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May 24, 2020
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Bishop Noel Jones delivers a powerful message at the 2019 International Pastors and Leadership Summit.

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  • female announcer: Coming upon The Potter's Touch:
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  • Bishop Noel Jones: So whensomebody says to you,
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  • you've been doing it longenough, you don't have to study,
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  • tell them, look, I am notstudying to meet your approval.
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  • I'm studying to meetGod's approval.
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  • And if you study to meet God'sapproval, the doors will open,
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  • the way will be made.
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch ♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch ♪
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  • Bishop Jones: The point is thatsome people are legitimately
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  • bothered by the level that Godhas raised us up to,
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  • legitimately.
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  • But then some people need to betaught, yes, that you don't
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  • stumble over God blessingsomebody because of the work
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  • they do, amen.
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  • But when people believe thatwhat we have, we will share
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  • with them, they don't havea problem.
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  • But when we take what we haveand act like we're better than
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  • everybody else, then thatdisrupts the flow.
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  • Hear me when I tell you.
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  • And when you carve your messagesin order to raise money, you are
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  • violating the principles of God.
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  • God did not send you to preachraising money.
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  • Hear me when I tell you, God didnot preach or to send you
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  • to preach getting rich.
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  • If you're rich, praise him.
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  • But if you don't make the money,praise him.
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  • But you don't sit and determinehow you're gon' preach based
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  • on what you're gonna get.
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  • If I'm preaching to one--somebody said to me the other
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  • day, had the unmitigated galland audacity to say to me
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  • the other day, "Well, BishopJones, how in the world you
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  • preach to all these people, howcan you come here and preach
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  • to 50?"
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  • I said, "The greatest messageJesus ever preached, he preached
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  • to one man."
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  • "For God so loved the worldhe gave--" one man.
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  • So don't go by numbers.
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  • No disruptions.
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  • Give somebody a high five,say "No disruptions."
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  • Not internal or external,no disruptions.
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  • So I'm concluding the preacheris always inferior
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  • to the message.
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  • Never allow the other preacherto become
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  • an external disruption.
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  • Never allow your characterto become
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  • an internal disruption.
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  • Now we're going to moveto content versus delivery.
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  • And if you notice, I have thisbig 18 wheeler.
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  • I was driving north, goin'towards Nashville on 65,
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  • riding in the hills, and I wasdoin' about, CB terms,
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  • eight and a nickel.
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  • You know what I'mtalkin' about, Clay?
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  • Eight and a nickel.
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  • I'm looking in my rearviewmirror, and I see this monstrous
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  • truck coming up the hill.
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  • I'm going towards Nashville, nowgoing up the hill, 85, and it's
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  • a breaker one nine for that BugsBunny looking truck coming
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  • up behind me.
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  • Breaker one nine.
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  • And say "Man,what are you doing?"
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  • "I'm doin' nine and a nickel."
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  • I said, "Nine and a nickelin a truck coming uphill?"
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  • "I got 500 on the axle.
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  • I got 500 horses on the axle,600 in the engine."
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  • I said, "Man how can you goso fast?"
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  • He says, "Because Idon't have a load."
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  • And it hit me.
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  • He's got a great deliverysystem, but he doesn't
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  • have any content.
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  • There are many great voices thathaven't been heard because they
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  • don't have the style.
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  • Oh, I want to talk to you now.
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  • Get quiet, preachers.
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  • There are many voices who willhave great messages, but they
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  • don't have a delivery,so nobody listens.
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  • And you'll have others who havegreat deliveries, but they don't
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  • have a message.
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  • It's quiet now.
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  • Some of us have spent our timesimply moving people by emotion
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  • based on the delivery that wehave incorporated, but we have
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  • no content.
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  • So at the end of the day,everybody's been excited,
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  • but nobody can growon excitement.
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  • You grow on having some food.
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  • And because it's an event manyof us feel, if I don't get
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  • over in that event--I wanna talkto pastors.
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  • The thing about pastoring is Idon't know how plain I can be,
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  • you know, I'm way out here.
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  • Pastoring is like having a wife,and it's like if I haven't done
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  • so well tonight, baby, I'll seeyou tomorrow night.
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  • Evangelizing is likegoing on a date.
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  • You got to impressor you don't get back.
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  • So the evangelist feels thathe's got to have everybody
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  • shouting and fallingout in order to have
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  • accomplished what God intended.
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  • So he's looking for immediateresults, whereas a pastor can
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  • look for long-term results.
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  • Understand this when it comesto delivery and content, there
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  • is preach, and there is teach.
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  • But notice E-A-C-H is in preach,and E-A-C-H is in teach.
