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Five Pound Dream | Episode 7

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July 2, 2018
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Mark Batterson: Chase the Lion

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Five Pound Dream | Episode 7

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  • (dramatic music)
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  • - [Man] Quit living as if the purpose of life
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  • is to arrive safely at death.
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  • Run to the roar.
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  • (lion roaring)
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  • Go after a dream that's destined to fail
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  • without divine intervention.
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  • Stop weighing out problems.
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  • Become part of the solution.
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  • Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
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  • Face your fears, fight for your dreams.
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  • Grab opportunity by the mane and don't let go.
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  • Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
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  • Blaze new trails.
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  • Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands.
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  • Dare to fail, dare to be different.
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  • Quit holding out, quit holding back, quit running away.
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  • Chase the lion.
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  • - The English poet John Dunn said,
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  • No man is an island of itself.
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  • And that's true of dreams, too.
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  • They don't start or end with us.
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  • In fact, your dream was contingent upon
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  • someone else going after theirs.
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  • And someone else's dream is contingent upon
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  • you going after yours.
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  • You may know the famous scientist George Washington Carver,
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  • but you may not know how his story started:
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  • In the home of a woman named Mariah Watkins,
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  • who had a dream of her own to see poor children educated.
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  • (quiet, sad music)
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  • (footsteps and rain pattering)
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  • - Bye, Mrs. Jones!
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  • - What you doing, child?
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  • - Nothing, ma'am.
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  • I missed my class today.
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  • Best if I head home.
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  • - [Woman] Where's home?
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  • - Just past the Darby plantation, ma'am.
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  • - That's about 10 miles from here.
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  • Come on.
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  • Let me give you some real food for the road.
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  • - What's this?
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  • - A gift.
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  • (paper rustling)
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  • - That'll help you with your reading.
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  • - Miss Mariah, how did you learn how to read?
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  • - Well, I learned similar to you, George.
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  • You see, I knew an older woman on a plantation
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  • who knew how to read and write.
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  • She taught me everything she knew,
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  • just so I could know myself.
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  • - Was you able to go to school too?
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  • - No.
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  • You see, we had to learn in secret,
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  • while working, and in the evenings.
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  • If the master knew that you could read and write,
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  • it'd be considered dangerous amongst those who couldn't.
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  • Could become interrupting.
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  • - Weren't you scared that he'd find out?
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  • - We were afraid, yes.
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  • But our circumstances can't stop us
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  • from what God has put us here to be.
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  • That's why it's up to you to go out into this world
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  • and continue to spread the learning
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  • amongst our people, George.
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  • - Yes, ma'am.
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  • That's why you took me in.
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  • So I could learn.
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  • - Matthew 25.
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  • Just keep reading Matthew 25.
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  • (quiet music)
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  • - Lord, make me righteous like Aunt Mariah.
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  • When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat.
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  • When I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink.
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  • When I was a stranger, you invited me in.
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  • When I needed learning, you sent me Miss Mariah.
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  • Lord, teach me everything you could ever teach me.
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  • Heavenly father, would you reveal to me
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  • the secret of the flowers, plants, soil, and weeds,
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  • so that I might be able to put more food
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  • in the bellies of the hungry,
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  • more clothing on the backs of the naked,
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  • and a better shelter over the heads of the homeless.
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  • (quiet music and humming)
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  • - George Washington Carver knew that
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  • his dream was dependent upon God.
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  • He often said, the Lord has guided me.
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  • He also said, without my savior, I am nothing.
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  • One day, he asked God to reveal to him
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  • the secrets of the universe.
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  • And he said God told him that
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  • his mind was too small to perceive it.
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  • So Carver replied,
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  • then teach me the mysteries of the peanut.
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  • And God did.
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  • But it was Mariah Watkins that gave him that confidence
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  • to ask those questions in the first place.
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  • And he never lost that holy curiosity.
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  • Hebrews 12 says, "Since we are surrounded
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  • "by such a great cloud of witnesses,
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  • "let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
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  • And when I read that verse, I think of my first marathon,
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  • the Chicago marathon.
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  • Along that 26.2-mile course,
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  • more than a million people were clapping and screaming
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  • and they held signs and handed out water.
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  • But it was three people in that cloud of witnesses,
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  • my wife Laura, my son Josiah, and my daughter Summer,
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  • that got me to the finish line.
