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Praise | Ben Courson | September 24, 2019

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - TONIGHT ON PRAISE, FROM LOS ANGELES, FOUNDER
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  • OF HOPE GENERATION, BEST- SELLING AUTHOR AND TV AND
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  • RADIO HOST BEN COURSON.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AND NOW MATT AND LAURIE CROUCH.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • MATT CROUCH: I'VE GOT A NEW WORD.
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  • IT'S OPTIMISFITS.
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  • COME ON!
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - BEN COURSON, I'VE NEVER INTERVIEWED A
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  • 9 YEAR OLD BEFORE SO THAT'S GOING TO BE FUN.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: SORRY.
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  • - YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY NOT NINE.
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  • HOW OLD ARE YOU?
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  • - I'M ACTUALLY 31.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • YOU LOOK NINE.
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  • - I'LL TAKE THAT AS A COMPLIMENT.
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  • - THAT'S AWESOME!
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  • IN THE BIBLE JOSIAH BECAME KING AT 8 YEARS
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  • OLD SO AT LEAST I'M NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • OPTMISFITS, WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT.
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  • - AN OPTIMISFIT IS A MADE UP WORD.
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  • IT'S AN OPTIMISTIC MISFIT, SOMEBODY WHO
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  • LIVES AS A NON-CONFORMIST ADVENTURER WITH CHILDLIKE
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  • WONDER, UNAPOLOGETIC OPTIMISM.
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  • SOMEONE WHO IGNITES A FIERCE REBELLION AGAINST
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  • HOPELESSNESS.
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  • AND ACTUALLY MY BROTHER-IN-LAW CAME UP
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  • WITH THE WORD.
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  • J.R. TOLKEIN MADE UP THIS WORD CALLED YOU EUCATASTROPHE,
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  • IT'S WHEN EVERYTHING HORRIBLE AND THEN IT
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  • BECOMES GOOD BECAUSE HE THOUGHT THERE SHOULD BE
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  • AN ANTONYM TO CATASTROPHE, SO WE
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  • FIGURED IF ETYMOLOGICALLY TOLKIEN CAN MAKE UP HIS
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  • WORDS, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE UP OUR OWN.
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  • SO THAT'S WHERE WE GOT THAT.
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  • - I LOVE IT.
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  • - GOOD JOB.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - OPTIMISFITS.
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  • OKAY, BEN COURSON, YOUR STORY KIND OF STARTS IN
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  • ORANGE COUNTY, CA. WHICH IS WHERE WE ARE.
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  • COME ON, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • SO YOU START HERE, YOU GO TO CALVARY CHAPEL WHICH
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  • IS KIND OF THE BEGINNING OF THE JESUS MOVEMENT,
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  • YOUR PARENTS ARE INVOLVED IN THAT.
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  • - HE WASN'T BORN YET.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • WHAT HAPPENS?
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  • - YEAH, SO YOU MEAN WHEN I WAS IN ORANGE COUNTY OR --
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  • - YES.
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  • - YEAH, WHEN I WAS IN ORANGE COUNTY I WENT TO
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  • HIGH SCHOOL ABOUT 20 MINUTES AWAY FROM
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  • THIS STUDIO.
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  • - IT'S NOT EVEN THAT FAR BUT GO AHEAD.
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  • - TEN MINUTES AWAY.
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  • AND I REMEMBER I PLAYED BASKETBALL
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  • THERE ACTUALLY.
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  • WE WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU WRESTLING AND
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  • PLAYING BASEBALL.
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  • AND I LED THE LEAGUE IN TECHNICAL FOULS.
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  • [LAUGHTER] SO IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS,
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  • IF ANYBODY IS WATCHING, IT MEANS YOU HAVE A
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  • TEMPER PROBLEM, SO I WAS LIKE MCKENROE WITHOUT
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  • THE SKILLS.
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  • - I LIKE IT.
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  • - SO I WAS PUNCHING WALLS, AND THE WORST PART
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  • WAS BECAUSE YOUR ALMA MATER, CORONA DEL MAR WAS
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  • IN OUR LEAGUE, SO WE WERE THE ONLY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
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  • IN THE LEAGUE, AND I LED THE LEAGUE IN TECHNICAL
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  • FOULS, SO THAT'S NECESSARILY THE BEST
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  • CHRISTIAN WITNESS.
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  • SO THAT'S KIND OF THE ONE OF THE STANDOUT MEMORIES
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  • FROM MY HIGH SCHOOL.
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  • - PROBABLY WHY I DIDN'T DO SPORTS.
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  • - EXACTLY.
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  • SHE WOULD HAVE LED HER LEAGUE IN TECHNICAL FOULS.
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  • - YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT BUT IT'S TRUE.
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  • - SO YOUR MOM AND DADDY KIND OF TOOK OVER THE
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  • VIBE OF WHAT CALVARY CHAPEL DID, THE JESUS
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  • MOVEMENT, AND HE WENT UP AND OREGON IS NOW YOUR HOME.
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  • WHAT HAPPENED AFTER YOU GOT THERE TO OREGON?
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  • - YEAH, SO WE MOVED TO OREGON WHEN I WAS ABOUT
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  • 18 YEARS OLD, AND I BECAME A PASTOR MY SENIOR
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  • YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, SO PEOPLE LOOK AT ME AND GO
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  • YOU'RE NINE YEARS OLD, BUT WHEN I REMIND PEOPLE IS
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  • I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME.
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  • I GAVE MY FIRST SERMON IN THIRD GRADE AND THEN
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  • BEGAN TEACHING REGULARLY AT 16 AT CALVARY.
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  • I WAS ACTUALLY TEACHING SOMETIMES IN THE
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  • SANCTUARY THERE, AND THEN MY SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH
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  • SCHOOL WE CAME TO OREGON AND I PASTORED WITH MY
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  • DAD AND MY BROTHER, SO I'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR
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  • THE LAST 14 YEARS.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • SO I'VE READ A LOT OF YOUR BOOK.
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  • I HAVEN'T READ EVERY WORD BUT I'VE READ A LOT OF
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  • IT, AND WE WERE DISCUSSING BACKSTAGE THAT
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  • TO BE USED GREATLY OFTEN TIMES YOU'RE WOUNDED
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  • DEEPLY IS KIND OF A THING, SO WHAT HAPPENED
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  • TO YOU THAT ULTIMATELY LED TO OPTIMISFITS?
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  • - THAT REBELLIOUS OPTIMISM.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • I THINK WHAT HAPPENED IS I SAW WHAT'S TAKING PLACE
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  • IN OUR GENERATION, AND RIGHT NOW THE DEPRESSION
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  • STATISTICS FOR MY AGE GROUP IT'S INSANE, SO
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  • PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE ONCE EVERY 40 SECONDS.
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  • THERE'S 123 SUES SIDES A DAY IN AMERICA ALONE.
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  • AND CNN RECENTLY REPORTED THAT THE SUICIDE RATE HAS
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  • INCREASED BY 33% NATIONALLY.
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  • WE ACTUALLY CONSUME AS AMERICANS MORE PILLS DUE
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  • TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION THAN THE REST OF PLANET
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  • EARTH COMBINED BY THREE TIMES OVER.
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  • SO ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, I READ A COUPLE
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  • DIFFERENT STUDIES.
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  • ONE SAID THEY ARE THE NUMBER ONE.
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  • ANOTHER STUDY SAID NUMBER 2 BEST-SELLING PRESCRIBED
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  • MEDICATION, SO WE'RE IN THIS NATION BUILT ON
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  • LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS YET
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  • WE'RE STRESSED, DEPRESSED, DISTRESSED AND
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  • IN DEBT OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS TO CHINA.
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  • SO I THINK WHAT'S KIND OF THE ZEITGEIST OF OUR
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  • CULTURE IS SOMETHING THAT I EXPERIENCE PERSONALLY,
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  • SO WHEN I ENTERED THE MINISTRY AS A SENIOR IN
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  • HIGH SCHOOL, THERE'S A REASON PEOPLE DON'T
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  • BECOME PASTORS WHEN THEY'RE 18.
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  • I STARTED GOING THROUGH SOME SERIOUS MENTAL
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  • ILLNESS BATTLES AND WENT THROUGH CHRONIC
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  • DEPRESSION FOR TEN YEARS, AND WAS SUICIDAL DURING
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  • THAT TIME, SO WHEN GOD DELIVERED ME FROM
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  • DEPRESSION, LIKE IF YOU FOUND THE CURE TO HIV OR
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  • THE CURE TO CANCER YOU WOULD SHOUT THAT THING
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  • FROM THE ROOF TOPS, SO THE REASON I LIVE ON
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  • AIRPLANES AND SHARE SO MANY MESSAGES PER WEEK IS
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  • BECAUSE I'M SO ZEALOUS AND PASSIONATE ABOUT
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  • SEEING THIS GENERATION FINDING THE CURE TO
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  • DEPRESSION AND I BELIEVE IT'S FOUND IN WALKING
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  • WITH, TALKING TO, LIVING FOR, LEANING INTO,
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  • DEPENDING UPON THE GOD OF HOPE.
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  • IT'S HIS PRESENCE.
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  • THAT'S WHERE IT IS.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - BEAUTIFUL.
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  • SO LET'S HIT A SLOW MOTION BUTTON FOR JUST
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  • A MINUTE.
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  • YOU TAPPED INTO SOMETHING AND PART OF YOU WHO YOU
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  • ARE IS A RESULT OF WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH.
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  • - YES.
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  • - A LOT OF WHAT YOU'RE CAPABLE OF DOING IS
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  • BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY,
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  • SO GOD COULD TRUST YOU WITH THAT SEASON OF YOUR
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  • LIFE SO THAT YOU COULD COME OUT, WRITE THIS
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  • BOOK, DO A WHOLE BUNCH OF REALLY GREAT STUFF.
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  • YOU DON'T FIT THE MOLD IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM
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  • OF SOMEBODY THAT WOULD HAVE OR COULD HAVE
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  • BEEN DEPRESSED.
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  • SO SLOW DOWN AND STEP US THROUGH KIND OF
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  • HOMECOMING KING, KIND OF STAR OF THE BASKETBALL
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  • TEAM, ALL THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TYPE
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  • STUFF, AND TEACHING, EVEN MINISTERING IN YOUR LATE
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  • TEENS, AND THEN THE WHEELS FALLING OFF OF THAT.
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  • SO WHAT WAS DAY ONE OF KNOWING SOMETHING
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  • WAS CHANGING?
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  • HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
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  • AND LET'S TAP INTO AND KIND OF MINISTER TO SOME
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  • OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING WHAT YOU'VE
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  • BEEN THROUGH.
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  • - YEAH. IT'S INTERESTING.
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  • LIKE IF THE CULTURE SHOCK AND JUXTAPOSITION OF
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  • LIVING IN CALIFORNIA WHERE IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY
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  • WITH A HIGH OF 75, I HAD A PASS TO DISNEYLAND,
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  • LIKE I'M GOING TO DISNEYLAND EVERY DAY,
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  • PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH MY FRIENDS, GOING TO THE
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  • BEACH AFTER SCHOOL, AND THEN IN THE WINTER MOVING
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  • TO SOUTHERN OREGON WHERE IT'S DARK AND COLD, WHERE
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  • SEASONAL EFFECTIVE DISORDER CAN HAVE A RUN
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  • OF THE PLACE, EVEN JUST THAT CULTURAL SHOCK, IT
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  • WAS KIND OF LIKE A BAD SCRIPT WHERE THINGS ARE
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  • GOING BAD AND THEY MAKE THE WEATHER GO BAD, LIKE
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  • KIND OF A CHEESY EFFECT.
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  • BUT THAT'S REALLY WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • THE OUTWARD SORT OF ATMOSPHERE REFLECTED THE
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  • INTERNAL TURMOIL.
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  • AND HERE'S WHERE THE DEPRESSION CAME FROM IS
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  • REALLY A COGNITIVE DISSONANCE SORT OF A THING.
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  • WHEN I WAS 17, THE LORD GAVE ME A VERY CLEAR
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  • CALLING THAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE A VOICE
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  • FOR MY GENERATION, THAT I WOULD START GOING INTO TV
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  • AND WRITING BOOKS AND REALLY IMPACTING THE
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  • NATION, AND I HAD NO WAY OF DOING THAT, LIKE I'M A
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  • 17 YEAR OLD KID AND I TAUGHT SOME BIBLE STUDIES
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  • AND TRAVELED A LITTLE BIT BUT I THOUGHT THOSE
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  • DREAMS WERE FAR TOO GRANDIOSE TO EVER COME
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  • TO FRUITION.
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  • SO WHEN I STARTED HAVING THESE DREAMS, VERY
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  • SIMILAR TO JOSEPH, SAME AGE, WE WERE BOTH 17,
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  • WHEN HE DREAMED THAT THE SHEAVES OF GRAIN WOULD
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  • BOW DOWN TO HIS SHEAVE OF GRAIN, THAT THE SUN,
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  • MOON, AND STARS WOULD BOW DOWN TO HIM, AND THEN HE
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  • GOT SENT TO A PRISON, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.
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  • SO I HAD ALL THESE DREAMS BUT THEN I STARTED TO
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  • HAVE THESE NIGHTMARES.
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  • LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT WE IN LIFE WE'RE ALWAYS
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  • GOING TO BE NIGHTMARES AND DREAMS, BUT WE
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  • CONQUER OUR NIGHTMARES BECAUSE OF OUR DREAMS.
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  • BUT IT KIND OF TOOK TEN YEARS FOR A LOT OF THOSE
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  • PROMISES TO START COMING TRUE.
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  • JOSEPH HAD TO WAIT 13 YEARS BEFORE HE WENT FROM
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  • A PRISONER TO A PRIME MINISTER, AND SO IT'S NOT
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  • JUST THE LACK OF DREAMS COMING TRUE, BUT ALSO
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  • JUST A LOT OF STUFF MY FAMILY WENT THROUGH.
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  • I THINK PEOPLE SORT OF WITH A MACABRE SENSE OF
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  • HUMOR SAY THAT OUR FAMILY HAS THE KENNEDY CHURCH IN
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  • THE CHURCH CIRCLE BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT CAN GO
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  • WRONG SEEMS TO GO WRONG.
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  • SO WHEN I WAS A KID, MY SISTER PASSED AWAY IN A
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  • CAR ACCIDENT.
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  • AND IT WAS THE DAY AFTER SHE WAS TALKING TO MY
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  • FAMILY AT THE DINNER TABLE ABOUT HOW SHE COULD
  • 00:09:07.140 --> 00:09:10.080
  • NEVER MARRY ANYONE.
  • 00:09:10.100 --> 00:09:12.200
  • MY DAD IS LIKE, WHY CAN'T YOU MARRY SOMEBODY?
  • 00:09:12.220 --> 00:09:14.230
  • AND MY SISTER JESSICA SAID BECAUSE DAD, YOU
  • 00:09:14.250 --> 00:09:16.210
  • ALWAYS TOLD SOMEBODY TO MARRY SOMEBODY GODLIER
  • 00:09:16.230 --> 00:09:18.200
  • THAN ME, AND I'M THE GODLIEST PERSON I KNOW.
  • 00:09:18.220 --> 00:09:20.180
  • - WOW.
  • 00:09:20.200 --> 00:09:22.100
  • - I'D HAVE TO BE A NUN, BUT SHE WAS JOKING BUT
  • 00:09:22.120 --> 00:09:24.030
  • TRULY A GODLY GIRL, SO THE NEXT DAY WHEN SHE
  • 00:09:24.050 --> 00:09:27.060
  • DIED IN THAT CAR ACCIDENT WE GOT THE NEWS FROM MY
  • 00:09:27.080 --> 00:09:30.150
  • BROTHER WHO WENT TO THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL THAT SHE
  • 00:09:30.170 --> 00:09:33.110
  • DID, AND HE CAME HOME AND HE SAID JESSICA, MY
  • 00:09:33.130 --> 00:09:37.140
  • SISTER, JESSICA HAS FOUND HER MAN.
  • 00:09:37.160 --> 00:09:41.020
  • SHE FOUND HER MAN.
  • 00:09:41.040 --> 00:09:43.040
  • - WOW.
  • 00:09:43.060 --> 00:09:44.180
  • - THE BRIDE OF CHRIST HAS FOUND HER MAN.
  • 00:09:44.200 --> 00:09:46.130
  • SO MY BROTHER WHO DELIVERED THAT NEWS HE
  • 00:09:46.150 --> 00:09:49.010
  • DIED OF CANCER A FEW MONTHS AGO, SO WE TAUGHT
  • 00:09:49.030 --> 00:09:51.210
  • TOGETHER AND WORKED TOGETHER AT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:09:51.230 --> 00:09:54.170
  • AND NOW THEY'RE WITH THEIR MOM.
  • 00:09:54.190 --> 00:09:58.100
  • MY DAD'S FIRST WIFE WHO ALSO DIED IN A CAR
  • 00:09:58.120 --> 00:10:00.210
  • ACCIDENT, SO IN LIFE YOU JUST GO THROUGH STUFF,
  • 00:10:00.230 --> 00:10:03.060
  • AND THEN A FEW YEARS AGO I WENT THROUGH A ROMANTIC
  • 00:10:03.080 --> 00:10:05.250
  • HEARTBREAK THAT MADE ME THINK I'D NEVER BE HAPPY
  • 00:10:05.270 --> 00:10:08.010
  • AGAIN, AND YOU JUST GO THROUGH STUFF, AND THAT'S
  • 00:10:08.030 --> 00:10:10.230
  • WHY I'M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS THING BECAUSE
  • 00:10:10.250 --> 00:10:13.120
  • IF I FOUND HOPE, ANYBODY CAN FIND HOPE.
  • 00:10:13.140 --> 00:10:16.130
  • LIKE IF GOD CAN HEAL ME, HE CAN HEAL ANYBODY.
  • 00:10:16.150 --> 00:10:22.130
  • [APPLAUSE] SO THE STUFF I TALK ABOUT IT'S NOT
  • 00:10:22.150 --> 00:10:26.000
  • JUST PULLING IT OUT OF THE TALL GRASS OR THE
  • 00:10:26.020 --> 00:10:27.240
  • DEEP WEEDS OF LEFT FIELD.
  • 00:10:27.260 --> 00:10:29.230
  • THIS IS STUFF THAT I BELIEVE TO MY CORE.
  • 00:10:29.250 --> 00:10:32.080
  • LIKE TO ME EITHER THE PRESENCE OF GOD IS ALL
  • 00:10:32.100 --> 00:10:34.240
  • THERE IS AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS OR GOD ISN'T
  • 00:10:34.260 --> 00:10:38.130
  • REAL AND NOTHING MATTERS AT ALL.