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  • Which means that even though I'mpreaching, I ought to be
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  • teaching, because I oughtto have some content to present.
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  • It ain't all about whoopingand hollering.
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  • And every delivery should beorchestrated by what it is
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  • you have to say.
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  • Because some things you can'tholler at people.
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  • And get this in your mind,anointing doesn't come
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  • with whooping.
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  • "Oh, well here comesthe anointing."
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  • Honey, I was anointedwhen I got up.
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  • The whooping is notthe anointing.
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  • The whooping is me.
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  • Don't feel you have missedbecause people didn't fall out.
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  • Some people get ittwo weeks later.
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  • Some people receive it in spiritbut haven't got it cognitively
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  • until a situation arises whereit moves from the spirit
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  • to the mind to help peopleto overcome.
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  • You don't have to stimulateand have everybody falling
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  • out to feel as if you'veaccomplished what God has given
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  • you to accomplish.
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  • Speak what God has placedin your heart.
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  • Let it fall where it may.
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  • Some falls on good soil, somefalls on stony, some falls
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  • on thorny.
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  • But you spoke what God gave youto speak, and you ain't got
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  • to impress everybody.
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  • I wish somebody'd get it becauseyou're not in competition
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  • with the next man.
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  • You're just presentingwhat God gave you.
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  • And don't feel bad becauseaudiences are ignorant
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  • and cannot understandthe depth of where you are.
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  • Just present itand don't dummy down.
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  • Let them come up.
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  • Content.
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  • I mean, the truck wasoff the chain, but he had
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  • no message, no content.
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  • I've heard preaching allover the place.
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  • Now, so you can have greatpreaching delivery with a poor
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  • message content.
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  • You can have a good messagecontent with poor preaching
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  • delivery.
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  • What you want is a balance.
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  • You want to be able to controlthe audience.
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  • You want to be able to have themto listen.
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  • You wanna enable to have themto tune into you,
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  • but at the same time, it'sthe content that's important.
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  • Your delivery you can practice.
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  • Your content you have to study.
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  • Oh, yes, and I'll tell--and then sometimes when you're
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  • preaching and it seems as ifpeople are waiting for the hope
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  • and the inspiration, sometimesyou've got to set them down.
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  • I ask them sit down, sit down,I've got some more to go.
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  • You know, I got some more to go.
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  • I've got something to say.
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  • And they're pushing you becausethat's what they're used to.
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  • You see, and I can whoopanytime.
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  • Hey, there, got the Holy Spiritto kick in for a whoop.
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  • Hmm, oh, Lord.
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  • You know, and it's interestingto show you just where we have
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  • evolved.
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  • A black cat is goingacross the front of the stage,
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  • that's what I'm saying.
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  • It's a black cat goingacross the front of the stage.
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  • Why y'all gotta make me actridiculous simply to say it's
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  • a black cat goingacross the front of the stage?
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  • ♪ Mmm, oh, Lord. ♪
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  • ♪ Mmm, Jesus. ♪
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  • ♪ I see a cat. ♪
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  • ♪ Mmm, what a cat. ♪
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  • ♪ Touch your neighbor, sayneighbor, there's a cat. ♪
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  • All I'm talking about is a catgoing cross a front of the--
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  • Why y'all got me actingso ridiculous?
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  • When I had back surgery,prostate surgery, I found
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  • out that just by standingup and teaching and walking
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  • across, I didn't lose anymembers because I wasn't
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  • sweatin' and tearin' up myclothes and falling out.
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  • They came anyway, why?
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  • Because content.
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  • Content, I don't care how fancyyou look, don't care how you
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  • deliver, please have somecontent.
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: In timesof trouble, it's really not
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  • company that you need, it'ssound wisdom.
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  • So this is not just about beinglonely in times of trouble, this
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  • is about getting insightin times of trouble.
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  • Because you're really feelingalone because you're thinking
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  • inside of yourself.
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  • I do that sometimes.
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  • It's like I grew up in WestVirginia, and your wheels would
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  • get on ice, and they'd bespinning, and rubber would be
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  • burning, and you're burning gas,but you're not getting anywhere.
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  • Anytime you think the same thingfive times, you're not thinking,
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  • you're worrying.
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  • Anytime you keep rehearsingthe same thing
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  • over and over again, what am Igonna do about this?
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  • Oh my god, what am Igonna do about--
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  • If I don't do something,something's gonna happen.
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  • Oh, it's comin' back furiously,
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  • and I don't knowwhat in the world I would do.
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  • See, at first I was thinking,but if I keep repeating it,
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  • I'm just worrying.
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  • And you're never gonna getthe answers you need just
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  • by worrying.
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  • female: Thank you so much.
