21:38.210
  • Jesus is offensive.
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:43.100
  • Let me say that again.
  • 00:21:43.110 --> 00:21:45.060
  • The message of Jesus draws lines in the sand: lines of love,
  • 00:21:45.070 --> 00:21:49.290
  • lines of grace, but lines of truth.
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:53.080
  • And now I'll skip down to verse 66.
  • 00:21:53.090 --> 00:21:57.110
  • It's interesting, this is John 6:66, is it not?
  • 00:21:57.120 --> 00:22:01.030
  • "From this time, many," not a few.
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:10.090
  • Not this person or that person.
  • 00:22:10.100 --> 00:22:13.270
  • Not the ones who, you know, had negative blogs or anything.
  • 00:22:13.280 --> 00:22:19.080
  • No, no, it says: "From this time," Jesus said, "many of his
  • 00:22:19.090 --> 00:22:22.070
  • disciples turned their back and no longer followed him."
  • 00:22:22.080 --> 00:22:29.020
  • "Many of the disciples turned their back and no longer
  • 00:22:29.030 --> 00:22:32.220
  • followed him."
  • 00:22:32.230 --> 00:22:34.160
  • Read here, they were no longer fans.
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:39.110
  • They were, again, fair-weather, bandwagon fans.
  • 00:22:39.120 --> 00:22:47.060
  • Again, I'm just asking you, are you a full-on fan or a
  • 00:22:47.070 --> 00:22:50.090
  • fair-weather fan?
  • 00:22:50.100 --> 00:22:52.270
  • I mean, just a checklist.
  • 00:22:52.280 --> 00:22:54.140
  • And then Matthew 7, verse 21, Jesus said this: "Not everyone
  • 00:22:54.150 --> 00:23:03.170
  • who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of
  • 00:23:04.250 --> 00:23:07.030
  • heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father
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  • who is in heaven."
  • 00:23:14.020 --> 00:23:17.120
  • Again, we have Jesus separating the full-on fan with the
  • 00:23:17.130 --> 00:23:22.280
  • fair-weather fan.
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:26.090
  • Which one are you?
  • 00:23:26.100 --> 00:23:31.180
  • Which one are you?
  • 00:23:33.050 --> 00:23:36.190
  • Think about these qualities I just mentioned.
  • 00:23:36.200 --> 00:23:43.100
  • They mirror the life of Jesus.
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  • Passionate.
  • 00:23:48.160 --> 00:23:50.090
  • Is Jesus passionate for you and me?
  • 00:23:50.100 --> 00:23:52.200
  • Are you kidding me?
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  • Educational.
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  • Jesus knows you and me better than we know ourselves.
  • 00:24:00.160 --> 00:24:04.180
  • Loyal.
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  • He's for you, not against you.
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  • He's for me.
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:11.170
  • The Holy Spirit is encouraging you to acquiesce and to give
  • 00:24:11.180 --> 00:24:15.090
  • your life to him.
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  • Relational.
  • 00:24:17.100 --> 00:24:20.090
  • That's Christianity; it's not a religion.
  • 00:24:20.100 --> 00:24:24.120
  • How about invested?
  • 00:24:24.130 --> 00:24:26.200
  • Jesus is totally invested in our salvation.
  • 00:24:26.210 --> 00:24:31.200
  • Think about the words that describe salvation in the Bible.
  • 00:24:31.210 --> 00:24:35.200
  • They're all financial terms.
  • 00:24:35.210 --> 00:24:38.230
  • Generational.
  • 00:24:38.240 --> 00:24:41.050
  • Jesus is thinking about the next generation.
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:45.170
  • He's cheering for parents and single parents.
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:48.220
  • He's cheering for those who are in authority to help and to
  • 00:24:48.230 --> 00:24:52.200
  • coach and to teach and to train the next generation.
  • 00:24:52.210 --> 00:24:56.210
  • Why are there so many genealogies in the Bible?
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  • The next generation.
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  • Promotional.
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  • Jesus is promoting you and me right now to the Father,
  • 00:25:05.170 --> 00:25:08.100
  • the Bible says.
  • 00:25:08.110 --> 00:25:10.210
  • He's promoting.
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  • He wants the best for our lives.
  • 00:25:14.000 --> 00:25:21.210
  • Are you, again, one more time, these are the words of Jesus, a
  • 00:25:21.220 --> 00:25:27.120
  • full-on fanatical follower of Christ
  • 00:25:27.130 --> 00:25:32.170
  • or a fair-weather fan?
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  • Jesus, remember, doesn't do fair-weather.
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