  • 00:10:38.150 --> 00:10:40.100
  • - COME ON.
  • 00:10:40.120 --> 00:10:42.220
  • - IT'S VERY BINARY.
  • 00:10:42.240 --> 00:10:44.120
  • THEY ARE DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED.
  • 00:10:44.140 --> 00:10:46.080
  • I BELIEVE IN THE PRESENCE WITH ALL MY HEART, AND
  • 00:10:46.100 --> 00:10:47.210
  • THAT HE HEALS OUR BROKEN HEARTS.
  • 00:10:47.230 --> 00:10:49.180
  • - WHAT MADE A BAD DAY BETTER WHEN YOU WERE IN
  • 00:10:49.200 --> 00:10:51.280
  • THE MIDST OF YOUR STORM OF DEPRESSION?
  • 00:10:52.000 --> 00:10:53.110
  • - THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.
  • 00:10:53.130 --> 00:10:55.020
  • KNOWING THAT ON MY WORST DAY WITH GOD I'M BETTER
  • 00:10:55.040 --> 00:10:58.060
  • OFF THAN MY BEST DAY WITHOUT GOD.
  • 00:10:58.080 --> 00:11:00.130
  • AND WHEN I'M GOING THROUGH MY WORST, HE'S
  • 00:11:00.150 --> 00:11:02.170
  • PLAYING HIS BEST.
  • 00:11:02.190 --> 00:11:04.260
  • AND I'LL KIND OF PUT A PRACTICAL HANDLE ON THAT
  • 00:11:04.280 --> 00:11:07.100
  • THING, LIKE LET ME PUT SOME WHEELS ON IT.
  • 00:11:07.120 --> 00:11:09.230
  • I REMEMBER HONESTLY JUST SPEAKING FROM THE HEART
  • 00:11:09.250 --> 00:11:12.100
  • ON THIS THE THING THAT SAVED ME WAS PRAYER WALKS.
  • 00:11:12.120 --> 00:11:16.010
  • AND I LEARNED IT FROM MY DAD.
  • 00:11:16.030 --> 00:11:18.180
  • LIKE SOMETIMES I'D BE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND
  • 00:11:18.200 --> 00:11:20.100
  • I'D JUST SEE MY DAD WALKING WITH HIS BIBLE
  • 00:11:20.120 --> 00:11:22.080
  • TALKING OUT LOUD, AND I KIND OF PICKED THAT UP
  • 00:11:22.100 --> 00:11:24.100
  • FROM HIM.
  • 00:11:24.120 --> 00:11:26.140
  • SCIENCE TELLS US IF YOU GO ON THREE 30 MINUTE
  • 00:11:26.160 --> 00:11:28.120
  • BRISK WALKS PER WEEK IT ENLARGES YOUR
  • 00:11:28.140 --> 00:11:30.210
  • HIPPOCAMPUS AND GIVES YOU A BETTER SENSE OF MEMORY,
  • 00:11:30.230 --> 00:11:33.220
  • SO IT ACTUALLY STRENGTHENS YOUR BRAIN,
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:36.160
  • SO I JUST STARTED GOING ON WALKS AND TALKING TO
  • 00:11:36.180 --> 00:11:38.190
  • GOD OUT LOUD.
  • 00:11:38.210 --> 00:11:41.110
  • AND THIS IS SO COOL, LIKE I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO
  • 00:11:41.130 --> 00:11:43.220
  • GET THIS THAT RESEARCH, SCIENTIFIC NEUROLOGICAL
  • 00:11:43.240 --> 00:11:46.280
  • RESEARCH HAS NOW FOUND THAT WHEN YOU PRAY ABOUT
  • 00:11:47.000 --> 00:11:50.050
  • YOUR HOPES, YOUR FEARS, AND YOUR DREAMS IT HAS
  • 00:11:50.070 --> 00:11:53.140
  • THE SAME EFFECT ON YOUR BRAIN AS THERAPY.
  • 00:11:53.160 --> 00:11:55.260
  • THAT'S TRUE NEUROLOGICALLY, ON YOUR
  • 00:11:55.280 --> 00:11:57.210
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSTITUTION, CEREBRAL
  • 00:11:57.230 --> 00:12:00.080
  • BRAIN MATTER, YOUR THREE POUND PSYCHE IT HAS THE
  • 00:12:00.100 --> 00:12:03.160
  • SAME EFFECT ON YOUR BRAIN AS THERAPY.
  • 00:12:03.180 --> 00:12:06.000
  • SO ISAIAH SAYS GOD'S A WONDERFUL COUNSELOR AND
  • 00:12:06.020 --> 00:12:08.050
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO DROP 500 DOLLARS TO TALK TO
  • 00:12:08.070 --> 00:12:10.210
  • HIM, AND YOU KNOW IT'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE
  • 00:12:10.230 --> 00:12:12.200
  • WONDERFUL COUNSEL, SO A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY OKAY,
  • 00:12:12.220 --> 00:12:14.240
  • IF YOU GO ON WALKS, YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR HOPES,
  • 00:12:14.260 --> 00:12:16.250
  • YOUR FEARS AND DREAMS, LIKE YOU'LL LOOK CRAZY IT
  • 00:12:16.270 --> 00:12:19.070
  • TO PEOPLE WHO SEE YOU WALKING ON THE STREET.
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:21.040
  • BUT I JUST TELL PEOPLE PUT A BLUE TOOTH IN
  • 00:12:21.060 --> 00:12:22.200
  • YOUR EAR.
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:24.160
  • THEY'LL THINK YOU'RE TALKING ON THE PHONE.
  • 00:12:24.180 --> 00:12:25.270
  • BOB'S YOUR UNCLE.
  • 00:12:25.290 --> 00:12:27.110
  • YOU'RE OKAY.
  • 00:12:27.130 --> 00:12:28.180
  • - AND THEY'LL LOOK AT THE NEXT GUY TO COMES UP
  • 00:12:28.200 --> 00:12:29.180
  • ON THE STREET.
  • 00:12:29.200 --> 00:12:30.280
  • - 100%. 100%.
  • 00:12:31.000 --> 00:12:32.100
  • AND THOSE PRAYER WALKS HONESTLY I WISH I COULD
  • 00:12:32.120 --> 00:12:33.220
  • SAY I WAS MORE SPIRITUAL PRAYING ABOUT THE ORPHANS
  • 00:12:33.240 --> 00:12:36.000
  • IN ZAMBIA AND THE MISSIONARIES IN ZIMBABWE.
  • 00:12:36.020 --> 00:12:38.060
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT THOUGH, DAVID DID THAT.
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:40.010
  • - 50% OF THE PSALMS WERE LAMENT IS.
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:41.150
  • ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:12:41.170 --> 00:12:43.020
  • SO 50%, HALF OF THE PSALMS ARE LAMENTS, LIKE
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:45.120
  • GOD, YOU PUT ME IN THIS PIT.
  • 00:12:45.140 --> 00:12:48.040
  • - WHAT THE HECK.
  • 00:12:48.060 --> 00:12:50.060
  • - GET ME OUT, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:12:50.080 --> 00:12:52.100
  • SO THAT HONESTLY IS HUGE.
  • 00:12:52.120 --> 00:12:55.020
  • - GREAT.
  • 00:12:55.040 --> 00:12:56.150
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:12:56.170 --> 00:12:57.250
  • FIRST OF ALL WHEN I GO ON A WALK, I WANT MY
  • 00:12:57.270 --> 00:12:59.010
  • HIPPOCAMPUS TO GET SMALLER.
  • 00:12:59.030 --> 00:13:00.080
  • - YOUR HIPPO WHAT?
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:01.210
  • - SO YOU WANT IT TO GET BIG.
  • 00:13:01.230 --> 00:13:02.270
  • - NO, I WANT IT SMALL.
  • 00:13:02.290 --> 00:13:04.180
  • - IT'S YOUR BRAIN.
  • 00:13:04.200 --> 00:13:06.080
  • - OH.
  • 00:13:06.100 --> 00:13:07.140
  • I GOT IT.
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:08.240
  • - SO IF YOU GET ALZHEIMER'S IT SHRINKS,
  • 00:13:08.260 --> 00:13:10.020
  • BUT IF YOU ENLARGE IT YOU HAVE A STRONGER SENSE
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:11.050
  • OF MEMORY.
  • 00:13:11.070 --> 00:13:12.120
  • - NOT TO MENTION YOUR BUTTOCKS.
  • 00:13:12.140 --> 00:13:13.180
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:13:13.200 --> 00:13:14.230
  • - JUST SAY THAT.
  • 00:13:14.250 --> 00:13:16.050
  • - THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT THE HIPPOCAMPUS WAS.
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:17.150
  • - HYPO.
  • 00:13:17.170 --> 00:13:18.210
  • - CAN WE SAY THAT ON THIS SHOW?
  • 00:13:18.230 --> 00:13:20.040
  • - YOU CAN SAY BUTTOCKS.
  • 00:13:20.060 --> 00:13:21.140
  • IT'S ALL RIGHT, I THINK.
  • 00:13:21.160 --> 00:13:24.030
  • - SO EARLIER IN THE SHOW, DID YOU SAY THE
  • 00:13:24.050 --> 00:13:26.180
  • WORD DELIRIUM SOMETHING?
  • 00:13:26.200 --> 00:13:29.070
  • DID YOU USE THAT WORD?
  • 00:13:29.090 --> 00:13:30.280
  • - I PROBABLY DID BUT I'M SO DELIRIOUS I
  • 00:13:31.000 --> 00:13:32.230
  • DON'T REMEMBER.
  • 00:13:32.250 --> 00:13:34.090
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:34.110 --> 00:13:35.240
  • - IT WAS A WORD I'D NEVER HEARD BEFORE.
  • 00:13:35.260 --> 00:13:37.030
  • - I HEARD THAT WORD.
  • 00:13:37.050 --> 00:13:38.180
  • - DILL SOMETHING.
  • 00:13:38.200 --> 00:13:40.290
  • YOU'RE NOT SURE WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:13:41.010 --> 00:13:42.090
  • - I NEED TO GO ON MORE WALKS SO HIPPOCAMPUS
  • 00:13:42.110 --> 00:13:44.030
  • GETS STRONGER.
  • 00:13:44.050 --> 00:13:45.190
  • - TRYING TO GET MY HIPPO CAMPUS TO SHRINK.
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:47.270
  • [LAUGHTER] AND YOU KNOW, YOU THREW A LITTLE
  • 00:13:47.290 --> 00:13:51.090
  • POLITICAL JAB IN WITH THE TRILLION DOLLARS
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:53.220
  • TO CHINA.
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:55.100
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:13:55.120 --> 00:13:57.110
  • - SO YOU STAY UP ON KIND OF --
  • 00:13:57.130 --> 00:13:59.160
  • - I READ THE NEWS A LOT, BUT I WILL SAY THIS, SOME
  • 00:13:59.180 --> 00:14:01.190
  • PEOPLE FOLLOW THE DONKEY.
  • 00:14:01.210 --> 00:14:03.080
  • SOME PEOPLE FOLLOW THE ELEPHANT.
  • 00:14:03.100 --> 00:14:04.190
  • YOU CAN'T GO WRONG FOLLOWING THE LION AND
  • 00:14:04.210 --> 00:14:06.080
  • THE LAMB, LET ME JUST SAY THAT.
  • 00:14:06.100 --> 00:14:08.020
  • - COME ON NOW.
  • 00:14:08.040 --> 00:14:08.230
  • I LIKE IT.
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:10.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:14:10.180 --> 00:14:13.030
  • - I LIKE IT.
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:15.150
  • SAM RODRIGUEZ SAID SAM MAY BE YOUR UNCLE, BUT
  • 00:14:15.170 --> 00:14:19.020
  • HE'LL NEVER BE A GOOD FATHER.
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:20.170
  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:22.080
  • - THAT'S ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD.
  • 00:14:22.100 --> 00:14:23.150
  • I'M GOING TO STEAL THAT IF YOU DON'T MIND.
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:25.050
  • - SURE.
  • 00:14:25.070 --> 00:14:26.150
  • - SAMUEL. GO AHEAD.
  • 00:14:26.170 --> 00:14:27.250
  • - GIVE HIM CREDIT ONCE AND THEN TAKE AFTER
  • 00:14:27.270 --> 00:14:29.070
  • THAT, YEAH.
  • 00:14:29.090 --> 00:14:30.100
  • OKAY.
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:31.230
  • YOU REALIZE THOSE THAT ARE JUST TUNING IN RIGHT
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:33.090
  • NOW, YOU REALIZE HE'S 31 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:14:33.110 --> 00:14:35.200
  • OKAY. THIS IS BEN COURSON.
  • 00:14:35.220 --> 00:14:37.130
  • WE'RE INTRODUCING A LOT OF PEOPLE TO A YOUNG MAN
  • 00:14:37.150 --> 00:14:41.080
  • THAT HE'S AN OPTIMISFIT.
  • 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:45.240
  • SO WE'RE GOING TO EXPLAIN THAT BUT WE'VE GOT A
  • 00:14:45.260 --> 00:14:48.170
  • LITTLE BIO PIECE.
  • 00:14:48.190 --> 00:14:50.130
  • IF WE'RE INTRODUCING THIS YOUNG GUY TO YOU RIGHT
  • 00:14:50.150 --> 00:14:52.010
  • NOW, WATCH THIS.
  • 00:14:52.030 --> 00:14:53.290
  • - MIX HUMOR AND HIGH ENERGY WITH A GIFT TO
  • 00:14:54.010 --> 00:14:56.250
  • COMMUNICATE AND WHAT DO YOU GET?
  • 00:14:56.270 --> 00:14:59.130
  • BEN COURSON.
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:01.140
  • - I'M JUST GOING TO BE JOYFUL.
  • 00:15:01.160 --> 00:15:03.170
  • I'M GOING TO BE CHILDLIKE.
  • 00:15:03.190 --> 00:15:05.010
  • I'M GOING TO BE WHO GOD MADE ME TO BE.
  • 00:15:05.030 --> 00:15:06.230
  • - HE'S FOUNDER OF HOPE GENERATION, AND HOST OF A
  • 00:15:06.250 --> 00:15:09.070
  • GLOBAL TV AND RADIO PROGRAM AIRING IN MORE
  • 00:15:09.090 --> 00:15:10.230
  • THAN 180 COUNTRIES.
  • 00:15:10.250 --> 00:15:13.290
  • - WE ARE NOT CREATURES OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:15:14.010 --> 00:15:18.060
  • WE ARE CREATORS OF THE WORLD AROUND US.
  • 00:15:18.080 --> 00:15:20.250
  • - THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SPEAKER IS BASED
  • 00:15:20.270 --> 00:15:23.020
  • OUT OF APPLE GATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP IN
  • 00:15:23.040 --> 00:15:25.040
  • JACKSONVILLE, OREGON.
  • 00:15:25.060 --> 00:15:27.170
  • BEN HAS BEEN FEATURED ON SEVERAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA
  • 00:15:27.190 --> 00:15:30.110
  • OUTLETS TOUTING A MESSAGE OF HOPE, JOY, AND PEACE.
  • 00:15:30.130 --> 00:15:34.170
  • - WE DO NOT WITH DEPRESSION.
  • 00:15:34.190 --> 00:15:36.140
  • WE DEFEAT IT.
  • 00:15:36.160 --> 00:15:38.060
  • WE USED TO BE SCARED OF THE DARK, BUT NOW THE
  • 00:15:38.080 --> 00:15:39.230
  • DARK IS GOING TO BE SCARED OF US.
  • 00:15:39.250 --> 00:15:41.210
  • - BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK OPTIMISFITS, BEN
  • 00:15:41.230 --> 00:15:44.070
  • REACHES ACROSS THE GLOBE, ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING
  • 00:15:44.090 --> 00:15:47.020
  • OTHERS TO NEVER GIVE UP ON LIFE.
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:50.180
  • - I REFUSE TO LET OUR PLANET SINK INTO
  • 00:15:50.200 --> 00:15:52.220
  • HOPELESSNESS AND THAT'S WHY I'M ON A RAM PAIN TO
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:54.210
  • REBEL AGAINST DESPAIR.
  • 00:15:54.230 --> 00:15:56.160
  • - IF YOU'VE GOT A PULSE YOU'VE GOT A PURPOSE.
  • 00:15:56.180 --> 00:15:59.240
  • BEN COURSON, A LIVING WITNESS HERE ON PRAISE.
  • 00:15:59.260 --> 00:16:03.260
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:16:03.280 --> 00:16:09.060
  • - COME ON, SOUTHERN CA.
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:10.280
  • I LIKE IT.
  • 00:16:11.000 --> 00:16:13.110
  • BEN COURSON IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GUY.
  • 00:16:13.130 --> 00:16:17.040
  • HE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:16:17.060 --> 00:16:19.000
  • OKAY, YOU'RE LIVING IN A BEAUTIFUL AREA NOW UP IN
  • 00:16:19.020 --> 00:16:22.070
  • OREGON, OKAY.
  • 00:16:22.090 --> 00:16:24.010
  • AND WHAT'S THE BIG RIVER THERE?
  • 00:16:24.030 --> 00:16:26.190
  • - THE ROGUE RIVER.
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:28.130
  • - NO. NOT THAT.
  • 00:16:28.150 --> 00:16:29.230
  • THAT'S A SMALL RIVER.
  • 00:16:29.250 --> 00:16:31.060
  • THE BIG ONE.
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:32.200
  • THE BIG ONE THAT WE WERE ON.
  • 00:16:32.220 --> 00:16:34.210
  • WE WERE THERE. HUH?
  • 00:16:34.230 --> 00:16:36.160
  • - SMITH RIVER.
  • 00:16:36.180 --> 00:16:38.100
  • I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:16:38.120 --> 00:16:39.290
  • - THE BIG HUGE RIVER THERE NEAR WHERE YOUR
  • 00:16:40.010 --> 00:16:41.050
  • PARENTS LIVED.
  • 00:16:41.070 --> 00:16:42.150
  • - WHAT?
  • 00:16:42.170 --> 00:16:43.220
  • - COLORADO.
  • 00:16:43.240 --> 00:16:44.270
  • - COLUMBIA RIVER.
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:46.040
  • COLUMBIA RIVER.
  • 00:16:46.060 --> 00:16:47.130
  • - I DON'T LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR THERE.
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:48.200
  • - NO.
  • 00:16:48.220 --> 00:16:50.000
  • - IS THAT IN OREGON?
  • 00:16:50.020 --> 00:16:51.110
  • - WELL IT'S WHERE YOUR PARENTS LIVED.