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  • In fact, I'm not sure I would've made it without them.
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  • All of us need a cloud of witnesses,
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  • the people who make a difference in our lives
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  • like Mariah Watkins.
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  • We wouldn't be where we are or who we are without them.
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  • Behind every John Glenn or George Washington Carver
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  • there's a Katherine Johnson or Mariah Watkins.
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  • And that trend is true in scripture, too.
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  • Behind Moses, there's Aaron.
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  • Behind Elisha, there's Elijah.
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  • And behind David, there's Benaiah, the lion-chaser,
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  • and the other mighty men.
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  • We tend to read scripture through our individualized,
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  • westernized point of view.
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  • But it takes a team to accomplish a dream.
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  • Like David, we need a band of brothers,
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  • a band of sisters, to fight with us and for us.
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  • Who's your dream team?
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  • Who's your cloud of witnesses?
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  • In one sense, reading a list of 37 names in 2 Samuel 23
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  • is about as exciting as reading the phone book.
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  • It's a long list of names we can barely pronounce.
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  • To us, it's a bunch of no-names,
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  • but to David it was his band of brothers
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  • that he went to war with.
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  • He was willing to die for them
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  • and they were willing to die for him.
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  • Now, without them, David would've never become king.
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  • David's greatest talent may have been attracting talent.
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  • And that starts with spotting talent.
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  • Sir Ken Robinson is famous for giving
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  • the most-watched TED Talk in history,
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  • Do Schools Kill Creativity?
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  • This story isn't in that TED Talk,
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  • but it illustrates the point.
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  • Ken Robinson comes from the same hometown as Paul McCartney,
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  • Liverpool, England.
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  • Well, one day the two of them were talking
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  • and Ken discovered that Paul McCartney
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  • hadn't done too well in his musical studies as a student.
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  • Long story short, his teacher gave him poor marks.
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  • Honestly, his teacher didn't see much potential.
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  • Pretty amazing, right?
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  • I mean, how could the teacher not notice a future Beatle?
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  • But it gets even better.
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  • George Harrison, lead guitarist for the Beatles,
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  • had the same teacher
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  • and he didn't fare any better than Paul McCartney did.
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  • Ken Robinson said to Paul McCartney,
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  • let me get this straight.
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  • This teacher had half of the Beatles in his classes
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  • and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary?
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  • When you read the description of David's mighty men,
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  • it sounds like the island of misfit toys.
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  • 1 Samuel 22:2 says, "All those who were in distress
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  • "or in debt or discontented gathered around David
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  • "and he became their commander."
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  • These are not first-round draft picks.
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  • The same could be said of the 12 disciples that Jesus chose.
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  • But the genius of David, the genius of Jesus,
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  • was spotting potential in unlikely places
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  • and in unlikely people.
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  • And if we follow in his footsteps, we'll follow suit.
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  • Everybody needs somebody who believes in them
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  • more than they do.
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  • We talk so much about our faith in Christ,
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  • and that is what saves us.
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  • But just as amazing to me is God's faith in us.
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  • He uses weak things and foolish things,
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  • he uses misfits like you and me,
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  • to accomplish his plans and purposes.
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  • - [Man] Far too often, we doubt our dreams
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  • and delay our destinies.
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  • Chase The Lion helps you understand
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  • why life's greatest fulfillment
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  • comes from living in your divine purpose.
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  • And you'll discover what happens
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  • when you fearlessly chase after your God-sized dream.
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  • Mark Batterson delivers a bold message
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  • - In an earlier episode, I shared the story of
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  • Santiago Moncada, a lion chaser,
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  • who's turning the Columbian cocaine industry upside down.
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  • His coffee company, Redeeming Grounds,
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  • is living up to its name.
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  • Santi is helping coca farmers become coffee farmers.
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  • And some of those coffee beans
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  • are brewed at our coffee house on Capitol Hill.
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  • Here's the backstory: more than a decade ago,
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  • I walked by a crack house on Capitol Hill
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  • and God gave us a vision of turning that crack house
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  • into a coffee house.
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  • Ebeneezer's has been voted
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  • the number one coffee house in DC multiple times.
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  • We've served a million customers
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  • and we've given a million dollars to kingdom causes.
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  • In fact, every penny of profit we give to missions.