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  • We listen to the Bishop almostevery day, every morning, early.
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  • And he's on our televisionand blaring through the house,
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  • we love it.
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  • male: Thank you for havingthe vision.
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  • female: Thank you.
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  • Thank you so much for beingobedient to what God has called
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  • you to do.
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  • female: Thank you,and a phenomenal job.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop Jones: Now, here's myapproach, and it's idiosyncratic
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  • to having an effective messagecontent.
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  • Let me give you a little secret.
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  • When you approach any Scripture,you're going to have to do
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  • a critical analysis.
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  • And that is you're gonna haveto look at the contemporary
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  • situation that spawnedor stimulated the writing
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  • of the Scripture.
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  • And we call thatgeneral theology.
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  • General theology is lookingat from everything
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  • across the Bible, you're lookingat the contemporary environment
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  • that caused the writingof the Scripture.
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  • For the prophetic Scriptures,you have to understand there's
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  • a literal interpretation,and then there's a prophetic
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  • interpretation.
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  • There is somethingin the contemporary environment
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  • that caused the writingof the Scripture, and you have
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  • to analyze that.
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  • One of the things that'simportant is that you have
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  • to interpret before you apply.
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  • We'll talk about that later.
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  • But the general theology now isif I take a message
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  • out of Isaiah, I want to findout what was the contemporary,
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  • what was happening at the timeof the writing of the text,
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  • and I go into that.
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  • I wish I could do it anotherway, but I will in a minute.
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  • Now, once I have lookedat the contemporary, I call that
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  • an historical analysis.
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  • So I begin nowwith an historical analysis,
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  • looking at the particularsituation.
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  • I will deal with the bookin general.
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  • For instance, if my eyes areright here, if I open my eyes
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  • right here, and you say to me,"Brother Jones, where are you?"
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  • Well, I don't know.
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  • This thing is cold, but I don'thave a good picture.
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  • So what I generally do when I'mpreaching is I step back, and I
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  • look at the whole panoramic viewor what we might call
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  • the context.
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  • Then I go from the contextwith the historical analysis,
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  • and I move into the text so thatI know where that is.
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  • Because I've lookedat the whole picture,
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  • and I know where that is.
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  • If I'm dealing with Romans, Istart-- if I'm in Romans 5,
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  • well, I'll bring you up to speedby giving you an overview
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  • of the book and bring youto Romans 5 so that I can bring
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  • you into the context.
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  • Now, the second thing is thatin every general theology there
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  • is systematic theology.
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  • So, now, if I'm taking a textand it deals with angels, well,
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  • systematic theology says I cango anywhere in that Bible
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  • and take anythingout about angels, and I end
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  • up with angelology.
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  • If I'm doing somethingwith the Holy Spirit, I can go
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  • anywhere in the Bible, takeanything out about the Holy
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  • Spirit, and now I'mpneumatology.
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  • If I'm dealing with God,theology.
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  • If I'm dealing with Christ,Christology.
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  • If I'm dealing with salvation,soteriology.
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  • If I'm dealing with the lastdays, eschatology.
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  • In other words, systematictheology now is in everywhere
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  • that I go in the Bible.
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  • So when I dealwith the historical critical
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  • analysis, in a generaltheological sense, then I can
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  • embellish and enhance what I'mdoing by taking the systematic
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  • theology that that is a part of.
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  • Now, the only thing I'm leftwith is word studies.
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  • I cannot go into WebsterDictionary to find the meaning
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  • of a biblical word.
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  • I have to go into the originallanguage.
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  • Now, finally, my time is up.
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  • But it's up at the right time.
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  • How to build a library.
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  • First of all, read what you canabsorb and regurgitate easily.
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  • Read the booksthat you can grasp.
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  • I have books in my library thatnow I understand them
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  • and the date I bought themis 1980.
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  • Didn't get it then, but I canget it now, because I've grown
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  • to the place where somethingthat was above my head, I can
  • 00:18:51.146 --> 00:18:55.184
  • now grasp it easily.
  • 00:18:55.217 --> 00:18:57.286
  • The point is then I was readingbooks that I could absorb, my
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  • intellectual capacity, mycognitive ability, was on level
  • 00:19:02.157 --> 00:19:06.895
  • with the writer I could absorb.
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  • So read what you can absorband regurgitate.
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  • You gotta be able to give itback after you have read
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  • and studied it, you have to beable to teach it and preach it.
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  • The second thing is alwaysbuy who the writer
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  • you are reading quotes.
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  • Whoever he's quoting, you buy.
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  • And when you buy who he'squoting, you're now going
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  • up generations.
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  • You're going up to meet hismentor, then you're going
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  • to meet the other person'smentor, then you're going
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  • to meet the other mentor.