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:52.250
  • - THEY DID?
  • 00:16:52.270 --> 00:16:54.090
  • THEY DIDN'T LIVE ON A RIVER.
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:55.290
  • - YOU GUYS ARE LEARNING A LOT ABOUT EACH
  • 00:16:56.010 --> 00:16:57.120
  • OTHER ON SHOW.
  • 00:16:57.140 --> 00:16:59.040
  • - WHERE DID YOUR PARENTS LIVE?
  • 00:16:59.060 --> 00:17:01.000
  • WHERE WAS THAT?
  • 00:17:01.020 --> 00:17:01.290
  • - CAMUS.
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:03.030
  • - CAMUS, WASHINGTON.
  • 00:17:03.050 --> 00:17:04.120
  • - RIGHT ACROSS THE RIVER --
  • 00:17:04.140 --> 00:17:05.210
  • - YES, RIGHT.
  • 00:17:05.230 --> 00:17:06.260
  • - SORRY.
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:08.060
  • - YOU'RE IN OREGON.
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:09.130
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:17:09.150 --> 00:17:10.210
  • SO PEOPLE THINK I'M FROM PORTLAND A LOT, AND
  • 00:17:10.230 --> 00:17:11.290
  • PORTLAND IS LIKE ANOTHER WORLD.
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:13.060
  • - I'M SORRY.
  • 00:17:13.080 --> 00:17:14.240
  • - I'M 30 MINUTES NORTH OF THE CALIFORNIA BORDER,
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:17.010
  • SO IF YOU DRIVE JUST HALF AN HOUR SOUTH YOU'LL BE
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:19.210
  • IN CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:17:19.230 --> 00:17:22.220
  • PORTLAND IS RIGHT NEXT TO WASHINGTON.
  • 00:17:22.240 --> 00:17:24.010
  • YOU'RE RIGHT ON THE BORDER.
  • 00:17:24.030 --> 00:17:25.170
  • - SO THE BIG RIVER THERE IS THE COLUMBIA
  • 00:17:25.190 --> 00:17:26.290
  • RIVER, RIGHT?
  • 00:17:27.010 --> 00:17:28.100
  • - THAT SOUNDS RIGHT.
  • 00:17:28.120 --> 00:17:29.230
  • I'M GEOGRAPHICALLY INEPT BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE.
  • 00:17:29.250 --> 00:17:31.060
  • - APPARENTLY I AM TOO.
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:33.020
  • [[LAUGHTER]]
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:34.260
  • - TAKE A WALK.
  • 00:17:34.280 --> 00:17:36.100
  • [LAUGHTER] - I WAS THRONE OFF BY THE FACT
  • 00:17:36.120 --> 00:17:38.040
  • THAT WE CAUGHT A FISH THAT LOOKED LIKE A
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:39.050
  • DINOSAUR OUT OF THAT.
  • 00:17:39.070 --> 00:17:40.160
  • - WOW.
  • 00:17:40.180 --> 00:17:41.190
  • - AND IT WAS A STURGEON.
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:42.240
  • WAS THAT A STURGEON?
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:43.280
  • - YOU DIGRESS.
  • 00:17:44.000 --> 00:17:45.060
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:17:45.080 --> 00:17:47.130
  • SO YOU TODAY NOW ARE PASTORING A CHURCH AND
  • 00:17:47.150 --> 00:17:53.030
  • YOUR TELEVISION PROGRAM IS ON THE HILLSONG
  • 00:17:53.050 --> 00:17:56.110
  • CHANNEL THAT AIRS WEEKLY RIGHT HERE ON THE
  • 00:17:56.130 --> 00:17:59.200
  • TBN NETWORK.
  • 00:17:59.220 --> 00:18:01.260
  • - CAN I ASK A QUESTION?
  • 00:18:01.280 --> 00:18:03.180
  • - LET ME MAKE ONE MORE COMMENT.
  • 00:18:03.200 --> 00:18:05.120
  • YOUR SHIRT LOOKS AMAZING.
  • 00:18:05.140 --> 00:18:06.230
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:18:06.250 --> 00:18:08.120
  • - I JUST THOUGHT IT WENT SO GOOD WITH HIS BOOK.
  • 00:18:08.140 --> 00:18:10.230
  • - IT REALLY DOES.
  • 00:18:10.250 --> 00:18:12.060
  • - DO YOU NOTICE?
  • 00:18:12.080 --> 00:18:13.220
  • - YES, I DID.
  • 00:18:13.240 --> 00:18:15.030
  • LIKE SPOT ON.
  • 00:18:15.050 --> 00:18:16.100
  • THE TOO ON THE NOSE.
  • 00:18:16.120 --> 00:18:18.060
  • - WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASK?
  • 00:18:18.080 --> 00:18:20.180
  • - I WAS GOING TO ASK DO YOU REMEMBER THE DAY YOU
  • 00:18:20.200 --> 00:18:22.110
  • CAME OUT OF DEPRESSION?
  • 00:18:22.130 --> 00:18:24.010
  • - IT ACTUALLY WASN'T A DAY.
  • 00:18:24.030 --> 00:18:26.040
  • IT WAS KIND OF A PERIOD WHERE IT STARTED
  • 00:18:26.060 --> 00:18:27.010
  • HITTING ME.
  • 00:18:27.030 --> 00:18:28.040
  • IT WAS A SLOW DAWNING REVELATION.
  • 00:18:28.060 --> 00:18:30.100
  • - THAT YOU HAD IT OR THAT --
  • 00:18:30.120 --> 00:18:32.060
  • - THAT I WAS COMING OUT OF IT.
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:34.100
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE ASKING, RIGHT?
  • 00:18:34.120 --> 00:18:35.220
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:37.120
  • - WHEN I WAS COMING OUT OF IT, AND IT WAS WHEN
  • 00:18:37.140 --> 00:18:39.250
  • CIRCUMSTANCES STARTED ALIGNING WITH MY DREAMS
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:41.140
  • THAT GOD HAD GIVEN ME A 11 YEARS EARLIER.
  • 00:18:41.160 --> 00:18:43.050
  • - WOW.
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:44.200
  • - AND IT WAS WEIRD, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE LIKE WHEN GOD
  • 00:18:44.220 --> 00:18:47.160
  • SPOKE TO ME AT 17 THAT WE'D HAVE A TV SHOW, I
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:50.050
  • CAN'T EXPRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPOSSIBLE THAT WAS.
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:52.220
  • LIKE IN OREGON WHERE THE CHURCH WAS WE DON'T DO
  • 00:18:52.240 --> 00:18:54.170
  • ANY OF THAT STUFF.
  • 00:18:54.190 --> 00:18:56.000
  • YOU HAVE TO DRIVE PAST COWS TO GET TO THE CHURCH
  • 00:18:56.020 --> 00:18:58.030
  • WHERE I SPEAK AT.
  • 00:18:58.050 --> 00:19:00.090
  • PEOPLE ARE LIKE WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
  • 00:19:00.110 --> 00:19:02.050
  • ARE THEY HOBBITS OUT OF HOLES?
  • 00:19:02.070 --> 00:19:04.110
  • PEOPLE JUST DRIVE FROM EVERYWHERE TO GO TO THAT
  • 00:19:04.130 --> 00:19:06.280
  • CHURCH SO IT'S NOT LIKE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE
  • 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:09.280
  • THAT MAKES SENSE TO DO TV, AND YOU GUYS WILL
  • 00:19:10.000 --> 00:19:12.040
  • UNDERSTAND THIS BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN
  • 00:19:12.060 --> 00:19:14.060
  • IT FOR SO LONG, BUT A SCOUT LITERALLY FOUND ME
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:16.260
  • ON THE INTERNET, AND SAID WE WANT AIR YOUR PROGRAM,
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:18.080
  • AND THAT'S HOW IT STARTED SO WHEN STUFF LIKE THAT
  • 00:19:18.100 --> 00:19:19.200
  • STARTED HAPPENING OR THIS BOOK, I DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:19:19.220 --> 00:19:20.290
  • AROUND AGENT.
  • 00:19:21.010 --> 00:19:22.120
  • I WASN'T LOOKING TO WRITE A BOOK.
  • 00:19:22.140 --> 00:19:23.270
  • SOMEBODY LITERALLY JUST CAME TO ME AND SAID, WILL
  • 00:19:23.290 --> 00:19:25.090
  • YOU WRITE A BOOK?
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:26.220
  • AND I'M LIKE WELL, YEAH.
  • 00:19:26.240 --> 00:19:28.100
  • I'M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:30.120
  • SO I CAN'T CHALK THAT UP TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN GOD.
  • 00:19:30.140 --> 00:19:33.270
  • AND WHEN YOU START SEEING GOD BRINGING YOUR DREAMS
  • 00:19:33.290 --> 00:19:36.220
  • TO PASS, YOU'RE LIKE OKAY, YOUR PROMISES
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:39.230
  • ARE TRUE.
  • 00:19:39.250 --> 00:19:41.280
  • THERE ARE OVER 3500 PROMISES IN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:19:42.000 --> 00:19:43.180
  • AND NO MATTER HOW MANY PROMISES WE HAVE THE
  • 00:19:43.200 --> 00:19:46.080
  • PROMISES HAVE ALWAYS ECLIPSED THEM AND THAT'S
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:48.110
  • WHEN I STARTED COMING OUT OF DEPRESSION WHEN THEY
  • 00:19:48.130 --> 00:19:50.090
  • STARTED COMING TO FRUITION.
  • 00:19:50.110 --> 00:19:52.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:19:52.020 --> 00:19:54.260
  • - DO YOU THINK YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THAT
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:57.050
  • TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
  • 00:19:57.070 --> 00:19:58.250
  • - THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.
  • 00:19:58.270 --> 00:20:00.200
  • YES.
  • 00:20:00.220 --> 00:20:02.060
  • AND I WOULDN'T WANT TO TELL MY YOUNGER SELF THAT
  • 00:20:02.080 --> 00:20:04.280
  • BECAUSE I WOULDN'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:20:05.000 --> 00:20:07.110
  • - SURE.
  • 00:20:07.130 --> 00:20:08.290
  • - BUT ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:20:09.010 --> 00:20:10.210
  • I WAS SHARING IN ONE OF YOUR SPOTS EARLIER THAT I
  • 00:20:10.230 --> 00:20:13.090
  • GENUINELY BELIEVE WHAT PAUL SAID IS TRUE, AND
  • 00:20:13.110 --> 00:20:15.090
  • THIS IS A CRAZY STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE I DON'T THINK
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:17.120
  • MAKE A BIG ENOUGH DEAL OF.
  • 00:20:17.140 --> 00:20:19.160
  • IT'S IN ROMANS 5 WHEN HE SAYS WE GLORY IN
  • 00:20:19.180 --> 00:20:21.270
  • TRIBULATION BECAUSE TRIBULATION PRODUCES
  • 00:20:21.290 --> 00:20:24.100
  • PERSEVERANCE, PERSEVERANCE CHARACTER,
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:27.030
  • CHARACTER HOPE, AND HOPE NEVER MAKES ASHAMED
  • 00:20:27.050 --> 00:20:29.280
  • BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF GOD SPREAD ABROAD IN OUR
  • 00:20:30.000 --> 00:20:31.210
  • HEARTS BECAUSE OF THE HOLY GHOST WHICH IS GIVEN
  • 00:20:31.230 --> 00:20:33.000
  • UNTO US.
  • 00:20:33.020 --> 00:20:34.240
  • SO IT'S LIKE PAUL WOULD IN MODERN DAY LANGUAGE
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:36.130
  • HE'D GET A FLAT TIRE AND SAY YEAH, GOD.
  • 00:20:36.150 --> 00:20:38.100
  • HE'D GET HIS HEARTBROKEN IN A RELATIONSHIP AND SAY
  • 00:20:38.120 --> 00:20:39.230
  • THIS IS AWESOME.
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:41.150
  • HE SAYS WE GLORY IN TRIBULATION, AND WHAT HE
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:44.080
  • BELIEVED IS THAT PAIN MADE HIM STRONGER AND
  • 00:20:44.100 --> 00:20:47.010
  • TEARS MADE HIM BRAVER AND HEARTBREAK MADE HIM WISER
  • 00:20:47.030 --> 00:20:49.220
  • SO HE COULD THANK HIS PAST FOR BETTER --
  • 00:20:49.240 --> 00:20:51.240
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:20:51.260 --> 00:20:54.090
  • SO THAT FLIES IN THE FACE OF EVERYTHING GOING ON
  • 00:20:54.110 --> 00:20:56.000
  • TODAY IN OUR CULTURE BECAUSE WE ARE A VERY ALL
  • 00:20:56.020 --> 00:20:58.160
  • OF US ARE VERY SELF-ABSORBED CULTURE.
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:21:02.020
  • TALK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:21:02.040 --> 00:21:05.250
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:21:05.270 --> 00:21:07.050
  • ABOUT?
  • 00:21:07.070 --> 00:21:08.180
  • - YOU TALK ABOUT HIPPO THINGS.
  • 00:21:08.200 --> 00:21:09.250
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:21:09.270 --> 00:21:11.080
  • WELL, DO YOU WANT ME TO TALK ABOUT THE
  • 00:21:11.100 --> 00:21:13.010
  • NARCISSISTIC, SELF-ABSORBED PART.
  • 00:21:13.030 --> 00:21:14.080
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:21:14.100 --> 00:21:15.200
  • - GOSH, YEAH.
  • 00:21:15.220 --> 00:21:17.010
  • HERE WE GO.
  • 00:21:17.030 --> 00:21:18.100
  • OKAY.
  • 00:21:18.120 --> 00:21:20.020
  • SO WE USE OUR PHONES 14 YEARS OVER THE COURSE
  • 00:21:20.040 --> 00:21:21.100
  • OF A LIFE.
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:22.230
  • SO MY GENERATION THE AVERAGE PERSON,
  • 00:21:22.250 --> 00:21:24.240
  • THAT IS INSANE.
  • 00:21:24.260 --> 00:21:26.060
  • WE'LL BE ADDICTED TO THE PHONE FOR 14 YEARS, BE ON
  • 00:21:26.080 --> 00:21:28.110
  • THE PHONE FOR 14 YEARS OVER THE COURSE OF
  • 00:21:28.130 --> 00:21:29.260
  • A LIFETIME.
  • 00:21:29.280 --> 00:21:31.170
  • AND THERE'S A BUNCH OF SCIENCE BEHIND THAT AND
  • 00:21:31.190 --> 00:21:33.060
  • I'LL JUST SHARE A COUPLE OF THINGS.
  • 00:21:33.080 --> 00:21:34.280
  • SO WE PULL OUT OUR PHONES ONCE EVERY SIX MINUTES,
  • 00:21:35.000 --> 00:21:36.250
  • 150 TIMES PER DAY ON AVERAGE.
  • 00:21:36.270 --> 00:21:38.200
  • AND PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME WHY ARE MY KIDS ADDICTED
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:40.210
  • TO THEIR PHONE.
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:42.140
  • THERE'S A SCIENCE REASON FOR IT.
  • 00:21:42.160 --> 00:21:44.050
  • NUMBER ONE, SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCES A DOPAMINE LOOP
  • 00:21:44.070 --> 00:21:47.010
  • IN YOUR BRAIN SO THIS FEEDBACK LOOP OF A
  • 00:21:47.030 --> 00:21:50.190
  • DOPAMINE CHEMICAL IS TRIGGERED AND ACTIVATED
  • 00:21:50.210 --> 00:21:53.040
  • IN YOUR BRAIN BY SOCIAL MEDIA WHICH IS THE SAME
  • 00:21:53.060 --> 00:21:54.280
  • THING DRUGS INDUCE.
  • 00:21:55.000 --> 00:21:56.250
  • - COCAINE.
  • 00:21:56.270 --> 00:21:58.180
  • - EXACTLY.
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:22:00.280
  • IT'S ALSO THE SAME CHEMICAL IS PRODUCED IN
  • 00:22:01.000 --> 00:22:02.240
  • YOUR BRAIN THAT GAMBLING INDUCES, SO LIKE IF YOU
  • 00:22:02.260 --> 00:22:05.170
  • PUT A COIN IN A SLOT MACHINE, YOU DON'T KNOW
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:07.170
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO WIN OR LOSE BUT THAT'S PART OF
  • 00:22:07.190 --> 00:22:09.170
  • THE RUSH AND ADDICTION.
  • 00:22:09.190 --> 00:22:12.020
  • SO TOO WHEN YOU HEAR THE CLASSIC VIBRATING OF YOUR
  • 00:22:12.040 --> 00:22:14.030
  • PHONE, WHEN YOU HEAR THAT, YOUR PHONE VIBRATES
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:16.230
  • ON A TABLE IT'S THE EXACT THING AS GAMBLING, AM I
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:19.120
  • GOING TO WIN OR LOSE?
  • 00:22:19.140 --> 00:22:21.110
  • IS THIS A GOOD TEXT OR A BAD TEXT?
  • 00:22:21.130 --> 00:22:23.050
  • SO WHEN YOU GET LIKES, TEXTS, NOTIFICATIONS,
  • 00:22:23.070 --> 00:22:25.130
  • EMAILS YOU DON'T KNOW IF IT'S POSITIVE ON SOCIAL
  • 00:22:25.150 --> 00:22:28.020
  • MEDIA OR NEGATIVE, SO WHEN YOU GET THIS ALERT
  • 00:22:28.040 --> 00:22:30.280
  • IT ACTUALLY IS LIKE GAMBLING, SO YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:22:31.000 --> 00:22:33.260
  • GO TO IT BECAUSE YOU'RE ADDICTED, SO THAT'S ONE
  • 00:22:33.280 --> 00:22:36.100
  • OF THE THINGS THAT'S HAPPENING WITH OUR
  • 00:22:36.120 --> 00:22:38.140
  • PHONES, AND IT'S BASED TO GET BACK AND CIRCLE BACK
  • 00:22:38.160 --> 00:22:41.190
  • TO YOUR QUESTION IN THE NARCISSISM AND
  • 00:22:41.210 --> 00:22:44.080
  • SELF-ABSORBED CULTURE THAT WE LIVE IN WHERE I'M
  • 00:22:44.100 --> 00:22:46.070
  • COMPARING MY FAKE PHOTOS WITH YOUR FAKE PHOTOS.
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:49.070
  • IT USED TO BE THAT GIRLS HAD TO LIVE UP TO MODELS
  • 00:22:49.090 --> 00:22:51.130
  • THEY SAW IN MAGAZINES.