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  • What we didn't know a decade ago
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  • is that our dream would be interwoven
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  • with the dream of those coffee farmers in Columbia
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  • via Santiago Moncada.
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  • Redeeming Grounds isn't just one of our roasters.
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  • Santiago is the middle man between our dream
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  • and the dream of those courageous coffee farmers.
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  • And I love the fact that the faces of those farmers
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  • are on every bag of Redeeming Grounds coffee
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  • sold at Ebeneezer's Coffee House.
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  • Your dream is contingent upon
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  • someone else having the courage to pursue their dream.
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  • And someone else's dream is contingent upon
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  • you pursuing yours.
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  • Those Columbian farmers needed Santi and Santi needed them.
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  • We live in a culture of individualism
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  • that celebrates lone rangers,
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  • but even the Lone Ranger had Tonto.
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  • Without his mighty men, David would have lived and died
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  • a political fugitive.
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  • And just as David needed them,
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  • they needed a dreamer like David to rally around.
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  • Our dreams are more interconnected with one another
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  • than any of us could ever imagine.
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  • And the best way to fulfill your dream
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  • is to help others fulfill theirs.
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  • Not long ago, Santi sent me a 15-second selfie.
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:27.120
  • He was holding a kilo of cocaine in his hand,
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  • with a bonfire burning behind him.
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  • I don't know if Santi was scared,
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  • but I was scared for Santi.
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  • That kilo of coke had a street value of $27.000
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  • if it crossed the border and got into the wrong hands.
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  • But Santi tossed it into the bonfire.
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  • One of the epic deeds recorded in 2 Samuel 23
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  • is Benaiah fighting a giant Egyptian.
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  • It says he snatched a spear out of his hand.
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  • That's exactly what Santi is doing.
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  • Every time Santi helps convert
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  • a coca field into a coffee farm,
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  • he is snatching that spear out of the drug dealer's hands.
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  • Like Benaiah, he's putting his life at risk.
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  • But when you experience that kind of opposition,
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  • see it as affirmation.
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  • The enemy wouldn't mess with you
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  • if you weren't messing with him.
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  • Opposition from the enemy is actually a good sign.
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  • In fact, it's a vital sign.
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  • It means you're doing something that's making a difference.
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  • Every dreamer has to deal with naysayers.
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  • And I've had a few.
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  • So let me share how I've dealt with the criticism.
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  • First, don't let an arrow of criticism pierce your heart
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  • unless it first passes through the filter of scripture.
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  • Second, you have to come to terms with the fact that
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  • you can please all of the people some of the time,
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  • some of the people all the time,
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  • but you can't please all the people all the time.
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  • You're gonna offend someone, so you have to decide who.
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  • My advice?
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  • Offend pharisees.
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  • That's what Jesus did, with intentionality and regularity.
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  • Listen, he could've healed any day of the week,
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  • but he chose to heal on the sabbath.
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  • Why?
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  • I think it was his way of rebuking
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  • the legalism of the pharisees.
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  • Why not kill two birds with one stone?
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  • Your dream, it's gonna ruffle some feathers.
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  • But don't play chicken.
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  • Operate in a spirit of bold humility,
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  • knowing that God goes before you.
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  • And remember this:
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  • a compliment from a fool is really an insult
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  • and an insult from a fool is really a compliment.
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  • So make sure you consider the source.
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  • By the way, if you haven't been criticized lately,
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  • that might be cause for concern.
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  • It might mean you're not making much of a difference.
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  • Your dream will inspire many people, no doubt.
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  • But your dream will also summon opposition.
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  • Why?
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  • Because you're disrupting the status quo.
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  • Your dreams will cause a wide variety of reactions,
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  • including jealousy and anger.
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  • Some people might even want to kill you because of them.
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  • And Santi can testify to that.
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  • Now let me go back to that bonfire.
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  • Throwing a kilo of cocaine into a bonfire
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  • reminds me of the bonfire in Acts 19:19.
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  • It says that a number of people who had practiced sorcery
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  • brought their scrolls and publicly burned them.
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  • And when they calculated the value of those scrolls,
  • 00:17:47.280 --> 00:17:51.060
  • the total came to 50 thousand drachmas.
  • 00:17:51.060 --> 00:17:55.020
  • Now, a drachma was a silver coin worth a day's wages.