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  • So since you were studying Weissand Weiss is quoting Vincent,
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  • then you buy Vincent.
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  • Since Vincent is quotingExpositors, than you
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  • by Expositors.
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  • Since Expositors is quotingMoulton and Milligan, then you
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  • buy Moulton and Milligan.
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  • And you're going up the ladder.
  • 00:19:57.312 --> 00:19:59.214
  • Now, when it comesto commentaries, if you have
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  • Fausset Jamison Brown,that's one volume.
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  • If you have Matthew Henry,six volumes.
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  • If you have Pulpit Commentary,21 volumes.
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  • They're all dealingwith the same Bible.
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  • One volume dealingwith the Bible is not in detail.
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  • Two-- six volumes is notin detail.
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  • When you get to 21, now you goin detail.
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  • Now you're going argument.
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  • I will never have-- if you cometo my library, the books that I
  • 00:20:28.143 --> 00:20:31.713
  • don't use are at the top.
  • 00:20:31.747 --> 00:20:34.783
  • Biblical Illustratorsat the top.
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  • What's at the bottom is PulpitCommentaries because it argues,
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  • it rationalizes.
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  • I just don't need somethingto give me an outline.
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  • I need something that causes meto argue, causes me
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  • to rationalize the Scriptures,causes me to put my intellectual
  • 00:20:56.638 --> 00:20:59.841
  • cognitive energyinto understanding what God is
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  • saying, and I need a varietyof different views.
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  • And then I tie thatinto the word studies,
  • 00:21:06.014 --> 00:21:08.383
  • and then I have it.
  • 00:21:08.417 --> 00:21:10.052
  • And you build your libraryby buying who the writer quotes
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  • and go up the ladder.
  • 00:21:14.122 --> 00:21:16.358
  • But as you go up the ladder,particularly if you're dealing
  • 00:21:16.391 --> 00:21:20.462
  • in systematic theology, itbecomes more and more intense.
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  • So as I close, and I'm closing.
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  • One time.
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  • We have to learn to cook.
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  • For those of you who have greatpastors and great preacher's
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  • teachers, learn to cook.
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  • You can't be around your mama,ladies, for 15 and 20 years,
  • 00:21:54.496 --> 00:22:00.502
  • and don't know how to cook.
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  • One of the problems we have iswhen we raise the standard
  • 00:22:06.375 --> 00:22:09.711
  • of preaching to such a heightthat the people in our churches
  • 00:22:09.745 --> 00:22:15.717
  • just don't want to hear anybody.
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  • Hear me.
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  • You can't beg them to hearcertain people.
  • 00:22:23.658 --> 00:22:29.030
  • And the reason is how can youhave been around somebody who
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  • has been a master teacher,preacher, presenter, and you've
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  • sat there for years and yearsand didn't learn how to cook.
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  • Study to show yourselfapproved unto God.
  • 00:22:48.683 --> 00:22:53.688
  • When you study to show yourselfapproved unto God, you will keep
  • 00:22:53.722 --> 00:22:58.260
  • on studying becausehis standard of approval
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  • is not like anybody else's.
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  • So when somebody says to you,"You've been doin' it long
  • 00:23:06.535 --> 00:23:09.337
  • enough, you don't haveto study."
  • 00:23:09.371 --> 00:23:10.772
  • Tell them, "Look, I am notstudying to meet your approval.
  • 00:23:10.806 --> 00:23:16.778
  • I'm studying to meet God'sapproval."
  • 00:23:17.679 --> 00:23:21.716
  • And if you study to meet God'sapproval, the doors will open,
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  • the way will be made because Goddoes not light a candle and put
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  • it under a bushel.
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  • And I'm saying to you, if you'llstudy, God will take you
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  • from obscurity to notoriety.
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  • And all you gotta do is keepon studying, keep on preaching,
  • 00:23:43.171 --> 00:23:48.243
  • keep on living the way he wantsto live-- you to live, God bless
  • 00:23:48.276 --> 00:23:52.914
  • you, and may we deliverto the world.
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  • All of you great preachers,preach, preach, preach.
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  • Latasha Smith: I remembera message that Bishop preached
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  • about the thing that leadsto the thing.
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  • And I definitely feel like allof the years of ministry
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  • training and being on staffhave led up to this
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  • very critical moment.
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  • People are hurting, people arelooking for an answer, they're
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  • looking for the answer,and to be able to have that
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  • answer for them during thistime, it's definitely needed.
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  • For our agents here,we're still human.
  • 00:24:47.435 --> 00:24:51.473
  • So we're balancing ministryand our personal lives,
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  • and we're connecting with thosethat we'll probably never meet
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