  • 00:22:51.150 --> 00:22:54.080
  • NOW WE JUST ALL HAVE TO LIVE UP TO OUR OWN
  • 00:22:54.100 --> 00:22:56.010
  • INSTAGRAM PROFILES.
  • 00:22:56.030 --> 00:22:57.180
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:22:59.040
  • - AND EVERYBODY IS GETTING CATFISHED BECAUSE
  • 00:22:59.060 --> 00:23:01.020
  • WE ALL CAN PRESENT THIS IMAGE TO THE WORLD THAT
  • 00:23:01.040 --> 00:23:03.070
  • ISN'T ACTUALLY REALISTIC, SO WE'RE SO DEPRESSED
  • 00:23:03.090 --> 00:23:05.170
  • BECAUSE I'M COMPARING MY BEHIND THE SCENES TO YOUR
  • 00:23:05.190 --> 00:23:08.200
  • HIGHLIGHT REELS, AND I'M DOING THIS IN AN
  • 00:23:08.220 --> 00:23:11.020
  • UNFAIR INTERVAL.
  • 00:23:11.040 --> 00:23:12.270
  • SO I'M WATCHING SOMEONE ELSE'S INSTAGRAM STORY
  • 00:23:12.290 --> 00:23:15.010
  • WHICH IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR DAY AND I'M STUCK
  • 00:23:15.030 --> 00:23:17.010
  • AT A RED LIGHT OR LIKE WHEN YOU'RE IN YOUR BED
  • 00:23:17.030 --> 00:23:19.120
  • ALONE, YOU'RE SEEING MY STORY OF ME PARTYING BUT
  • 00:23:19.140 --> 00:23:21.230
  • REALLY I'M IN MY BED ALONE.
  • 00:23:21.250 --> 00:23:23.290
  • SO IT'S LIKE VERY CONFUSING, AND I THINK
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:26.090
  • THIS COMPARISON AND SELF OBSESSION AND NARCISSISM
  • 00:23:26.110 --> 00:23:30.120
  • OF THE I PHONE, IDOLATRY THAT'S HAPPENING TODAY.
  • 00:23:30.140 --> 00:23:34.180
  • - HOW DO YOU REGULATE THAT KIND OF STUFF IN
  • 00:23:34.200 --> 00:23:37.080
  • YOUR OWN LIFE?
  • 00:23:37.100 --> 00:23:40.120
  • - DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY LIKE PRACTICALLY?
  • 00:23:40.140 --> 00:23:42.190
  • - YES.
  • 00:23:42.210 --> 00:23:44.070
  • - SO FOR ME WHEN I DO IS PRETTY MUCH EVERYDAY I
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:46.240
  • DELETE MY INSTAGRAM APP SO I STILL HAVE MY
  • 00:23:46.260 --> 00:23:50.110
  • ACCOUNT BUT I DELETE THE APP BECAUSE WHAT WILL
  • 00:23:50.130 --> 00:23:52.170
  • HAPPEN IS IF I'M IN LINE AT A STORE, MY FINGER
  • 00:23:52.190 --> 00:23:55.050
  • WILL LIKE WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT SUBLIMINAL I
  • 00:23:55.070 --> 00:23:58.200
  • JUST GHOST THERE, SO IF I REMOVE THE APP, I
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:24:02.030
  • LITERALLY DID THIS TODAY, MY FINGER GOES THERE AND
  • 00:24:02.050 --> 00:24:04.110
  • I'M LIKE OH SHOOT, IT'S DELETED.
  • 00:24:04.130 --> 00:24:06.200
  • I HAVE TO DO THIS IN MY HEAD.
  • 00:24:06.220 --> 00:24:08.220
  • AM I GOING TO GO TO THE APP STORE, DOWNLOAD THE
  • 00:24:08.240 --> 00:24:11.080
  • APP, PUT IN MY PASSWORD?
  • 00:24:11.100 --> 00:24:13.180
  • NO, I MIGHT AS WELL DO SOMETHING MORE USEFUL
  • 00:24:13.200 --> 00:24:15.020
  • RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:24:15.040 --> 00:24:16.190
  • BUT THEN I'LL GO BACK ON IT AND FOR ME LIKE SOCIAL
  • 00:24:16.210 --> 00:24:18.290
  • MEDIA -- I DON'T WANT TO BE A TOOL THAT IT USES.
  • 00:24:19.010 --> 00:24:21.080
  • I WANT IT TO BE A TOOL THAT I USE.
  • 00:24:21.100 --> 00:24:23.100
  • SO WE CAN EITHER USE IT TO IMPRESS PEOPLE OR
  • 00:24:23.120 --> 00:24:25.120
  • IMPACT PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:25.140 --> 00:24:27.100
  • I WANT TO USE IT TO IMPACT PEOPLE, SO I HAVE
  • 00:24:27.120 --> 00:24:29.100
  • TO REGULATE IT BY DELETING THE APP.
  • 00:24:29.120 --> 00:24:31.090
  • AND HONESTLY I PUT MY PHONE ON AIRPLANE MODE
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:33.070
  • ALL THE TIME AND THAT'S BEEN SUPER HELPFUL.
  • 00:24:33.090 --> 00:24:35.150
  • - I WOULD NEVER REMEMBER MY PASS CODIFY STARTED
  • 00:24:35.170 --> 00:24:37.120
  • DELETING STUFF.
  • 00:24:37.140 --> 00:24:39.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:24:39.210 --> 00:24:41.100
  • - AM I THE ONLY ONE?
  • 00:24:41.120 --> 00:24:43.030
  • IT'S LIKE WHAT WAS MY PASS WORD AGAIN?
  • 00:24:43.050 --> 00:24:44.170
  • - NO.
  • 00:24:44.190 --> 00:24:45.260
  • EVERYONE OUR AGE.
  • 00:24:45.280 --> 00:24:47.030
  • - I AM NOT ALONE.
  • 00:24:47.050 --> 00:24:48.130
  • I KNOW IT.
  • 00:24:48.150 --> 00:24:49.170
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:24:49.190 --> 00:24:50.290
  • - WOW.
  • 00:24:51.010 --> 00:24:52.020
  • THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:24:52.040 --> 00:24:53.160
  • - I GOT REALLY PRACTICAL, BUT YEAH.
  • 00:24:53.180 --> 00:24:55.090
  • - I THAT I THAT'S WHAT WE ALL NEED.
  • 00:24:55.110 --> 00:24:57.000
  • WE NEED TO GET PRACTICAL ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 00:24:57.020 --> 00:24:58.130
  • TODAY IN OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:24:58.150 --> 00:25:00.050
  • POOR KIDS.
  • 00:25:00.070 --> 00:25:01.200
  • MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:25:01.220 --> 00:25:03.080
  • - WELL, IT IS THE ISSUE OF OUR DAY.
  • 00:25:03.100 --> 00:25:05.010
  • YEAH.
  • 00:25:05.030 --> 00:25:06.110
  • - 14 YEARS?
  • 00:25:06.130 --> 00:25:07.150
  • - 14 YEARS.
  • 00:25:07.170 --> 00:25:08.190
  • YEP.
  • 00:25:08.210 --> 00:25:10.010
  • - SO DO YOU THINK JOSEPH WENT THROUGH DEPRESSION?
  • 00:25:10.030 --> 00:25:11.100
  • - WELL, YEAH.
  • 00:25:11.120 --> 00:25:13.000
  • - I MEAN LOOK AT ALL THE STUFF THAT HE HAD TO GO THROUGH.
  • 00:25:13.020 --> 00:25:16.130
  • - EVEN IN THE BOOK OF PSALMS WE HAVE THIS
  • 00:25:16.150 --> 00:25:18.040
  • LITTLE NUGGET OF AN INSIGHT OF WHAT HE
  • 00:25:18.060 --> 00:25:19.160
  • WENT THROUGH.
  • 00:25:19.180 --> 00:25:20.280
  • IT SAID WHEN HE WAS IN PRISON THE WORD OF GOD
  • 00:25:21.000 --> 00:25:22.070
  • TESTED HIM.
  • 00:25:22.090 --> 00:25:23.170
  • SO THOSE 13 YEARS WHEN HE WAS WAITING FOR HIS
  • 00:25:23.190 --> 00:25:25.050
  • PROMISE TO COME TRUE AND HE WAS IN A PRISON
  • 00:25:25.070 --> 00:25:27.280
  • FALSELY ACCUSED BY POTIPHAR'S WIFE, SOLD TO
  • 00:25:28.000 --> 00:25:31.270
  • ISHMAELITE TRADERS, PUT IN AN EGYPTIAN DUNGEON,
  • 00:25:31.290 --> 00:25:35.170
  • THE PROMISE KEPT TESTING HIM.
  • 00:25:35.190 --> 00:25:38.050
  • ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE?
  • 00:25:38.070 --> 00:25:39.270
  • 106 TIMES THE BIBLE SAYS WAIT FOR THE LORD.
  • 00:25:39.290 --> 00:25:42.120
  • AND THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR MY GENERATION.
  • 00:25:42.140 --> 00:25:45.040
  • LIKE WE DON'T WANT TO WAIT.
  • 00:25:45.060 --> 00:25:46.210
  • LIKE WHEN I COOK HOT POCKETS I'M LIKE STAMPING
  • 00:25:46.230 --> 00:25:48.180
  • MY FOOT IF IT TAKES MORE THAN 2 MINUTES AND I BURN
  • 00:25:48.200 --> 00:25:50.220
  • MY FINGERS ON THE HOT POCKETS BECAUSE I WON'T
  • 00:25:50.240 --> 00:25:52.250
  • WAIT FOR IT TO COOL OFF SO WAITING 13 YEARS IS
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:55.000
  • A BIG TASK.
  • 00:25:55.020 --> 00:25:57.010
  • - WOW.
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:25:59.020
  • I'M GOING TO STOP TALKING NOW.
  • 00:25:59.040 --> 00:26:00.280
  • - OPTIMISFITS IS THE BOOK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:26:01.000 --> 00:26:03.140
  • AND WHAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS
  • 00:26:03.160 --> 00:26:06.120
  • IS YOU ARE CONSIDERING YOURSELF A MISFIT BECAUSE
  • 00:26:06.140 --> 00:26:12.210
  • YOU WANT TO REBEL AGAINST WHAT SOCIETY IS.
  • 00:26:12.230 --> 00:26:17.230
  • - YES.
  • 00:26:17.250 --> 00:26:19.150
  • - SOCIETY SAYS YOU WILL BE DEPRESSED, THAT YOU'LL
  • 00:26:19.170 --> 00:26:21.290
  • BE CONFORMED, THAT YOU'LL DO THIS.
  • 00:26:22.010 --> 00:26:25.120
  • YOU WANT TO BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN THAT.
  • 00:26:25.140 --> 00:26:27.230
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IN THIS BOOK.
  • 00:26:27.250 --> 00:26:29.180
  • WE'VE GOT A KIND OF A REEL THAT WILL SHOW YOU
  • 00:26:29.200 --> 00:26:33.170
  • WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AND THEN WE'LL PICK UP
  • 00:26:33.190 --> 00:26:35.160
  • THE CONVERSATION FURTHER WITH BEN COURSON,
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:37.100
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:26:37.120 --> 00:26:40.010
  • - I STRUGGLED WITH CHRONIC DEPRESSION FOR
  • 00:26:40.030 --> 00:26:42.110
  • TEN YEARS.
  • 00:26:42.130 --> 00:26:44.220
  • BUT THEN I FOUND HOPE.
  • 00:26:44.240 --> 00:26:49.180
  • I USED TO BE SCARED OF THE DARK, BUT NOW THE
  • 00:26:49.200 --> 00:26:52.160
  • DARK IS SCARED OF ME.
  • 00:26:52.180 --> 00:26:55.060
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:26:55.080 --> 00:26:58.040
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:26:58.060 --> 00:27:07.060
  • - BEN COURSON.
  • 00:27:07.080 --> 00:27:12.090
  • SO FOR SOMEONE THAT IS JUST TUNING IN, IGNITING
  • 00:27:12.110 --> 00:27:18.190
  • A FIERCE REBELLION AGAINST
  • 00:27:18.210 --> 00:27:21.080
  • HOPELESSNESS, OPTIMISFITS.
  • 00:27:21.100 --> 00:27:24.090
  • WHY DON'T YOU KIND OF START ALMOST SPEAKING OR
  • 00:27:24.110 --> 00:27:30.100
  • KIND OF MINISTERING THE VERY NATURE OF WHAT
  • 00:27:30.120 --> 00:27:33.240
  • THIS BOOK IS?
  • 00:27:33.260 --> 00:27:35.190
  • BECAUSE THE MORE YOU LET OUR AUDIENCE KNOW WHAT
  • 00:27:35.210 --> 00:27:39.190
  • YOU'RE PREACHING IN THIS BOOK, THE MORE THEY'RE
  • 00:27:39.210 --> 00:27:42.230
  • GOING TO WANT IT AND THE MORE THEY'LL UNDERSTAND
  • 00:27:42.250 --> 00:27:45.190
  • WHO THEY'RE GOING TO BUY IT FOR, EITHER THEMSELVES
  • 00:27:45.210 --> 00:27:48.060
  • OR FOR A SON OR DAUGHTER OR FOR A GRANDSON OR
  • 00:27:48.080 --> 00:27:51.200
  • GRANDDAUGHTER, SO WHY DON'T YOU START KIND OF
  • 00:27:51.220 --> 00:27:55.080
  • WHAT THE GUTS OF THIS BOOK ARE AND WHY IT
  • 00:27:55.100 --> 00:27:59.220
  • IMPACTS PEOPLE, AND IF YOU WOULD PLEASE JUST
  • 00:27:59.240 --> 00:28:02.290
  • MAKE WELCOME BEN COURSON TO THE PRAISE PROGRAM.
  • 00:28:03.010 --> 00:28:06.200
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:28:06.220 --> 00:28:13.070
  • - THE HEART OF THIS BOOK AND THE THESIS THREAD
  • 00:28:13.090 --> 00:28:15.150
  • THAT RUNS THROUGH THIS TREATISE OF TRUTH LIKE
  • 00:28:15.170 --> 00:28:17.110
  • WE'RE FLYING 10.000 FEET UP ITS VERY SIMPLE.
  • 00:28:17.130 --> 00:28:19.150
  • IT'S A HOPE BOOK.
  • 00:28:19.170 --> 00:28:21.080
  • WHEN YOU'VE GONE THROUGH DEPRESSION AND GOD HEALED
  • 00:28:21.100 --> 00:28:23.140
  • YOUR BROKEN HEART, LIKE YOUR WHOLE MESSAGE IS TO
  • 00:28:23.160 --> 00:28:25.280
  • HEAL OTHER PEOPLE'S BROKEN HEARTS SO THIS
  • 00:28:26.000 --> 00:28:28.140
  • BOOK IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING THROUGH
  • 00:28:28.160 --> 00:28:31.120
  • DEPRESSION OR HAVE A BROKEN HEART WHO LOOK
  • 00:28:31.140 --> 00:28:33.290
  • AROUND DESPAIR OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY AND ONE WANT
  • 00:28:34.010 --> 00:28:36.090
  • TO REBEL AGAINST IT.
  • 00:28:36.110 --> 00:28:38.040
  • SO THIS ISN'T LIKE MODULATING HOPE.
  • 00:28:38.060 --> 00:28:39.220
  • THIS ISN'T WATERING IT DOWN.
  • 00:28:39.240 --> 00:28:41.040
  • I'M TALK ABOUT A FANTASTICAL, DARE I SAY
  • 00:28:41.060 --> 00:28:43.110
  • FANATICAL, WILD HOPE.
  • 00:28:43.130 --> 00:28:45.230
  • I READ ABOUT THIS IN ONE OF THE CHAPTERS, BUT A LOT OF
  • 00:28:45.250 --> 00:28:48.040
  • PEOPLE ASK, ARE YOU A GLASS HALF FULL OPTIMIST?
  • 00:28:48.060 --> 00:28:50.100
  • OR A GLASS HALF EMPTY PESSIMIST?
  • 00:28:50.120 --> 00:28:53.070
  • AND MY QUESTION IS LIKE, WHO MAKE THESE ROLES AND WHO
  • 00:28:53.090 --> 00:28:56.250
  • SAYS THE GLASS IS HALF FULL?
  • 00:28:56.270 --> 00:28:58.230
  • LIKE SCIENTIFICALLY, IF YOU TAKE A GLASS THAT'S HALF
  • 00:28:58.250 --> 00:29:01.150
  • FILLED WITH WATER, HALF OF IT'S FILLED WITH HYDROGEN
  • 00:29:01.170 --> 00:29:04.070
  • AND OXYGEN, AND THE OTHER HALF OF THE GLASS IS FILLED
  • 00:29:04.090 --> 00:29:06.120
  • WITH NITROGEN AND OXYGEN, SO I DESCRIBED WHAT DAVID SAID,
  • 00:29:06.140 --> 00:29:08.080
  • MY CUP RUNNETH OVER, BECAUSE THE WHOLE THING IS FULL IF
  • 00:29:08.100 --> 00:29:09.220
  • YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK.
  • 00:29:09.240 --> 00:29:12.040
  • SO THE MESSAGE OF THIS BOOK IS HAVE A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK
  • 00:29:12.060 --> 00:29:14.100
  • BECAUSE WHEN YOUR OUTLOOK GETS BLEAK, YOU CAN TRY AND
  • 00:29:14.120 --> 00:29:17.130
  • UP LOOK, AND THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR OUTCOME.
  • 00:29:17.150 --> 00:29:19.170
  • SO I BELIEVE LIKE THE PROBLEM IS NEVER THE
  • 00:29:19.190 --> 00:29:22.070
  • PROBLEM.
  • 00:29:22.090 --> 00:29:23.250
  • THE PROBLEM IS OUR PERSPECTIVE ABOUT THE
  • 00:29:23.270 --> 00:29:25.180
  • PROBLEM, AND OUR HOPELESSNESS IS A BIGGER
  • 00:29:25.200 --> 00:29:27.120
  • PROBLEM THAN OUR PROBLEM.
  • 00:29:27.140 --> 00:29:29.050
  • SO WHEN OUR PROBLEM IS TOO BIG FOR US, IT'S JUST THE
  • 00:29:29.070 --> 00:29:31.140
  • RIGHT SIZE FOR GOD, AND OUR PRAISE WILL BE A PROBLEM FOR
  • 00:29:31.160 --> 00:29:33.080
  • OUR PROBLEMS.
  • 00:29:33.100 --> 00:29:34.240
  • THIS BOOK'S ABOUT HAVING A CHECK UP FROM THE NECK UP,
  • 00:29:34.260 --> 00:29:36.290
  • GETTING RID OF STINKING THINKING, AND HAVING AN
  • 00:29:37.010 --> 00:29:38.260
  • ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.