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  • Based on the median income in DC,
  • 00:17:59.100 --> 00:18:02.100
  • they burned $12.328.767 worth of scrolls in today's dollars.
  • 00:18:02.100 --> 00:18:07.090
  • they burned $12.328.767 worth of scrolls in today's dollars.
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  • This isn't just a financial statement.
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  • It's a statement of faith.
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  • And we don't typically measure dreams in dollars,
  • 00:18:17.110 --> 00:18:21.080
  • but in my opinion, it took $27.000 worth of faith
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  • for Santi to throw that kilo of coke into the fire.
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  • Sometimes, faith is measured in dollars.
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  • There comes a moment in every dream journey
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  • where you have to put your money where your dream is.
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  • It might be a $50 check to missions.
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  • It could be a hundred-dollar application fee
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  • or a $500 plane ticket, or a $2000 lease.
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  • Think of it as a down payment on your dream.
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:54.230
  • Your dream may seem impossible to others.
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  • That doesn't matter.
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  • What matters is how committed you are.
  • 00:18:59.250 --> 00:19:03.020
  • Here's a story of a dream that started out small,
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  • like most dreams do,
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  • but it's now reaching distances and heights
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  • that George Washington Carver would've been proud of.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - My name is Marc Oshima.
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  • I am co-founder, chief marketing officer for AeroFarms.
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  • At AeroFarms, our mission is about
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  • how we build responsible farms
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  • in major cities all over the world.
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  • We think about increasing population,
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  • we need to feed nine billion people by 2050.
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  • You know, how are we gonna do that?
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  • We need new paradigms.
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  • This is a way of growing that has
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  • 390 times more productivity per square foot
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  • than the average field farm on an annualized basis,
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  • while using 95% less water, a fraction of the fertilizer,
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  • and no pesticides.
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  • So this is one of the ways
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  • we can help address these macro issues.
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  • At AeroFarms, we think about indoor vertical farming,
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  • and we've been doing this since 2004.
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  • We actually grow in warehouses without sun or soil.
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:08.290
  • So how do we do that?
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  • Well, we understand what the plants need.
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  • Plants don't need sunlight,
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  • they actually need a spectrum of light.
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  • And so here, we actually tailor, using LED lights,
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  • different spectrum, different frequency, different intensity
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  • depending on the different varieties that we grow,
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  • depending on the different stages of growth.
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  • And we again see we have more effective photosynthesis.
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  • And here there's no soil, so our growing unit is cloth.
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  • And the plants, the roots are staying on the air,
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  • we mist the roots with aeropockets.
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  • That's the aero in AeroFarms.
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  • And we can use 95% less water
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  • and be really judicious with the nutrients that we give.
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  • And really optimize the plants
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  • for taste and texture and nutrition.
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  • In this building alone, when you think about this,
  • 00:20:45.010 --> 00:20:46.290
  • we have about an acre of growing.
  • 00:20:46.290 --> 00:20:48.090
  • That's equivalent to 380 acres out in the field.
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  • And so, more importantly,
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  • we can't grow outdoors all year round, right?
  • 00:20:52.250 --> 00:20:54.270
  • So this is a way we can have up to 30 harvests a year,
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  • grow all year round, and be able to bring
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  • and nourish the community with great food.
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  • Well, we're really excited about
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  • the things that we can do with the students.
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  • The idea that we can create
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  • not only our next generation of customers,
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  • but our next generation of farmers.
  • 00:21:07.170 --> 00:21:09.060
  • So we've had a working farm in an inner city school
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  • here in Newark, New Jersey for over eight years.
  • 00:21:10.280 --> 00:21:13.090
  • Our farming technology's right in their dining hall.
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  • It's the shortest farm-to-table experience around.
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  • The kids are incredibly connected with their food
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  • and how it's grown.
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  • And all the sudden, it's not a foreign thing.
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  • It's something that they have a tremendous attachment.
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  • And so you wanna change behavior,
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  • you create these connections.
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  • And the school's doing amazing things.
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  • At the end of the day, our mission is about
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  • how we can help people make better choices
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  • around their food, increasing access to it,
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  • and thinking about how their food is grown.
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  • And so we wanna educate a consumer to be a wise consumer
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  • and be able to vote with their wallet in the store.