  • 00:29:38.280 --> 00:29:40.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:29:40.080 --> 00:29:45.070
  • BUT IT'S NOT JUST LIKE A SERATONIN OVERFLOW,
  • 00:29:45.090 --> 00:29:48.250
  • FEEL-GOOD MESSAGE.
  • 00:29:48.270 --> 00:29:50.090
  • IT'S ALSO SOMETHING IN THE BONES AND DEEP IN THE HEART.
  • 00:29:50.110 --> 00:29:52.200
  • I WRITE ABOUT THIS, AS WELL, BUT THE PHRASE "A BROKEN
  • 00:29:52.220 --> 00:29:56.050
  • HEART" -- NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THIS, THE PHRASE
  • 00:29:56.070 --> 00:29:59.050
  • "A BROKEN HEART" WAS INVENTED BY THE BIBLE.
  • 00:29:59.070 --> 00:30:01.140
  • IN THE YEAR 1.000 B. C.,
  • 00:30:01.160 --> 00:30:03.050
  • THE FIRST TIME ANCIENT LITERATURE, THE PHRASE "A
  • 00:30:03.070 --> 00:30:05.050
  • BROKEN HEART" EVER CROPS UP OR POPS UP, STOPS BY OUR
  • 00:30:05.070 --> 00:30:07.280
  • DROPS BY, IS IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:30:08.000 --> 00:30:09.250
  • SO THE BIBLE PROMISES GOD IS NEAR TO THE BROKEN HEARTED,
  • 00:30:09.270 --> 00:30:12.280
  • AND HE HEALS THE BROKEN HEARTED.
  • 00:30:13.000 --> 00:30:14.280
  • 900 TIMES THE BIBLE SPEAK OF YOUR HEART AS THE CENTER OF
  • 00:30:15.000 --> 00:30:18.280
  • WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:30:19.000 --> 00:30:20.150
  • AND I BELIEVE THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK WILL BE THE
  • 00:30:20.170 --> 00:30:22.050
  • FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:30:22.070 --> 00:30:23.200
  • SO THIS IS KIND OF LIKE A SYNOPSIS OF WHAT THE BIBLE'S
  • 00:30:23.220 --> 00:30:25.290
  • ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:30:26.010 --> 00:30:27.110
  • AND THE BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT HOPE.
  • 00:30:27.130 --> 00:30:28.240
  • PAUL THE APOSTLE SAID IN ROMANS 15:4 THE SCRIPTURES
  • 00:30:28.260 --> 00:30:31.180
  • WERE WRITTEN TO GIVE US HOPE.
  • 00:30:31.200 --> 00:30:33.080
  • SO THERE'S 1189 CHAPTERS IN THE BIBLE, 66 BOOKS WRITTEN
  • 00:30:33.100 --> 00:30:36.110
  • BY 40 DIFFERENT AUTHORS, 14 OF WHICH WERE WRITTEN BY
  • 00:30:36.130 --> 00:30:41.060
  • PAUL, AND PAUL SAID THE SCRIPTURES WERE WRITTEN TO
  • 00:30:41.080 --> 00:30:44.060
  • GIVE YOU HOPE.
  • 00:30:44.080 --> 00:30:45.250
  • SO THIS BOOK IS TRYING TO LEAD YOU TO THE GOOD BOOK,
  • 00:30:45.270 --> 00:30:47.180
  • BUT SEE IT THROUGH A HOPE LENS.
  • 00:30:47.200 --> 00:30:49.000
  • - BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:30:49.020 --> 00:30:51.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:30:51.080 --> 00:30:56.040
  • SO THINK OF SOMETHING KIND OF SUPER IMPORTANT.
  • 00:30:56.060 --> 00:31:01.280
  • THE IDEA THAT YOUR GENERATION, YOU WOULD BE
  • 00:31:02.000 --> 00:31:08.090
  • RIGHT SQUARELY OR MAYBE AT THE TAIL END OF THE
  • 00:31:08.110 --> 00:31:13.200
  • MILLENNIAL GENERATION.
  • 00:31:13.220 --> 00:31:15.180
  • - YEAH, I'M BORDERLINE CENTENNIAL, BUT YEAH, I'M
  • 00:31:15.200 --> 00:31:17.010
  • MILLENNIAL, YES.
  • 00:31:17.030 --> 00:31:18.280
  • - SO YOU'RE MILLENNIAL, AND WE HAVE HEARD STATISTICS
  • 00:31:19.000 --> 00:31:24.210
  • ABOUT MILLENNIALS AND THE FACT THAT CHURCH HAS STARTED
  • 00:31:24.230 --> 00:31:31.080
  • TO BECOME IRRELEVANT TO THAT GENERATION.
  • 00:31:31.100 --> 00:31:34.220
  • TALK TO US ABOUT, FIRST OF ALL, DID YOU EVER FEEL ANY
  • 00:31:34.240 --> 00:31:41.010
  • OF THAT KIND OF SENSE YOURSELF?
  • 00:31:41.030 --> 00:31:44.040
  • DID YOU EVER KIND OF FIND ANY KIND OF BUNNY TRAILS
  • 00:31:44.060 --> 00:31:48.080
  • WHERE YOU WERE QUESTIONING GOD?
  • 00:31:48.100 --> 00:31:50.080
  • YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH SOME TOUGH SITUATIONS, AND YOU'VE
  • 00:31:50.100 --> 00:31:54.110
  • COME OUT OF THOSE, AND YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE NOW, AND
  • 00:31:54.130 --> 00:31:56.160
  • THAT'S FABULOUS.
  • 00:31:56.180 --> 00:31:58.180
  • BUT DID YOU EVER FIND YOUR IDENTIFYING WITH KIND OF GOD
  • 00:31:58.200 --> 00:32:05.250
  • IS NOT WITH ME HERE, AND THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG?
  • 00:32:05.270 --> 00:32:08.150
  • DID YOU EVER GET THAT FAR DOWN THE HOLE?
  • 00:32:08.170 --> 00:32:10.090
  • - THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION, AND I THINK IT'S A LITTLE
  • 00:32:10.110 --> 00:32:12.190
  • BIT INVOLVED LIKE NOT SO MUCH DUALITY BUT INFINITE
  • 00:32:12.210 --> 00:32:14.210
  • COMPLEXITY BECAUSE I NEVER HAD A REBELLIOUS SEASON
  • 00:32:14.230 --> 00:32:17.230
  • AGAINST THE LORD.
  • 00:32:17.250 --> 00:32:19.080
  • SO I'M JUST REALLY GRATEFUL.
  • 00:32:19.100 --> 00:32:21.100
  • I USED TO THINK, OH, MAN, I WISH I WAS THE GUY WHO DID
  • 00:32:21.120 --> 00:32:23.120
  • DRUGS AND WALKING AROUND WITH MY SHOTGUN AND GOT SAVED.
  • 00:32:23.140 --> 00:32:26.270
  • BUT IT WASN'T THAT.
  • 00:32:26.290 --> 00:32:29.140
  • IT WAS MORE THAT THE LORD, YOU KNOW, HE JUST HAD HIS
  • 00:32:29.160 --> 00:32:32.100
  • HAND ON ME IN THAT WAY, AND I'M THANKFUL.
  • 00:32:32.120 --> 00:32:34.240
  • IT'S BY HIS GRACE I HAVE AN AMAZING FAMILY.
  • 00:32:34.260 --> 00:32:37.060
  • I HAVE AMAZING PEOPLE SURROUNDING ME.
  • 00:32:37.080 --> 00:32:39.060
  • SO I NEVER HAD A TIME WHERE I LIKE DELIBERATELY OF MY
  • 00:32:39.080 --> 00:32:42.130
  • OWN VOLITION REBELLED AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:32:42.150 --> 00:32:44.200
  • BUT I DID DEFINITELY HAVE THOSE SEASONS WHERE I'M
  • 00:32:44.220 --> 00:32:47.090
  • LIKE, ARE YOU HERE?
  • 00:32:47.110 --> 00:32:49.090
  • WHERE ARE YOU?
  • 00:32:49.110 --> 00:32:50.290
  • IN FACT, THE VERSE IN PSALM 22, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY
  • 00:32:51.010 --> 00:32:54.230
  • HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
  • 00:32:54.250 --> 00:32:56.170
  • A LOT OF TIMES, PEOPLE SAY WELL, THAT'S A PROPHECY FOR
  • 00:32:56.190 --> 00:32:58.270
  • JESUS ON THE CROSS, AND THAT'S TRUE.
  • 00:32:58.290 --> 00:33:00.270
  • BUT WHEN DAVID SAID IT, I'M NOT TOTALLY SURE HE WAS JUST
  • 00:33:00.290 --> 00:33:04.090
  • PREDICTING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO HIS GREAT, GREAT, GREAT
  • 00:33:04.110 --> 00:33:06.250
  • GRANDSON.
  • 00:33:06.270 --> 00:33:08.190
  • HE WAS REALLY EXPERIENCING THAT.
  • 00:33:08.210 --> 00:33:10.030
  • AND SO OFTENTIMES, EVEN TO THIS DAY, IF I'M HAVING A
  • 00:33:10.050 --> 00:33:13.210
  • REALLY BAD DAY, I'M LIKE, COME ON, GOD.
  • 00:33:13.230 --> 00:33:16.030
  • YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.
  • 00:33:16.050 --> 00:33:17.210
  • LIKE WHERE ARE YOU?
  • 00:33:17.230 --> 00:33:19.120
  • REMOVE THE KENNEDY CURSE, AS IT WERE.
  • 00:33:19.140 --> 00:33:21.160
  • SO I DEFINITELY HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT, BUT I BELIEVE
  • 00:33:21.180 --> 00:33:24.090
  • A QUESTION MARK -- YOU'RE ASKING HAVE I QUESTIONED GOD?
  • 00:33:24.110 --> 00:33:27.150
  • AND YES, BUT YOU BELIEVE A QUESTION MARK IS AN
  • 00:33:27.170 --> 00:33:29.230
  • EXCLAMATION MARK BENT OUT OF SHAPE.
  • 00:33:29.250 --> 00:33:31.230
  • AND THE TIMES THAT I QUESTION GOD THE MOST, AS
  • 00:33:31.250 --> 00:33:34.250
  • LONG AS IT'S SINCERE AND STILL EXPRESSING TRUST AND
  • 00:33:34.270 --> 00:33:37.060
  • FAITH, HE TURNS IT INTO AN EXCLAMATION MARK.
  • 00:33:37.080 --> 00:33:39.140
  • HE TURNS THE PROBLEM INTO A PROMISE.
  • 00:33:39.160 --> 00:33:41.210
  • - YOU KNOW, AND YOU SAYING THAT --
  • 00:33:41.230 --> 00:33:44.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:33:44.180 --> 00:33:47.140
  • JESUS SAID THAT.
  • 00:33:47.160 --> 00:33:49.060
  • JESUS QUESTIONED GOD, WHY?
  • 00:33:49.080 --> 00:33:51.000
  • WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?
  • 00:33:51.020 --> 00:33:52.200
  • WHERE ARE YOU?
  • 00:33:52.220 --> 00:33:54.090
  • WHY HAVE YOU LEFT ME?
  • 00:33:54.110 --> 00:33:55.250
  • SO JESUS DID IT.
  • 00:33:55.270 --> 00:33:57.130
  • - AND I DON'T THINK -- THIS IS JUST A PERSONAL OPINION
  • 00:33:57.150 --> 00:34:00.040
  • -- I DON'T THINK JESUS WAS JUST SAYING IT TO FULFILL A
  • 00:34:00.060 --> 00:34:02.080
  • PROPHECY.
  • 00:34:02.100 --> 00:34:04.020
  • THE BIBLE SAYS CLEARLY HE WAS DOING THAT, BUT YOU
  • 00:34:04.040 --> 00:34:06.040
  • DON'T SUFFER HEMATRICADOSIS, WHICH IS THE MEDICAL
  • 00:34:06.060 --> 00:34:08.100
  • CONDITION WHERE THE CAPILLARIES IN YOUR FACE
  • 00:34:08.120 --> 00:34:10.050
  • EXPLODE, AND HE'S SWEATING BLOOD THROUGH HIS PORES.
  • 00:34:10.070 --> 00:34:12.130
  • THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE SO STRESSED OUT THAT YOU'RE ON
  • 00:34:12.150 --> 00:34:15.250
  • THE VERGE OF DEATH BECAUSE HE WAS SO ANXIOUS.
  • 00:34:15.270 --> 00:34:17.230
  • LIKE, GOD, IF IT'S POSSIBLE, LET THIS CUP PASS FROM ME.
  • 00:34:17.250 --> 00:34:21.200
  • SO JESUS ABSOLUTELY EXPERIENCED THAT, AND IT
  • 00:34:21.220 --> 00:34:24.180
  • SAYS IN THE BACK OF HEBREWS THAT HE'S OUR GREAT HIGH
  • 00:34:24.200 --> 00:34:26.210
  • PRIEST WHO CAN SYMPATHIZE WITH OUR WEAKNESSES.
  • 00:34:26.230 --> 00:34:29.080
  • AND THAT'S WHY I WANT TO SHARE MY STORY BECAUSE I
  • 00:34:29.100 --> 00:34:31.270
  • BELIEVE MY TEST IS MY TESTIMONY, THAT THE MESSES
  • 00:34:31.290 --> 00:34:35.210
  • I'VE GONE THROUGH ARE MESSAGES THAT CAN GET
  • 00:34:35.230 --> 00:34:37.250
  • THROUGH TO OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:34:37.270 --> 00:34:39.220
  • AND SO THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT JESUS IS HE SUFFERED
  • 00:34:39.240 --> 00:34:41.270
  • THAT PAIN AND SHARES IT WITH US.
  • 00:34:41.290 --> 00:34:43.200
  • - HOW DID YOU WATCH YOUR MOM AND DAD WALK THROUGH THE
  • 00:34:43.220 --> 00:34:47.040
  • DEATH OF YOUR SISTER?
  • 00:34:47.060 --> 00:34:49.130
  • WHAT IMPACTED YOU FROM YOUR PARENTS AT THAT TIME?
  • 00:34:49.150 --> 00:34:53.070
  • - YEAH, WHEN I WALKED INTO MY HOUSE AND SAW THEM REACT
  • 00:34:53.090 --> 00:34:56.270
  • TO IT FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT WAS REALLY EERIE BECAUSE THE
  • 00:34:56.290 --> 00:35:02.000
  • LAMPS WERE ON IN THE HOUSE, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE
  • 00:35:02.020 --> 00:35:06.030
  • ACTUALLY LEACHING LIGHT FROM THE ROOM.
  • 00:35:06.050 --> 00:35:08.270
  • THERE WAS THIS PALPABLE SHADOW.
  • 00:35:08.290 --> 00:35:11.080
  • I WAS A KID, SO MAYBE MY SUBCONSCIOUS HAS BLOWN IT
  • 00:35:11.100 --> 00:35:15.110
  • UP, BUT I REMEMBER FEELING LIKE I'D NEVER SEEN ANYTHING
  • 00:35:15.130 --> 00:35:19.090
  • LIKE THIS.
  • 00:35:19.110 --> 00:35:21.140
  • AND THAT'S WHEN MY NAIVE LITTLE WORLD STARTED TO
  • 00:35:21.160 --> 00:35:23.120
  • SHATTER WHEN I REALIZED WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY SISTER'S NOT
  • 00:35:23.140 --> 00:35:25.280
  • HERE ANYMORE?
  • 00:35:26.000 --> 00:35:27.190
  • I COULDN'T FATHOM OR ASSIMILATE THAT INFORMATION.
  • 00:35:27.210 --> 00:35:30.220
  • BUT TO BE HONEST, MY PARENTS, THEY DIDN'T REACT
  • 00:35:30.240 --> 00:35:33.260
  • TO IT.
  • 00:35:33.280 --> 00:35:35.110
  • THEY RESPONDED TO IT.
  • 00:35:35.130 --> 00:35:36.290
  • AND I THINK THERE'S A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:35:37.010 --> 00:35:38.140
  • - SURE.
  • 00:35:38.160 --> 00:35:40.160
  • - AND THIS IS WHAT I SAW FROM THEM.
  • 00:35:40.180 --> 00:35:43.190
  • THEIR FAITH WASN'T SUCH THAT THEY BELIEVED THAT ANSWERED
  • 00:35:43.210 --> 00:35:47.270
  • ALL OF THEIR QUESTIONS.
  • 00:35:47.290 --> 00:35:49.160
  • THEIR FAITH WOW SOMETHING WHERE THEY COULD TAKE ALL OF
  • 00:35:49.180 --> 00:35:52.090
  • THEIR QUESTIONS TO GOD.
  • 00:35:52.110 --> 00:35:54.110
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT TO THIS DAY; FAITH DOESN'T ANSWER
  • 00:35:54.130 --> 00:35:56.260
  • ALL MY QUESTIONS.
  • 00:35:56.280 --> 00:35:59.000
  • I THINK PEOPLE WHO GIVE VERY SIMPLISTIC ANSWERS, I'M
  • 00:35:59.020 --> 00:36:00.150
  • ACTUALLY LEARY OF THAT.
  • 00:36:00.170 --> 00:36:02.040
  • SOMEBODY SAYS, OH, BEN, THIS IS WHY YOUR BROTHER AND
  • 00:36:02.060 --> 00:36:04.050
  • SISTER DIED, AND THIS IS WHY YOU WENT THROUGH THAT STUFF.
  • 00:36:04.070 --> 00:36:06.000
  • I'M VERY CAUTIOUS OF THAT.
  • 00:36:06.020 --> 00:36:08.190
  • I THINK FAITH DOESN'T ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS, BUT
  • 00:36:08.210 --> 00:36:10.250
  • IT KNOWS WHERE TO TAKE THEM, AND HE IS THE TRUTH.
  • 00:36:10.270 --> 00:36:13.280
  • HE'S THE ANSWER, AND YEAH, I SAW THEM LIVE THAT OUT.
  • 00:36:14.000 --> 00:36:18.000
  • - WOW, WOW.
  • 00:36:18.020 --> 00:36:20.040
  • - SO BEN, YOU'RE ONE OF THE YOUNGEST PEOPLE THAT WE'VE
  • 00:36:20.060 --> 00:36:24.080
  • EVER INTERVIEWED IN THIS FORMAT WHERE WE HAVE GIVEN
  • 00:36:24.100 --> 00:36:30.280
  • OVER AN HOUR OF A VERY IMPORTANT THING, WHICH IS AIR
  • 00:36:31.000 --> 00:36:37.000
  • TIME LITERALLY TO THE WORLD, AND WE DON'T TAKE THAT
  • 00:36:37.020 --> 00:36:41.180
  • LIGHTLY.
  • 00:36:41.200 --> 00:36:43.150
  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MIGHT BE HAPPENING, THERE MAY BE
  • 00:36:43.170 --> 00:36:46.280
  • SOME PEOPLE FLIPPING BY AND GOING, MAN, NORMALLY THE
  • 00:36:47.000 --> 00:36:53.020
  • PEOPLE THEY HAVE ON THERE ARE A LOT OLDER THAN THAT.
  • 00:36:53.040 --> 00:36:55.020
  • YOU'RE A LOT YOUNGER.
  • 00:36:55.040 --> 00:36:56.230
  • THERE COULD BE YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT HAVE RESPONDED
  • 00:36:56.250 --> 00:36:58.160
  • AND HAVE STOPPED AND ARE WATCHING YOU.
  • 00:36:58.180 --> 00:37:01.020
  • WHAT DO THEY, IN A LOST SITUATION, NEED TO KNOW
  • 00:37:01.040 --> 00:37:06.270
  • ABOUT JESUS THAT OUR GENERATION HASN'T EXPLAINED
  • 00:37:06.290 --> 00:37:09.160
  • CORRECTLY?
  • 00:37:09.180 --> 00:37:11.130
  • - FIRST OF ALL, I'M REALLY HONORED TO GET TO COME ON
  • 00:37:11.150 --> 00:37:13.140
  • THIS SHOW, AND I UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITAS AND THE GRAVITY
  • 00:37:13.160 --> 00:37:17.040
  • OF THIS, AND IT'S SUCH AN HONOR FOR ME.
  • 00:37:17.060 --> 00:37:19.170
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT MY
  • 00:37:19.190 --> 00:37:21.250
  • GENERATION IS CHURCH ATTENDANCE IS GOING DOWN,
  • 00:37:21.270 --> 00:37:25.120
  • AND PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE WE'RE NOT AN EVENT BASED
  • 00:37:25.140 --> 00:37:27.090
  • SOCIETY AS MUCH AS BECAUSE WE HAVE OUR PHONES.
  • 00:37:27.110 --> 00:37:30.040
  • AND SO WE DON'T GET OUT QUITE AS MUCH AS WE USED TO.
  • 00:37:30.060 --> 00:37:33.090
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH CHURCH ATTENDANCE IS DROPPING FOR
  • 00:37:33.110 --> 00:37:35.260
  • MY AGE GROUP, THE AFFINITY FOR PRAYER IS AS HIGH AS
  • 00:37:35.280 --> 00:37:39.010
  • EVER STATISTICALLY.
  • 00:37:39.030 --> 00:37:40.230
  • SO PEOPLE STILL HAVE THAT SPIRITUAL HUNGER.
  • 00:37:40.250 --> 00:37:43.270
  • SO PEOPLE STILL WANT TO PRAY.
  • 00:37:43.290 --> 00:37:45.240
  • THEY WANT TO CONNECT TO GOD, AND WHAT I WANT TO ENCOURAGE
  • 00:37:45.260 --> 00:37:48.150
  • MY GENERATION IN IS SIMPLY THIS: THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO
  • 00:37:48.170 --> 00:37:52.010
  • VICARIOUSLY LIVE YOUR FAITH THROUGH YOUR PARENTS.
  • 00:37:52.030 --> 00:37:56.220
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO VIDEO GAMES WITH YOUR FAITH WHERE
  • 00:37:56.240 --> 00:37:59.030
  • YOU'RE LIVING IT THROUGH SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:37:59.050 --> 00:38:00.290
  • IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE TO OWN.
  • 00:38:01.010 --> 00:38:02.210
  • AND GOD DOESN'T HAVE ANY GRANDKIDS, HE HAS KIDS, AND
  • 00:38:02.230 --> 00:38:05.130
  • HE WANTS TO ADOPT YOU INTO HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:38:05.150 --> 00:38:07.170
  • AND WHAT I'M SEEING WITH MY GENERATION AND MY AGE GROUP
  • 00:38:07.190 --> 00:38:09.230
  • IS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FEELING JADED.
  • 00:38:09.250 --> 00:38:12.160
  • THEY'RE FEELING CYNICAL.
  • 00:38:12.180 --> 00:38:14.000
  • THEY'RE FEELING DISTRUSTFUL.
  • 00:38:14.020 --> 00:38:15.260
  • THEY'RE FEELING LET DOWN, AND I KNOW THAT YOU'VE
  • 00:38:15.280 --> 00:38:17.250
  • PROBABLY, IF YOU'RE WATCHING THIS AND YOU'RE A YOUNG
  • 00:38:17.270 --> 00:38:19.240
  • PERSON, HAVE EXPERIENCED A TASTE OF DEPRESSION
  • 00:38:19.260 --> 00:38:21.110
  • YOURSELF.
  • 00:38:21.130 --> 00:38:23.040
  • BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT THE GOD OF HOPE IS WITH YOU,
  • 00:38:23.060 --> 00:38:25.270
  • AND WHEN YOU KNEEL BEFORE HIM, HE WILL STAND UP FOR
  • 00:38:25.290 --> 00:38:28.190
  • YOU.
  • 00:38:28.210 --> 00:38:30.140
  • AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU THAT JUST BECAUSE YOUR STORM
  • 00:38:30.160 --> 00:38:32.220
  • IS PRESENT DOES NOT MEAN YOUR SAVIOR IS ABSENT, AND
  • 00:38:32.240 --> 00:38:35.160
  • JUST BECAUSE BAD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AROUND YOU DOES
  • 00:38:35.180 --> 00:38:37.280
  • NOT MEAN THEY NEED TO BE HAPPENING INSIDE YOU.
  • 00:38:38.000 --> 00:38:40.220
  • YOU CAN'T CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN
  • 00:38:40.240 --> 00:38:43.110
  • CONTROL WHAT COMES THROUGH YOU.
  • 00:38:43.130 --> 00:38:45.120
  • GOD NEVER DOES ANYTHING TO YOU.
  • 00:38:45.140 --> 00:38:47.270
  • HE ONLY DOES THINGS FOR YOU, AND IF GOD'S GOING TO DO
  • 00:38:47.290 --> 00:38:50.160
  • SOMETHING FOR YOU, HE'S FIRST GOT TO WORK SOMETHING
  • 00:38:50.180 --> 00:38:52.100
  • IN YOU.
  • 00:38:52.120 --> 00:38:54.070
  • SO DON'T LOOK DOWN AND GIVE UP, BUT LOOK UP AND GET UP.
  • 00:38:54.090 --> 00:38:57.250
  • JESUS ROSE SO YOU COULD RISE, AND HE WANTS YOU TO
  • 00:38:57.270 --> 00:39:00.200
  • OWN YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:39:00.220 --> 00:39:02.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:02.080 --> 00:39:06.010
  • - YOU KNOW, WE UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMIC THAT WE CAN DO
  • 00:39:06.030 --> 00:39:15.220
  • WHAT WE CAN DO, AND WE CAN HAVE TV SHOWS ON, AND WE CAN
  • 00:39:15.240 --> 00:39:18.180
  • HAVE YOUNG PASTORS ON THIS SET, AND WE CAN DO A LOT OF
  • 00:39:18.200 --> 00:39:22.250
  • THAT, BUT ONLY THE HOLY SPIRIT DRAWS SOMEBODY.
  • 00:39:22.270 --> 00:39:26.190
  • SO THE IDEA, THOUGH, THAT THERE'S SOMEBODY THAT
  • 00:39:26.210 --> 00:39:29.150
  • FLIPPED ON, AND THEY'RE READY TO ACCEPT JESUS, HOW
  • 00:39:29.170 --> 00:39:32.080
  • DO THEY DO THAT?
  • 00:39:32.100 --> 00:39:33.260
  • JUST HELP THEM DO THAT.
  • 00:39:33.280 --> 00:39:36.020
  • - THE ANCIENT RABBIS SAY THAT WHEN GOD WANTS TO
  • 00:39:36.040 --> 00:39:38.200
  • REMAIN ANONYMOUS, HE LET'S HUMANS CALL IT COINCIDENCE.
  • 00:39:38.220 --> 00:39:41.220
  • AND YOU MIGHT THINK IT'S COINCIDENCE THAT YOU TUNED
  • 00:39:41.240 --> 00:39:44.020
  • IN RIGHT NOW, BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT JESUS SAID --
  • 00:39:44.040 --> 00:39:47.010
  • AND I BELIEVE THIS IS DIVINELY APPOINTED, NOT
  • 00:39:47.030 --> 00:39:49.180
  • ACCIDENTAL, IT'S AN APPOINTMENT -- JESUS SAID THAT
  • 00:39:49.200 --> 00:39:52.010
  • NO MAN CAN COME TO HIM EXCEPT THE FATHER DRAWS HIM,
  • 00:39:52.030 --> 00:39:54.080
  • AND I BELIEVE THE FATHER IS DRAWING YOU TO HIM.
  • 00:39:54.100 --> 00:39:56.280
  • JESUS SAID IF YOU'VE SEEN ME, YOU'VE SEEN THE FATHER.
  • 00:39:57.000 --> 00:39:59.100
  • AND WHAT DID JESUS DO?
  • 00:39:59.120 --> 00:40:01.040
  • THE MASTER OF THE KINGDOM WOULD BANKRUPT THE HEAVENS
  • 00:40:01.060 --> 00:40:03.260
  • TO SELL EVERYTHING HE HAS TO BECOME A PENNILESS TEACHER
  • 00:40:03.280 --> 00:40:06.190
  • FROM NAZARETH TO BUY YOU, HIS PEARL OF GREAT PRICE,
  • 00:40:06.210 --> 00:40:09.110
  • THAT HE FOUND DIRTY IN A FIELD, WASHED IN THE WATER
  • 00:40:09.130 --> 00:40:12.140
  • OF HIS WORD, WENT TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, EVEN A
  • 00:40:12.160 --> 00:40:14.260
  • CROSS, TO PROVE NOT THAT HE'S MAD AT YOU BUT TO PROVE
  • 00:40:14.280 --> 00:40:18.180
  • THAT HE'S MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU.
  • 00:40:18.200 --> 00:40:20.190
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEHAVE TO GET SAVED.
  • 00:40:20.210 --> 00:40:22.110
  • YOU JUST BELIEVE AND RECEIVE.
  • 00:40:22.130 --> 00:40:24.070
  • GOD LOVES YOU.
  • 00:40:24.090 --> 00:40:25.270
  • HE'S PASSIONATE ABOUT YOU, HE CARES FOR YOU, AND I WANT
  • 00:40:25.290 --> 00:40:28.140
  • TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO ACCEPT THIS FREE
  • 00:40:28.160 --> 00:40:30.250
  • GIFT THROUGH FAITH.
  • 00:40:30.270 --> 00:40:32.210
  • HIS LOVE IS YOURS.
  • 00:40:32.230 --> 00:40:34.060
  • - HOW DO THEY DO THAT?
  • 00:40:34.080 --> 00:40:35.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:40:35.270 --> 00:40:41.030
  • - THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE BOOK OF ROMANS THAT IF YOU
  • 00:40:41.050 --> 00:40:43.120
  • CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT HE'S THE LORD AND BELIEVE IN
  • 00:40:43.140 --> 00:40:45.130
  • YOUR HEART, YOU'LL BE SAVED.
  • 00:40:45.150 --> 00:40:47.090
  • SO IF YOU SIMPLY SAY, LORD, COME INTO MY HEART, I
  • 00:40:47.110 --> 00:40:49.130
  • BELIEVE YOU.
  • 00:40:49.150 --> 00:40:50.250
  • I HAVE FAITH IN YOU.
  • 00:40:50.270 --> 00:40:52.040
  • I NEED TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:40:52.060 --> 00:40:53.130
  • HE'S READY AND EAGER.
  • 00:40:53.150 --> 00:40:54.280
  • IN FACT, THE ONLY TIME IN THE NEW TESTAMENT YOU SEE
  • 00:40:55.000 --> 00:40:57.130
  • GOD IN A HURRY IS WHEN THE FATHER, IN LUKE 15, IS
  • 00:40:57.150 --> 00:41:00.170
  • RUNNING TO RESCUE THE PRODIGAL SON BECAUSE HE JUST
  • 00:41:00.190 --> 00:41:03.070
  • COULDN'T WAIT TO GET HIS CHILD BACK INTO THE HOUSE.
  • 00:41:03.090 --> 00:41:06.160
  • AND I REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT GOD IS RUNNING AFTER YOU,
  • 00:41:06.180 --> 00:41:09.000
  • AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT IT BY FAITH.
  • 00:41:09.020 --> 00:41:11.250
  • - ISN'T THAT AMAZING?
  • 00:41:11.270 --> 00:41:14.060
  • - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RELIGION -- WE
  • 00:41:14.080 --> 00:41:18.100
  • DON'T WANT RELIGION, BUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:41:18.120 --> 00:41:20.150
  • - THAT'S SOMETHING I'M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT, RELIGION
  • 00:41:20.170 --> 00:41:22.250
  • VERSUS RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:41:22.270 --> 00:41:24.140
  • LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.
  • 00:41:24.160 --> 00:41:26.040
  • RELIGION IS "I MESSED UP.
  • 00:41:26.060 --> 00:41:29.280
  • DON'T TELL DAD." SONSHIP IS "I MESSED UP, I BETTER CALL
  • 00:41:30.000 --> 00:41:35.220
  • DAD." SO I'M GOING TO SAY THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:41:35.240 --> 00:41:38.120
  • RELIGION IS "I MESSED UP, AND DON'T TELL DAD." SONSHIP
  • 00:41:38.140 --> 00:41:42.110
  • IS "I MESSED UP, I BETTER CALL DAD." SEE, RELIGION
  • 00:41:42.130 --> 00:41:46.220
  • DRAWS YOU AWAY FROM GOD BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE GOOD
  • 00:41:46.240 --> 00:41:49.040
  • ENOUGH TO OBTAIN IT, BUT RELATIONSHIP OR SONSHIP SAYS
  • 00:41:49.060 --> 00:41:52.190
  • COME BOLDLY TO A THRONE OF GRACE.
  • 00:41:52.210 --> 00:41:55.200
  • YOU MIGHT MERCY AND HELP IN TIME OF NEED.
  • 00:41:55.220 --> 00:41:57.260
  • SO WHEN YOU'RE MOST IN NEED, THAT'S WHEN YOU COME TO THE
  • 00:41:57.280 --> 00:41:59.270
  • THRONE OF GRACE.
  • 00:41:59.290 --> 00:42:01.180
  • JESUS SAID, "I DIDN'T COME TO CALL THE HEALTHY, I CAME
  • 00:42:01.200 --> 00:42:03.210
  • TO CALL THE SICK." THE CHURCH IS NOT MEANT TO BE A
  • 00:42:03.230 --> 00:42:05.270
  • MUSEUM SHOW CASING HOLY ARTIFACTS.
  • 00:42:05.290 --> 00:42:08.040
  • IT'S MEANT TO BE A HOSPITAL BRINGING IN HURTING AND
  • 00:42:08.060 --> 00:42:11.060
  • NEEDY PEOPLE.
  • 00:42:11.080 --> 00:42:12.250
  • - THAT'S A GREAT ANALOGY.
  • 00:42:12.270 --> 00:42:15.080
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:15.100 --> 00:42:19.010
  • - SO OPTIMISFITS IS A MADE UP WORD, AND THERE'S A
  • 00:42:19.030 --> 00:42:24.030
  • DEFINITION ON THE BACK OF THE BOOK HERE THAT SAYS
  • 00:42:24.050 --> 00:42:28.060
  • BASICALLY "NOUN, A NON-CONFORMIST, AN
  • 00:42:28.080 --> 00:42:32.010
  • ADVENTURER, A PERSON WHO LIVES WITH WILD ABANDON,
  • 00:42:32.030 --> 00:42:36.120
  • CHILD-LIKE WONDER AND UNAPOLOGETIC OPTIMISM."
  • 00:42:36.140 --> 00:42:41.130
  • OPTIMISFITS, BEN COURSON'S BOOK, AND WE'VE GOT A
  • 00:42:41.150 --> 00:42:44.130
  • ROLL-IN THAT WILL SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE
  • 00:42:44.150 --> 00:42:47.000
  • ABOUT THE BOOK.
  • 00:42:47.020 --> 00:42:48.180
  • WE BELIEVE IN WHAT BEN DOES.
  • 00:42:48.200 --> 00:42:50.070
  • WE BELIEVE IN HOW HE DOES IT.
  • 00:42:50.090 --> 00:42:51.110
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:42:51.130 --> 00:42:53.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:42:53.030 --> 00:42:58.180
  • - I STRUGGLED WITH CHRONIC DEPRESSION FOR TEN YEARS.
  • 00:42:58.200 --> 00:43:02.070
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:43:02.090 --> 00:43:15.240
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:43:15.240 --> 00:43:28.240
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:43:28.240 --> 00:43:41.240
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:43:41.240 --> 00:43:52.010
  • [DRAMATIC MUSIC]
  • 00:43:52.010 --> 00:43:59.160
  • BUT THEN...
  • 00:43:59.180 --> 00:44:03.090
  • I FOUND HOPE.
  • 00:44:05.040 --> 00:44:07.020
  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
  • 00:44:07.040 --> 00:44:12.030
  • NOW I KNOW IT'S NOT THE POWER OF DARKNESS THAT IS TO
  • 00:44:12.050 --> 00:44:15.050
  • BE FEARED.
  • 00:44:15.070 --> 00:44:17.000
  • IT'S FEAR THAT GIVE POWER TO THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:44:17.020 --> 00:44:21.160
  • I USED TO BE SCARED OF THE DARK, BUT NOW THE DARK IS
  • 00:44:21.180 --> 00:44:24.190
  • SCARED OF ME.
  • 00:44:24.210 --> 00:44:27.180
  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
  • 00:44:27.200 --> 00:44:40.220
  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
  • 00:44:40.220 --> 00:44:48.070
  • NOW I'M IGNITING A FIERCE REBELLION AGAINST
  • 00:44:48.090 --> 00:44:52.170
  • HOPELESSNESS.
  • 00:44:52.190 --> 00:44:54.120
  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
  • 00:44:54.140 --> 00:45:00.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:45:00.180 --> 00:45:03.260
  • - WE HAVE A STUDIO AUDIENCE FULL OF OPTIMISFITS, AND I
  • 00:45:03.280 --> 00:45:09.100
  • LIKE THE WAY YOU'VE WRITTEN THE BOOK.