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  • (upbeat music)
  • 00:21:44.130 --> 00:21:47.010
  • - A five pound dream is now feeding nations.
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  • That's how you end world hunger.
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  • It's one step at a time.
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  • It's one day, one dollar at a time.
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  • At different points in my dream journey,
  • 00:22:06.270 --> 00:22:09.070
  • I've taken $50 steps of faith, $85 steps of faith,
  • 00:22:09.070 --> 00:22:13.080
  • $400 steps of faith, and a few much larger.
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  • The more money you have to raise,
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  • the more faith you'll develop early in your dream journey.
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  • Our budget at National Community Church is much larger now,
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  • but I remember when our gross income was $2000 a month.
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  • We weren't even self-supporting until our third year.
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  • And it was stressful at the time,
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  • but those lean years kept us grounded and kept us grateful.
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  • And we're better stewards of
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  • the millions God has entrusted to us now
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  • simply because we had to pinch pennies then.
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  • In fact, we still pinch pennies.
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  • Here's my point: don't despise the day of small beginnings.
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  • Most dreams, they start out as five pound dreams
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  • like Redeeming Grounds.
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  • That said, if you're big enough for your dream,
  • 00:23:03.140 --> 00:23:06.270
  • your dream isn't big enough for God.
  • 00:23:06.270 --> 00:23:09.090
  • You need a dream that's destined to fail
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  • without divine intervention.
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  • You need a dream that will take
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  • dollars and decades to accomplish.
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  • You need a dream that necessitates
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  • the help of 37 mighty men.
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  • Alex Haley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roots,
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  • is said to have hung in this office
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  • a painting of a turtle sitting on a fence post.
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  • He said, anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post
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  • you know he had some help.
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  • Coaching legend Vince Lombardi said it this way:
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  • the man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
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  • Whether it's a man on a mountain,
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  • a turtle on a fence post, or a king on a throne,
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  • you know they had some help getting there.
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  • It's true of every dream and every dreamer.
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  • As National Community Church grows larger and larger,
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:07.020
  • I know less and less about more and more.
  • 00:24:07.020 --> 00:24:10.040
  • Organizationally, it's too complex
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  • to keep a pulse on everything.
  • 00:24:12.250 --> 00:24:14.110
  • In other words, my dream outgrew me a long time ago.
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  • It takes about 500 volunteers
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  • to pull off a weekend at our eight campuses.
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  • And we have a dream team that does it week in and week out.
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  • What I'm getting at is this:
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  • your dream needs to be bigger than you are.
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  • Why?
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  • Because it's not about you.
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  • Your legacy is not your dream.
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  • Your legacy is leveraging the dreams
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  • of those who come after you.
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  • The true test of greatness
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  • isn't measured by your accomplishments.
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  • The true test of greatness is measured by
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  • the accomplishments of those you surround yourself with
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  • and those who come after you.
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  • Who are you leveraging with your dream?
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  • I hope this series helps you discover your dream.
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  • But the best way to discover your dream
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  • is to help other people accomplish theirs.
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  • That's what the mighty men did.
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  • And in so doing, their lives surpassed their wildest dreams.
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  • And that's my prayer for you.
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  • May you discover your God-sized dream.
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  • But don't go it alone.
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  • Chase the lion with a friend or a spouse or a mentor.
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  • Together, you can accomplish far more
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  • than the sum total of your shared dreams.
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  • Without his band of brothers,
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  • David's dream of becoming king, it was a pipe dream.
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  • His destiny was tied to theirs
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  • and their destiny was tied to his.
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  • David's dream became their dream, a dream within a dream.
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  • If you wanna get better at any sport,
  • 00:25:51.240 --> 00:25:53.120
  • you have to play with someone who's better than you are.
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  • In other words, you have to be willing to lose to win.
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  • In much the same way, if you wanna grow spiritually,
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  • you've gotta get around people
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  • who have more faith and more wisdom.
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  • Their God-sized dreams will stretch your faith.
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  • Chase the Lion is more than a book, more than a series.
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  • It's call to action.
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  • Here's the good news: you're one decision away
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  • from a totally different life.
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  • But here's the challenge:
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  • you've gotta quit running away from what you're afraid of
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  • and run to the roar.
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  • - [Man] Far too often, we doubt our dreams
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  • and delay our destinies.
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