  • 00:45:09.120 --> 00:45:11.130
  • THERE'S LOTS OF CHAPTER, AND SOME OF THEM ARE KIND OF
  • 00:45:11.150 --> 00:45:15.010
  • SHORT.
  • 00:45:15.030 --> 00:45:16.290
  • - WELL, ONE CHAPTER'S TWO WORDS.
  • 00:45:17.010 --> 00:45:19.190
  • - YEAH, I WAS GETTING TO THAT.
  • 00:45:19.210 --> 00:45:21.240
  • SO THERE'S 50 CHAPTER, AND CHAPTER 35 IS "WHAT I LIKE
  • 00:45:21.260 --> 00:45:25.250
  • ABOUT RELIGION"...
  • 00:45:25.270 --> 00:45:28.070
  • NOT MUCH, OKAY?
  • 00:45:28.090 --> 00:45:30.260
  • AND THEN CHAPTER 36 IS "WHAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT RELIGION,
  • 00:45:30.280 --> 00:45:34.090
  • PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING." SO WE PASSED OVER THAT BRIEFLY.
  • 00:45:34.110 --> 00:45:40.000
  • WHY DON'T YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT DEEPER DIVE.
  • 00:45:40.020 --> 00:45:42.140
  • WE'VE GOT ABOUT TEN MINUTES LEFT IN THE BROADCAST, BUT I
  • 00:45:42.160 --> 00:45:45.150
  • WANT YOU TO TELL US ALSO IN THE MIDST OF THIS WHAT YOU
  • 00:45:45.170 --> 00:45:49.190
  • WANT US TO GET OUT OF THIS AFTER WE READ IT.
  • 00:45:49.210 --> 00:45:55.130
  • - YEAH, SO NUMBER ONE, WITH THE RELIGION THING, I THINK
  • 00:45:55.150 --> 00:45:58.270
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE FORGET THAT RELIGION TEAMED UP WITH
  • 00:45:58.290 --> 00:46:01.050
  • EMPIRE TO KILL JESUS.
  • 00:46:01.070 --> 00:46:04.080
  • SO IT WASN'T JUST THE ROMAN SOLDIERS.
  • 00:46:04.100 --> 00:46:05.290
  • IT WASN'T JUST PONTIUS PILATE, IT WAS THE
  • 00:46:06.010 --> 00:46:08.010
  • PHARISEES.
  • 00:46:08.030 --> 00:46:09.190
  • THEY WERE THE ARCH NEMESIS TO JESUS, AND THERE WERE
  • 00:46:09.210 --> 00:46:12.130
  • NEVER MORE THAN 6.000 PHARISEES AT ANY GIVEN TIME.
  • 00:46:12.150 --> 00:46:14.260
  • SO THESE WERE LIKE THE CREAM DID HE LA CREAM, THE ELITE
  • 00:46:14.280 --> 00:46:17.250
  • OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS, AND RELIGION PUT JESUS ON A
  • 00:46:17.270 --> 00:46:20.190
  • CROSS, WHICH IS SO INTERESTING TO ME.
  • 00:46:20.210 --> 00:46:22.260
  • SO IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE TAX COLLECTORS WHO WERE LIKE THE
  • 00:46:22.280 --> 00:46:26.240
  • MOBSTERS OF THAT DAY, PROSTITUTES, THEY LOVED
  • 00:46:26.260 --> 00:46:28.210
  • BEING AROUND JESUS.
  • 00:46:28.230 --> 00:46:30.110
  • IT WAS THE PHARISEES HE MADE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:46:30.130 --> 00:46:32.200
  • SO I THINK THROUGHOUT HISTORY, RELIGION HAS GOTTEN
  • 00:46:32.220 --> 00:46:36.160
  • IN THE WAY, IN MANY CASES, OF PEOPLE HAVING A GENUINE
  • 00:46:36.180 --> 00:46:39.040
  • ENCOUNTER WITH GOD.
  • 00:46:39.060 --> 00:46:40.210
  • SO FOR EXAMPLE, 500 YEAR AGO, YOU LOOK AT COPERNICUS
  • 00:46:40.230 --> 00:46:43.290
  • AND GALILEO WHO WERE TELLING US THIS IS NOT A GEOCENTRIC
  • 00:46:44.010 --> 00:46:47.100
  • UNIVERSE, IT'S A HELIOCENTRIC UNIVERSE.
  • 00:46:47.120 --> 00:46:49.150
  • THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN, NOT THE
  • 00:46:49.170 --> 00:46:51.100
  • OTHER WAY AROUND.
  • 00:46:51.120 --> 00:46:52.230
  • BUT THE CHURCH AT THE TIME WAS ACTUALLY QUASHING WHAT
  • 00:46:52.250 --> 00:46:55.040
  • THEY WERE SAYING AND MADE THEM RECANT AND EVEN THREW
  • 00:46:55.060 --> 00:46:57.180
  • ONE OF THEM IN PRISON.
  • 00:46:57.200 --> 00:46:59.090
  • SO WHEN RELIGION HAS TRIED TO DEFY SCIENCE, AND WHEN
  • 00:46:59.110 --> 00:47:04.280
  • IT'S GOTTEN IN THE WAY OF A GENUINE ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
  • 00:47:05.000 --> 00:47:07.070
  • BECAUSE IT WANTS THE STAID, TRIED AND TRUE RATHER THAN
  • 00:47:07.090 --> 00:47:10.060
  • THE LORD SAYING, BEHOLD, I DO A NEW THING, I THINK A
  • 00:47:10.080 --> 00:47:12.160
  • LOT OF TIMES IT CAN GET IN THE WAY.
  • 00:47:12.180 --> 00:47:14.010
  • SO WHEN PEOPLE SEE THE SELLING OF INDULGENCES AND
  • 00:47:14.030 --> 00:47:18.060
  • CRUSADES AND WITCH HUNTS, THEY SAY WHY WOULD I WANT TO
  • 00:47:18.080 --> 00:47:20.230
  • BE A CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:47:20.250 --> 00:47:22.160
  • MY ARGUMENT IS THE REAL TERM THAT THE BIBLE USES OVER AND
  • 00:47:22.180 --> 00:47:25.230
  • OVER AGAIN -- IT USES THE WORD "CHRISTIAN" ABOUT THREE
  • 00:47:25.250 --> 00:47:28.130
  • TIMES, BUT THAT WAS ACTUALLY A NEGATIVE CONNOTATION
  • 00:47:28.150 --> 00:47:30.170
  • ORIGINALLY.
  • 00:47:30.190 --> 00:47:32.040
  • THEY WERE MAKING FUN OF THEM.
  • 00:47:32.060 --> 00:47:33.150
  • THEY WERE CALLING THE WAY LITTLE CHRISTS OR THE CHRIST
  • 00:47:33.170 --> 00:47:37.050
  • FOLK, AND THEY WERE SAYING THOSE ARE HICKS AND
  • 00:47:37.070 --> 00:47:38.270
  • PROVINCIALS.
  • 00:47:38.290 --> 00:47:40.230
  • BUT THE TERM THE BIBLE USES OFTEN IS "CHILDREN OF GOD".
  • 00:47:40.250 --> 00:47:44.290
  • WE WERE CHILDREN OF GOD, WHICH IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN
  • 00:47:45.010 --> 00:47:48.160
  • JUST THE TITLE OR RELIGION THAT THE WORLD WAS USING OF
  • 00:47:48.180 --> 00:47:50.090
  • THESE JESUS FOLLOWERS.
  • 00:47:50.110 --> 00:47:51.280
  • WHAT I WANT PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF THIS BOOK IS HOW TO
  • 00:47:52.000 --> 00:47:55.010
  • EXPERIENCE A GENUINE RELATIONSHIP IF RELIGION HAS
  • 00:47:55.030 --> 00:47:57.260
  • FAILED YOU.
  • 00:47:57.280 --> 00:47:59.130
  • SO MAYBE YOU'VE GONE TO CHURCH AND YOU'VE SEEN
  • 00:47:59.150 --> 00:48:01.100
  • CORRUPTION, OR IT WAS ACTUALLY GETTING IN THE WAY
  • 00:48:01.120 --> 00:48:03.200
  • OF TRUE SPIRITUALITY OR TRUE CONNECTION WITH
  • 00:48:03.220 --> 00:48:05.240
  • UNDERSTANDING THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS,
  • 00:48:05.260 --> 00:48:07.290
  • THIS BOOK IS TRYING TO POINT PEOPLE INTO A HOPEFUL
  • 00:48:08.010 --> 00:48:11.150
  • ENCOUNTER AND EXPERIENCE WITH WHO PAUL CALLS THE GOD
  • 00:48:11.170 --> 00:48:13.010
  • OF HOPE.
  • 00:48:13.030 --> 00:48:14.270
  • - YOU HAVE A CHAPTER 41 "900 YEARS YOUNG".
  • 00:48:14.290 --> 00:48:17.230
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:48:17.250 --> 00:48:19.170
  • - WHAT'S THAT ABOUT?
  • 00:48:19.190 --> 00:48:21.010
  • - SO ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK IS
  • 00:48:21.030 --> 00:48:23.050
  • CAMERON, HE'S INSANE.
  • 00:48:23.070 --> 00:48:25.130
  • - A FRIEND OF YOURS.
  • 00:48:25.150 --> 00:48:28.040
  • - ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS , HE'S NUTS.
  • 00:48:28.060 --> 00:48:30.040
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT WHAT APPLE SAYS IS TRUE, THE ONLY
  • 00:48:30.060 --> 00:48:33.160
  • ONES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD IS THE ONES WHO ARE CRAZY
  • 00:48:33.180 --> 00:48:35.170
  • ENOUGH TO THINK THAT THEY CAN.
  • 00:48:35.190 --> 00:48:37.080
  • SO HE QUOTES THIS VERSE WHERE JESUS SAYS, "WHOEVER
  • 00:48:37.100 --> 00:48:40.120
  • BELIEVES ON HIM WHO HAS SENT ME WILL NEVER DIE." SO HE'S
  • 00:48:40.140 --> 00:48:42.260
  • LIKE, I'M TAKING THAT LITERALLY.
  • 00:48:42.280 --> 00:48:44.160
  • I'M LIVING UNTIL I'M 900 YEARS.
  • 00:48:44.180 --> 00:48:46.140
  • BUT HE BELIEVES THAT, AND HE GIVES-- THIS IS A TRUE STORY
  • 00:48:46.160 --> 00:48:50.100
  • -- HE LIVES THE CRAZIEST ADVENTURES.
  • 00:48:50.120 --> 00:48:52.240
  • ONE TIME WE WENT TO THIS RESTAURANT, AND HE GOT HIS
  • 00:48:52.260 --> 00:48:55.250
  • FOOD TO GO, AND THIS LADY WALKED IN WITH A CANE, AND
  • 00:48:55.270 --> 00:48:59.170
  • HE PRAYED OVER HER, AND SHE LEFT WITHOUT A CANE.
  • 00:48:59.190 --> 00:49:02.060
  • IT'S JUST LIKE HOW TO YOU EXPLAIN THAT?
  • 00:49:02.080 --> 00:49:04.270
  • SO MOST OF MY FRIENDS ARE PRETTY NUTS.
  • 00:49:04.290 --> 00:49:07.210
  • THEY'RE PRETTY CRAZY, AND I THINK THAT'S THE WAY TO
  • 00:49:07.230 --> 00:49:10.140
  • LIVE.
  • 00:49:10.160 --> 00:49:12.020
  • IF YOU SHOOT FOR THE STAR, AT LEAST YOU'LL HIT THE
  • 00:49:12.040 --> 00:49:13.110
  • MOON.
  • 00:49:13.130 --> 00:49:14.170
  • - THERE'S A LION IN TOWN.
  • 00:49:14.200 --> 00:49:16.060
  • WHY DO YOU TALK ABOUT THE LION IN TOWN?
  • 00:49:16.080 --> 00:49:17.290
  • - THAT'S ACTUALLY FROM PROVERBS WHEN IN THE BOOK OF
  • 00:49:18.010 --> 00:49:20.190
  • PROVERBS, THE LAZY MAN IS HE, "I WILL NOT GO INTO THE
  • 00:49:20.210 --> 00:49:23.140
  • STREETS FOR A LION IS ROAMING THE TOWN." YOU BUT
  • 00:49:23.160 --> 00:49:27.130
  • IN THAT GEOGRAPHY, THERE WOULD NEVER BE A LION
  • 00:49:27.150 --> 00:49:30.080
  • ROAMING THE STREETS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL, LIKE IN THAT
  • 00:49:30.100 --> 00:49:32.140
  • TOWN.
  • 00:49:32.160 --> 00:49:34.070
  • SO IT WAS A MADE UP EXCUSE, AND WITH MY GENERATION, WE
  • 00:49:34.090 --> 00:49:38.030
  • CAN MAKE A LOT OF EXCUSES FOR WHY WE'RE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:49:38.050 --> 00:49:40.200
  • GO TO WORK.
  • 00:49:40.220 --> 00:49:42.110
  • THAT ACTUALLY IS A WORK ETHIC CHAPTER BECAUSE I
  • 00:49:42.130 --> 00:49:44.070
  • THINK MY GENERATION NEED TO HEAR THIS.
  • 00:49:44.090 --> 00:49:46.230
  • MR. ROGERS, I LOVE HIM, GOD BLESS HIM, TOM HANKS IS
  • 00:49:46.250 --> 00:49:49.060
  • GOING TO PLAY HIM AND DO A GREAT JOB.
  • 00:49:49.080 --> 00:49:51.050
  • HE TOLD US WE'RE SPECIAL, AND I AGREE WITH THAT.
  • 00:49:51.070 --> 00:49:54.080
  • I JUST THINK WE TOOK IT A LITTLE TRAFFIC TO THE POINT WHERE.
  • 00:49:54.100 --> 00:49:56.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:49:56.260 --> 00:49:58.160
  • - ARE YOU SURE?
  • 00:49:58.180 --> 00:49:59.270
  • - WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, I PLAYED FOR THIS
  • 00:49:59.290 --> 00:50:01.220
  • TEAM CALLED G.N.R. TECHNOLOGY.
  • 00:50:01.240 --> 00:50:03.040
  • NOWADAYS, BASEBALL TEAMS ARE AWESOME.
  • 00:50:03.060 --> 00:50:05.040
  • IT'S LIKE MARLINS, THE GIANTS IN LITTLE LEAGUE.
  • 00:50:05.060 --> 00:50:07.190
  • BUT WHEN I WAS PLAYED IT, WE WERE G.N.R. TECHNOLOGY.
  • 00:50:07.210 --> 00:50:10.080
  • WE WON ZERO GAMES, LOST 12 GAMES, AND I GOT A TROPHY,
  • 00:50:10.100 --> 00:50:14.230
  • TRUE STORY. WE ALL DID.
  • 00:50:14.250 --> 00:50:16.290
  • WE GOT TROPHIES FOR SIGNING UP. WHY?
  • 00:50:17.010 --> 00:50:18.240
  • BECAUSE WE'RE SPECIAL.
  • 00:50:18.260 --> 00:50:20.170
  • THAT'S WHY THEY CALL US GENERATION Y, GENERATION W-H-Y.
  • 00:50:20.190 --> 00:50:23.160
  • WHY SHOULDN'T I GET A TROPHY?
  • 00:50:23.180 --> 00:50:24.240
  • I SHOWED UP FOR WORK.
  • 00:50:24.260 --> 00:50:26.110
  • SO THAT CHAPTER IS TALKING ABOUT HOW -- AND I MENTION
  • 00:50:26.130 --> 00:50:29.030
  • THIS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE BACK, TOO -- BUT HAVE YOU
  • 00:50:29.050 --> 00:50:31.100
  • EVER HEARD OF THE TEN THOUSAND HOUR RULE?
  • 00:50:31.120 --> 00:50:33.070
  • I'M REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:50:33.090 --> 00:50:34.160
  • - NO.
  • 00:50:34.180 --> 00:50:36.010
  • - MALCOLM GLADWELL TALKED ABOUT IT IN "OUTLIERS", BUT
  • 00:50:36.030 --> 00:50:37.180
  • ANYBODY WHO'S WORLD CLASS AT ANYTHING, THEY'VE PRACTICED
  • 00:50:37.200 --> 00:50:40.060
  • THEIR CRAFT FOR TEN THOUSAND HOURS.
  • 00:50:40.080 --> 00:50:41.210
  • SO THE BEATLES, FOR EXAMPLE, THEY GO ON THE ED SULLIVAN
  • 00:50:41.230 --> 00:50:43.050
  • SHOW. EVERYBODY'S AMAZED.
  • 00:50:43.070 --> 00:50:45.240
  • THESE MOP TOPPED BOYS FROM LIVERPOOL WITH THE "IT "FACTOR".
  • 00:50:45.260 --> 00:50:49.160
  • BUT WHAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDER IS THEY WERE PLAYING AT A
  • 00:50:49.180 --> 00:50:51.170
  • CLUB IN HAMBURG, GERMANY FOR 8 HOURS A NIGHT, 7 DAYS A
  • 00:50:51.190 --> 00:50:56.050
  • WEEK AND HAD PLAYED MORE LIVE SHOWS BEFORE THEY EVER
  • 00:50:56.070 --> 00:50:59.120
  • CAME TO AMERICA AND THE BRITISH INVASION HAPPENED
  • 00:50:59.140 --> 00:51:02.130
  • THAN MOST BAND DO IN THEIR ENTIRE CAREER.
  • 00:51:02.150 --> 00:51:04.290
  • SO THE REASON THEY'RE SO GOOD IS BECAUSE THEY WORKED
  • 00:51:05.010 --> 00:51:07.010
  • HARDER THAN ANYONE ELSE.
  • 00:51:07.030 --> 00:51:08.230
  • SO IN THIS CHAPTER, I TRY TO SAY, DON'T SAY THERE'S A
  • 00:51:08.250 --> 00:51:10.200
  • LION IN THE STREETS.
  • 00:51:10.220 --> 00:51:12.030
  • JESUS IS THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH.
  • 00:51:12.050 --> 00:51:13.140
  • HE WANTS TO ROAR WITH AUTHORITY THROUGH YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:51:13.160 --> 00:51:15.100
  • BUT IF FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS, SOMETIMES HE'S
  • 00:51:15.120 --> 00:51:17.280
  • GOING TO HAND YOU A SHOVEL.
  • 00:51:18.000 --> 00:51:19.050
  • - SO GOOD.
  • 00:51:19.070 --> 00:51:20.230
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:51:20.250 --> 00:51:23.190
  • BECAUSE HE'S A HARD WORKER.
  • 00:51:23.210 --> 00:51:25.150
  • YOU CAN TELL HE'S A HARD WORKER.
  • 00:51:25.170 --> 00:51:27.240
  • YOU PUT A LOT IN.
  • 00:51:27.260 --> 00:51:29.100
  • - YOU'RE LIKE MY SECOND MOM NOW.
  • 00:51:29.120 --> 00:51:30.200
  • - ANY DAY, BABY, RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:51:30.220 --> 00:51:32.190
  • - LET'S GO.
  • 00:51:32.210 --> 00:51:34.130
  • - HORNS AND RED TIGHTS.
  • 00:51:34.150 --> 00:51:35.210
  • I COULD DO THIS ALL DAY.
  • 00:51:35.230 --> 00:51:38.210
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THE DEVIL HAS LIKE SPANDEX AND
  • 00:51:38.230 --> 00:51:42.010
  • IS A SUN BURNED FAWN WITH HORNS AND TIGHTS AND A PITCH
  • 00:51:42.030 --> 00:51:44.250
  • FORK ZAPPING PEOPLE , AND I THINK THAT CARTOONISH
  • 00:51:44.270 --> 00:51:47.290
  • CARICATURE MAKES PEOPLE NOT BELIEVE IN IT.
  • 00:51:48.010 --> 00:51:50.080
  • BUT I TALK ABOUT, IN THAT CHAPTER, HOW TOLKIEN --
  • 00:51:50.100 --> 00:51:53.220
  • BECAUSE I LOVE LORD OF THE RINGS -- WHEN HE PAINTED
  • 00:51:53.240 --> 00:51:56.070
  • MORGOTH AS THE ULTIMATE EVIL IN THE WORLD, HE WAS A
  • 00:51:56.090 --> 00:51:59.090
  • FALLEN ANGEL WHO SANG DISCORDANT MELODIES INTO THE
  • 00:51:59.110 --> 00:52:02.180
  • ANGELIC SONG THAT THE ELDAR WERE SINGING IN HIS
  • 00:52:02.200 --> 00:52:04.290
  • MYTHOLOGY.
  • 00:52:05.010 --> 00:52:06.170
  • AND WHAT I LIKE TO SAY IS THE ENEMY IS THAT DISTORTING
  • 00:52:06.190 --> 00:52:09.040
  • FORCE IN THE WORLD WHERE YOU SEE BEAUTY AROUND YOU, BUT
  • 00:52:09.060 --> 00:52:11.290
  • SOMETHING'S NOT RIGHT.
  • 00:52:12.010 --> 00:52:13.150
  • THING ARE WONDERFUL AND YET THERE ALSO SOME SORT OF EVIL
  • 00:52:13.170 --> 00:52:16.210
  • DISTORTION THAT YOU SEE THAT'S TAINTING IT, AND WHY
  • 00:52:16.230 --> 00:52:19.250
  • ARE THINGS NOT AS THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE?
  • 00:52:19.270 --> 00:52:21.120
  • IT'S BECAUSE THIS EVIL FORCE AT WORK IN THE WORLD THAT
  • 00:52:21.140 --> 00:52:23.240
  • THE BIBLE CALLS THE DEVIL, BUT HERE WHAT'S INTERESTING.
  • 00:52:23.260 --> 00:52:26.080
  • THE WORD "DEVIL" WAS A JUDICIAL TERM.
  • 00:52:26.100 --> 00:52:29.100
  • IT WAS USED IN A COURT OF LAW, AND IT WAS USED OF THE
  • 00:52:29.120 --> 00:52:31.170
  • PROSECUTING ATTORNEY WHO WOULD ACCUSE THE CULPRIT DAY
  • 00:52:31.190 --> 00:52:35.110
  • AND NIGHT, AND THAT'S WHAT REVELATION SAYS ABOUT THE
  • 00:52:35.130 --> 00:52:37.110
  • ENEMY IS THAT HE ACCUSES THE BROTHERS DAY AND NIGHT
  • 00:52:37.130 --> 00:52:40.150
  • BEFORE THE THRONE.
  • 00:52:40.170 --> 00:52:42.230
  • SO WHEN THE ENEMY IS ACCUSING YOU, NOT THESE RED
  • 00:52:42.250 --> 00:52:45.140
  • HORNS AND TIGHTS CARICATURES, BUT THERE'S A
  • 00:52:45.160 --> 00:52:47.140
  • FORCE OF DARKNESS THAT IS DISTORTING THE GOOD IN THE
  • 00:52:47.160 --> 00:52:49.280
  • WORLD AND PUTTING CULPABLE GUILT IN YOUR HEART,
  • 00:52:50.000 --> 00:52:52.220
  • REMEMBER THAT WHEN THE DEVIL REMINDS YOU OF YOUR PAST,
  • 00:52:52.240 --> 00:52:55.070
  • YOU JUST REMIND HIM OF HIS FUTURE AND THE DEVIL SAYS
  • 00:52:55.090 --> 00:52:59.040
  • THEY'RE ALL MINE, AND JESUS SAYS, OVER MY DEAD BODY, AND
  • 00:52:59.060 --> 00:53:01.030
  • HE SAVES US.
  • 00:53:01.050 --> 00:53:02.250
  • - BEAUTIFUL, WOW.
  • 00:53:02.270 --> 00:53:04.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:53:04.110 --> 00:53:07.190
  • OKAY, WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF MINUTES LEFT.
  • 00:53:07.210 --> 00:53:09.250
  • CHAPTER 49 IS "HEARTBREAK AND HOPE".
  • 00:53:09.270 --> 00:53:11.260
  • SO MAYBE JUST A LITTLE BIT OF KIND OF THE -- IF YOU USE
  • 00:53:11.280 --> 00:53:16.180
  • KIND OF A CLOSING STATEMENT IN REGARD TO WHAT YOU WANT
  • 00:53:16.200 --> 00:53:19.240
  • US TO KNOW ABOUT THIS BOOK.
  • 00:53:19.260 --> 00:53:21.190
  • I THINK YOU CAN JUMP OFF OF CHAPTER 49,
  • 00:53:21.210 --> 00:53:24.090
  • HEARTBREAK AND HOPE.
  • 00:53:24.110 --> 00:53:25.280
  • - YEAH, IN LUKE 4:18, JESUS SAYS, "I HAVE COME TO HEAL
  • 00:53:26.000 --> 00:53:29.080
  • THE BROKEN HEARTED" AND I ACTUALLY WANT TO SHARE WITH
  • 00:53:29.100 --> 00:53:31.190
  • YOU, AND I TALK ABOUT IT IN THAT CHAPTER, ONE OF THE
  • 00:53:31.210 --> 00:53:34.150
  • THINGS THAT MEANS THE MOST TO ME IN THE BIBLE, AND IT'S
  • 00:53:34.170 --> 00:53:37.070
  • IN PSALM 56 WHEN IT SAYS THAT THE LORD COLLECTS MY
  • 00:53:37.090 --> 00:53:40.000
  • TEARS IN HIS BOTTLE.
  • 00:53:40.020 --> 00:53:41.200
  • NOW, IN THAT CULTURE, WOMEN ACTUALLY, IN ANCIENT JEWISH
  • 00:53:41.220 --> 00:53:45.030
  • CULTURE, THEY WOULD COLLECT THEIR TEARS IN TEAR BOTTLES,
  • 00:53:45.050 --> 00:53:47.230
  • AND WHEN THEY GOT MARRIED, THEY WOULD GIVE IT TO THEIR
  • 00:53:47.250 --> 00:53:49.170
  • HUSBAND.
  • 00:53:49.190 --> 00:53:51.070
  • SO THEY WERE GIVING THEIR HUSBAND ALL OF THEIR HEART,
  • 00:53:51.090 --> 00:53:53.080
  • THEIR TEARS OF SADNESS AND THEIR TEARS OF GLADNESS
  • 00:53:53.100 --> 00:53:55.060
  • BECAUSE THEY COLLECTED THEIR TEARS IN A BOTTLE.
  • 00:53:55.080 --> 00:53:57.050
  • IN ALL FOUR GOSPELS, WE'RE TOLD THE STORY OF A WOMAN
  • 00:53:57.070 --> 00:54:02.050
  • WHO WASHED JESUS' FEET WITH HER HAIR, PERFUME AND HER
  • 00:54:02.070 --> 00:54:04.080
  • TEARS.
  • 00:54:04.100 --> 00:54:06.070
  • ONE SCHOLAR SUGGESTS -- THAT SCHOLAR BEING MY DAD -- THAT
  • 00:54:06.090 --> 00:54:09.280
  • WHAT SHE WAS ACTUALLY DOING IS SHE WAS POURING HER TEAR
  • 00:54:10.000 --> 00:54:12.000
  • BOTTLE ON JESUS' FEET THERE BY SAYING, I'M THE BRIDE OF
  • 00:54:12.020 --> 00:54:14.110
  • CHRIST.
  • 00:54:14.130 --> 00:54:18.090
  • SO THIS WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN OBJECTIFIED BY MEN, ABUSED
  • 00:54:18.110 --> 00:54:21.290
  • BY MEN, USED BY MEN, SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE, SHE TOOK HER
  • 00:54:22.010 --> 00:54:24.260
  • TEAR BOTTLE, PERHAPS, SHE POURED IT ON JESUS' FEET,
  • 00:54:24.280 --> 00:54:28.200
  • AND AS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, SHE KNEW THAT JESUS WOULD
  • 00:54:28.220 --> 00:54:31.040
  • TAKE REALLY GOOD CARE OF HER HEART.
  • 00:54:31.060 --> 00:54:33.050
  • I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT, AS WELL.
  • 00:54:33.070 --> 00:54:35.000
  • YOU'VE BEEN USED BY PEOPLE, PERHAPS ABUSED BY PEOPLE,
  • 00:54:35.020 --> 00:54:37.090
  • MAYBE OBJECTIFIED.
  • 00:54:37.110 --> 00:54:39.010
  • YOU'VE HAD YOUR HEART BROKEN BY OTHERS, BUT THAT'S NOT
  • 00:54:39.030 --> 00:54:41.170
  • THE LORD.
  • 00:54:41.190 --> 00:54:43.060
  • WHEN YOU GIVE HIM YOUR HEART, HE WILL TAKE REALLY
  • 00:54:43.080 --> 00:54:45.050
  • GOOD CARE OF IT.
  • 00:54:45.070 --> 00:54:46.170
  • JUST BECAUSE YOU'VE GONE THROUGH HELL DOES NOT MEAN
  • 00:54:46.190 --> 00:54:49.010
  • YOU NEED TO SMELL LIKE SMOKE.
  • 00:54:49.030 --> 00:54:51.000
  • YOU MIGHT BE AT YOUR ROPE'S END, BUT YOU'RE NOT AT YOUR
  • 00:54:51.020 --> 00:54:52.260
  • HOPE'S END.
  • 00:54:52.280 --> 00:54:54.090
  • YOU MIGHT BE KNOCKED DOWN, BUT YOU'RE NOT KNOCKED OUT.
  • 00:54:54.110 --> 00:54:56.170
  • YOU MIGHT LOSE THE BATTLE, BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LOSE
  • 00:54:56.190 --> 00:54:59.120
  • THE CAMPAIGN.
  • 00:54:59.140 --> 00:55:01.010
  • SO DON'T TELL YOUR GOD HOW BIG YOUR MOUNTAIN IS.
  • 00:55:01.030 --> 00:55:02.160
  • TELL YOUR MOUNTAIN HOW BIG YOUR GOD IS.
  • 00:55:02.180 --> 00:55:05.030
  • YOU CAN RELAX AND SIT BACK BECAUSE EVERY SETBACK IS A
  • 00:55:05.050 --> 00:55:08.270
  • SET UP FOR A COME BACK.
  • 00:55:08.290 --> 00:55:10.260
  • SO WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT WRONG WILL BE WORSTED, RIGHT
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  • WILL TRIUMPH.
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  • WE ARE BAFFLED TO FIGHT BETTER.
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  • WE SLEEP TO WAKE.
  • 00:55:17.280 --> 00:55:19.180
  • WE FALL TO RISE.
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  • WE MIGHT HAVE HELL AROUND US, BUT WE HAVE THE KINGDOM
  • 00:55:21.040 --> 00:55:22.140
  • OF HEAVEN INSIDE US.
  • 00:55:22.160 --> 00:55:24.030
  • SO WE'RE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH HELL CARRYING
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  • BUCKETS OF WATER FOR THOSE STILL CONSUMED BY THE FIRE.
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  • WE MIGHT HAVE GONE THROUGH HEARTBREAK, BUT HE'S THE GOD
  • 00:55:28.250 --> 00:55:31.030
  • OF HOPE, AND HE RESCUES US EVERY TIME.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - BEN COURSON [APPLAUSE]
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  • MAKE A PROMISE TO THOSE THAT ARE VIEWING THAT YOU KNOW
  • 00:55:41.030 --> 00:55:44.200
  • WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:55:44.220 --> 00:55:46.050
  • YOU HAD YOUR HEART BROKEN.
  • 00:55:46.070 --> 00:55:47.220
  • YOU WENT THROUGH DEPRESSION.
  • 00:55:47.240 --> 00:55:49.130
  • THIS ISN'T SOMETHING YOU'RE KIND OF -- YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:55:49.150 --> 00:55:52.230
  • THIS IS YOUR THING, RIGHT?
  • 00:55:52.250 --> 00:55:54.120
  • - I KNOW ABOUT THIS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, AND I
  • 00:55:54.140 --> 00:55:57.010
  • BELIEVE THAT A MAN WITH AN ARGUMENT WILL ALWAYS BE AT
  • 00:55:57.030 --> 00:56:00.130
  • THE MERCY OF A MAN WITH AN EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:56:00.150 --> 00:56:03.100
  • SO THIS ISN'T JUST AN ARGUMENT I'M MAKING.
  • 00:56:03.120 --> 00:56:05.200
  • IT'S ACTUALLY AN EXPERIENCE THAT I'VE ENCOUNTERED.
  • 00:56:05.220 --> 00:56:07.170
  • THAT'S WHY JESUS DIDN'T JUST SAY, HEAR MY WORDS.
  • 00:56:07.190 --> 00:56:10.090
  • HE SAID "TOUCH MY WOUNDS." AND I WANT MY WOUNDS TO
  • 00:56:10.110 --> 00:56:13.060
  • BECOME YOUR WISDOM AND MY SCARS TO BECOME YOUR STARS.
  • 00:56:13.080 --> 00:56:15.130
  • SO THAT'S WHY I'M SHARING IT WITH YOU.
  • 00:56:15.150 --> 00:56:18.120
  • - BEN COURSON IS EVERY WEEK ON THE HILLSONG CHANNEL, IF
  • 00:56:18.140 --> 00:56:21.090
  • YOU'RE WATCHING ON DIRECT TV IN BEAUTIFUL HIGH
  • 00:56:21.110 --> 00:56:23.290
  • DEFINITION.
  • 00:56:24.010 --> 00:56:25.130
  • THE CHANNEL NEXT DOOR TO US IS THE HILLSONG CHANNEL.
  • 00:56:25.150 --> 00:56:30.050
  • YOU CAN CATCH BEN COURSON AND BEN WE'LL TRY TO FIND A
  • 00:56:30.070 --> 00:56:33.010
  • SPOT FOR YOU HERE.
  • 00:56:33.030 --> 00:56:34.110
  • - I WOULD LOVE THAT.
  • 00:56:34.130 --> 00:56:36.000
  • - THIS IS A NETWORK, TOO, TBN.
  • 00:56:36.020 --> 00:56:37.140
  • - AND CALL ME MOM.
  • 00:56:37.160 --> 00:56:38.270
  • - I HAVE HEARD OF IT.
  • 00:56:38.290 --> 00:56:40.100
  • IT RING A VAGUE BELL.
  • 00:56:40.120 --> 00:56:41.230
  • - AND SO WE'RE CONNECTED TO A FEW HOMES AROUND THE
  • 00:56:41.250 --> 00:56:43.110
  • WORLD, AND I THINK THOSE HOMES NEED MORE OF BEN
  • 00:56:43.130 --> 00:56:46.040
  • COURSON.
  • 00:56:46.060 --> 00:56:47.170
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS SEEING YOU GIVES ME HOPE IN THIS
  • 00:56:47.190 --> 00:56:51.250
  • NEXT GENERATION.
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  • YOU'RE A GREAT YOUNG MAN, PROUD OF YOU.
  • 00:56:53.150 --> 00:56:55.220
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:56:55.240 --> 00:56:56.210
  • - DOING A GREAT JOB.
  • 00:56:56.230 --> 00:56:57.230
  • - THANK YOU.
  • 00:56:57.250 --> 00:56:59.020
  • - BEN COURSON, OPTIMISFITS, GET THE BOOK.
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  • WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
  • 00:57:00.200 --> 00:57:02.030
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:57:02.050 --> 00:57:07.260
  • [MUSIC]
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  • - WE'RE ALL GOING TO GO THROUGH A LOT OF SETBACKS,
  • 00:57:16.270 --> 00:57:18.170
  • BUT I BELIEVE WE CAN RELAX AND SIT BACK BECAUSE
  • 00:57:18.190 --> 00:57:21.080
  • EVERY SET BACK IS A SET UP FOR A COME BACK.
  • 00:57:21.100 --> 00:57:23.190
  • JUST BECAUSE WE GO THROUGH HELL DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE TO SMELL
  • 00:57:23.210 --> 00:57:26.000
  • LIKE SMOKE. JUST BECAUSE WE'RE AT OUR ROPE'S END DOESN'T
  • 00:57:26.020 --> 00:57:28.230
  • MEAN WE'RE AT OUR HOPE'S END.
  • 00:57:28.250 --> 00:57:30.230
  • WE MIGHT GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT WE ARE NOT KNOCKED OUT.
  • 00:57:30.250 --> 00:57:33.140
  • WE MIGHT LOSE A BATTLE, BUT WE AIN'T GONNA LOSE THE CAMPAIGN
  • 00:57:33.160 --> 00:57:36.230
  • BECAUSE IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?
  • 00:57:36.250 --> 00:57:39.160
  • SO WE'RE GOING TO BE STRONG WHEN EVERYTHING'S GOING WRONG.
  • 00:57:39.180 --> 00:57:42.230
  • - ANNOUNCER: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT TO TBN,
  • 00:57:42.250 --> 00:57:46.010
  • WE'LL SEND YOU BEN COURSON'S OPTIMISFITS. CALL:
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  • OR GO SECURELY ONLINE TO:
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